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RIVERSTOWN AMATEUR BOXING CLUB, GLANMIRE, RECEIVES TEXACO SUPPORT FOR SPORT FUNDING

RIVERSTOWN AMATEUR BOXING CLUB, GLANMIRE RECEIVES TEXACO SUPPORT FOR SPORT FUNDING



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Riverstown Amateur Boxing Club in Glanmire is to receive EUR5,000 funding under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative launched last September by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Open to sports clubs across the 26-counties, irrespective of sporting discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender, the initiative saw a fund of EUR130,000 being made available by Valero for distribution in equal amounts of EUR5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis.

Congratulating the club on its success, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited said, “A feature evident in almost all applications was the pressure felt by clubs in the current circumstances to expand their role within their local communities with increased membership demands and the need for extra equipment and improved facilities.”

“The purpose of our initiative is to help clubs to overcome these obstacles so that they can continue to remain active and at the very heart of their local communities. This is why we believe our initiative has been so warmly welcomed by sports clubs nationwide in its launch year,” he added.

Riverstown Amateur Boxing Club - one of almost 400 clubs countrywide to make application under the scheme - was founded in 1984. From the beginning, its main aim was to be a place of safety and enjoyment for the young people of Glanmire and its surrounding areas. With up to 70 active male and female members, the club has an impressive string of achievements to its name, including medal-winning successes at World and European levels and in county, provincial and national championships.

In 2015, the club began renting a commercial warehouse unit that it has since transformed into a top class boxing gym. The EUR5,000 award made to the club under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative will be used to upgrade the floor and renew equipment in its Strength and Conditioning area.

Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, acclaimed broadcaster and former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan. Expressing the hope that the extra funding can lead the club to even greater success, he praised them for being “an inclusive club, welcoming to all and with a clear vision of what they need to progress”.

Texaco Support for Sport Award Winners, 2020 

County 

Sport 

Sports Club Name

Carlow 

Swimming 

Bagenalstown Swimming Club Ltd.

Cavan 

Gaelic Football 

St. Patrick's GAA Arvagh

Clare 

Basketball 

Shannon Jets Basketball Club

Cork 

Boxing 

Riverstown Amateur Boxing Club Ltd.

Donegal 

Soccer 

Gleneely Colts FC Sports & Leisure Club Ltd.

Dublin 

Climbing 

Dublin Cliffhangers Youth Climbing Club

Galway 

Rugby 

Tuam Rugby Club

Kerry 

Soccer 

Inter Kenmare FC

Kildare 

Soccer 

Leixlip United AFC

Kilkenny 

Hockey 

Kilkenny Hockey Club

Laois 

Cricket 

Laois Cricket Club

Leitrim 

Gaelic Football 

St. Patrick's GAA Club

Limerick 

Hurling 

Fedamore GAA Club

Longford 

Soccer 

UCL Harps Football Club

Louth 

Gaelic Football 

Ardee St. Mary's GFC

Mayo 

Handball 

Cumann Liathróid Láimhe Thuar Mhic Éadaigh  (Tourmakeady Handball Club)

Meath 

Hurling 

Longwood GAA Club

Monaghan 

Gaelic Football 

Ballybay Pearse Bros. GAA

Offaly 

Hurling 

Drumcullen GAA CLUB

Roscommon 

Hurling 

Tremane GAA Club

Sligo 

Diving 

Sligo Sub-Aqua Club

Tipperary 

Soccer 

Cullen Lattin AFC

Waterford 

Basketball 

Waterford Wildcats Basketball Club

Westmeath 

Camogie 

Ringtown GAA Club

Wexford 

Soccer 

Kilmore United FC

Wicklow 

Athletics 

Roundwood & District Athletic Club




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