It was confirmed today by Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD that Enniscorthy Sports Hub is to receive €300,000 under the Goverment’s Sports Capital Programme.
This funding will allow for upgrades to the existing facility, including the provision of a sports amenity building and the long-awaited construction of a throwing cage for discus and hammer.
The Sports Hub has played an important part in the ongoing development of athletics in Wexford. As an amenity it is valued by all of Athletics Wexford’s affiliated clubs, who use the track on a regular basis. Since it opened in 2015, it has been the venue for Wexford Track & Field Championships at juvenile and senior levels. In 2018, Enniscorthy played host to the Leinster Juvenile Relays. When proposed works are completed, it is expected that the Sports Hub will be considered for further high-profile Leinster and National events.
Developments such as this do not happen without much behind-the-scenes work. In this case, credit is due to Athletics Wexford Chairman Paddy Morgan and the Development Committee of William Spratt Murphy, Jim Corcoran, John White, John Hayes and Nicky Cowman.
The south of the country is also to benefit from state investment in sports infrastructure with the news that Athletics Ireland and Cork Institute of Technology have been awarded €9.22 million towards the development costs of a new indoor community sports facility in Cork. “This large indoor athletics facility which will complement the development of the new CIT Arena with the addition of indoor sprints, pole vault and jumps and associated facilities.”