On Monday morning the sun was shining for the opening of the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) at the back of Aldborough Place – really good and innovative use of what was a derelict site. Now it can be used for games like football. And we learned that Matt Talbot was born in a house at the corner of the pitch. Public reps, residents, local football clubs and officials and staff from D.C.C. were there for the opening.
“This games space is long overdue. More play spaces and facilities are needed for young people in our communities. These places shouldn’t be an afterthought, they’re a vital part of urban living and well being in the inner city.” – Cllr. Mel MacGiobúin
That was followed by meeting of the board of The Cavan Centre. Finally, the funding having been agreed back in 2007, it is ready to be drawn down and work can begin on the tennis court which will be multi purpose with flood lights. The Hall will be renovated to a high standard and there is funding for a caving system – so all systems go at The Cavan Centre to further enhance the facilities.
I am totally committed to more sports and recreational facilities for young people, it was great to see another MUGA opening for the inner city; I see it as a continuation of the work of the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund for which I chaired the north inner city group. Dublin City Council are to be congratulated for their support. And wasn’t the Pop-Up park in Dominick Street a great success!