Congratulations to everyone involved in securing the new hockey pitch at Sion Hill College in Blackrock.
I had the pleasure of attending the official opening of this fantastic facility yesterday, which has been a long time coming, but looked great in the sunshine. Principal Sheila Drum and all the teachers and students at Sion Hill had put in huge work in the last couple of years to raise the money required for the pitch. The #pitchin campaign included a video featuring students explaining how the lack of a functional facility affected them. The final total was achieved with teh assistance of a Sports Capital Grant from the Department of Transport & Sport.
The new pitch will facilitate several sports, including hockey and will be shared with Avoca Hockey Club.