Atlantic Technological University in Letterkenny are to apply for planning permission for a large regional sports complex in the town.
The complex will include outdoor pitches, a six-lane running track, a pavilion and even an indoor sports dome for various sports and activities.
The complex is to be built at lands at Carnamuggagh Lower/Knocknamona, close to An Post’s local sorting office.
The ambitious project will also include a children’s playpark, community garden, a hurling or handball wall as well as walking and running trails.
Among the playing pitches outlined foe the development will be four synthetic five-a-side pitches, two natural grass soccer pitches with cricket creases, a grass GAA pitch as well as an artificial grass GAA playing pitch.
The ATU intends to apply to Donegal County Council with the proposal in the hope of gaining planning permission immediately.
An Environmental Impact Assessment will also be submitted to the local planning authority along with the application.
The plan for the regional sports complex is a huge step forward for sporting facilities at the college.
Up until now the college was somewhat confined to its sporting facilities with just one playing pitch as well as the An Danlann Centre.
Under the ATU Letterkenny’s Head of Sport and former Donegal GAA star Michael Murphy, the construction of such a facility will be a huge step forward for the Letterkenny college.