Approximately 300 people packed into St. Joseph’s Hall on Friday night for a public meeting to transfer the Termon Lands from the guardianship of the Termon Land Trustees to a new community group – Boyle Community Sports Association.
Also present was Jim Winston from the Department of Agriculture representing the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Following a show of hands, the decision to transfer the land was unanimous with only 6 people voting against the proposal.
The meeting was chaired by John Cawley, Chairman of the Termon Land Trustees who opened the meeting with a vote of sympathy to the Daly family on the passing of Paddy, a long time member of the Trustees.
Plans for the lands were outlined by Kevin Young and Francis Gaffney on behalf of the new group.
The meeting was addressed by a number of those present including Tony Conboy, Aaron O’Connor, Barry Feely, Brian Nerney, John Cummins, Angela Costello, Maureen O’Connor, Melissa Doohan, Eddie Conroy, Billy Hanmore, Charlie Candon, Kathleen Hanmore, Padraig Daly, Sean Mullin, Brian Kelly and Frank Feighan.
All of the above spoke in favour of the proposal.
Dermot Leyden and John Scanlon spoke against the proposal.
Boyle Community Sports Association is a new not for profit group made up of representatives from a number of clubs and organisations in the town.
Their aim is to develop the Termon Lands in to a Community Sports Facility to include but not limited to:
- Running Track
- GAA and Soccer training pitches
- Basketball, Tennis, Bowling areas
- Sensory Garden
- Fishing Stands
- Children’s Playground
- Swimming area
- Car Park and sports building