€600,000 Sports Capital Grant signed off for Balbriggan Rugby Club – Murphy

March 28, 2019 0

Cllr Tony Murphy is pleased to announce that Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross has signed off on the sports capital grant for Balbriggan Rugby Club.  The grant from the Department of transport, Tourism and Sport is for €600,000. This will allow the club now proceed with their long awaited clubhouse development.

This new facility will be a fantastic amenity for the whole community says Murphy.

The Club presently cater for:

  • 130 mini players – these are boys and girls in the U7-U12 category
  • 100 youth players – teams from U13 to U17
  • 20 youth girls – youth girls rugby started last season
  • 19 Stingers – inclusive rugby team, started in April 2018
  • Men – 35 players
  • Women – 30 players

On top of that we have all our club volunteers, pavilion members and life members and all friends of Balbriggan RFC who gain enjoyment following our teams.

Balbriggan Rugby Club celebrate the diversity of cultures that our players come from. There are Irish, Spanish, Basque, French, English, Romanian, Polish, Latvian, Lituanian, Russian, Nigerian, Turkish, Eritrean, Chinese, South African and Indian players. Close to 20% of our youths and minis players are from families that are of a non Irish national background.

They strive to be a club for all; all abilities, all backgrounds, everyone is welcome says Murphy