NA MAGHA: Chairman welcomes major Páirc Na Magha redevelopment

Pairc Na Magha. 0207JM41
Pairc Na Magha. 0207JM41
  • Overall cost of project is £607,189
  • New facilities will include two-storey clubhouse, changing rooms and new pavillion
  • Páirc Na Magha was officially opened by then GAA President, Christy Cooney, in 2010
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Na Magha CLG Chairman, Dr Feargal McNicholl, has praised everyone involved in securing the £607,189 which has seen construction of the club’s new two storey clubhouse and changing rooms get underway this week in Páirc Na Magha in Ballyarnett Country Park.

Located withing the Outer North Neighbourhood Renewal area, Dr. McNicholl said the new development was only possible due to the co-operation of Department of Social Development who invested £507,189, DCAL who invested £50,000 and Derry City Council who provided £50,000 of the funding

“Everyone at Na Magha hurling and camogie club are delighted this week to see the commencement of our new clubhouse and changing facilities after many year’s hard work,” explained Dr. McNicholl.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Department of Social Development (DSD) for their significant contribution to the project as primary funders. A personal thanks must be issued to Cynthia Porter, Brian Williamson and Rosaleen McCauley who have been enormously helpful throughout.

We also wish to thank the Derry City Council and the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure who each contributed enormously to this project.”

Dr. McNicholl said he hoped the new development would help generations of young people discover and enjoy hurling and camogie.

Then GAA President, Christy Cooney, signs a hurl for a young club member of Na Magha when he officially opened Pairc Na Magha  2010. (Picture Margaret McLaughlin)

Then GAA President, Christy Cooney, signs a hurl for a young club member of Na Magha when he officially opened Pairc Na Magha 2010. (Picture Margaret McLaughlin)

“The funding approved by DSD, DCAL and Derry City council will enable the building of changing rooms and a pavilion at Páirc Na Magha, and provide the foundations of what hopefully will be an exciting and successful future. These fantastic facilities will provide a great opportunity for young people from the area to participate in sport, leading to improved social inclusion, healthier lifestyles and the strengthening of links within the community.”

These fantastic facilities will provide a great opportunity for young people from the area to participate in sport, leading to improved social inclusion, healthier lifestyles and the strengthening of links within the community

Na Magha CLG Chairman, Dr Feargal McNicholl
Club chairman Dr. Feargal McNicholl with Joanna McConway of  DCAL. DER0615MC024

Club chairman Dr. Feargal McNicholl with Joanna McConway of DCAL. DER0615MC024