Padraig Boland

padraig“The need for a quality Offaly Training Centre has been articulated loud and long in this county and further afield.
We need it to give current county players a level playing pitch in terms of competition preparation. We need it to give our young players the best possible chance of being the best they can be. We need it to attract a young people, whose expectations are higher than ever before, to our games. We need it as a hub for the future development of those games – hurling, football, camogie, ladies football.
This development is no luxury – it is an essential element in restoring the status of this county as one of the leading lights of the GAA.”

Michael Duignan

michaelduignan-edit“This facility will play a vital part in the resurgence of Offaly hurling and football and in the continued development of our Ladies football and camogie teams. It is a necessity, not a luxury and is for the benefit of all our young people throughout the county. We now need the people of Offaly to contribute what they can financially to make this happen and I am asking you to do what you can to support this excellent development. I personally believe we can return to the top and the success of this development is crucial in this regard.”

Alan Mulhall

alanmulhall-edit “To have a base for our Development Squads and Academies with pitches, training/dining area and conditioning room will really enhance the experience of being an Offaly Academy player.It will also provide us with a base for the programme we are delivering in conjunction with Athlone IT. All Go Games & School Blitz participants will be afforded the opportunity to avail of the quality centre.”

Brian Whelahan

brian whelahan-edit“A very welcome investment in hurling and football and a major step forward in development of our underage system. Every player who has the opportunity to avail of these facilities, will walk out inspired to give their best for The Faithful County.”

Pat Flanagan

pat_flanagan-edit“The proposed Centre of Excellence will provide players with a base that they can identify as their own. It will offer consistency of training and raise standards and values. It will also provide acknowledgement of player effort and commitment to our county and show the genuine resolve of our County Committee to put in place the necessary facilities to ensure the best opportunity to allow players to progress and succeed.”