Work to commence on St Cuthbert’s Park
By Maurice Garvey
WORK is due to commence this week in St Cuthbert’s Park - expected to become the new home for local club Clondalkin Celtic.
On Monday, the club posted a public statement praising a productive meeting with South Dublin County Council to discuss the plans.
Work is set to commence in St Cuthbert's Park
In May, Clondalkin councillors backed proposals for Clondalkin Celtic to use the park as their home ground.
Established in 1969, the club do not have a permanent home, relying on permission from Deansrath College and Clondalkin Leisure Centre to cater for over 200 underage players.
Many local residents groups also back the move for the club to move to St Cuthbert’s Park – which is blighted by scramblers, drug dealing and illegal dumping.
In their statement, Clondalkin Celtic said SDCC are working on cutting heavy grass at the location, upon which, an inspection will take place on the grounds.
“We hope to have teams using the new pitch this Summer and to hold our world cup tournament for local kids,” said the club.
The club thanked local politicians, resident groups, and the FAI for their support.
“This is early stage and we would ask for as much support as possible from everyone in the area – if we all work together it would be a fantastic step to returning the park as a whole for the community.
“We would love to meet all local residents on our new pitch and generate local support and a clean up of the park.”