Johnstown Park.

A decision has been made that the dressing rooms at Johnstown Park will be replaced to allow full participation by all clubs using the park. The idea of a floodlit pitch has been shelved and Councillor Bill Tormey feels that it would be a huge imposition on the local residents throughout the winter and should be sited at Mellowes Road Civic Centre where there will, most likely, be staff available to manage the facility. This compromise has the highest likelihood of success and was agreed with all councillors and the officials. There simply is no money for an alternative at the moment. The requirements of big clubs such as Tolka Rovers can be best met with this arrangement which would include rent reductions and time guarantees at the current facilities to maximise use. Tolka Rovers went to great trouble to provide alternative plans but the financial crunch has intervened.