« BackBallyheigue man vows to retain soccer pitch on his land

A north Kerry man who developed a soccer pitch on his land for Ballyheigue AFC soccer club says he is determined to retain the pitch for use by the club.

Ballyheigue AFC pitch
Michael Leane developed the pitch so that the local club would have a facility to use for training and matches.

Kerry County Council is currently investigating whether the pitch is in compliance with planning laws although it has declined to comment formally on the matter.

Michael Leane has invested €20,000 of his own money in the playing pitch and says he has done nothing wrong.

A public rally is to be held this Sunday in support of the facility.

Michael says it provides locals with a necessary amenity: