Discussion held to air issues concerning planned GAA concert in Clane

Clane Community Council

Henry Bauress

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Discussion held to air issues concerning planned GAA concert in Clane

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Clane Community Council intends to remain vigilant over plans for a major concert at Clane GAA in August 24 and 25.

The concert, which will serve as a fund raising event for the club, is likely to attract 3,000 to the town.

Some members of the community council attended a small meeting at Clane GAA recently, aimed at providing more information about the event, the organisation of which is at an early stage.

At their monthly meeting in the Clane Project Centre on April 29, it was clear that council members still have plenty of questions and uncertainty remains — not so much about the two day event but its aftermath.

However, it is felt that the event will be very well planned.

The meeting was told that the GAA organiser, Fintan Doran, was seeking contact points with nearby residents. “We are very concerned about the fall out,” the meeting heard, “when people come to the street or do not get in to the concert.”

This revolves around applications to the District Court to extend alcohol licences. “Will they leave drink on the side of the road?” was one question posed at the meeting about concert-goers. Concerns were also expressed about possible public order issues and about concert attendees camping in local housing estates.

Questions about garda resources remain, on the basis that any security personnel employed for the event will be concerned with n events inside the ground.

Council member, Rob Mahon, told the meeting: “It seems they (GAA) want to do it right.”