Local Councillor Charlie O’Connor has welcomed the announcement by his Party colleague Jack Chambers, TD, Minister for Sport, of significant Grants for Tallaght Groups under the 2021 Sports Capital Programme. The list included Kilnamanagh Football Club, Thomas Davis GAA Club and St Annes GAA Club and a number of projects submitted by the Council. According to Charlie O’Connor, there was particular positive reaction in Kilnamanagh to the announcement. Kilnamanagh FC is to receive 150K to provide an indoor training facility and toilets and there is also 10,500 euros for ball stop nets. He passed on the gratitude of the Club to Minister Chambers when together they attended the President’s Cup Final in Tallaght Stadium.
Councillor O’Connor also congratulated the various Groups on the success of their applications and said that the Grants were a great boost to the volunteers involved. He also singled out the efforts of South Dublin County Council staff that had made a number of applications which were successful.
Among the successful Council applications were:
Ball Courts Dodder Valley €35,000
Bowling Green €150,000
Storage Facilities Ballymount €14,250
Ball stop nets Kilnamanagh €10,500
Ballymount GAA Pitch €35,000
SDCC Killinarden GAA Pitch €249,960
SDCC Kiltipper Soccer Pitch €249,960
Councillor O’Connor also added that the €149,448 Grant for LED Floodlights at the Shamrock Rovers Academy at Roadstone had been well received locally.