Round Towers to get €178k in funding

by Gazette Reporter
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THERE was widespread welcome this week for the announcement that two local sports clubs have been awarded nearly €200,000 in funding under the Government Sports Capital Grant Programme.
Under the funding plan, Round Towers of Clondalkin will receive €178,000 towards the construction of their new pitches on Monastery Road, while Neilstown Boxing Club will receive over €19,000.
The GAA club had secured €450,000 from the National Lottery and the GAA Leinster Council for their new facilities and has been fundraising locally for the past two years.
The €178,000 approved last week will fund the completion of their pitch-building project.
Labour TD Robert Dowds said that the awards would continue to encourage young people to become involved in their local clubs.
“Round Towers’ new development on the Monastery Road is a credit to everyone involved in the club, and to the people of Clondalkin, and I want to congratulate and commend all the members of the club, and in particular the development committee, on working so hard to deliver top-class facilities.
“Neilstown Boxing Club is one of the most renowned and successful boxing clubs in Ireland, and their new premises is a very impressive facility which I have no doubt will continue to produce the champions and Olympians of the future. I want to sincerely congratulate everyone involved, particularly Gerry Fleming, for all the work they have put in over many years. The €19,000 they have received is well deserved and I wish them very well for the future.”
Fine Gael TD Frances Fitzgerald congratulated all involved in Towers, singling out her party colleague, Cllr Tony Delaney, who is the chairman of the club.
“Round Towers has a record of over a hundred years of community involvement and delivers quality training and playing facilities for its members. It’s great that this money will go towards developing its new facilities right here in the heart of Clondalkin,” said Fitzgerald.

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