St Patricks GAA Club Palmerstown/Chapelizod held a fundraising cycle to assist with the resurfacing of their all-weather pitch. The event raised a whopping €14,000 and took place on the weekend of 4th-5th of September and saw 20 club members cycle 250km over the weekend visiting other St Patricks GAA clubs in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. Welcoming home the cyclists, Club Chairman Dave Brady said that this was an example of what a local GAA club should be about by working together to make the changes we need to grow as a club and continue to serve our community. Due to Covid restrictions, we have had to consider an alternative to our normal fundraising efforts, and this coincided with the beginning of our Club’s 60th anniversary celebrations.
Mayor of South Dublin, Cllr Peter Kavanagh was on hand to greet the returning Pilgrim’s and he paid tribute to club members families who hold the fort at home while their partners are involved in club activities.
Local Councillor and club member, Cllr Alan Hayes (Ind) said that after 20 years, our all-weather pitch has seen better days and now needs replacement. There are great ideas and energy here at St.Pat’s of Palmerstown and we hope that working with South Dublin County Council and other organisations, that we will be able to improve the facilities on offer to the whole community. New members are always welcome and our academy and juvenile structures are growing to cater for hundreds of children every week.