I am delighted that €150,000 has been awarded towards the provision of a synthetic pitch and running track at Porterstown Park. The clubs were granted the money through the Sports Capital Grant scheme, run by the Department of Transport and Sport. The pitch and running track will be used by Metro St. Brigid’s Athletics Club and Castleknock Celtic. It will represent an important new facility for both clubs.

Fingal County Council was closely supporting this application and the new pitch and track will form part of the Council’s long term redevelopment of the Park. In recent months, the Council has undertaken an extension of one of the GAA pitches and work is currently ongoing to provide a new cricket pitch. The car park has also been extended to take cars off the Porterstown Road.

Porterstown Park is a huge resource for people all over Carpenterstown. It is particularly significant that such a wide range of sports are facilitated in the one area. Fingal County Council will continue to support the development of the park and the diverse types of sporting activity that take place there.