ON your marks. Pierce O'Callaghan with some of Tuam's young athletes on the site where the track will be constructed. Photo: Ray Ryan

Olympic standard track for Tuam town centre

TUAM is set to have an Olympic standard eight-lane 100 metre track that will serve athletes of all ages in the town and surrounding areas as well as the town’s school-going population.

The facility is earmarked for a green area on the grounds of Scoil Bhríde Mercy Secondary School, next to where a new all-weather sports pitch has been recently completed.

Scoil Bhríde and Tuam Athletics Club have made a joint application for funding for the track to the Sports Capital Grant Scheme.

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