The Mayor of The County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins with Crosshaven Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball team members and elected members of Cork County Council at the launch of a new multi use games area at Camden, Crosshaven. Photo: Michael O’Sullivan/OSM PHOTO

MUGA exciting news!

The ribbon has been cut on a new €40,000 outdoor sports facility for young people in Crosshaven.

Officially opened by the Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins last week, the multi-use games area (MUGA) will provide basketball and soccer facilities free of charge.

The astroturf pitch and court are located in the Camden area of Crosshaven and will be open 7 days a week.

Speaking at the launch, Mayor Collins said it is extremely important young people to have a free and safe space for a kickabout or to play basketball.

“I am delighted to launch this fantastic new outdoor project and to see it has been so enthusiastically welcomed by the Crosshaven community. The village has a fantastic playground suitable for younger children and this facility provides an outlet for older children and young people,” he said.

Also present at the launch of the MUGA were members of the Crosshaven Boys and Crosshaven Girls Basketball teams, as well as elected members of Cork County Council’s Carrigaline Municipal District.

The project was funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media via the Sports Capital Funding Programme, and Cork County Council.