Louth GAA

Clubs to be called on to sell tickets for fundraiser in aid of new Louth GAA stadium

Louth GAA

Caoimhín Reilly

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Caoimhín Reilly

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caoimhin.reilly@dundalkdemocrat.ie

Clubs to be called on to sell tickets for fundraiser in aid of new Louth GAA stadium

Louth GAA’s County Board executive have confirmed plans for a car draw later this year in a bid to raise funds for the proposed stadium development in Dundalk.

Louth GAA’s County Board executive have confirmed plans for a car draw later this year in a bid to raise funds for the proposed stadium development in Dundalk.

Three vehicles will be up for winning across as many draws in October, November and December this year, with clubs set to be offered the chance to sell tickets.

Entry into the three raffles are priced at €50, with proceeds to be split evenly between the County Board and the respective selling club, or a ticket for just one of the draws will cost €20 - the breakdown of which will result in clubs accruing €8 and the balance going to the hierarchy.

Invites to partake in the fundraiser are to be distributed to the clubs imminently.

This follows treasurer Aidan Berrill’s confirmation at last week’s County Board meeting that the grounds off the Inner Relief Road is expected to cost €12 million. Although The Democrat understands that as much as €8-9 million of that could be catered for through Croke Park and Sports Capital grants.

Work on filling the site to the necessary, above-sea level will get underway early next month, with local firm O’Hagan Civil Engineering having been awarded the relative contract.

Mr Berrill revealed that meetings have taken place with regard to stream one of potential grant funding, with The Democrat having learned that Minister for Sport Shane Ross was, indeed, one of the parties involved in this process.