North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the leasing of a 1.89 hectare site from Cork County Council to Kanturk Community AstroTurf CLG, with an application to construct an AstroTurf facility on the site set to proceed to the Council’s planning department shortly.
Plans for the new Astroturf were launched in Temperance Hall in Kanturk this week. The site is located in Greenane in Kanturk, adjacent to the Colaiste Treasa gymnasium.
Plans for the AstroTurf have been backed by a number of sporting and educational groups in Kanturk, including Kanturk GAA, Kanturk AFC, Kanturk Rugby Club, Scoile Mhuire, Colaiste Treasa, St Colman’s Boy’s National School, Kanturk Convent of Mercy Girls National School, Infinity English College, Kanturk Community Council, Kanturk Tidy Towns Committee and Kanturk Chamber of Commerce.
As well as the AstroTurf, the plans include pedestrian access from the town and a lighted pedestrian walkway around the proposed AstroTurf. Cllr. O’Shea welcomed the plans for the site and encouraged the people of Kanturk to get behind the project.