Local Notes: Moy Davitts GAA outlines exciting plans – Community

Moy Davitts GAA unveils big plans

Following the launch of the 2024-2027 Development Plan earlier this month, Moy Davitts GAA Club has published a list of its key ambitions for the period. This includes: replacing the existing spectator stand; replace the existing clubhouse; installing a new fence at the front; installing new field fencing; construction of a new footpath along the public road; construction of a pedestrian walkway with public lighting; complete parking areas and install markings; constructing a 4G/all-weather training field; provide new portable dugouts for both fields; ensure three-phase electricity supply; purchasing new maintenance equipment; new waste sewer pumping station for waste disposal; new equipment/maintenance shed and storage area; new material storage facility for pitch sand, etc.; acquire additional land for future developments.

Another important action is the preparation of a Master Development Plan for the club, which includes all key development priorities. This Master Plan will be divided into different phases over the next ten years. It is hoped that the overall plan will be completed and budgeted for in the coming months and at that time the club hopes to be able to identify funding streams and project timelines.

LEP funding for local groups

Several local groups will benefit from funding allocated under the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Local Enhancement Programme. Last week it was announced that €193,865.02 will be distributed to 155 groups in Co Mayo, including Foxford, Straide, Attymass and Knockmore.

The funding is aimed at providing capital support to community groups and organizations, particularly those serving underserved areas in rural and urban areas.

Foxford Sports and Leisure Club will be allocated €1,493.77, Foxford Community Garden will receive €1,000, Foxford Town Enhancement Group will receive €369.99 and there will be €1,000 for the Michael Davitt National Memorial Company CLG.

Straide Community Development Group will receive €1,000 under the scheme, there is €681.99 for Attymass Community Centre, Knockmore Rathduff Economic and Social Development Company has received €1,000, while also in Knockmore Rathcaconeen residents will receive €922.50 received.

“The Local Enhancement Program 2024 provides vital support to community groups to help them improve their facilities,” Deputy Michael Ring noted as he welcomed the allocations. “It supports small-scale financing of projects. The program responds to local needs. These investments enable community groups to carry out the invaluable work they do on behalf of others in local areas across the country.

“The impact of the Local Enhancement Program is greatly felt in the communities these groups serve,” Deputy Ring added.

Gymnastics glory

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Foxford has congratulated second year student Annie Reynolds for taking first place overall at national level at the Gymnastics Ireland National Series event held in Dublin over the weekend of May 18 and 19.

Competing at the Sports Ireland Campus in Dublin, Annie excelled on all her apparatus, finishing the day with three gold medals and one silver medal.

Singers and poets

The monthly meeting of the Foxford Singing and Poetry Group will take place next Thursday May 30 at 8.30pm in Guiry’s Bar. Everyone is welcome.

Angling report

Ahead of last week’s thunderstorms, Foxford Salmon Fishermen reported fairly mild conditions (week ending Sunday 19 May) on the River Moy, with water levels below the Joinings remaining consistent with lake discharge. Indeed, it is noted that fishing is steadily improving as more fishermen – both visitors and locals – join in.

17 salmon were caught for the week, all good spring fish caught mainly on shrimp, worms and spider fish.

Last frontier

The long journey to Louisburgh was worth it for Moy Davitts’ under-16 footballers last Thursday evening, May 23, as a 3-7 to 2-4 win against the home side secured them a place in the Division 4 league final. . They led 2-3 to 1-1 at half time and managed to keep their opponents at bay.

Moy Davitts will now play Achill in the final. That’s after the Islanders recorded a huge 8-15 to 1-4 win at home against Bonniconlon in the other semi-final played on the same night.

Jordan’s joy

Tom Jordan from Bohola was the weekly winner of the Moy Davitts GAA 50-50 draw, scooping the €355 jackpot.

S&F United News

Three points away from home were secured last Wednesday, May 22, by S&F United in Division 4B of the Mayo U15 Football League. The Black and Amber put in a fantastic performance to record a 4-1 win against Kilmurry thanks to two goals from Jonah Gallagher and one apiece from Dara Gaughan and Yaroslav Solodovnikov.

On the same evening, S&F United’s U15 Premier Division side had home advantage for their match against Ballina Town and it proved to be an extremely exciting and tense affair, with the teams having to settle for a 3-3 draw. Calum Costello scored twice for United, the other goal coming from Rory Gruddy.

Mayo’s super six

There was a significant local contribution to a thrilling victory for the Mayo League in the U13 SFAI Inter-League Bowl Final at Evergeen FC, Kilkenny on Saturday 18 May. No fewer than six S&F United players were involved in the success which saw Mayo fight back from two goals down to beat the Waterford Schoolboys League 3-2. Calum Costello scored the equalizer and he was joined in the Mayo squad by his S&F teammates Rian Jordan, Michael Ruane, Rory Gruddy, Sean Walsh and Mounir Soufan.

The club has particularly thanked the players’ parents and their club management for their dedication to the boys.

Hospice volunteer

Mayo Roscommon Hospice is looking for volunteers to help with collections at local outlets (or other areas as appropriate) on National Sunflower Days for Hospice, taking place next month on Friday and Saturday 7 and 8 June. In particular they would receive support from Men’s Sheds, active retirement groups, walking groups, sports clubs or any community group.

If you think you can help, please contact 094-93-88666, text 087-7384310 or email [email protected].

Singing larks

In collaboration with Cruinniú na nÓg, a four-week singing club is being organized at Foxford Leisure Centre, which started last Thursday, May 23. The club will take place on Thursday May 30, June 6 and June 13. The club is open to children from national schools and is free; each meeting starts at 5:30 PM and lasts 45 minutes.

To register, you can simply send a text message to 086-3999774.

Church services

Anyone wishing to listen to Masses at St Michael’s Church, Foxford can do so by tuning into 108FM. Alternatively, all services can be viewed online at

Rosary at Grotto

After meeting every Tuesday and Friday throughout the month, the final two meetings for the Rosary at the Foxford Grotto on Swinford Road will take place on Tuesday and Friday, May 28 and 31, each evening at 7.30pm.

KFC camp dates

Following last year’s hugely successful summer camp organized and hosted by Knockmore Foxford Boxing Club, pre-registration for KFC Summer Camp ’24 is now open. The camp takes place at Foxford Sports and Leisure Center on six Wednesdays in July and August, between 10am and 3pm. The dates are July 16, 23 and 30 and August 6, 20 and 27.

The number of children is strictly limited to 20 children, so early registration is essential.

The costs are €20 per day or €100 for all six days. For pre-registration you can forward names to 086-8373646.

Gold publication

Moy Davitts GAA Club continues to look for material suitable for publication in a book to be published this year to mark the club’s golden anniversary. A complete 50-year history of Moy Davitts will be collected in the form of a commemorative book, looking back at the five eventful decades of the club’s history since its inception in 1974. It is planned that the book will be published later in 2014 will be launched during a special club event. the year.

The book committee is looking for material to include in the book, including old match programmes, newspaper cuttings, articles, team photographs, photographs of special trips and events, or anything you may have relating to the club’s development in recent years . past number of years.

So if you have material you would like to share with the club, please email [email protected] or call Bernie on 086-8532293 for more information.

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