Mungret Regional FC to Buy New Lands from Council – Mungret Regional, which caters for hundreds of players of all ages, is currently leasing the lands from Limerick City and County Council
Mungret Regional FC to Buy New Land from Council
A proposal by council management to dispose of approximately 4.414 acres of land at Rathmale, Mungret, to Mungret Regional FC was passed without a vote at Monday’s monthly meeting with councillors fully endorsing the proposals.
Members of the Metropolitan District say the decision to sell more than four acres of council-owned lands to the club will facilitate the creation of a centre of excellence.
The agreed upon price is €52,968 and it is expected that the process to transfer ownership of the lands to the club will begin in the coming weeks.
Mungret Regional, which caters for hundreds of players of all ages, is currently leasing the lands from Limerick City and County Council. John Delaney, president of the Football Association of Ireland, opened the current clubhouse five years ago and the club continues to thrive.
Mungret St Paul’s GAA Club also has a licence to use the existing GAA pitch on the lands and the local authority says that licence will be extended for a period of ten years.
Welcoming the proposal to sell the lands to Mungret Regional, Cllr James Collins said it will allow the club to draw funding from other agencies which will enable it to develop its facilities even further.
Describing the approval of the plans as a historic day, Cllr Daniel Butler said the club has shown “great patience during the negotiations” with the council and that they have shown great ambition in recent times.
Cllr Elenora Hogan agreed, saying the club serves a significant population and has made a superb contribution to the community which it serves. “It is a fantastic opportunity for it to enlarge its services,” she said.
Cllr Malachy McCreesh described Mungret Regional FC as a “fantastic club with great potential”. He also noted that a number of former players have gone on to play at a high level in Ireland as well as in the UK. He said the purchase of the lands will facilitate the establishment of a centre of excellence which will benefit the area and the club for years to come.
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