Westport GAA receive €1m donation from local family

April 15, 2021

The proposed development by Westport GAA

The Westport club in Mayo will receive €1m from the Kenny family, whose father Jack was a former player and chairman of the club.

The growing club are aiming to build a new pitch and facilities on the Gold Course Road in Westport to support their current two pitches.

The development will include the construction of a Croke Park size football pitch with four sets of changing rooms, a 250-seater stand, floodlights and a clubhouse.

Jack Kenny, played an integral part in the development of the club as a player and club chairman over a number of decades from the 1920’s right through to the late 1950’s.

The Kenny family have had a long and loyal association with the club and its development since the 1920’s. Jack was Chairman of the club for several years and in 1948 was elected Chairman of the Mayo GAA County Board. Jacks’ brothers, Cha, Joe and Frank, were also renowned and respected Westport GAA Club Officers.

The family have donated €500,000 toward the project with another €500,000 set to follow.

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