Sports Capital Grant
All involved with the club were delighted to hear the news on Friday last of the awarding of €300,000 in grant funding under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. This will ensure our new indoor training centre, which is nearing completion, will be kitted out with best-in-class equipment for high-performance testing, strength and conditioning and athlete development.
The Centre will be a fantastic recreational amenity serving not just our club but also the wider community – local sports clubs, organisations, schools and more. We look forward to it’s opening and the benefit that it will bring. The club is very grateful to all who supported us in our application particularly Senator Micheál Carrigy, Joe Flaherty TD and our local Councillors. We would also like to thank the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers, who visited the Centre last summer and took great interest in our project and future plans. Congratulations to all other clubs in the county that were successful in their grant application.
Good luck to our 51 club members taking part at the Connacht Juvenile Indoor Championships in Athlone this weekend. Enjoy the experience. These athletes, as well as all our other young members, will greatly prosper from the new Centre in their development ahead of future competitions.
The Tony McGowan Run in Drumshanbo attracted big numbers on Sunday with club members among the large entry. In the half marathon, John Scott, Michael O’Hara, Anne Brady and John Farrell ran well with Michael first place in his age category while Barry Hall and Amy Jordan put in good runs in the 5k. Well done all.
The final Friday evening of Juvenile and Little Athletics before the mid-term break is 18 February. Athletics will then resume on 4 March.
The club extends its deepest sympathies to the McPhillips family on the recent sad passing of Paddy’s mother Moira, Scotstown, Co. Monaghan. May she Rest in Peace.