Although Kildress Wolfe Tones have been involved in a relegation dogfight recently, this has not stopped them from further developing their excellent facilities at Gortacladdy. Their new additional playing facilities are due to open and with this in mind the club has released the following statement to publicise the event.
Kildress Wolfe Tones Official Opening
Next Friday 12th November will see Ciaran McLaughlin, Tyrone County Chairman officiate at the opening of our new sand carpet floodlit pitch at Gortacladdy. Aogan Farrell President of Ulster Council will be the special guest. Sport NI who is the major funder will be represented by Danny O’Connor and Conleth Donnelly while Cathal Daly Chairman of Tyrone Development committee who helped us to obtain a sizeable amount of GAA funding will also attend. Cookstown District Council who has helped out with funding for our new entrance will also be represented.Fr Paddy Hughes PP will bless our facilities.
The work on the pitch was carried out by Fox Contracts Carrickmore and they will be represented. We have also made a new third pitch for training and schools football. This was mainly provided by voluntary labour.
The opening will be marked by a game between Ulster Council GAA Select and a Kildress Select. These teams will include players past and present male and female. Tony Scullion will manage the Ulster Council team and has at his disposal such well known names as Diarmud Marsden, Gemma Begley, Stephen Donnelly, Roger Keenan, Stephen McGeehan and our own Shelley O’Connor. Frankie Corey will put together a Kildress select and will be assisted by Cathal Corey who has had a very successful time managing Donegal champions Noamh Conall of Glenties . Martin Keenan, Sean Tracey and Anthony Loughran will be among those who will represent our past players while former Tyrone ladies player Meave McGurk will lead the ladies contingent. It is also expected that players from neighbouring clubs will take part. Among those invited are Shea McGarritty and Raymond Mulgrew Cookstown, John McCullagh and Barry Tracey Greencastle, Kevin McNally and Gavin McElroy Carrickmore, Hugh Pat McGeary Pomeroy and Martin McCreesh Rock. The list is not complete but the team that will take the field will represent past and present, young and old, male and female. We are expecting an entertaining game and should be well worth watching.
Cloughfin Pipe Band will be making their first public appearance since winning this year’s All Ireland Fleadh title.The under 12 boys and girls will take part in Half Time games and the evening will conclude with refreshments. The Scor na Og instrumental group will perform during this part of the evening.