Cllr. Cathal Byrne welcomes €300k Sports Grant for All Weather Floodlit Soccer Pitch in Enniscorthy

“I welcome the announcement by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D., this morning that Wexford County Council have received €300,000.00 in Sports Capital Grant Funding to develop a full sized all weather soccer pitch on a Council owned site on the Ross Road in Enniscorthy,” commented Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy District Councillor Cathal Byrne.


“Last August, as Cathaoirleach of the Enniscorthy District, I met with Minister Jack Chambers T.D. on the site along with local public representatives, to show him the potential of such a project.”


“I want to thank the officials in the Council who bought into this project from the beginning. There is a strong tradition and association with soccer in Enniscorthy and the surrounding villages. Today’s announcement will mean that local soccer clubs will now have access to a full sized floodlight all weather pitch in Enniscorthy to help cater with the growth in the popularity of the sport.”


“I am delighted that the Minister has allocated this funding and look forward to the works commencing,” concluded Councillor Byrne.