A plan for a GAA hurling training centre to be located near Athenry have been dropped.
The decision will see the Galway hurling board lose some €2.5 million which has already been spent on a site of over 100 acres.
To proceed, the project would cost further millions and would eventually, the GAA hoped, be worth €8 million.
Plans were submitted to the Council for planning permission and a grant was issued in 2008 for the facility.
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