Ballyroan footpath a priority - Fennelly

Laois County Council will consider installing footpaths from the Ballyroan GAA pitch to the national school, which Cllr John Joe Fennelly has described as a priority.

Laois County Council will consider installing footpaths from the Ballyroan GAA pitch to the national school, which Cllr John Joe Fennelly has described as a priority.

Proposing the motion at County Hall last week, Cllr Fennelly said that people had to cross the road to get a stretch that was safe to walk.

Supporting him, Cllr Mary Sweeney said the motion was very timely, now that the Ballyroan National School is set to come “on stream” this year.

“This is extremely important,” she said. “It’s not just used for football, there are 220 people using (the pitch) every Tuesday night for athletics, there’s a very active athletic club. This is very important because of the schools.”

Cllr Fennelly received a written reply to his motion from Mr Keiran Kehoe, director of services, who said the issue will be considered for inclusion under the works programme for 2015.