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Cooney launches Smith O’Brien’s development plan

Former Munster and Ireland rugby player and Smith O Brien’s club member, Anthony Foley with GAA president Christy Cooney at the launch of the Smith O’Brien’s GAA Club Development Plan 2010-2015. Photographs by John Kelly
AN achievable, realistic but still very ambitious plan was how GAA president Christy Cooney described the development plan produced by the Smith O’Brien’s club in Killaloe, which he launched on Sunday last.
Addressing the gathering, he said he is delighted to be associated with the launch of development plans for clubs and he praised the Smith O’Brien’s officials for drawing up a plan which encompassed “the entire community”.
Club member Michael Culhane gave a presentation on the plan for all present. It includes the construction of a hurling alley, the upgrading and extension of the clubhouse, upgrading the existing playing facilities, the purchase of more land to develop further playing pitches and the construction of a covered stand and scoreboard and increased car parking.
Club secretary Tony O’Brien was MC for the occasion, while club chairman Naoise Lawlor welcomed all to Killaloe.
“The response from the community has been very positive to date,” according to secretary O’Brien this week.
The first in a series of fundraising ventures was also launched at the weekend.


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