By Dan Walsh
Wexford’s Menapians Athletic Club receives €5,000 funding under this year’s Texaco Support for Sport initiative hosted and organised by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.
Under the scheme – like that which proved successful last year when the Wexford County award was presented to Kilmore United FC – a fund of €130,000 is made available by Valero for distribution in equal amounts of €5,000 to a successful applicant in each county.
Established in 2001, Menapians AC is a progressive athletics club with a diverse membership in terms of age and ability ‘from young to old, from joggers to Olympians’. With training provided at various locations – including Rosslare Strand, Wexford CBS and Enniscorthy Sports Hub –the club maintains a prominent presence across the county.
The €5,000 award made to it under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative will be used to reserve venues and fund equipment for its proposed 2022 Wexford Summer League, an undertaking aimed at getting young athletes involved in the sport.