Deputy Seán Canney T.D. today welcomed the allocation of €111,500 in funding for Tuam Stadium. The funding has been allocated from the Sports Capital Funding for regional projects.
Tuam Stadium is recognised as the headquarters of football in Galway. The Stadium has been in need of modernisation of its facilities for a number of years.
3 years ago a group of volunteers came together to commence the process of fundraising. DAFTS led by their chairman Tommy Varden have raised in excess of €170,000 towards the stadium development.
This further allocation from the Sports Grant Fund will allow for works to commence on the provision of modern changing rooms and shower facilities which are so badly needed.
The Tuam Stadium committee led by their chairman Ronan Glynn work tirelessly to maintain the grounds and provide match day stewarding.
‘I am particularly delighted for all those who have volunteered over the years to keep Tuam Stadium functional. The Stadium is a vital asset for Tuam and North Galway. This funding will kick start the transformation of this valuable asset.
‘I would also like to acknowledge the support and co-operation of the County GAA Board. In particular Chairman Pat Kearney and John Joe O’Halloran who have been very supportive. I would also like to commend the work done by Ken Fox on behalf of the County Board in putting the application for funding together in partnership with the Tuam Stadium Committee.
‘This funding is the very first step in the overall development of Tuam Stadium.
‘I want to acknowledge the generosity of so many people who have supported the fundraising efforts of DAFTS.
‘I expect that the works will commence on site early in 2018’ concluded Deputy Canney.