Updated 16 hours ago DUBLIN GAA HAVE been granted planning permission to build a centre of excellence at Hollystown. The facility will include four floodlit GAA pitches, one of which will have a synthetic surface. It will be located at the former Hollystown Golf Course, to the north-west of the city, on the Ratoath Road. The development will include a renovation of the former two-storey clubhouse, with the bar being converted into two new dressing rooms. There will be six dressing rooms in total. The clubhouse offices will be converted into a team meeting room. An indoor training facility is planned, which will include a pitch (30mx20m) and a “tactics space”. A covered stand, with a capacity of 500 spectators, will overlook the first pitch. The county’s hurlers will have the use of a wall, five metres high, as well as a “floodlit astro-turf hurling practice area”. Gavin CooneyReports From Qatar Get Gavin’s exclusive writing and analysis from the 2022 Fifa World Cup Become a Member There will be a trail for walking and jogging around the perimeter of the site. The application for planning permission was received by Fingal County Council on 25 May, and granted on 17 November.