Kilcavan GAA Club

Kilcavan GAA have released designs for their new state-of-the-art indoor training facility.

Kilcavan GAA, located in Mountmellick parish, has continued to grow consistently over the past number of years strongly supported by Clonaghadoo National School.

In 2014, in association with Laois GAA, Kilcavan GAA commenced a five-year plan to improve their clubs facilitates in order to support the clubs growing numbers.

To date they have successful added a new illuminated training pitch, ball stops, car park, security fencing, shower rooms, outdoor toilet’s, Kitchen/meeting room and a 600m fully illuminated jogging/walking track.


As part of the final stage of their five-year plan, Kilcavan GAA are pleased to announce that works are due to commence in the coming weeks on its new indoor training facility.

The development will more than double the size of the existing building on the site, with a total additional area of almost 200 square metres being constructed.

The Planning Permission, Fire Safety Certificate and Disability Access Certificate for the development was granted by Laois County Council in September 2018, which paved the way for the construction to commence.

A competitive tendering process was carried out by AOCA Engineering Consultants for the construction of the new facility and the appointment of the successful tenderer, JS Dooley Contracting Ltd., was made last month.


The central focus of the development will be a new 136 square metre multipurpose fitness room, which looks as though it could rival any inter-county training facility when completed.

Engineer and Kilcavan GAA member David Ryan said, “The development has only been made possible through funding from the Sports Capital Programme through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and ongoing fundraising carried out by club members over the last number of years.”

Kilcavan GAA have also recently carried out a colouring competition in conjunction with Clonaghadoo National School.

The two winning pupils will complete the turning of the sod for the new facility next week.

The club wished to thank the following people who have helped to make this development possible; Cllr David Goodwin, Laois County Council, AOCA Engineering Consultants, Ger Ryan Architectural Services in Mountmellick, O’Connell Brothers plant hire and JS Dooley Contracting Ltd.

From Laois Today