Wicklow club receive Texaco support for sports funding

Wicklow’s Valleymount LGFA Club is to receive EUR5,000 funding under this year’s Texaco Support
for Sport initiative hosted and organised by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that
markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.


Under the scheme – similar to that which proved successful last year when the Wicklow county
award was presented to Roundwood and District Athletic Club – a fund of EUR130,000 is made
available by Valero for distribution in equal amounts of EUR5,000 to a successful applicant in each
county.


Amongst the community in West Wicklow, the Valleymount LGFA club has an important role to play
most notably in providing a sporting outlet for young girls and for the advancement of ladies’
football.


This year, the club marks a quarter of a century since its ladies team was first established. The
EUR5,000 award made to it under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative will be invested in coaches
and equipment to help keep the club operational following some challenging years during the
pandemic.


Overseeing the judging process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby
international and well-known broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan who, in his comment, noted the
‘stimulus’ the award would give to the club and to the continued advancement of ladies’ football in
what is its Silver Jubilee year.


Pointing to what he termed “the invaluable contribution” that sports clubs make to the heart of
community life in Ireland, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland)
Limited, congratulated the Wicklow club saying, “Special to us, and the purpose for which our
Texaco Support for Sport initiative was introduced, is the opportunity it presents to ease the
financial pressure on members by providing new and additional funding so often required to help
clubs achieve their objectives and play a pivotal and positive role in their communities”.

Texaco Support for Sport initiative 2022 County by County


Carlow GAA Palatine GAA Club
Cavan GAA Lavey GAA Club
Clare Hockey Ennis Hockey Club
Cork Camogie Rockbán Ladies Football & Camogie Club
Donegal GAA Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin GAA Club
Dublin Basketball St. Vincent’s Basketball Club
Galway Tennis Ballinasloe & District Tennis Club
Kerry Golf Castlegregory Golf & Fishing Club
Kildare Soccer Kilcock Celtic FC
Kilkenny Boxing Marble City Boxing Club
Laois Basketball Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club
Leitrim Rowing Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club
Limerick Cricket Limerick Cricket Club
Longford Rugby Longford Rugby Football Club
Louth Athletics Ace Athletic Club
Mayo Tennis Ballina Tennis Club
Meath Cricket Knockharley Cricket Club
Monaghan GAA Latton O’Rahilly GAA Club
Offaly Rowing Offaly Rowing Club
Roscommon GAA Boyle GAA Club
Sligo Soccer Kilglass Enniscrone United FC
Tipperary Soccer Cloughjordan FC
Waterford Badminton Dunmore Badminton Club
Westmeath GAA Garrycastle LGFA Club
Wexford Athletics Menapians Athletic Club
Wicklow GAA Valleymount LGFA Club

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