Lord, our Creator,
You have given us the land to look after it,
calling us to cherish and cultivate the earth and not exploit it.
Praise and thanks to You for your providence
and particularly for this patch of playing ground given into my care.
To honour this responsibility
I commit with my co-workers
not to cut any corners or compromise in creating a safe environment
for players to express themselves
and fans to enjoy the experience.
Grant us the wisdom of the Holy Spirit
to work well in all weathers,
humility to keep in the background
and hope that no tragedy may ever happen in this ground.
Edited from Playing & Praying by Fr Kevin O’Gorman SMA, published by St Pauls Publishing, Ireland, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 628 5933. Available from St. Paul’s Bookshop, Athlone, or through the following link: Playing and Praying