15 November 2009

Omagh CBS, Co.Tyrone [demolished]




Omagh CBS, Co. Tyrone[demolished]
Photographs and information by E.Timoney, August 2009
This is the site of Alleys which were in Omagh CBS. These were demolished when new school extension was built. Across the yard a new indoor 40x20 was built. This summer that has been converted into a weights gym. A floor was put in to make it a 2-storey building.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As a former pupil, I thought this was a disgrace when I heard it.
When the school was extended in the early 90’s they kept harping on in the local press about the fantastic new handball alley they’d built, yet for the 7 years I was a pupil there, we were never encouraged to make use of it in P.E
I’m pretty sure the P.E teachers were unsure of the rules and preferred a handy life by just picking 2 teams and throwing in a football, rather than actually encouraging their pupils to take part in handball, or any other new sport!
Only a handful of players from the few local handball clubs made use of the facility, such a pity.

Anonymous said...

The handball died when Mr Paddy Grogan retired. Just like the Basketball died when Mr Terry McGurk left.

Paddy Grogan R.I.P.