Lansdowne FC acquires sports activities grounds in Dublin 4

31 July, 2023: Lansdowne Soccer Membership has accomplished the acquisition of the sports activities grounds positioned off Claremont Highway in Sandymount from YMCA Dublin. This follows formal approval for the deal from the Charities Regulator.

The acquisition of this important website in Dublin 4, will present Lansdowne FC with the flexibility to increase its sporting amenities in the local people inside which it has had its dwelling and presence since 1872.   Lansdowne is positioned within the Lansdowne Highway rugby grounds, with its speedy group hyperlinks overlaying Sandymount and the encircling areas of Ballsbridge, Irishtown and Ringsend.  The Membership celebrated its 150th anniversary this previous 12 months.

Commenting on the Membership’s enlargement plans, Stephen Rooney, President of Lansdowne FC stated: “It is a actually thrilling second in Lansdowne’s historical past. As we full the  celebration of our 150th anniversary, we at the moment are about to embark on one other important and bold enterprise  for the Membership which is able to deepen our roots additional in our local people and supply members with a lot wanted extra sporting amenities for our Junior, Mini and Youth groups.”

 He added: “We’re very grateful for having this chance to amass such an outstanding website on Lansdowne FC’s doorstep and for YMCA Dublin to endorse Lansdowne to develop into the brand new custodian for this necessary out of doors house.  We’re very a lot dedicated to working a sustainable multi-sporting and business campus that provides worth to and is a part of the group, a welcoming house that may proceed to offer facilities for train and recreation for a various vary of sporting and different actions.”

 The lands, which cowl 6.6 acres, are accessed from Claremont Highway and comprise a big floor automobile park with parking for roughly 40 automobiles adjoining a contemporary 2-story pavilion  and open out into a big expansive website of taking part in fields, together with an all-weather hockey pitch.

Kathryn O’ Mahony CEO YMCA Dublin said: “It’s heartening that by means of the grounds’ new house owners, Lansdowne FC, the property will proceed its robust sporting and leisure custom. For the YMCA, this sale means we are able to start in earnest our mission to construct three new group hubs in areas throughout Dublin the place we are able to have the best constructive impression.  These hubs will mirror our metropolis centre Aungier Avenue facility and can have an array of important group assets together with; Neighborhood Childcare, Household Help and naturally our full vary of specialist Youth Companies.”


 Media queries:

For additional info, please contact:

Frans Van Cauwelaert, / 087 947 6743

Stephen Rooney, / 087 918 6848

To talk with YMCA Dublin, please contact:

Mary O’Mahony | | 086 057 6602

About Lansdowne Soccer Membership

Lansdowne Soccer Membership was based in 1872 by Henry Dunlop.  The Membership caters for gamers in any respect ranges and presently fields 5 senior groups, in addition to an All-Eire successful underneath 20’s aspect.

Mini and Youth Rugby, together with a women’ part, additionally thrives within the Membership, with a number of hundred children concerned in groups from underneath 6/7/8’s as much as underneath 17’s.  Lansdowne FC can also be dedicated to the introduction of a Womens’ Rugby programme, particulars of which will probably be introduced sooner or later.

About YMCA Dublin

 YMCA Dublin supplies providers for youngsters, younger individuals and households. It’s the second oldest YMCA on the planet.

All earnings YMCA Dublin generates goes instantly again into funding local people initiatives and initiatives, youth work, youth cafe, plus one mentoring, group work, group childcare and group employment.

YMCA Dublin works with communities to assist people, kids and younger individuals to develop the talents, experiences, relationships and behaviours for wholesome, assured and profitable futures.

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