The future is looking bright for Carrickshock GAA & Camogie Club.
Plans have been in place for a number of years for developments in Hugginstown that spring into action this year and will run through 2025. Phase one of the development is underway with phase two projected to begin mid-2024 including the extension of the community hall, a new gym, meeting rooms and sports studios along with refurbishment works of the existing dressing rooms.
Among the highlights of the development are a new all-weather training facility, providing players with opportunities to play and train all year round. It’s hoped the that new-looked Carrickshock GAA complex will open in Q4 2025. Some €870,000 is being invested into the works over three years, funded in part by a community contribution scheme, corporate sponsorship and club fundraising.
Already, the opening weekend (this past weekend) helped generate some €30,000 for the club and a Gofundme online fundraiser has opened with a target of €25,000.
“I think it’s essential for the club that this development goes ahead”, says Carrickshock’s Richie Power Snr, two-time All-Ireland winner with Kilkenny.
“I’d ask everyone in the parish to get behind this venture because it will be a huge help for the club. Hopefully, in 12-15 months time, we’ll see the benefit.”
The official unveiling of the Carrickshock development took place in Hugginstown on Sunday evening, incorporating juveniles games, a “legends” game and the fundraising launch.
You can access a full copy of the proposal here.
Watch: Carrickshock GAA & Camogie development plans video