Talking at a gathering of Council’s leisure and group providers committee, DUP councillor Lavelle McIlwrath informed members one thing would must be accomplished in regards to the pitch within the small village between Portadown and Moy.
The councillor defined that such was the situation of the pitch, customers are injuring themselves and trying to play elsewhere.
“There have been points with the pitch round December and January and Council was capable of do one thing in regards to the concern then” mentioned Cllr McIlwrath.
“I used to be contacted once more lately by a a constituent who makes use of the pitch telling me that the group have had two accidents on the pitch lately and are on the level the place they won’t be going again to the pitch.
“I do know we’ve got accomplished some work to it earlier than however it’s clearly a difficulty. I’m not positive of the ‘shelf life’ of the pitch. It’s a very welcome facility within the village and we actually don’t need to get to the purpose the place teams received’t use it as a result of they really feel it’s unsafe.”
Cllr McIlwrath confirmed he can be on website the morning after the assembly and Council’s head of estates and asset administration, Jonathan Hayes mentioned he can be out there to debate the problem in additional element then.
Chatting with the Native Democracy Reporting Service, Cllr McIlwrath defined that it isn’t a case of contact sport on the pitch as those that are shedding their footing have no-one round them when they’re doing so.
“I’d describe it as enjoying soccer on a billiard desk that’s moist,” mentioned Cllr McIlwrath.
“I’m not positive at this stage what Council can do to assist however it’s clear one thing will must be accomplished to the floor within the close to future.”