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Duneske Sports and Leisure - Press Release

Duneske Sports and Leisure has been in operation since November 2000 when three organisations came together to co-ordinate their efforts and to strive to improve both the indoor and outdoor Sports & Leisure facilities in the town. The result of this collaboration between Cahir Development Association, Cahir GAA Club and the Parents Council of Colaiste Dun Iascaigh was Duneske Sports and Leisure.

The Board of directors of Duneske Sports and Leisure wish to announce that the sports facility at Farranlahassery is to be leased and are currently in negotiations with a reputable gym company that have proven expertise in this area.

As part of this new development the facility will undergo a complete refurbishment and because of this the Cahir community will have access to a very modern approach to “fitness for all” regime.

Ever mindful of our commitment to the community, the Board of Directors have worked tirelessly to negotiate the best possible terms so that the sports complex will remain open to its members and also be an enhanced asset to the community of Cahir catchment area.

The existing structure will undergo a realignment that will give a new vibrancy to this excellent facility including a revamped reception area, a complete new “fit out” of the gym and studio area.

This decision to lease the premises was not taken lightly. Apart from a large debt already owing to the bank, it is also apparent that the existing equipment/apparatus, almost ten years old, is in need of complete refurbishment and/or replacement. This cost being considerable has left the directors with an extremely weighty decision. In the best interests of our commitment to ensuring that the community continued to have this facility it was felt that this was the best strategic decision.

We would like to thank our very loyal work force, that has provided a service to the community for near on a decade and run under the stewardship of a voluntary hard working board of directors.

To facilitate the removal of the existing furnishings and the installation of new furnishings the complex will be closed for a week commencing October 24, 2016 and reopening on October 31, 2016. This is regrettable and the directors apologise to its customers for this inconvenience and assure them that it will be well worth it in the long term, therefore it's business as usual.