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Phases of Development

A broad outline of the proposed GAA plans for the development of the grounds is as follows:

Two pitches – main pitch and sand based training pitch with floodlights
Stand with dressing rooms
Car/bus parking area
Handball alley
1 km walking/running track around perimeter of site
Astro turf pitch
Tennis/basketball court

As mentioned previously, through a leasing agreement with the CCCDA the proposed development, while catering predominantly for the GAA will also host a community facility and playground with parking.  The development and funding of this is being managed separately by the CCCDA.

Included in the development plans will also be a number of housing sites and treatment plant/percolation area, adjacent to the proposed GAA grounds.  Through the sale of these sites it is hoped that additional revenue will be generated for the GAA.

Caltra GAA Club understands that this is a major development that requires substantial funding.  For this reason the development will be phased as follows over a nine to ten year period:

Above: New Site Location

Phase I – Year 1 & 2:
Entrance and parking – Demolition, site clearance, earthworks and pipework-manholes and pipework ancillaries
Main pitch – preliminaries, earthworks, drainage, finishes, goal posts, netting and fencing

Phase II – Year 3:
Stand and dressing rooms

Phase III – Years 4 & 5:
Training pitch – preliminaries, earthworks, drainage, finishes, goal posts, netting and lights

Phase IV – Year 5:
Handball alley

Phase V – Year 6:
One km walkway around pitches

Phase VI – Year 7&8:
Astro turf pitch

Phase VI – Year 9:
Tennis court

The GAA committee have decided they will begin their development with the main playing pitch and will use their existing pitch for training purposes, as this is equipped with lights.  By starting with the main pitch, after two years the grounds will be open for use allowing the local community and wider Co. Galway GAA community to see the results of the hard work and support provided towards the development.