Maree Oranmore FC planning new all weather pitches


Maree Oranmore FC is planning to build two new smaller sized all weather pitches for use during the winter.

The club is seeking planning permission from the county council for 9-a-side and 5-a-side all weather pitches, next to those already present.

The club is requesting to be allowed lighting for the pitches until 10pm, stating that there is no surrounding housing.

A Cover Letter for the application also states that the having such facilities in a fast growing community will help counteract anti-social behaviour.”

“To cater for all in our community and for our local schools we hope to build a small cage and 9 a side astro adjacent to the existing Maree Community pitches.

“Free access will be provided for our local Maree National School which is beside the proposed facility.

“These facilities will primarily be used in winter time when grass surfaces are unplayable and there is little or no other sporting activities on as GAA sports are confined to Spring/Summer time.”

The cover letter also states that the pitches will be available to all sports and community members.

A decision is due from Galway County Council on this planning application by November 10.