Council-owned grass pitches reopened as part of phased programme of opening up its outdoor sports facilities

29th July 2020

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In line with the NI Executive’s Pathway to Recovery programme, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is reopening its grass football pitches from Monday 3 August 2020. Currently, the pitches will only be available for use by affiliated clubs.

However if pitches are playable, they will be available to book from Saturday 1st August 2020 to facilitate teams who wish to play a pre-season game.

Councillor Chris Smyth, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, said, “this is the latest phase in the resumption of services at the Council’s leisure facilities, and with the recent reopening of the fitness suites and resumption of fitness classes at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum and Omagh Leisure Complex, we are making excellent progress as we move to a new normal in the provision of leisure services in our district. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with unprecedented challenges over the last few months and the importance of looking after our physical and mental health and well-being cannot be overstated.”

The artificial pitches at Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Omagh Leisure Complex, the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown and Castle Park Leisure Centre, are available for hire for training and matches by affiliated clubs.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will continue to be guided by advice from the Northern Ireland Executive and the Public Health Agency with regard to further reopening of its Leisure facilities.

The reopening of outdoor sports facilities to individuals and non-affiliated groups is being kept under review.

To book a pitch, please see contact details below:

Castle Park Centre –

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum –

Omagh Leisure Complex –

Bawnacre Centre – or booking line: 1-2pm & 4-5pm Tue – Fri 028 686 21177

Other Council pitches: or