28/01/16

€88,064 sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for Ceiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh, T.D., has announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €88,064 for Ceiltigh Ghaoth Dobhair Soccer Club for the development of a playing pitch for children.

Announcing the grant, Minister of State McHugh said that he is very pleased to be in a position to assist this Club.  “If sports clubs are to attract and retain athletes, they must provide standard facilities for everyone,” he said.  The Minister of State also said that this is a great opportunity to engage children in playing soccer and to do so through Irish.  “I’m pleased,” he said, “that the Club will have a Language Plan which will help to promote the Irish language in the Club itself and in the surrounding area.

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Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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