Planning permission has been approved for the Magheracloone Mitchells GAA club in Co Monaghan to build two new temporary training pitches and other facilities.

The club lost its facilities to subsidence in September after part of a disused mine collapsed, leaving the club's grounds, community centre and pitch completely out of bounds.

The collapse is being investigated by Gyproc, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain Ireland, that mines gypsum for the manufacture of plasterboard.

Two subsequent sinkholes also appeared close to the GAA pitch, which the company said were part of the original collapse.

Over the last few months, the GAA club had been using neighbouring grounds for training.

The approved permission from Monaghan County Council would allow the club to construct a training facility with two training pitches, flood lighting, ball stops, a single-storey prefabricated building with dressing rooms and toilets.

It also allows for a new vehicular entrance onto a public road with a parking area, waste-water treatment system and percolation area, landscaping and associated site works at Lisnakeeny and Camaghy.

A spokesperson for Monaghan County Council confirmed it has approved the permission today, and it is now subject to a four-week period for any appeals to An Bord Pleanála.

An online Go Fund Me campaign target of €5,000 for the club has been exceeded by more than double the goal and is currently at €10,900 after three months.

The fundraisers said the money would be required to source and set up temporary facilities for the club.