Work is ongoing at the Moss. PHOTOS: DECLAN DOHERTY
BY LIAM PORTER
SITUATED on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road, Drumoghill’s ground at the Moss is possibly one of the best-known pitches in Donegal.
When the diggers rolled in over the summer and the field was torn up it was sure to attract the attention of hundreds of motorists passing by on one of the county’s busiest thoroughfares.
But, what exactly has been happening at the Moss?
According to club secretary Kevin Neely, the club had decided a while back to level and drain their pitch in an effort to allow scope for greater club development and the establishment of an underage structure at the club.
“The idea was to improve the pitch in terms of drainage and the playing surface so when the work is finished it will be moved slightly away from where it was. That did mean moving up into what was known as ‘the ferns’ where there was a lot of rock.”
Having extracted the rock, work has pressed on at pace over the past few months and the finished result will now see a slight boundary established around the main pitch.
In addition, the work will provide for the development of a 2nd pitch (adjacent to the main pitch), slightly smaller than the main pitch and ideal for training and schoolboy matches.
Work on the development has been ongoing all summer but work off the pitch has also been moving to raise the funds required for such a massive task.