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Granville Rangers GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for new development



Granville Rangers GoFundMe – pictured above is the Granville Rangers junior team before a recent game.

Granville Rangers GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for new development

Granville Rangers GoFundMe

Granville Rangers recently hosted Junior Minister for Sport Jack Chambers to the club grounds accompanied by Willie O’Dea TD and Cllr. Catherine Slattery.

Granville Rangers GoFundMe page has been set up in the hope of raising funds to build and improve their facilities. The main goal of the fundraiser is to install an artificial training facility on their grounds in Glenbrook. The new artificial training facility could be utilised by the entire surrounding community and to achieve this the club must reach out to all members of the community and beyond to help them reach the goal ahead.



Granville Rangers Football Club wants everyone in their community and the surrounding area to have an active role in the new facilities as it will be beneficial to everyone in the Glenbrook area that is why they have created the Granville Rangers GoFundMe page so that anyone capable of donating regardless of how much can contribute to improving the local community.

Founded in 1975 Granville Rangers have enjoyed much success at junior and schoolboys’ levels of competition, with the junior team spending most of its time at the Premier League level. This season Granville is competing in Division 1A and currently have nine wins and only one draw out of ten games played leaving them at the very top of the division. They will be hoping to re-join the best of limerick soccer in the top division next season.

Although the club are now in a good place and hoping to upgrade their facilities it wasn’t always plain sailing for the Glenbrook club. Just four years ago the club had to make the painful decision to cease all its operations due to its failure to appoint several long-term officers and with many club stewards taking a step back.

The decision to end the historic limerick soccer club was met with disarray and sadness from everyone in their local community. Not long after the club announced it was disbanding the public came to the rescue of Granville as many people with former links to the club rushed to fill the positions the club was lacking and were able to appoint a new council of members. Less than one month later in June of 2018 the club announced it would be continuing at all levels to the delight of all in the community.

This truly showed how much the club is valued within the area and how much the loyal people who fully support the club. Granville Rangers have expressed extreme gratitude as donations have begun to pile in from local people. The club took to their Facebook page to say,

“Once again, we thank you for your continued support, and for making Granville Rangers a club with vibrancy and prosperous ambition, with the best yet to come.”

To support the Granville Rangers GoFundMe campaign, go HERE

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.