IT was one small step for club president John Madden, but one giant step for Kilbrittain GAA Club.
At the start of this month John Madden performed the official sod turning at the new Kilbrittain GAA pitch development site located at Sand Cross.
The occasion was attended by vice presidents Frank O’Brien, Liam Ryan and Mikey Hayes. Adult club and underage officials were also present along with members of the field committee, PP Fr Cremin, local Garda John McCarthy, ‘Mayor’ Eily Hayes, player representatives and parishioners.
It was an historic occasion for the club following a number of years of hard work by club officers, field and grant committees and ticket sellers.
Following a long planning process and fundraising campaign, the project received grant funding from the Sport Capital Grant in 2014 and in accordance with criteria and conditions, the excavation of the site begun recently, much to the delight of everyone involved.
The first phase, which is being carried out by Kelly Brothers, is for the development of a full size playing pitch, ancillary fixtures and fittings and associated site works. The new pitch is expected to be completed by 2016 and playable by early 2017.