Dunleer has moved one step closer to having its own sports campus

Louth VEC’s planning application for the development of an extensive outdoor sporting facility at Dunleer has met with local authority approval.

Louth VEC’s planning application for the development of an extensive outdoor sporting facility at Dunleer has met with local authority approval.

Earlier this year the

The VEC hopes to build a sporting campus on a seven acre site next to Scoil Ui Mhuiri.

The VEC project will include a 400m running track, a football pitch, jogging track, tennis courts, javelin, high-jump, long-jump and shot putt facilities, changing rooms, and floodlighting.

Dr Pádraig Kirk of Louth VEC said a lot of effort has been put into the plan and he has thanked everybody for their support of the project including the VEC, the members of Dunleer Athletics Club and local representatives, as well as the school and the people of Dunleer.

The CEO said he was ‘optimistic’ that the VECs application for funding to the Sports Capital Programme for the project would be successful.

Announcements on the the deployment of the €30m fund are expected next month.

“Scoil Ui Mhuiri is also at the design stage for a sizeable extension to the school,” Dr Kirk said.

“It is hoped it will be ready to accept students by September 2014. It would make complete sense to have both developments underway at the same time.”