DANESFORT GAA club has added its name to the list of Kilkenny clubs seeking planning permission to build and extend their facilities.
Eight local clubs have applied for permission to build in the last month. The demand is being driven by a new €30 million sports capital fund, for which application must now be made.
Danesfort is hoping to undertake a total redevelopment of the club grounds, comprising a new senior playing pitch including goal posts, protective screen netting, dug-outs and spectator railings; an all weather practice pitch; and floodlighting to the new senior pitch. The club also wants a two-storey clubhouse, including changing rooms, an office, a gym, a meeting room, a tea station, a boiler room and spectator toilets.
It is also hoping to construct a hurling wall, car and bus parking to the front of the proposed club house and an internal access roadway, with improvements to the existing vehicular entrance. The club also intends to change the use of its existing dressing rooms to a machinery and equipment store.
Permission is also sought to retain and complete a two-metre wide footpath around the perimeter of the club grounds and to erect signage and lighting along the length of this walking track.