Commercials launch their new facilities
John Eagers cutting the Ribbon with Ken O'Sullivan (Vice Chair Dublin County Board) and Karl O'Brien (Dublin Camoige)

Commercials launch their new facilities

COMMERCIALS Hurling and Camogie Club has relaunched it’s facilities after undertaking upgrade works and installing a brand new all-weather pitch, which will enable it to continue growing from strength to strength.

Over the last few years, the Rathcoole-based sports club has been busy upgrading all of its facilities while it’s membership numbers have increased to around 500 today.

Adding to the already existing ball wall on the property, a new camogie pitch has been instated, the main pitch is in top-nick and a new all-weather pitch with floodlighting launched last Friday night.

Games aside, the grounds committee in the club have given the place a facelift, with the clubhouse getting a paint job, a new club shop opening and fresh tarmacadam has been laid.

Investment into the facilities on site and major buy in from the community, whether it be through fundraising or volunteering, is starting to bare fruit on the pitch.

Several players currently represent Dublin at underage level, in hurling and camogie, and they launched a largely successful joint-academy with neighbours St Mary’s GFC last year.

With the juvenile section flourishing, young players have adult teams to aspire towards with the senior men’s team winning the Junior A Championship on Sunday and the adult camogie team making its way through the ranks since launching in 2010. Solid structures have been put in place by the executive committee to enhance the overall experience for those visiting and participating in games at the club.

“We’re going from strength to strength, or ‘ó neart go neart’ as you’d say in Irish,” Lorraine Ní Bhroin of Commercials, tells The Echo.

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