€13.3 million funding for major local sports projects

11 January 2020
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

More than €13.3 million funding for local largescale sports projects has been allocated, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed. 

Cllr John Paul O’Shea

Cllr. O’Shea said: “This funding is included in the first set of allocations under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF). 

Funding allocations in Cork included: 

  • 9.2 million for Athletics Ireland & Cork Institute of Technology Community Sports Project, for the construction and operation of a high-performance athletics indoor training facility, and resurfacing of the existing outdoor track.
  • 2 million for Munster Centre of Excellence Phase 1, for the development of facilities including grass pitches, floodlighting, artificial pitch with floodlighting and dressing rooms.
  • 613,000 for urgent upgrade of water training facility, racing course and access for National Rowing Centre
  • 1.5 million for Munster Rugby Centre of Excellence, for the construction of an indoor training facility with a floodlight 3D playing surface, gym, dressing rooms and treatment rooms, single-storey ticketing booth and associated parking facility.

“I am delighted to see this money allocated it will mark a significant improvement to our community. 

“Sport has the capacity to knit communities together and it is important that we continue to invest in sport at a local level. These major projects are the first to be funded under this new model and I am delighted to see that Cork will benefit.”

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