By Dan Walsh
Kilmore United FC are Wexford County winners in the Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for €5,000 to be used to carry out further development of its Abbie Troy Park grounds.
One of almost 400 clubs countrywide to make application under the scheme, Kilmore United has a 190-strong membership and fields two men’s teams, six under-18 teams and one women’s team.
In their winning submission, the Club revealed plans to complete the development of its Abbie Troy Park grounds, named in memory of a young female member who passed away suddenly in 2017 at the noticeably young age of 16 years, and to allocate funds to attract more young women and girls to participate in sport.
The presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand. Under its Texaco Support for Sport initiative, launched last September, a fund of €130,000 was set aside for allocation in equal amounts of €5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis. Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan.