28 November 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Soccer in Clones is to get a €200,000 financial windfall.

Funding to this amount was announced for Ireland’s oldest soccer club by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring last Thursday evening for the construction of dressing rooms at the club’s newly developed grounds in the heart of the border town.

Minister Ring commented that since coming to office, he had made a special allocation each year to specific sporting disciplines. They have included rugby, boxing, athletics and swimming pools.

“I am now pleased to be able to allocate €1.2 million in funding for soccer projects which have been identified by the FAI as being ‘deserving of a once off special allocation’ from my Department. These projects have been acknowledged as being ‘strategically crucial to the development of football, not only within their locality but at regional and national level.”

Minister Ring continued: “The money will be used to update, refurbish and complete facilities and will have a significant impact not only on the players and management who use them but also on the fans who support them. Clones Town FC, which claim …


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