St Michaels to name new park after PJ Linnane
St Michaels GAA to name new park after the late PJ Linnane
The opening of the facility in Ballintogher will take place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at 3.30pm sharp.

The club have confirmed that the new park will be named after club stalwart PJ.

Speaking today, Club Chairman, Martin Feeney said  “soon after PJ arrived in Ballygawley he attended a monthly club meeting where he got involved with the underage structure as manager of our under 12 team. In 1985, PJ became assistant treasurer of St. Michael’s and in 1995 he became treasurer of Markievicz park committee also.
In June 2004 St. Michael’s purchased a field in Althvelid with the intension of developing a second playing area as the membership continued to grow and the demand was too much on our main playing surface. PJ spent enormous time and devoted endless hours to getting the project over the line.
Sadly, with the passing of PJ in 2011 he didn’t have the opportunity to see the end product but we know he would be very proud of our new facility today”.

PJ Linnane Park will serve as a second facility for St Michaels GAA which includes floodlight GAA pitch, training area and perimeter walkway”.

In conjunction with the opening there will be events taking place from 1pm-5pm. All are welcomed to attend the event.

 Pic St Michaels GAA Committee from L to R back row:
Hugh Mc Gowan, John A Mc Andrew; Treasurer, Thomas Walsh; Secretary, Robert Taaffee; Vice Chair, Ann Mc Andrew, Jacinta Clarke, Harry Clarke; Lotto and Pitch Coordinator, Martin Feeney; Chairperson, Padraig Clancy; Development Officer, Gerry Whelehan
Front row- Trevor Coen; Youth Officer, Michael Conway, Joe Hynes, Seamus Mc Gowan, Michelle Feeney; Assistant Secretary, Brian Taaffe; Coaching Officer