This Sunday is a historic and special day for Churchtown GAA as the hard work of many years comes to fruition with the official opening of its €1.25 million complex of facilities, most especially Halla100, a new indoor sports facility named to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The President of the GAA, Aogán Ó Fearghail, is due in Churchtown at 1.15pm, and the official opening ceremony starts at 1.45pm with the reading of the Proclamation, followed by addresses from Tony O’ Flaherty, Churchtown Club Chairman, GAA officials from the Munster Council, Cork County Board, Avondhu Board and, of course, the President of the GAA who will also unveil a commemorative plaque.

This is followed at 3pm by an intermediate hurling challenge game between Cork and Limerick. Music will be provided by the Thomas Davis Pipe Band.

“Next Sunday marks the opening of all the facilities that CLG Brugh Thuinne has developed over the last 30 years at a cost of over €1.25 million – two playing pitches, 500-seater sports stand, meeting and dressing rooms, hurling wall, children’s playground and, of course, now Halla100

mar chuimhneachán ar Éirí amach na Casca 1916,” Tony O’Flaherty, Club Chairman, explained at the announcement of the opening.

There’s no better place to be on Sunday than Churchtown and it’s all free.