GAA President Larry McCarthy is set to attend a day of celebration on Sunday as St Mary’s Rasharkin officially open their new pitch.
The fully floodlit 4G surface was built last year after the club identified a need to provide upgraded facilities for both the development of the club’s young players and those at senior level.
Alongside newly installed gym equipment in the existing hall, the developments have provided a boost to club members, with further work planned over the coming years.
An underage camogie blitz will kick off proceedings at 9.30am, with u-9 and u-11 football games following at 11.30am.
At 1.00pm, Larry McCarthy will take part in the official opening and blessing of the new pitch, before the U10 hurlers become the first team to officially grace the new surface at 1.30pm.
The day has an added competitive element, with Rasharkin’s senior hurlers taking on Davitt’s at 2pm in the final group game of the Junior Hurling Championship.
With both sides tied on four points at the top of Group A, the game will decide who tops the group and qualifies automatically for the semi final.
The u-5 and u-7 hurlers from both Rasharkin and Davitt’s will entertain the crowd at half time, while inflatables and the tuck shop will be available from 11.00am until 3.30pm.