Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister Martin Heydon has welcomed confirmation of an additional allocation of €1,156,960 in funding from the Governments Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund towards the ongoing redevelopment of St. Conleths Park in Newbridge. This funding is in addition to €4,875,000 that was preciously allocated from the fund to allow works at St. Conleths to commence.
“This additional funding is a great boost to Kildare GAA in their ongoing redevelopment of St Conleths Park in Newbridge. In the current economic climate Government have recognised the significant impact of rising construction costs and inflation on large scale projects such as St. Conleths and acknowledged the need for additional Government support and assistance.
“I recently visited the construction site at St. Conleths and saw at first hand the amazing work that is transforming our county grounds. The new stand is in place with the roof now on and plans are going well for an opening later next year.
“It is an exciting time for Kildare GAA with our club teams also doing us proud on the national stage. Well done to all the volunteers with Kildare GAA County Board for their ongoing work on this project. I am really looking forward to seeing a completed St, Conleths Park next year and getting back to support our club and county teams there, concluded Minister Heydon.