Offaly school and GAA club receive €90,000 funding boost

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Offaly school and GAA club receive €90,000 funding boost

Offaly school and GAA club receive €90,000 funding boost

A secondary school and GAA club in Offaly are set to receive a funding boost thanks to an announcement by sports Minister Brendan Griffin on Thursday morning, January 17.

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

St. Mary's Secondary School in Edenderry is set to receive €66,600 for the development of playing field facilities, while Killeigh GAA Club are also in for a boost with a €26,000 windfall for a walking track, scoreboard and ballstopper. 

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.

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy said she is "delighted" to receive news of the funding from Minister Griffin, describing it as a huge boost to the clubs involved. 

Minister of State Brendan Griffin said: “since being appointed minister with responsibility for sport, I have had the pleasure of seeing the huge difference that the Sports Capital Programme has made throughout the country. I commend the volunteers behind the clubs and groups receiving grants today. They are the lifeblood of sports in Ireland and providing them with the right facilities and equipment is the least we can do to assist them in their roles as coaches, mentors or grounds keepers.”