O'Neills GFC An Portmor will be replacing their currently club facilities, creating a centre for the entire community to benefit from.
O’Neill’s GFC was formed in 1934 to provide a space where people could take part in Gaelic games, however, in modern times the Club has become an essential component of the local community. O’Neill’s GFC has supported many other interests in the community such as camogie, bowls, indoor soccer, basketball, community associations and parish committees from different faiths.
In the absence of a designated community centre, O’Neill’s GFC has found itself providing its facility to ‘fill the void’. However, the facility needs improved to meet both current and future demands.
With their Space & Place funding, O’Neill’s GFC will redevelop their current club facilities to meet the needs of the local community.
The improvements will create an iconic community sports facility that will become a hub for community, sporting and cultural activity in the Blackwater area, hosting at least one significant community or sporting event per year, reinforcing Blackwatertown as a strategic location in the area.
Through the new space the organisation hopes to attract people from across Northern Ireland to participate in key activities and events, such as music events by local groups, musicals or amateur dramatic performances which the area is well known for.