Wexford County Council has welcomed Friday’s announcement by the Department of Tourism Transport and Sport of a grant of €300,000 for the Enniscorthy Sports Hub. This funding will allow for Phase 2 of the Enniscorthy sports facility to proceed.
Constructed in 2015, Phase 1 of Enniscorthy Sports Hub was developed at a cost of €1 million, following an investment of €850,000 by Wexford County Council and a supporting grant of €150,000. Phase 1 works consisted of an all-weather 8-lane world-class running track and in-field facility together with extensive floodlighting and carparking facilities. The busy complex is maintained and managed through the Enniscorthy Municipal District Offices of Wexford County Council
Stage 2, which can now proceed following Friday’s funding announcement, will see the construction of a much-needed sports building on the site, incorporating a sports equipment storage area, changing rooms, toilets, showers and a small staff office. This will enable Enniscorthy Sports Hub to host many track and field athletics competitions and events of regional and national significance. The improved facilities will also support the on-going work of athletic clubs throughout the county who, on a daily basis, use Enniscorthy Sports Hub to train and coach their members.
Welcoming the announcement Minister Paul Kehoe, TD, stated that the funding of €300,000 has come at a highly opportune time for Enniscorthy and will further reinforce the town’s drive and commitment towards sport and lifestyle. Minister Kehoe went on to say that there is a new- found confidence in Enniscorthy and today’s announcement herald’s the dawn of a new and exciting decade for the town and district.
Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan, Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District also welcomed the funding announcement, describing it as a vote of confidence in Enniscorthy and its people. Cllr. Codd-Nolan went on to pay tribute to previous members and staff of Enniscorthy Town Council, whose vision and foresight in advancing Enniscorthy Sports Hub, said Cllr. Codd Nolan, is yielding a significant social and economic dividend not only for Enniscorthy Town and District, but for the entire county of Wexford.