Finn Valley Swim Pool Launched by Sports Minister

Minister Ring who has responsibility for Sport attended and did the honours and in attendance along with Finn Valley ac members were community representatives ,sporting representatives ,local and national politicians including Minister Dinny Mc Ginley and Senator Brian O Domhnaill ,local clergy etc . It was in its own way a historic occassion the long awaited  pool for the Valley.

The event began with the sod cutting followed by contract signing and over a cuppa speeches by The Ministers present,County Manager Seamus Neely,Co. Mayor Noel Mc Bride and Valley Chair Patsy Mc Gonagle .All was capably co ordinated by Neil Martin .

The Good news  message from all speakers was praise for local councillors ,executive staff from Donegal Co Council under the direction of Seamus Neely and Finn Valley ac . The template of partnership used in this project was something that should and could be replicated throughout the country . The Minister was loud in his praise of the volunteers here at Valley and indeed throughout the country who make an unbelievable contribution to society  and Patsy Mc Gonagle added  that Finn Valley members should be very proud of their efforts . He again praised the support they Fvac  received in the early seventies from the local Gaa club represented by Terry O Reilly and also present Co. Gaa chair P J Mc Gowan   and commented on the strong relationship with Finn Harps represented by chair Joey O Leary and other local clubs . A prayer was said by Father Kieran Mc Ateer and Rev. Adams while a number of the original Swim pool group attended .

The Board of the new Finn Valley Swim Pool Ltd is as follows representing Finn Valley ac Patsy Mc Gonagle ,Ann Marie Mc Geehin ,Neil Martin ,Sean Carlin,Conor Mc Gonagle ,Bridgeen Doherty while Council are represented by Barclay Mc Glynn , Paul Kilcoyne,Cora Harvey,Patrick Mc Gowan,Cora Harvey,Frank Mc Brearty. 

The contractors are Bam .

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