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Enniscorthy Sports Hub: €300,000 boost

Enniscorthy Sports Hub: €300,000 boost

Enniscorthy Sports Hub: €300,000 boost

Enniscorthy Sports Hub is to receive a €300,000 grant under the Government's Capital Grant Scheme.

The money will be used to upgrade existing athletics facilities at the hub and according to Minister Kehoe the grant will also go towards the provision of a sports amenity building at the site along with the construction of a throwing cage for discuss and hammer.

'The total cost of the project is estimated at €499,000, with this €300,000 being provided from central Government funding,' Minister Kehoe told this newspaper.

'It is a major investment and an endorsement in the town,' he added.

A spokesperson for Wexford County Council said the money will allow for Phase 2 of the planned work to proceed.

Constructed in 2015, Phase 1 of Enniscorthy Sports Hub was developed at a cost of €1m, following investment of €850,000 by Wexford County Council and a supporting grant of €150,000.

Phase 1 works consisted of an all-weather, eight-lane world-class running track and in-field facility together with extensive floodlighting and car-parking facilities.

'The busy complex is maintained and managed through the Enniscorthy Municipal District Offices of Wexford County Council,' said the spokesperson.

'Stage 2, which can now proceed following Friday's funding announcement, will see the construction of a much-needed sports building on the site,' he added.

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