Back of the net! Kilkenny sports organisation scores €5,000 award
A Kilkenny club has received €5,000 in funding in recognition of the work they have undertaken to promote their sport in the community.
Kilkenny Hockey Club has been chosen as the deserved organisation in county Kilkenny under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative.
Benefitting from an upswing in the number of girls joining the club on foot of Ireland’s success in the recent women’s world cup, Kilkenny Hockey Club hosts mixed social hockey every summer and encourages people of all backgrounds and experience to get involved.
The club currently fields three senior women’s teams and two senior men’s teams supported by an encouraging 337 underage members.
The €5,000 award will be used to purchase sticks, goalie gear, protective gear and other items for use by new starters, both adults and children, with any remaining balance to be used to increase participation.
Texaco Support for Sport ambassador and former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan, said Kilkenny Hockey Club was “a highly deserving club and a worthy winner”.