21 October 2011

Fitzgerald Welcomes Investment in Sports Facilities in Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald T.D., has welcomed the investment of over €40,000 in sports projects throughout Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole. The funding is part of a targeted capital grant scheme which is aimed to boost participation in sport.

“I am delighted that Corkagh Park, Griffeen Valley Park, Hermitage Park and Rathcoole Park have all been selected to receive grants of over €10,000 each for fitness equipment for their local sports projects,” said Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

"In my position as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, I am working hard to encourage children and young people to take up sports and physical activities. My Department is represented on the government’s new Special Advisory Group on obesity and we are currently working on a number of initiatives, in conjunction with other government departments, to improve healthy eating and rates of physical activity among children and young people. I am fully supportive of the GAA, FAI and IRFU and the work they do both nationally and locally here in Lucan and Clondalkin,” said Fitzgerald.

“We are very lucky to have such a great sporting culture in our area. The Round Towers and Sarsfield GAA Club remain eternally popular in Clondalkin and Lucan and local soccer clubs, Commercials Hurling Club, Rathcoole Boys Soccer and the Clondalkin Rugby Football Club continue to flourish. I am fully supportive of the work all of the local sporting organisations in our area,” concluded Fitzgerald.