Modeligo - Location
On 7 January 1986, fifty one people attended a meeting in Modeligo National School to
discuss the purchase of a playing field. At this meeting the following committee was
THE FIRST COMMITTEE
|| Fr. Michael Russell & Fr. James Purcell
||Pat Denn, Nora Fitzgerald, Maurice Tobin, Ger O'Donovan
Following many committee meetings a second public meeting held on
20 October 1986 gave the go ahead for a field to be purchased and subsequently the Inch
was purchased from Hughie O'Keeffe.
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January 7, 1986
Public meeting called to discuss the purchase of a community playing
October 20, 1986
Public meeting voted to go ahead with the purchase. This was Fr.
Russell's last meeting with us.
October 29, 1986
Pat Denn took over as Chairman.
November 10, 1986
House to House collection to fund the purchase of the field begins and eventually yields the wonderful sum of £15,186.
Development of field begins.
Field used for first time for matches.
Building of hall/dressing romms proposed.
April 26, 1990
Second house to house collection to fund the building of the centre begins. This time £8,007 is realised - another great effort.
December 8, 1990
Confined 500 Non-Stop Draw - £12,055 made.
January 25, 1991
Fr. Michael Russell RIP.
Lottery Grant of £3,000 received.
November 23, 1991
Work on Centre begins - site dug out.
June 17, 1992
Confined 400 Non-Stop Draw - £8,140 made.
First use of centre for parish sale of work.
June 6, 1993
"Is there £1,000 under your square foot" - draw to fund maple floor brings in £7,060 with 1,684 x £5 tickets sold.
Maple floor in place at a cost of £4,422.
February 4, 1994
Official opening of Community Centre by His Lordship, Bishop William Lee.
May 1, 1994
Dog night at Youghal Greyhound Track. £10,000 made following six weeks of hard work and 3,288 X £3 tickets sold.
November 5, 1994
Weekly Lotto commences.
Community Youth Training Programme begins and the building of the dressing rooms and store room gets underway.
January 24, 1996
Decision to build stage was made.
September 13, 1996
Bertie Ahern T.D. visits us.
April 13, 1997
Car park completed following two days of wonderful spirit and co-operation with fourteen tractors and trailers involved in bringing stone from Knockgarron - freely given by William and Michael O'Keeffe, Killeshal.
Finish of Community Youth Training Scheme.
January 17/18, 1998
"The Down Express" performed by Modeligo Dramatic Club. First three act play - a huge success.
May 30, 1998
Weekly Lotto Sales to date £98,644 - Net Profit £66,222.
June 5, 1998
Official Opening of Stage and Extenstion and unveiling of New Community Crest.
located approximately 16km northwest of Dungarvan and 8km east of
Cappoquin. It is bounded on the North and North East by the parishes of Ardfinnan and Touraneena, on the South-East by Aglish and on the
West by Cappoquin and portion of the Blackwater.
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