A new facility in Glanworth will transform the sporting and community fabric of the area, explains Michael Sheehan.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not plain sailing. Our location in the middle of that aforementioned triangle means that passing commerce is less likely to make its way through the village and thus trade is deposited with our friends elsewhere.
For years we watched as locals headed for more alluvial pastures that provided parks, recreation, facilities and services that we simply didn’t have. Think about it for a second – not being able to provide for your community? It doesn’t make sense. Something had to be done and something was done.
In March 2018 this phase was completed, and we opened a leading-edge playground that has now made us the envy of many of our peers.
Whether it’s the GAA or soccer club, the local council, our friends in tidy town and the Rockmills group, the Glanworth players, the very-active retirement group, the scouting network or simply just neighbours and friends, each has played there part in changing the mood music around the community.