A red card for sporting fund?

Thursday, 31 May 2018

THE COUNCIL is to consider shelving a £3/4m fund aimed at helping sports clubs improve facilities.
The suspension of the Capital Grants Program recommended by a committee set up to find savings, prompted accusations of sectarianism from Sinn Féin because GAA clubs captured three qyuarters of cash allocated from last year's fund.
The Chronicle understands a bitter row flared up when its future was debated at a closed doors meeting of the Corporate Policy and Resources Committee earlier this month.
The efficiency sub-committee is recommending a suspension of the program for the year 2019/20.
While press were barred from the debate, official council minutes hint at the acrimony surrounding the debate.


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