All Ireland Club Championship achieved with Funding from Community Finance Ireland
Project: Kilcoo GAA
Location: Kilcoo, Co. Down
Kilcoo GAC was founded circa 1906 and fields juvenile and adult teams in Gaelic Football, Camogie and Ladies football. Based in rural Co. Down the club currently has membership of over 200 people.
With Community Finance Ireland’s assistance, the club has developed a range of facilities that include two full size playing fields, changing rooms, children’s play park, walking track, gym and more recently a large community hall & meeting rooms.
In 2022 the men’s senior team won the All-Ireland Club Championship, success they attribute to work off the pitch as much as on.
“Community Finance Ireland were a key partner in our ability to cut the ribbon and open our facility to our volunteers, players and village. They were engaged with us at every step and we are very thankful to their support and advice. We most likely wouldn’t’ have made it this far without them.“
Sheila Kelly, Development Officer, Kilcoo GAA