Facilities boost for Carrick club

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Sports facilities in Carrick on Suir have received a major boost.

The Carrick Swans GAA club has been granted permission for a new complex and playing fields on the edge of the town.

Following an almost year long planning process Tipperary County Council has granted permission for a major sporting development in Carrick on Suir.

The ambitious project put forward by Carrick Swans hurling, football and Camogie club is for a large site to the north of the town.

They applied to the local authority in April of last year to transform the former caravan park site at Ballyrichard.

Two playing fields, two hurling alleys, retractable netting, dugouts and field lighting also form part of the ambitious plans put forward by the GAA club.

It’s expected to take up to 2 years before any games will be played at the new grounds.

Phase two of the works will see the existing two storey retail and office unit extended and turned into a sports complex.

A number of other buildings on the site will be demolished.

Planning had previously been granted for a significant housing development on the site but this never got off the ground.

Tipperary County Council has this week cleared the way for the Swans to proceed with their proposals.