Thanks to team member Sana Ullah, we have upgraded our Groovy Loader project to version 3.0. This version includes several updates like it sports a new interceptor called GroovyStarter that you can configure in your configuration file and the entire groovy environment will wrap itself and become available in any ColdBox 3.5 application.
Not only that, but now you can also add any amount of java and groovy library locations and the plugin will load them at startup into your application. These libraries can be Spring, Hibernate, Apache Commons, etc. Finally, what good is a project without documentation, so we now have the project fully documented: http://wiki.coldbox.org/wiki/Projects:GroovyLoader.cfm