Thursday 3rd August 2017
Down GAA approve negotiations for Ballykinlar Project - County Centre of Excellence project moves a step further
DOWN GAA Statement - 03-08-17
Down GAA have taken a major step towards a new Centre of Excellence project at Ballykinlar. At a meeting of the County Committee this evening, approval was secured for advanced negotiations with the Ministry of Defence on the proposal of a lease for development.
The early stage discussions between officials of Down GAA and MoD personnel have focused on the potential lease and development of part of the MoD Training Estate at Ballykinlar into a multi-purpose GAA complex. All parties are working towards bringing this exciting plan to fruition.
Ballykinlar has a vibrant GAA community and the local club facility had been a training base for Down senior teams for a number of years.
If approved and progressed, the Ballykinlar Project will form an important part of a new Vision 2020 strategy for the county. While a new complex will cater for the training and administrative needs of Down teams in all Gaelic Games codes, it will also be a significant resource for the Ballykinlar club and the local communities.