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World-class Ballykinlar complex a game changer for Down GAA - Hazzard

4 August, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard

South Down MP Chris Hazzard has commended Down GAA for securing approval from the County Committee to finalise negotiations with the British Ministry of Defence about the lease and development of a multi-purpose GAA complex at the Abercorn Barracks site in Ballykinlar. 

Mr Hazzard said:

“I want to commend Down GAA, and especially those officials who I know have been working tirelessly behind the scenes for many months on the potential to develop a world-class Gaelic Games complex at Ballykinlar. 

“When progressed this project will not merely cater for all Down teams, but it will be a leading complex for health & wellbeing in the local east Down Community; a facility the region has been in need of for some time. 

Mr Hazzard added:

“As one of Ireland’s most successful, and iconic counties, Down GAA has been patiently working for many years now to deliver a world-class centre of excellence to nurture and sustain Gaelic Games for generations to come. 

“I have little doubt that this vision at Ballykinlar will be a game changer for everybody connected to Down GAA."

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