2010 Texaco Sportstars Bursary Awards

Erin’s Own GAA Club, Castlecomer, has been selected to receive a bursary to the value of €5,000 as part of the 2010 Texaco Sportstars Bursary Awards.

The executive committee of the club will attend a media reception tomorrow in the Conrad Hotel, Dublin, to receive this bursary.

Erin’s Own were chosen as one of 20 sports clubs in Ireland to receive a bursary of €5,000 each. The bursary will be used to develop the club facilities at Ballycomey, Castlecomer with the goal of making it the leading club grounds in Kilkenny.

Club Secretary, Stephen Dwyer entered the awards in July through submitting a detailed business plan listing a schedule of proposed works and statement of development. The entry was evaluated by an independent panel of sports experts, who based their decision on a combination of worthiness of the project and the deservedness of the club. The club was made aware of the news two weeks ago by Texaco Ireland and have since announced it to the main club committee.

Erin’s Own GAA club celebrates its 125th anniversary this year and are delighted to receive this award which will benefit members of the club, which has now exceeded 500.

Photographs will be made available following the media reception and the club would like to sincerely thank Texaco for the bursary which is gratefully and sincerely received.

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