The South Dublin Panthers had reason to celebrate recently after their allocation from the 2021 Sports Capital Grant surpassed any previous allocations.
The Panthers are based in Tymon Park in Tallaght and comprises a senior tackle team, an academy team and a non-contact ‘flag’ team, catering to over 100 members of all levels.
The club’s First and Gold projects have been allocated €20,492, much to the delight of club chairman Dr Emma Burrows.
“This American Football club has a history that spans 20 years,” Burrows said. “The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for our members who lost the opportunity to dedicate themselves to a sport and spend time friends.
“We are incredibly proud of our volunteers who pivoted in dire circumstances and worked to make sure the club would continue to provide opportunities for greatness to the local community and beyond.
“We have players and coaches travel from all over the country to play with us because of the culture we’ve created.
“The allocation from the Sports Capital Grant will allow us share the joy of the sport with spectators in ways that haven’t yet been achieved by any team, as well as make the sport more accessible for all.”
Caption for fourth pic: Ryan Eccles, Ryu Robles , Niall Burke and Anthony Burke take the field for the South Dublin Panthers at Energia Park in Donnybrook last season
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