The Menapians Athletic Club will use €5,000 in funding to reserve venues and fund equipment for its proposed Wexford Summer League, an undertaking aimed at getting young athletes involved in the sport. The club received the money after being named county winner in the Texaco Support for Sport initiative. Now in its second year, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative sees €130,000 allocated among sporting organisations across the county, last year Kilmore United were chosen as Wexford’s recipients.
Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan and the presentation was made by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.
Established in 2001, Menapians AC is a progressive athletics club with a diverse membership in terms of age and ability ‘from young to old, from joggers to Olympians’. With training provided at various locations – including Rosslare Strand, Wexford CBS and Enniscorthy Sports Hub – the club maintains a prominent presence across the county.
Entries to the Texaco Support for Sport 2023 initiative will open this autumn.