Club gets €5,000 to spend on approach road

The presentation to young Inter Kenmare Football Club members Orla McSwiney, Mya Granville, Ronan Hussey, Matthew Myles, Eli Granville, Jack Moore and Alan O’Sullivan was made by Texaco dealer, Seán Heaphy (left) with Valero Area Sales Manager, DJ Fleming (second left).

A KERRY soccer club has received a €5,000 boost to carry out repairs to the access road to its ground which recently suffered severe damage.

Inter Kenmare FC were, the Kerry winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, and it is one of almost 400 clubs countrywide to make application under the scheme.

Inter Kenmare has a 450-strong membership, the majority being children and young adults. The club is driven by a strong sense of community which is evident in the support it provides for members with disabilities and in its efforts to foster integration, not least by making its pitch available to the local direct provision centre.

The presentation was made to the club by representatives of Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited which is the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Under its Texaco Support for Sport initiative, launched last September, a fund of €130,000 was set aside for allocation in equal amounts to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis.

Overseeing the adjudication process was former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan.