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Date: December 11, 2017

Our Home “Pairc Dungarbhain”

Despite all the championship glories our club attained down through the decades the burning ambition of owning our “own home” remained tantalisingly unfulfilled.

Then, ironically, a decision of Government opened up the opportunity which culminated in the official opening of Pairc Dun Garbhain” on Saturday 13th August 1994 by the then President Mr Jack Bootman.

It was in early 1988 that the Government of the day directed the Industrial Development Authority to dispose of amounts of its landbank that were regarded as “surplus to requirements”. Included in this category was twenty two and a half acres at Clogherane.

The land was to be sold by public tender, and our then Executive Committee saw the opportunity to acquire ideally suitable land for development into playing grounds within a stone’s throw of the town itself.

Our tender in the sum of £85,550 was duly submitted, and after weeks of anxious waiting came the news we had all been waiting for – its acceptance.

The major development work began in June 1990 including extensive drainage, and the levelling of the lands. The laying out and seeding of all three fields followed and that painstaking work was satisfactorily completed by the end of September 1990. The new “Pairc Dun Garbhain” was slowly, but ever so surely, taking shape.

Throughout 1991 the visual evidence of the splendid venue we have today was abundantly present. In the final month of that year the next phase of the development was ready for take-off – the construction of our resplendent clubhouse and ancillary facilities which was completed in April 1992.

Since then work has been carried out on all three pitches at different stages in the intervening period with the latest developments including the creation of an all weather juvenile pitch complete with floodlighting and the installation of a silt drainage system in the middle pitch along with the erection of match standard floodlighting system (350 Lux).

Further development is planned within the next year which will include the erection of a hurling wall which will incorporate a syntaetic training area and floodlighting along with the erection of stop netting and poles on both adult pitches.

The total investment on “Pairc Dun Garbhain” has now exceeded €1,000,000. Even by today’s inflated standards this is a very significant level of investment, but it has given us a playing complex second to none, and one that will stand as a lasting monument to the very many people who made it possible.

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PRO: Pat Kiely

Dungarvan GAA Club training Academy for boys and girls aged 5/12 years - Football, Hurling Monday Evenings - time 5-6 pm for 8,9 and 10s and 6-7pm for 10,11 and 12 year old in the Sport Centre.The small people will be on Friday at 5-6 pm. Parents and guardians of the children are fundamental to the successful running of the Academy. Each year we invite parents to volunteer to become coaches/helpers in the Academy.No previous experience is required as the club provides resources, training courses and support through its (Games Promotions Officer)All the Coaches and Kids have been very busy with the past few weeks with training and games.

The club Lotto can now be bought online and also at the following outlets, The Country Store, Hallahans Chemists, Paddy Foley's Bar, Queallys Bar, John Walsh's Spar, Johnny Lynch's Fruit and Veg and Graham Nagles Golf Shop. This weeks LOTTO NUMBERS are 1,9,26 and 30 .NO WINNER, Next weeks JACKPOT is €7200 . 1 winners of Match 3,€100 Mary Early . Next weeks prize is €100. Any Lotto members or Deise Draw Members please take note that the Lotto will be drawn on Monday night at Paddy Foley's at 9pm , why not come along, as there will be extra draws for those people who are in both draws and enjoy a few drinks as well.

The club is actively looking for volunteers to take first aid courses for 2018, this is a vital roll for all our teams with an emphasis on the juvenile section of our club.

The club are happy to announce that the Charity for this event is the West Waterford Hospice.

The field is now closed for all training sessions.


Our raffle tickets are proving to be the hottest tickets in town these past few weeks and we thank our heroic footballers for raising the profile of the club which has really contributed to the goodwill we are seeing on the doorsteps...

First prize of €5000 worth of shopping in Garveys is proving very popular for just €5 per ticket but we need to sell as many as possible as this is a much needed fundraiser for the club.

Tickets are available from all committee members and we encourage all members to promote and publicise this amazing opportunity to have your grocery bill covered for a year


The clubs AGM will take place on Sat 30th of December,

All Club Bobble hats are now available for collection, Contact Mary Fitzgerald at 0872918505 or Eleanor O Dwyer at 0877857814.

1. What club does Mayo legend Cora Staunton play for. CARNACON
2. What Aussie Rules side has she signed for. GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY GIANTS
3. What club team did Cora's team beat. MOURNABBEY
4. Who are Galway Senior hurling Champions. LIAM MELLOWS
5. How many years have they been waiting to win it. 43 YEARS

1. Where would you find the Fulham Irish Club.
2. What former Down All Ireland Medallist manages the above club.
3. What Tyrone All Star is one of the main players on the Fulham Irish team.
4. What age will Kieran Donaghy be when he lines out for Kerry in 2018.
5. How many Senior Football Connaucht Medals has Mayo Star Alan Dillon.

A Book on the history of Dungarvan GAA Club, spanning the years 1885 to 2017, researched and written by our Club Secretary Tony Ryan, will be launched in Lawlors Hotel on Friday December 15th at 8pm. The book contains 370 pages and includes over 100 photos will be on sale at a cost of 20 Euros and will be a great Christmas gift. All past and present members along with members of the general public are cordially invited to attend. Food will be served on the night and music will be provided by Spotlight, so a great and historic night for the club is guaranteed. Your support for the event will be welcomed by the club and particular Tony who has invested a huge amount of time to documenting the clubs long and illustrious history.See you all on the 15th.
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About Dungarvan GAA Club

Dungarvan GAA Club was affiliated to the Gaelic Athletic Association on June the 1st 1885 - the first club in Waterford to do so. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, we have stayed the pace, and to-day we are the oldest - and I dare say the best - club in the county. We stand uniquely alone as the only club in the Decies to have won county championships in every grade from Under 12 up to senior in both codes.

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Dungarvan GAA Club
Dungarvan, Co. Waterford,

Phone: (087)7977272


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