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Community loan for Doon GAA

Doon is a village in east Limerick, 30km from Limerick city with a population of roughly 1,350. In common with so many villages throughout Ireland, Doon has a proud GAA tradition fielding hurling teams from underage to seniors.
 
The Club moved to their current grounds in 1994 and started ambitious developments including two pitches, four dressing rooms and a meeting room. In 2000 they added a covered spectator stand and in 2010 an indoor / outdoor ball alley. To make this great progress, Doon GAA is both tireless and creative in their fundraising efforts. A major source of funds is the local lotto and Doon GAA have benefitted by putting this online with Clubforce https://clubforce.com/, but the Club keep trying new fundraising projects like their Dog Night which gathered substantial funds and the smaller fundraisers like bake sales.
 
More recently, the Club upgraded and extended their flood lighting system to match standard. They were successful in obtaining a Sports Capital grant and met the shortfall with a loan from Clann Credo.
 
This latest development has aided the Club by facilitating winter training and matches and reduced outside rental costs. They can now also hold neutral venue games for the Limerick County Board.
 
The Club added a walkway on club grounds and the lighting has been very beneficial to the whole community who can now use the walkway in winter while the lights are on. The club have taken part in the Operation Transformation walks and the walkway has been extensively used during the COVID pandemic.
 
Doon GAA have made fantastic contributions to the quality of life of their community and we at Clann Credo have been delighted to work with the club to turn their ambitions into realities.


Location: Doon, Co. Limerick

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/doongaa

"The Club upgraded and extended their flood lighting system to match standard. They were successful in obtaining a Sports Capital grant and met the shortfall with a loan from Clann Credo."