Kilkenny County Council has formally agreed to rent lands at Dumore to the local County Board for €1 per year to facilitate the development of a GAA training facility on the 12-acre site.
The council approved the lease of the lands for the nominal rent, “with each party being responsible for its own legal costs,” at its meeting on Monday.
A presentation was also made at the meeting, and County Board Chairman Paul Kinsella thanked the council for its assistance in the development on which the GAA is due to spend €1.2 million.
“I would like to thank you for this contribution to the GAA in Kilkenny,” he said, adding that “it is a historic day” of collaboration between local politics and sports.
“It is going to reflect very, very well on both the council and the GAA in Kilkenny,” Mr Kinsella said, noting that the two organisations “always try to do our business in harmony with each other, which has proved successful up to now, and it will be something that Kilkenny can be proud of.”
The development is due to include two full-size GAA pitches, one of which is to have full floodlight facilities. The plans also include a car park and dressing-room facilities.