Cunningham Polocrosse member Tom Cooper and president Andy Burton said it is going to take a lot of community spirit to get the grounds back to working order.
Cunningham Polocrosse member Tom Cooper and president Andy Burton said it is going to take a lot of community spirit to get the grounds back to working order. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Storm damage could be $300k for club

CUNNINGHAM Polocrosse Club president Andy Burton said his club was looking down the barrel of a $300,000 damage bill following Wednesday's severe thunderstorm.

The Bony Mountain Recreation Reserve was battered with fierce storms and heavy rain, which destroyed storage shed and damaged their clubhouse and a toilet block.

Debris from trees was scattered across the grounds, garbage bins strewn all over and horse stalls buckled under the storm's strength.

Mr Burton said working bees were planned to help the club get up and running before it hosts Ireland for the International Test Series in August.

"There is a lot of work involved here all the time and it's going to take a fair bit to get it back to how it was," he said. "We're going to struggle to pay for everything and will have to get some funding to get cleaned up.

"A lot of it will be done in house but we don't have that sort of money to pay for all the repairs."

Mr Burton said he was confident many would volunteer to help.

"This is a great centre and it's not just the two clubs, it's the whole community."



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