About Thomastown United AFC
Thomastown United has been in existence since 1968 when the team played in “Cowdung Park”, where The Greens housing estate is now. After a couple of moves, the club bought its own grounds, United Park off the Dublin Road in 1984. At present there are 5 grass pitches and 2 small Astro turf pitches to cater for over 30 teams of various ages, male and female.
It has become apparent in recent years that a full-size Astro Turf pitch would enable the many teams in the club to get enough training time during the winter months to reach their potential and be suitable for hurling, Gaelic football, Camogie, rugby and more. Matches could also be played day or night regardless of weather conditions helping our local schools and clubs to fulfil fixtures.
The club has produced international players like Colm Whelan, Ellen Molloy and Michael Reddy in the past. Proper facilities along with a good coaching structure can ensure standards are raised and who knows where the club can go in the future.