Newcastle West Regional Athletics Hub

Work is to begin shortly on a new Regional Athletics Hub for Newcastle West in County Limerick following a grant totalling just over €1.25 million under the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund.

€1,256,276 has been awarded for the new regional athletics hub at Cloonyschrehane, Newcastle West, which includes the construction of an athletics track to international IAAF standard, floodlights and all associated track facilities with disability access.

The total cost of the construction of the hub is around €2.5 million, with the majority of the balance of the funding coming from Limerick City and County Council’s own resources as well as smaller sums from the Sports Capital Programme and Hinterland Fund.

The aim of the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund is to provide Exchequer support for larger sports facility projects. These would be projects where the Exchequer investment would be greater than the maximum amount available under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP). All project proposals will be subject to appropriate economic analysis.

It is planned that construction of the Regional Athletics Hub will begin later this year (2020).