Fine Gael Cllr for the Baltinglass MD, Avril Cronin, has today, welcomed funding from Healthy Ireland to improve walking tracks and make them more accessible in GAA clubs across the county.
Speaking on the announcement Cllr Cronin said, “ A fund of €800,000 has been made available through Healthy Ireland to improve walking tracks in GAA clubs to make them more accessible for everyone in the community”
GAA clubs can avail of this grant to upgrade their current walking track, make them more accessible to everyone in the community and to install lighting to light up the track’s on the dark winters evening.
“This fund will be of particular interest to clubs in rural areas, to allow people to walk in a safe manor, to get out and get active during those dark winter evenings, said Cronin
“Many of our GAA clubs are now taking part in the “Healthy Clubs “initiative, encouraging the whole community to improve their health and well-being and doing so by coming together as one community”.
Cronin continued, “GAA clubs across the county have become more than football or hurling clubs, they have become the hub of the community within many rural areas”