Friends of Gallen Utd 100 Members Club
Our Own Home Ground (Brosna Press Park)
Gallen United Soccer Club has gone from strength to strength since its formation in 1976. Having had various different leases and rents on pitches we finally went in the mid nineties to purchasing our own grounds at lower main street Ferbane and making it our permanent home.
A playing pitch was developed followed soon after by dressing rooms and in the mid 2000’s a floodlit Astroturf facility which has been a tremendous asset to the club and to numerous other clubs and to the general public and community at large.
The club invested heavily in these projects and were rewarded with grant aid in the form of National Lottery Sports grants. Along with long term loans from the bank which still have a number of years to run and local fundraisers and local lotto all these facilities are now in good shape and have resulted in heavy maintenance and upkeep costs.
Friends of Gallen
The club now in its 35th year is forming a “Friends of Gallen Utd” 100 members club as their major and only fundraiser for the 2011/12 season. This will replace the greyhound race night of the past few years and will hopefully help to alleviate the big spend required to maintain the upkeep of the magnificent facilities and all that goes with it (oil, ESB, water rates, maintenance of playing pitch, maintenance of Astroturf pitch, upkeep of dressing rooms etc) and to support the upkeep of our teams (gear, insurance costs, registration, first aid etc).