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€13.3 million funding for major local sports projects – O’Shea 

€13.3 million funding for major local sports projects – O’Shea 

More than €13.3 million funding for local largescale sports projects has been allocated, Cork North West Fine Gael General Election Councillor John Paul O’Shea has confirmed.  

Cllr. O’Shea said: “This funding is included in the first set of allocations under the new Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF).  

Funding allocations in Cork included:  

  • 9.2 million for Athletics Ireland & Cork Institute of Technology Community Sports Project, for the construction and operation of a high-performance athletics indoor training facility, and resurfacing of the existing outdoor track. 
  • 2 million for Munster Centre of Excellence Phase 1, for the development of facilities including grass pitches, floodlighting, artificial pitch with floodlighting and dressing rooms. 
  • 613,000 for urgent upgrade of water training facility, racing course and access for National Rowing Centre 
  • 1.5 million for Munster Rugby Centre of Excellence, for the construction of an indoor training facility with a floodlight 3D playing surface, gym, dressing rooms and treatment rooms, single-storey ticketing booth and associated parking facility. 

“I am delighted to see this money allocated it will mark a significant improvement to our community.  

“Sport has the capacity to knit communities together and it is important that we continue to invest in sport at a local level. These major projects are the first to be funded under this new model and I am delighted to see that Cork will benefit.”