Aughrim and Valleymount GAA clubs receive funding to develop walking tracks

Both Wicklow GAA clubs are in line to receive funding in order to upgrade and develop walking tracks on their club grounds.

Wicklow TD, Minister Simon Harris announced that two Wicklow GAA clubs have been successful applicants for additional funding under the Healthy Ireland GAA Walking Tracks initiative.

Across the country many GAA, Camogie and LGFA (Ladies Gaelic Football Association) clubs are receiving additional funding to improve the accessibility of existing community walking track facilities on GAA grounds.

Aughrim GAA are set to receive €15,000 and Valleymount GAA are in line for €10,000.

Speaking today Minister Harris said “This is great news for both Wicklow GAA clubs. I’m delighted to see additional funding going to both Aughrim and Valleymount GAA clubs to have their grounds further upgraded and developed for better walking tracks.

“The funding announced today is in addition an earlier allocation of funding to a number of GAA clubs across the country announced in April.

Promoting walking is a great initiative and there has been huge interest from GAA clubs in applying for this funding across the country so it’s great to see Wicklow Clubs be successful and also benefit from it today.

“There is huge enthusiasm and commitment in Wicklow to develop more inclusive sporting facilities in the County and I look forward to seeing this funding being used to promote physical activity that enhances health and wellbeing in our community.

“I want to congratulate both Aughrim and Valleymount GAA clubs on their successful applications and thank them for the work they do on behalf of the community and their invaluable contribution year round.”

“It’s so important to me that sporting facilities continue to receive funding to better promote healthy activities and I will continue to promote initiatives like these in Government”.

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