Trim Celtic’s ground was named after Paddy Tully, who was the first Chairman of the present Trim Celtic and he served in that capacity from 1967 until his passing away in June 1980 aged 48. His introduction to the game came about as a result of an accidental meeting with Christy Ginnerty shortly before the very first meeting was called, which lead to the formation of the club.
His tireless work for the club especially at a time when support for “soccer” was very limited is an example of how dedication and persistence are eventually rewarded. His contribution was immense and he was the driving force behind the move to acquire the land at Knightsbrook, which was named in his honour in 1992.
Paddy was a native of Longwood and lived for a long time in Summerhill for whom he distinguished himself a Gaelic footballer. Ironically he never played for Trim Celtic. He practiced as an accountant with the Agricultural Institute at Grange.
When he passed away, he left his wife Kay, sons Liam, Fergal and Donal and one daughter Barbara.
Facilities at Tully Park include a clubhouse with Home and Away dressing rooms, overflow dressing rooms in two portacabins and 2 full sized grass pitches.
On 22nd November the ground held its most prestigious match when the Republic of Ireland took on Austria in a schoolboy international, a game which saw Irish legend Damien Duff make his international debut.