Cork club Ballingeary have been left with no option but to demolish their recently built clubhouse, due to subsidence problems
Ballingeary, winners of the 2006 Cork Intermediate Football Championship, were the recipients of bad news this week, as they were told that their new clubhouse will have to be demolished due to subsidence issues. The Ballingeary Gaelic football clubhouse was built in 2007 at a cost of €1.2 million, and was funded by a major local fundraising scheme.
Ballingeary club treasurer Donal O Laoire commented on the matter, telling LiveSport.ie “It is a big disappointment for the community because the whole community rallied around the GAA club at that time to raise the money. In 2008 we noticed there were cracks appearing in it but over time those cracks got bigger. At the end of the day the advice of the consulting engineer was that it be knocked”.
The club is now using temporary accommodation, and plans are being worked on to have a new clubhouse built by the beginning of 2011. The local community is said to be very upset about the incident, having raised money for the original clubhouse over a number of years.