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Armagh GAA submit ambitious plans for multi-million pound Centre of Excellence

Armagh GAA training facility

Plans for a multi-million pound Centre of Excellence have been submitted by Armagh GAA.

The County Board informed the clubs of the latest development in their plans for a state-of-the-art facility in Portadown.

The letter outlined that drawings for the St Malachy’s development have now been submitted for consideration by Armagh City, Banbridge, Craigavon Borough Council.

“This is an important key milestone reached on this significant development project, which is testament to the tremendous work of the project board and everyone who has played a role in bringing this to the planning stage,” the letter read.

The planning application submitted for the 26-acre site will transform the existing venue into a state-of-the-art county training facility, which includes the following:

– Four playing fields with floodlighting and catch nets

– Sports changing pavilion with multi-purpose hall

– Strength and conditioning suite

– Spectator stand/terrace

– Ball Wall

– Air dome (covered inflatable sports bubble)

– Car and coach parking

The letter added: “While we await the outcome of the planning process, which will be later this year, we will explore all funding opportunities and we strongly encourage all clubs to continue to raise vital funds through the club draw.”

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