Gaeltacht Minister McHugh awards €50,000 grant to Donegal GAA pitch

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Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh has announced that he has sanctioned €50,050 to help with a gaelic football pitch development in west Donegal.

The money is being awarded to help finance a €70,000 spend on fencing and access to the new Na Rossa pitch in Gweebarra.

Donegal TD McHugh had visited the pitch earlier this year to see for himself the “incredible” work already undertaken by Forbairt Pobal Gleann Gaoth Beara.

“I want to congratulate all those involved in Gweebarra for their commitment and dedication to this fine facility,” said Minister McHugh.

“People in the area were very patient during the €70M Government redevelopment of the N56 and whilst that work was ongoing to remove the infamous Gweebarra bends this determined local group got to work on their visionary pitch development.

“The quality of the development is first class and will become a focus for this Irish language community. The addition of fencing and associated works will enhance it even further.

“I am delighted to be in a position to assist in this case with funding from my Department.”

Is faoi réimse gnímh An Ghaeltacht de chuid na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010-2030 atá an deontas á cheadú.


As Gaeilge:

Tá fograithe ag Aire Stáit na Gaeltachta Joe McHugh go bhfuil deontas de €50,050 ceadaithe aige chun cuidiú le forbairt páirc peile in iarthar Dhún na nGall.

Tá an t-airgead seo curtha ar fáil mar chuid de chaiteachas de €70,000 ar dromchlá nua a chur ar an bpáirc agus sconsa a chur timpeall na páirce i nGaoth Beara.

Thug an Teachta Dála McHugh cuairt ar an bpáirc níos luaithe i mbliana leis an obair iontach atá faoi bhun cheana féin ag Forbairt Pobal Ghleann Gaoth Beara a fheiceáil.

“Ba mhaith liom mo aitheantas a ghabhail chuig achan duine atá bainteach leis an áis tábhachtach seo i nGaoth Beara”, a dúirt an tAire McHugh.

“Bhí muintir na háite foighneach le linn infheistíocht an Rialtas ar an 70 milliún athfhorbairt ar an N56. Agus an obair ag dul ar aghaidh ar arraingeacha díbhrú Gaoth Beara, bhí an grúpa tiomanta seo ag obair leo ar an fhorbairt páirce.

“Cabhróidh an fhorbairt seo go mór le muintir an cheantair mar go mbeidh áis iontach sábháilte curtha ar fáil ag Forbairt Pobal Ghleann Gaoth Beara agus cuirfidh an obair ar an sconsa agus ar dromchla na páirce go mór leis an áis don phobal Gaeltachta seo.

“Tá an-áthas orm an maoiniú seo a chur ar fáil fríd mo Roinn.”

Is faoi réimse gnímh An Ghaeltacht de chuid na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010-2030 atá an deontas á cheadú.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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