was a local teacher in the National School in Clonegal. He
was known well for his wonderful sportsmanship and talent
both in Gaelic football and hurling. Originally from Tullow,
Co Carlow, Ben dedicated much of his life to the community
of Clonegal whilst serving as principal of the local school.
His talent and ability together with his passion for the
game rubbed off on the local children who had great success
at under -14 level.
wonderful Ben Mulhall Complex in Clonegal is the home to Derry
Rovers soccer team. The facilities include dressing rooms, toilets
and showers whilst upstairs is a large recreation area. In all
there are 11 acres of ground which includes two soccer pitches
and one GAA pitch. There is lots of room for parking. The grounds
are nestled into the corner of three counties, Wexford, Carlow
and Wicklow although its physical location is Wexford. Standing
at the entrance gate at the top of the hill one has a wonderful
panoramic view of all the fields and indeed of the three counties
and the beauty they hold.
Contact: Johnny Dunne 053
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Work in Ben Mulhall Park
major work finished in April 2012. The work involved:
160mt X 100mt GAA
2 Soccer pitches
9 hole pitch and
walk-way all around the boundaries of the park.
anyone would like to make a donation towards the work being
carried out please contact: John Dunne 053 9376336.