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Funding for flood repair work for sports clubs

Joe McHugh.

ALMOST €20,000 in flood repair funding for two Donegal sports clubs has been announced today.

Naomh Colmcille GAA Club in Newtowncunningham is to receive €12,326 to repair damage to the club’s pitch from the August floods.

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Clonmany Shamrocks is also set to receive €7,075 in funding to repair damage to a running track.

The extra funding follows €139,000 given to Cockhill Celtic FC and €62,000 to Illies Celtic FC last month.

Making the announcement Joe McHugh TD (FG) said: “I’d like to sincerely thank Sports Minister Brendan Griffin and cabinet colleague Shane Ross for approving this funding today. There has been a cross-Government approach to dealing with the aftermath of last August’s floods in Inishowen and that work continues on a number of important fronts.

I am pleased that both Clonmany Shamrocks and Newtown GAA club can now repair the damage caused in the flooding and return their facilities to use, facilities which are at the heart of their communities.”

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