Official opening of the new John Doyle Centre

Holycross Ballycahill GAA club will host a senior hurling tournament on Sunday May 8 between Tipperary and Waterford to mark the official opening of the new John Doyle Centre in St Michael’s GAA Grounds.

The fabulous centre, which includes four dressing rooms, board and club meeting rooms, catering suite, upper viewing area, gymnasium and sauna, handball/ hurlball alley, outdoor astro-turf hurling wall and a 1 km outdoor walkway, significantly enhances the club’s already impressive range of facilities and provides a whole new impetus to the emerging enthusiasm of camogie players and ladies football, alongside hurling and gaelic football.

The game is scheduled to start at 7pm with the official opening by GAA President Christy Cooney and blessing by Rev Fr Tom Breen taking place at 6.30pm.

It is a fitting tribute to the great John Doyle and it will add poignancy to the occasion that his passing occurred so recently. His name will never be forgotten wherever hurling people congregate but this centre will be a permanent reminder of the pride his own parish took in his achievements.

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