County Longford Golf Club couldn’t hide their delight at the weekend as local Fine Gael councillor and general election candidate Cllr Micheál Carrigy announced that the club had secured €50,900 in Sports Capital Grant funding.
When the initial allocation of grants was announced, Co Longford Golf Club were bitterly disappointed not to be included and felt they had been unfairly excluded.
However, on appeal, and with the support of representations made by Cllr Carrigy, the club was successful in securing €50,900 under the Sports Capital Grant programme.
Co Longford Golf Club members were so delighted with the u-turn that Captain Brian Greene presented Cllr Carrigy with a club top ‘as a token of appreciation for his valuable work’.
Co Longford Golf Club posted on their Facebook page:
“A few short weeks ago there was great disappointment in the club when the Sports Capital Grants were announced for the various sports clubs in the country. The club felt that we had been excluded unfairly and an appeal was lodged. Local County Councillor Micheál Carrigy supported the club in the appeal and made representations on our behalf.
“The club were delighted at the weekend when it was announced that our appeal was successful and we will now receive €50,900 grant aid towards purchasing new machinery to maintain the course.
“The club owes a great deal of gratitude to Michael Carrigy for representing us in this situation and the outcome will be of great benefit to everyone associated with the club. We were delighted to have Michael attend our Drive In on Saturday last where he announced the grant aid.”
Meanwhile, Cllr Carrigy commented, “I am pleased to announce that Co Longford Golf Club has secured funding of €50,900 under Sports Capital Funding, towards the purchase of mowers for maintaining the golf course.”
He added, “This wonderful course overlooking the town is an amenity, which helps to attract visitors to our county. The funding will go towards maintaining this excellent course and help to keep it at the high standard it is renowned for.”