Finn Harps have written to all candidates for the Donegal Constituency for the 2020 Election regarding their annoyance of the Department of Sports failure to provide an allocation for the Donegal Community Stadium.
News broke last week that funding would not be provided for the Donegal Community Stadium. The development of a Ballybofey based stadium has been stop start with works being in the pipeline since 2004. Despite numerous delays Harps were hopeful that the €6.7 million project would be included in the latest round of government funds.
Soccer circles around Donegal have been in arms following the decision of the Department of Sports. Harps are said to have received a number of queries from fans to which they have asked election candidates to address. The club has also urged fans to keep the pressure on anyone who doorsteps in the coming weeks asking: “What are you going to do about the Donegal Stadium?”
Harps have asked candidates
“what you and your party intend to do about this matter and if you will be addressing it in your manifesto in the upcoming election?”
“In addition, Finn Harps requests that you make a public statement in order that the people of Donegal are crystal clear about your plans to rectify this wrong. This of course will ensure there is no ambiguity or misunderstandings amongst the wider community following the outcome of the Election.”
The Finn Harps Academy has a numerous success in recent years with Harps helping many young footballers gain moves across the water. This achievement is all the more impressive considering the limited facilities in the county. Harps have stated that they wish to change this.
“The Club is not only planning to construct a stadium but also to develop additional pitches and training facilities to accommodate the Academy, Schoolboys, Underage and Ladies Football. This will be a facility for all of Donegal and will ensure that the County has a centre comparable to anywhere else in the Country.”
The recent delays could result in deterioration of the project which could result in the loss of over €1 million of public monies already spent on the facility.
Full statement is available on the Finn Harps website.Tags: