Colemanstown FC progresses plans for all weather pitch


A decision is due in the coming weeks for an a new all weather football pitch for Colemanstown, Ballinasloe.

Colemanstown United FC submitted a planning application with Galway county council last October for a 1000sq metre all weather pitch.

The synthetic grass pitch would also include perimeter fencing, netting, and four 12m high floodlights.

The Deaprtment of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht made a submission regarding the proximity of the project to Lough Corrib, a Special Area of Conservation.

Last November the county council requested more information from the club, asking for a Appropriate Assessment Screening Report listing any potential impacts within the conservation zone.

McCarty Keville O’Sullivan Ltd consultants prepared a report on behalf of the club which declared that the project would not impact conservation objectives in any way.

Included in the planning application is a letter from Frank and Bernadette Burke, owners of the land in question, giving their consent for the development.

No other submissions or objections have been made to the county council about this project.

The club has consulted with Kerry based company PST Sport about installing the all weather pitch.

Colemanstown United FC was founded in 1982 in the North east Galway village.

It quickly came to find its home in the field in front of Burke’s Bar where it remains to this day.

Frank and Bernadette have long been friends of the club, sponsoring the pitch, training grounds, and new clubhouse in use today.

A decision is due from the county council about the all weather pitch by March 3.