St. Kevin's

Community spirit has always been the heart of Philipstown, from their first community hall in 1911 and the formation of the football club in 1948. To the latter years with our camogie club and ladies football and most recently our hurling section. As previously stated in our celebratory publication for the opening of our pitch in 1983 “The club is the community and the community is the club”. St. Kevin’s have undertaken previous ambitious projects but this fundraising effort is our biggest yet!

The funds raised will be used to further develop our facilities at Páirc Naomh Caoimhín, Philipstown.

In 2018 we developed our main playing pitch with the construction of a new state of the art playing surface, upgrade work on our training pitch and with the high numbers of Girls and Boys playing football, Hurling and Camogie for St Kevins we now have a third pitch developed and will be ready for March 2019. 

 

New ball stop net on our training pitch and we also completed upgrade work on our Astro pitch.

Development planned for 2019 will be state of the art floodlighting on our main pitch, perimeter fencing on the main pitch, walking/running track around our main pitch to join in with the existing track around our training pitch and also the construction of a spectator stand at our main pitch

Your support is key to this development and the “win a house” draw is a vital part of ensuring we can complete this planned development for now and for future generations of our club.

1914

2019

  • St. Kevin’s Old Hall 1914

  • St. Kevin’s Community Centre 2019

The late Tom Powderly is attributed with saying that St. Kevin’s was a social club that happened to have a football team. This is probably a good reflection for a small community without a traditional village centre but has secured its social needs in addition to its sports facilities by building a community hall/centre on several occasions; in 1913, again in 1975 and the new Centre in 2014.
 

Our aim has always been for the Centre was to cater for the social, recreational, educational, sport and leisure needs of all residents of the community. Our facilities include a full-sized sports hall and changing rooms with showers, meeting and community rooms and kitchen which has allowed us to provide many sports and leisure activities, parties and entertainment events. 

We also have IT equipment and Wi-Fi making it an ideal venue for meetings or training courses. In keeping with our role as a centre for the community, all the facilities are available to local schools and community groups.

We’re delighted that many new activities are available here in Philipstown meaning residents no longer need travel to bigger towns to access diverse activities such as bingo, yoga, pilates, Irish dancing, music, gymnastics, karate, tennis, badminton, Ladies and Mother & Toddler groups, Men’s Shed and computer or crafts classes. We have so many activities you’re bound to find several reasons to visit the Centre to keep you fit, entertained or educated.

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