Club Development

All pictures on this page relate to our new dressing rooms being built by the club within our existing complex. This consists of four dressing rooms, Referee's room and store room on the ground floor, and a meeting room, kitchen, and large open meeting room/future gym room on the first floor, with the provision of a sports hall being built adjacent to the dressing rooms in the future. 
The club would like to thank the National Lottery, Munster Council, Cork County GAA Board and all our local supporters for all there monetary help on this project.
A lot of work has gone into this project over the last few years and more is planned for in the future, with the building of an indoor playing area connected to the new structure.

The Official Opening took place on Thursday 2nd August, and the complex was opened by the Chairman of the Cork County Board Jim Cronin, and was blessed by the Bishop of Cork and Ross, John Buckley.

Southern Star Report

Former GAA President Con Murphy and current chairman Cork Co. GAA Board, Jim Cronin, seen cutting the tape in officially opening the new dressing room complex at the Courcey Rovers GAA grounds. Also in picture is Piper John Madden who led the guests into the building.

After many years of planning, Jim Cronin, chairman of Cork County GAA Board, 
and Con Murphy, former National President and President of the South East Board, in front of many local dignitaries and onlookers, officially opened the new Courcey Rovers GAA dressing rooms last weekend, as part of an ongoing 
club development programme.
The attendance also included Bishop John Buckley, who blessed the premises,
Canon Thomas Kelleher, PP, Ballinspittle, Jim Forbes, vice-chairman, Cork
County Board, John Twomey, chairman, South East Board, and Liam Webb, runaí, Michael McCarthy, vice-chairman, Cork County Council, local politicians Jim O'Keeffe, TD, Paddy Sheehan, TD, and councillors Alan Coleman and Kevin
Murphy, as well as officers and members of the Courcey Rovers GAA Club.
The building, which holds dressing rooms and meeting rooms, is the first phase in a two-phased project for the club, who aim to provide an indoor hall in the near 
future incorporating the present building capable of holding training sessions and events indoors.
It commands a very prominent site adjacent to the GAA pitch in Ballinspittle
and the club has transferred the changing rooms from the community centre,
which was also on the GAA site.
At the opening ceremony, Raymond Maloney, club chairman, welcomed 
everyone present to the opening, and paid tribute to the committee, the active fund raisers and the community at large who contributed greatly towards the building project, the results which could now be seen. "Along with the help of our Lotto, the National Lottery, golf classics at the Old Head of Kinsale, fund raising projects and donations from the GAA, we have here a building which will more than be adequate for the needs of the club, with facilities and space to expand in the near future," said Mr.Maloney .
He outlined the brief history in obtaining the land, the funds and designs and the team behind the project and paid tribute to everyone who was associated with the programme since its inception.
Congratulations were also given to the club by many of the dignitaries who were present, commenting on the ambitious programme for one of the most motivated and successful clubs of late in the South East division, where the GAA club and community are entwined.
After all of the speeches, a cheese and wine reception was hosted by the ladies committee, while music was supplied by piper John Madden from Ballinhassig and Michael Ahern from Kinsale. Also present at the function were many club members, officials, both past and present, who were witness to the continuing development of the club which was founded in 1947 and has become one of the most successful and vibrant clubs in the Carrigdhoun division over the last few years.

Can people still remember back that far




The main building was finished but nothing was finished inside

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Brendan is the traffic warden.

All the local members helped out the day of filling up the bank to enlarge the car park.

After all the hard work in building the complex, why not try and keep it clean..

The view of the second pitch from the main meeting room

A lovely shade of white Donal
(And more white, and more white and more white). After this photo was taken Cora fell off the ladder, and now the floors are a lovely shade of white too.

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The view of the Function Room

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A bad picture of the future Gym

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A better view of the famous wall that started the whole thing

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The New sports hall will go between the wall on the left and the dressingrooms

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The View from the new car-park

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The View from the old car-park










...............More pictures of the opening are on the way shortly..............

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