Waterford sports clubs receive €250,000 funding boost

Justin Kelly

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Seven sports clubs in Waterford have received a funding boost this morning thanks to an announcement by sport Minister Brendan Griffin.

The funding is being made under the Sports Capital Grant and has been broadly welcomed by local representatives, including John Halligan TD.

De La Salle Hurling and Football Club will receive €43,600 towards the development of a new all-weather floodlit pitch; Roanmore GAA Club will receive €40,800 towards a gym extension; Gan Baru Jiu Jitsu Academy will get €3,300 towards new training equipment; Waterford-Wexford ETB are set to receive €79,300 towards the extension of a grass pitch; Carbally Community Development Group will receive €39,400 towards their community development project; Clonea GAA Club are set for €49,000 towards field development; Butlerstown GAA Club will receive €2,800 for a new lawnmower.

These successful applications refer to clubs whose previous application was deemed invalid and they were invited to correct their applications rather than having to make completely fresh applications.

"For any Waterford club who has submitted a new application, I can confirm that work will now be advanced on the assessment of these with allocations to be announced later in the year," John Halligan said this morning.