Kilkenny’s Marble City Boxing Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for EUR5,000 which will be used to enhance its facilities.
Based in the old Kilkenny swimming pool off Michael Street, Marble City Boxing Club caters for individuals from all backgrounds, striving to foster an environment in which members can grow and channel their energies in a positive manner. In 2019, the Club was awarded the ‘best boxing club in Leinster’ title, based on the amount of champions it produced in a single championship.
The club’s Cian Stapleton had been named the Kilkenny Sport Star award-winner for June.
Palatine benefit in Carlow
Carlow’s Palatine GAA Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for EUR5,000 to be used to improve its walking track, line its carpark and provide disabled parking bays, and fund the purchase of new netting and equipment for its youth teams.
At the heart of the community in Bennekerry, on the outskirts of Carlow town, Palatine GAA Club was founded in 1909. The club has a proud history catering for juveniles up to senior teams, mainly in football as well as hurling and camogie, winning six Carlow senior football championships and one Carlow senior hurling championship. It also provides a walking track, bowling and other activities for its senior citizens.
Now in its second year, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative sees an annual fund of EUR130,000 set aside for allocation in equal amounts of EUR5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis.
Entries to the Texaco Support for Sport 2023 initiative will open this Autumn.