Martin O’Neill to open Charleville Community Sports Complex  next Wednesday

Martin O’Neill, Republic of Ireland soccer manager, will visit Charleville next Wednesday, 19th August, where he will cut the ribbon at 3pm to officially open Charleville Community Sports Complex, an all-weather facility for use by the entire community.
Also attending to mark the special occasion will be John Delaney, CEO of the FAI, plus repres-entatives of local organisations, and the committee which has overseen the develop-ment of the complex has issued an invitation to everyone in the community to attend.
The state-of-the-art facility, which includes a full-size all-weather pitch and a 7-a-side pitch, was developed at a cost of €500,000 and has been extensively used by sports and community groups since its completion. The complex was developed in conjunction with Charleville Community Forum, and is phase one of a major project which will eventually run to €1.2 million and will involve the construction of a community centre, dressing rooms, gym-nasium and crèche, for the benefit of the entire community, young and old. The 3G floodlit all-weather pitch is of League of Ireland standard, and the Ireland U17 squad praised it after playing a trial game on it in recent months.
Tributes were this week paid to the late Tim Fitzgerald, who had the original idea for the construction of the complex but who passed away early this year after many years of service to Charleville Soccer Club. The com-mittee overseeing the project also praised Ballyhoura Develop-ment for their invaluable support.