Pitch Opening (Posted: 08-07-2019)
The President of the GAA Mr. John Horan will officially open St. Abban’s Adamstown GAA Club’s new pitch at 4.30pm on Saturday July 13th. This is an historic occasion for the club as it is the 1st time in one hundred and thirty two years that the players will play on a pitch owned by the club. Everyone is welcome to join us in this celebration.
Activities will commence on the pitch on Friday evening at 5pm with GAA games for U 10/ 12/ 13 boys and girls. The feature match of the evening will be an U 11 hurling championship match v Mougeen Gaels at 7pm. A ‘Sports Stars in Conversation ‘ forum will take place in Coláiste Abbáin at 8.30pm. The panel will consist of Michael Furlong(football), John Mullane (hurling), Aileen Gilroy(Ladies Senior Football All Star & Mayo Seniors), Jonathon Moore(Racing) and Kevin Doyle(Soccer). This will be an entertaining event and you will get an opportunity to chat to your local sports stars. Admission is free.
GAA games for all age groups will take place on the new pitch on Saturday 13th starting at 10am. The ladies senior football match will take place at 3pm and the mens match Adamstown v The Moonlights starts at 5pm. A GAA Centra Ambassador will be present also. There will be lots of activities on the pitch in the Community Centre – South East Radio, Centra Activities, Sports Active Events, Marquee (teas, coffees, shop), Barbeque, Fanzone, Facepainting, Replicas of the Sam Maguire and the Liam McCarthy Cups will be present for photos. Everyone is welcome and may participate in these activities (you do not need to be a member of the GAA Club). This will be a great free occasion with fun and entertainment for all.
We are very grateful to all the people who worked in the club in the past, who currently work in the club, supported and sponsored the club since 1887. This new development would not have happened without all of you. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.