Saturday, 28 March 2015

Kilglass Gaels in dream-land!

Kilglass Gaels is one of four finalists in the Field of Dreams final and is in with a chance to win a €100,000 pitch makeover.

The other three finalists are Danesfort GAA, Kilkenny (Leinster); Glengarrif GAA, Cork (Munster) and Inishowen Rugby Club, Donegal (Ulster).

Members of the public can now log onto the Kellogg’s Field of Dreams website to register their vote for their favourite club. The club with the most votes will be announced as the grand prize winner of a €100,000 pitch makeover, in a special broadcast during RTÉ1’s Late Late Show in October this year.

Each of the finalists has been assigned a celebrity champion to represent them and round up support from the Irish public. The celebrity ambassadors are; Leinster and Ireland rugby star Rob Kearney (Danesfort GAA), RTÉ sports personality Jacqui Hurley (Glengarrif GAA), RTÉ sports personality Marty Morrissey (Kilglass Gaels GAA) and RTÉ sports personality Tracy Piggott (Inishowen Rugby Club).

“Kilglass Gaels Club is a vibrant young club with a large number of volunteers. However, while the club has clubrooms, the condition of the pitch is the greatest drawback to everyone involved. Having the pitch revamped would reinvigorate the entire community. The teams would benefit greatly in relation to fitness and health because of maximum use. The restoration would enhance sporting activities in general and there would be less disappointment all round. Club members sometimes become embarrassed when they have visiting clubs and often apologise for the condition of the pitch. They take great pride in their club and their dream is to have a facility that is safe for young and not so young to use for many years to come. For the sake of everybody using the facilities (especially the children) Kilglass Gaels would love to be in the running for the Kellogg’s Field of Dreams’ makeover! Then the dream could become a reality.”