South Dublin County Sports Partnership launch a new Petanque Court in Griffeen Valley Park

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Active Cities in partnership with South Dublin County Sports Partnership and South Dublin County Council, launched South Dublin County’s first public Pétanque Court. Located in Griffeen Valley Park, the new Pétanque Court will offer adults and children, of all abilities, a wonderful new openair facility in their community. 

Launching the new court, Cllr Emma Murphy, Mayor of South Dublin County Council (SDCC), said “Active Cities is a nationally funded project with the aim of getting the people of South County Dublin more active. A key pillar of this project is to improve access to spaces and facilities for all. A perfect example of this is the Pétanque court here at Griffeen Valley”. 

On the day Owen Kelleher, Secretary of Griffeen Valley Pétanque Club, co-ordinated and hosted fun taster sessions for the public. Attendees were treated to mini games, demonstrations and got to learn the basic rules of how to play. On the day Owen said “Pétanque can be played by anybody, local social clubs, disability groups, active retirement, school goers, Men’s shedders, grandads, and youngsters, all are welcome. Griffeen Valley Pétanque Club’s goal is to develop the club and promote the game in the wider community.”

Games will run every Sunday at 12pm. Why not pop along and join in? To learn more about Pétanque and Griffeen Valley Pétanque Club you can email Owen Kelleher at

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