16/09/15

€10,000 sanctioned by Minister of State McHugh for an under-17s football competition in the Donegal Gaeltacht

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D., today announced that he has sanctioned a grant of €10,000 for Coiste F17 7 an Taobh, Casla, to enable them to run an under 17s football competition in the Donegal Gaeltacht shortly.

“This competition has taken place in the Galway Gaeltacht for the past 6 years and I’m pleased to say that it will take place in Donegal for the first time this year,” the Minister of State said. Teams from the various Gaeltacht areas take part in this annual competition.

The Minister of State said that he is pleased to be able to provide such a grant and that such projects are hugely important in influencing the preservation and promotion of the Irish language among young people.

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Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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