Club Development 2001 - Present

The plan to develop the Rathcline GAA ground started in 1999 when discussions commenced with regard to the redevelopment of the clubhouse at Clonbonny GAA grounds due to the increasing number of playing members in the parish of Rathcline.


A number of proposed developments were drawn up and provided to the club members and planning permission was sought and received on the structure that exists in Clonbonny at this present time.

In 2001 and 2002 the executive ran two very profitable 300 Club draws which netted  the club €60,000.

The success of these draws allowed the new Rathcline GAA executive to submit an application for a National Lottery Sports Capital Grant as 20% of the proposed development costs in club bank account.

In 2003 the club was delighted to hear that this application was successful to the tune of €204,000. This was one of the biggest awards given to any club in Ireland that year and accounted for 35% of all funding given to sporting clubs in the County of Longford.

With the majority of funding in place to build the clubhouse and planning permission secured work commenced on our new development in 2004.


In 2004 – 2005 the Club ran two successful Golf Classics in Roscommon and Longford Golf Courses respectively raising €25,000.


In 2006 the Club executive applied to Leinster Council for a grant and secured €20,000 grant towards the work completed on our Clubhouse which was the maximum that could have been obtained.

 A €50 ticket fundraiser draw was run in 2006 generating a net profit of €60,000. The success of this draw allowed the Rathcline GAA executive re-submit an application for a National Lottery Sports Capital Grant for funding towards the new all weather playing pitch.


That same year the club were delighted to receive notification that it was awarded €96,000 the maximum funding available towards the construction of an all-weather playing field.


 Work commenced on the all weather pitch in 2009 and was completed in 2010.