KDL Gets €200,000 For All-Weather Pitch At Mounthawk

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Mounthawk Park where the new all-weather pitch will be located.

A SUM of €200,000 is to be allocated to Kerry District League (KDL) for the provision of a full-size all-weather pitch which is a huge boost for soccer in Kerry.

The funding will help with the development of an all-weather pitch at Mounthawk Park, Tralee.

Work on the new surface will begin in the new year and is set to be completed by the beginning of May.

The project has been selected by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and is part of the 2015 sports capital allocation. The funding for the Kerry District League had been identified by the FAI as being ‘deserving of a once-off special allocation.’

“We eventually got the grant, but it was worth the wait” said Kerry District League Secretary John O’Regan.

“There’s 23 teams KDL teams using the pitch and three teams from the IT Tralee, so it’s important to keep the surface playable. We could nearly have this new all weather pitch on the go 24/7,” said John.

Arthur J. Spring, TD for Kerry North-West Limerick welcomed the announcement.

“I look forward greatly to the project being delivered next year. The Kerry District League has a long and proud tradition, going back to 1971. The League now has some 60 team league, eight  youth sides, six ladies teams, twelve over -35’s and a very successful Kerry Schoolboys League. It’s very important that we recognise the role of the League in promoting sporting activity in the region and enhancing the well-being and health of our young people.”

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