The announcement of last week’s Capital Sports Allocation Programme saw six organisations in Inishowen benefit to the tune of €215,000.
Dunree boxing club were awarded €4,300, Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh got €18,000, Quigleys Point Community Centre got €22,000 and Redcastle Community Development received €40,600.
The two clubs to benefit the most however were Malin GAA and Carndonagh boxing club.
Malin who are flying the flag for GAA in the peninsula as the only team in the top division in the county received €60,000 and their chairman David Gallagher told the Inishowen Independent they were over the moon with the news.
“We’re delighted to be honest, especially in the present climate when money is difficult enough to come by,” he said.
The chairman wanted to thank local public representatives who pushed hard to get the grant for the Malin club.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Joe McHugh and Bernard McGuinness for their tremendous work in helping to secure the funding for Malin GAA,” said Gallagher.
He went on to explain exactly what the money would be used for.
“We have recently built a gym in the clubhouse which was done on a completely voluntary basis and this money will be used to fully equip the new gym,” said the delighted chairman. Carndonagh boxing club did the best of all the Inishowen organisations receiving a whopping €70,000 which will be a major boost to the future of the club.
There was nobody from the club available for comment before going to print.