Under the guidance of De La Salle Palmerston FC president Ciaran Daly, the Kirwan Park club have announced their biggest ever ‘All club’ fund raising project, which will see the impressive 16 acre site plus clubhouse, being fitted with a wheelchair access ramp and wheelchair accessible toilets…

In 1980 the clubhouse was officially opened when Palmerston FC relocated to Kilternan from their base in Clonskeagh. In 1985 De La Salle RFC merged with Palmerston FC to become the first two clubs in Ireland to merge. Over those 30 years a number of investment projects have seen the club develop their facilities to the highest standard and become the envy of many of the visiting teams they have hosted over the years.

These improvements have been necessary to help them cater for their ever increasing player numbers and have also being critical in DLSP becoming one of an elite band of Senior Clubs in the country to be certified to the IRFU Club Excellence Standard.

Over the last two seasons, the club has also seen the establishment of ‘the Salmo Eagles'(a special needs team) and this also highlighted the need for their facilities to become as inclusive as their teams, hence under Ciaran Daly’s guidance, a project team was put together to fundraise for the new wheelchair access ramp and wheelchair accessible toilets.

The walk will take place on Sunday October 20th, it will see all the sections of the club, from mini/youths, the eagles and adult teams (along with their families & friends) gathering at Kirwan Park at 10am to take part in this novel fundraising project.

If you would like further information on this project, then contact Ciaran Daly directly on: cddlsp@gmail.com In the meantime Ciaran is looking for everybody to pull together and really make this happen.