- SO WHAT IS IT?
The Storyboard is the unique centrepiece of the all-weather pitch development at St Vincent's. This installation will feature over 90 historical panels around the perimeter of the new pitch.
These panels will detail The Journey of St Vincent’s GAA Club from its foundation in 1931 up to today. The players, the teams, key events, the personalities and much more of St Vincent’s GAA Club and its place within Dublin GAA.
All the Storyboard panels will face onto a perimeter pathway which runs around the new pitch. A walk of the pitch perimeter will document the entire 85 years of history of the club in chronological order.
THE STORYBOARD PROJECT
Each panel consists of 2 back-to-back images of dimensions 10 feet in length and 3 feet in height.
The outer face of the panel looks onto the perimeter pathway of the new pitch. It will detail one feature of the Storyboard history.
The pitch side face of the panel shows the sponsor details as with normal pitch side advertising.
The majority of the Storyboard panels will be agreed by a group of club historians. However, there will be an interactive element for all club members to get involved on one specific type of panels.
These are the Grassroots Heroes panels.
There will be an allocation of panels where members can nominate any club member, past or present, to feature as a Grassroots Hero. This is an opportunity to show an appreciation for those members who gave or continued to give unstinted commitment, service and loyalty to the club over the course of many years.
Conversion of existing juvenile grass pitch to All Weather pitch in compliance with GAA specifications.
Financial contribution by St Vincent’s GAA Club towards the development of a new full sized GAA grass pitch at Ard Scoil Ris school grounds.
Improved spectator facilities for the new all weather pitch including a viewing gallery.
Upgrade of existing car park.
The project schedule is as follows:
Club fundraising from June to September 2016.
Work commences in Quarter 4 2016.
Facility opening in Quarter 1 2017.
A cornerstone of the project is that it will be delivered DEBT FREE. Having been fully costed, the total capital spend is €850,000. The required funding will come from several streams:
Sport Capital and Local Authority Grants
Corporate /Platinum Fundraising
Overseas Donations (Ireland Fund Event)
Members and Community Fundraising