For your club. For your community. For the future.

Phoenix Football Club & Martin Savage Park:

Phoenix FC have two grass soccer pitches in Martin Savage Park. For much of the year, these pitches are unavailable to club due to the pitches being unplayable. Along with St. Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh GAA club, we have worked with Dublin City Council to improve the facilities in the park including the construction of a shared all-weather pitch capable of playing adult soccer games and juvenile GAA games. 

As part of the previous non-statutory consultation, many of you sent in your personal feedback on what the proposed developments in Martin Savage Park would mean to you, your family and the wider community. We need you to do this again. Please personalise your feedback to make it meaningful and impactful.

We ask that you take time to read some of the reports on the proposed development which address previous general concerns and you send in your feedback supporting the proposed development. It may be easier to first create your letter in MS Word and copy it into the feedback portal.

Many thanks,

Brendan O’Hanlon – Chairperson

Phoenix FC

Making the most of your submission:

Hints on How to Complete the Feedback form Online: 

There are 5 pieces of information requested: 

  1. Name – include your full name 
  2. Email – include your email address 
  3. If making an observation in a professional capacity or on behalf of a group or organisation please give details here.  
    • Phoenix FC members that are making submissions on their own behalf should leave this section blank.
    • Phoenix Football Club will be making a submission on behalf of members and will include the Club name here.
  4. Comments – please provide them here.  You may wish to copy your comments from a MS Word file to allow for easier access and editing.  
    • Please start the feedback with ‘As a member/player with the Phoenix Football club/ local resident, I am in favour of the plans by Dublin City Council to make improvements to Martin Savage Park as set out in the Part 8 planning application documents posted online’.
    • In particular, I am in favour of the 130m x 70m  all-weather pitch capable of playing adult soccer games and juvenile GAA games. I would like to request that the floodlighting levels are capable of being consistent throughout the pitch to allow soccer and GAA games to be played.
    • I am also in favour of the other improvements proposed for Martin Savage Park, including the following:
      • Improvement to the main GAA pitch which includes floodlighting, improvements to the drainage, and a sand-based playing surface to allow for greater availability during the playing season.
      • A perimeter pathway round the grass pitches – this will be an approximate 1km loop;
      • New pathway lighting for the main pathway from along the rail line;
      • A children’s playground with swings, slides and climbing equipment;
      • A community garden and additional park seating plus new tree planting to replace some trees displaced in construction
    • Please add any additional MSP park features that you are in favour of. See below for more facts & figures about MSP.
  5. Postal Address – please enter your postal address here. 

Then enter ‘Continue’ and ‘Submit’.  You will then receive a receipt and a link to a PDF copy of your response.

For your club. For your community. For the future.

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We have 25 teams which includes:
1 Senior team
1 U19 Leinster Football League team
3 Girls teams U10, 11 and 13s
20 Schoolboy teams. Age ranging from U8s to U16s

There are over 60 volunteer coaches.

We have a Little Nix Academy for 4-7 yr olds  with over 100 children, and between 8-10 coaches.

Phoenix Football Club have been one of the longest serving tenants in Martin Savage Park.

We currently play the majority of our 11-aside games in Martin Savage Park on Saturdays and Sundays. In the 30 years since the clubhouse was built, we have continued to play on the same pitches, which can be largely unplayable from October to March, which is most of the football season.

We want to provide opportunities for all the children in the area. We can only achieve this if we have the facilities to play on  which are safe and capable of coping with our inclement weather.

Want Further Information?

Read all the DCC Reports on the Martin Savage Park Development Here