CREATE THE FUTURE – Updated Aug 1st 2020

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Over the past number of years our Development Team have been working on behalf of all of us to prepare and progress a Facilities Development Plan for our Club.

This plan has been assessed as an essential response to enabling us to cater for the increasing numbers we have experienced in recent years. With an expected doubling in our playing numbers (to over 1500 players) over the coming 5 years, the delivery of this plan is a critical priority for us.

Work to this point has included extensive research with other clubs, the acquisition of lands for pitch development, plan design and tendering, putting licence agreements in place with our local schools to ensure access to our new facilities, securing planning permissions, the submission of grant applications to various bodies, and obtaining revenue approval for our fund-raising efforts.

In summary, this plan sees the proposed delivery of

  • A 100m x 65m 4G all-weather pitch
  • Enhancement works at our Clubhouse pitch
  • The development of ‘St Peters Academy’ including
    • 3 juvenile pitches,
    • a 50m x 50m all-weather training area,
    • dressing rooms,
    • car parking spaces
    • Toilets
    • Coffee Dock
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Floodlights

Put simply, this plan represents the most significant investment in our Clubs long history and our intent is to deliver it to a standard in which we can all benefit and be proud of.

We achieved a very significant step on our journey to deliver our vision as we secured €2.106 million in government funding toward the development of our Academy Centre, including additional community infrastructure (walkway & outdoor gym).

This brings our total grant funding to €2.25million when combined with Sports Capital and GAA grant funding previously awarded. This is a major milestone which now presents us with an incredible, and unique, opportunity to deliver best-in-class and acutely needed infrastructure for the benefit of our growing club and community.

However, as a club we have a funding commitment of €650,000 to make toward this plan and access grant funding. We will not be in a position to access grant funding until we achieve our contribution.

We recently launched a revenue approved donation scheme to which a number of you have already contributed. Based on progress to date, we estimate that we need to achieve a further €300,000 in donations in order to reach the necessary funding required to progress our plan.

Meeting this target, and in turn the delivery of our plan, will require the participation of all of us as club members. Recognising the significance of this figure, our aim is to try and facilitate contributions in as convenient and flexible way possible.

We have created a detailed Development Brochure that explains the Project and the fundraising initiatives in greater details.

Further details on how you can make a contribution are detailed below.

How Can You Help?

Meeting our funding target of €650,00 and in turn the delivery of our plan, will require the participation of all of us as club members. Recognising the significance of this figure, our aim is to try and facilitate contributions in as convenient and flexible way possible.

We are asking each family or friend involved in, or with an affinity to, the club to make a donation of €1,000 towards the development project.

We have arranged a number of ways in which you can make a donation, including options to make payments in instalments. For example, we have arranged a loan scheme with the Credit Union with repayment plans from €10 per week (over 2 years).

Of course, any donation to this project will be very welcome and greatly appreciated.

Making a Donation

There are a number of ways that you can contribute to this Plan, including through instalment plans via Clubforce (our secure on-line membership system) or the Credit Union.

+ Credit Transfer

Account : St Peters GAA Club Development Account
Sort Code: 90 33 49
IBAN: IE 18 BOFI 9033 4982 9873 11

(please ensure you include your name as reference as we record your contribution)

+ Cheque Payment

St Peters GAA Club Development Account
C/o Linda Kane, Treasurer
St Peters GAA Club, Rooske Road, Dunboyne

We have set up a loan scheme with Dunboyne Credit Union, with payments starting from as little as €10 per week.

For all enquires in relation to Dunboyne Credit Union packages in support of this plan, please contact or call 01-8251122

We can facilitate your contribution via our secure online membership system (Clubforce). Donations can be made over 1, 4, or 9 months

We are offering companies the opportunity to support the Dunboyne community and in turn reap the benefits of the large footfall our social media and club environs experience daily.

Our corporate sponsorship package is available for a once-off payment of €5,000.

Companies interested in supporting the project will receive the following benefits in return:

• Corporate signage at club car park for a period of 5 years
• Prominent pitch hoarding for a period of 5 years
• 1 year advertisement placement on our rebranded club website
• 1 year of quarterly Facebook promotions on the club Facebook page
• Free entry into our annual golf classic for one team for 1 year.

Our corporate team is available to discuss any expressions of interest in tailoring any corporate package to suit your budget.

You can contact Barry Kelly on 086 2325706 or any member of the Clubs executive. You can also contact us on our dedicated email as you have any queries.

Under Irish revenue rules, as an approved sports body, we can claim tax relief on donations made in relation to a project approved by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS).

When someone paying tax under the PAYE system makes a donation, it is considered to be net of tax. For example, if someone pays tax at 40%, a donation of €1,000 would be considered to be 60% of the donation. The club can claim the tax on the donation directly from the Revenue Commissioners, thus increasing the value of this donation to €1,667. Similarly, if someone pays tax at 20% the €1,00 is considered as 80% of the donation.

In both cases, the club can claim the tax on the donation directly from the Revenue Commissioners.

Established in 1902 by Bob O’Keeffe, the hurling section of the club has been in existence for more than 100 years. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that the game of Gaelic Football was properly organised within the club and in 1952 it became known as St. Peter’s GAA Club. Today both football and hurling, along with the camogie and ladies football sections, are thriving.
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