Formed in 1982, Lisnagry Football Club plays an integral part in the local community based in the beautiful village of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.
"Equal Time for Every Player, Every Player in Every Position"
At Lisnagry FC we believe in a player centric approach to football as championed by Belgian FA Director of Coach Education, Kris Van Der Haegen. In the space of 10 years Belgium went from rank 66 in the world to number 1 in FIFA's world ranking by changing the way they approached the training of football to kids. Sport plays a huge role in young children’s mental health and development. Without a playable pitch the children in our community are missing out on exercise, developing their friendships and having fun.
Lisnagry FC are looking for donations to completely transform our soccer pitch & park. At present we have huge problems with drainage and soil quality which makes our pitch unplayable for six months of every year. For the 120 school children and 30 adults the inability to meet up for training or practices is most upsetting during these current challenging times.
In January 2021 the Limerick County council agreed to a 99 year lease extension with the club for the current site at Scanlon Park in Castleconnell. With the lease extension the club can apply for Sports Capital Funding. We believe if we can raise 32,000 Euro by the middle of March we will receive double that from Sports Capital Ireland so we can do some real investment in this community soccer park.
We are now going to be at this park for the next 99 years so the sooner we make this facility better the more years our kids, members and community will benefit from it. We need to drain our pitch, level the pitch, add sand, purchase a ride-on lawnmower, remove some awful rusting containers, underground the powerlines and put in some toilets which will encourage girls soccer. In future years we will try and raise money for a proper Astro turf pitch.
We really hope that individuals and businesses in Ireland and around the world will contribute to this cause. Many people have visited Ireland & enjoyed many kindnesses in this wonderful country. This would be a really nice way for people to make a big impact on a small Irish community. We plan to build a wall with the names of all the contributors as a permanent memorial for the next 99 years for those who have donated €100 or more. If this is something you would be interested in, please include the name you would like on the wall and the City and Country of the donor.
We look forward to showing you pictures of this clubs transformation over the years ahead and hope you will visit us as well. Your donation will make a huge difference to our club, community and children.
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- John & Susan Walsh
- Colm Martin
- Kevin & Alex Nestor
- Gerard Madden
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