28/4/2018 St. Mary’s Gaa Club Athenry Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE

It was announced last month that final approval has been granted to Saint Mary’s GAA Club for funding of €62,967.30 under the Leader Programme to create a Community Walk-way with associated lighting at the centre in Carnaun.

Readers will be aware that last year Saint Mary’s received planning permission for two new grass pitches, and all weather astro-turf pitch, ballwall, walking path, and associated site works. This approval is a positive first step in the overall development.

Minister Séan Canney welcomed the announcement saying that he has visited the facility last year and was delighted to have been of assistance.