Nine years of hard work by the community of Mountmellick paid off, by for the new complex in the town which holds the sports the town plays. The sports complex is valued at about three-quarters of a million pounds. The main hall of the new complex holds about two hundred people.
Ms Emer Hanniffy, assistant secretary of the committee welcomed the
Minister and the guests of Mountmellick. Mr Moloney thanked the Minister
for approving the grant aid, from the national Lottery fund. Mr Moloney
also paid great thanks to Fianna Fail member, Brian Cowen, whom had supported
in the complex. He described the complex as being a tremendous asset
to Mountmellick and particular for the younger people of the town. Mr Paddy
Bracken, Chairman of Mountmellick Town Commissioner thanked the committee
for the provision of such great facilities for the town. Chairman of the
Board of members, Fr Frank McNamara said the complex was for all community
members. He also thanked all the other committee members for their hard
work and dedication in bringing the years of effort to fruition.
Written by Niamh D. and Sandra D.