At a Special General Meeting on 11th April the members of the club overwhelming voted in favour of releasing the necessary funds and entrusting the Council to rebuild the Balcony.
President, Kara Browning addressed the members via the zoom meeting saying that “It has been very clear that our club is missing our focal point! For sure members are missing gathering to watch games on the balcony and the footfall for both the bar and catering has suffered immensely.”
She was delighted that the members fully supported the proposal to rebuild using galvanized steel “Much and all as we have loved our wooden balcony, it is no longer safe, and replacing it with wood is not a viable option.
Whilst more costly, a galvanized steel balcony will ensure that members can enjoy the balcony for at least the next 50 years! It will also comply with current building regulations, a must for the club”
Kara thanked the members for attending and voting, adding that in anticipation of the project, she has already had a number of members wishing to make donations to the building fund. “We know this project is dear to our member’s hearts, so in order to make it a project for all, we have set up a link so members can donate up to €500. If anyone wants to contact me directly about a more substantial donation, I would ask them to email me at email@example.com.”
She closed the meeting adding that the Council would now meet and decide on which of the 3 shortlisted tenders is the preferred bid and she assured the members that work should be complete in time for the new season, assuming no hiccups!
A great step forward for Our Balcony!
Euro Hockey League
Good luck to the Men’s 1s as they tackle HC Rotterdam on Friday in the Euro Hockey League Ranking Cup in Club Egara! the match tips off at 13:15 (GMT) and you can watch the mtch stream on eurohcokeyTV!
Congratulations to Alison Keogh, who was appointed to the International Hockey Federation (FIH) 2022 Junior World Cup Final, between the Netherlands and Germany, that took place today!
Everyone at Grange Road are immensely proud of our #thirdteam Rover representing on one of the biggest stages possible!
We look forward to hearing about her recent umpire journey, across 3 countries, 2 continents and multiple games, up a Grange Road soon!