€1.26M in good news
THERE was good news last Thursday for 33 clubs and community groups across Co. Wexford when they were allocated over €1.26 million in the latest round of the government's Sports Capital Grants allocations.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced a total of €40.5 million in new funding for 880 sports and community projects nationwide. The grants to Wexford organisations ranged from €150,000 to €1,500 for a wide range of facilities and equipment.
The largest recipient in the county was the Faythe Harriers Hurling and Camogie Club in Wexford, which netted €150,000, while the Riverchapel Community Complex was the second highest on the list, receiving a grant of €120,000.
Also receiving six figure sums were the Enniscorthy based Hillbrook Lawn Tennis Club and Shamrocks Hurling and Football Club, which received €100,000 each.
The grants were allocated for a wide range of sports including GAA, soccer, tennis, athletics, swimming, boxing, rowing, and hockey.
Funds were allocated for facilities such as: natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts; floodlighting; artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas; building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets; sports equipment; and shared facilities.