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December 20th, 2010

A recent photo of the progress of work at the Tyrone GAA Centre in Garvaghey courtesy of Gordon Dunn.

Construction of Pitches

Pitches 1, 2, 3 and 5 have been sown out and grass is becoming visible again on the site.  The perimeter concrete path around Pitch 2, the fence and the foundation for the small stand on the same pitch have been completed. Pitch 4 has had lateral drains completed, soil levelled on the surface and surface drains completed. Sand has been imported onto the pitch but we will have to wait until the spring before the pitch can be sown out. Bases for ball stop uprights and goal posts are complete; catch nets and goalposts will be erected at the end of the 12 months maintenance period.



Masts and luminaires / lights have been installed on all 5 pitches; cabling to the masts is in place; energy centre for generator, NIES etc will be completed by end of present contract. Cabling for lighting to the perimeter walk has been laid; lampposts have been erected.


Ancillary work

The construction of the main entrance will be configured with kerbs and a base coat will be laid by the end of this present contract. Car parking spaces will be formed and a Bus Park constructed. The perimeter walk will be reinstated and resurfaced. 2.4m perimeter fence around the site will be completed by end of current contract.

Phase 3

Drawings for the Main Building have been sent to Building Control and its views are awaited. The hope at the moment is that we can go out to tender over the next 3 months with a start possible in March/April 2011. The building will take 15/18 months to complete, by which time the playing pitches should all be available.