Thomastown United seal FAI Club Mark award

Thomastown United seal FAI Club Mark award

Thomastown United are the latest club to receive the FAI Club Mark Entry Level award following a great effort from the club's officials and volunteers.

Thomastown United is one of Kilkenny's biggest football clubs having been founded in 1968 and currently have over 400 players throughout their club in the underage and senior level.

The club has continually looked to develop their facilities at United Park having officially opened in 2001 and since further investment through the years, the club now has four pitches on-site, including floodlit all-weather training areas and changing rooms.

Thomastown are continually looking to improve and once the full all-weather pitch and sand-based pitches are completed, it will enable the club to move to an FAI standard for Regional Centre of Excellence status.

They've also enjoyed regional success on the pitch having won the McCalmont Cup in Kilkenny in 2015/16 and have seen former player Ellen Molloy progress to the Ireland WNT, and Colm Whelan progress to the Ireland U-21 side.

"I'm delighted to see Thomastown United claim their FAI Club Mark award and it's been overdue with the amount of great work going on behind the scenes," said FAI Development Officer Will Kinsella.

"We've seen the recent success stories such as Ellen Molloy and Colm Whelan which helps garner interest in the club but the club is much more than that with over 400 players taking part each week.

"It is a club at the centre of the community with fantastic facilities and 18 underage teams with a brilliant Academy every Saturday morning for Under-6s. The work the club is and continues to achieve is fantastic and the club officials and volunteers have always been a pleasure to work with."

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