Plans are underway for the Letterkenny Institute of Technology to expand its sports facilities following the allocation of €326,845 funding this month.
The Sports Capital grant was awarded to LYIT to develop a sports campus project incorporating a wide range of amenities.
The funding will allow LYIT to develop a number of pitches, including a full-sized 4G artificial grass pitch, grass match pitch, non-turf cricket wicket, two full sized soccer pitches, four small grass pitches, airdome grass pitch, a training area and a hurling wall.
The total project is valued at €14m.
Paul Hannigan, LYIT President was pleased to welcome Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh to the Letterkenny campus today to view the exciting new plans.
“This will be an exciting development for the Institute, we have a very busy sports programme which runs throughout the academic year including GAA football, hurling, soccer, basketball and badminton. Our gym and sports hall facilities are available for use to the public. This will allow the college to support the growth and sporting needs of our students and the region” says Paul Hannigan.
Minister McHugh says, “I am delighted to see the plans for LYIT get backing from the Government. It is a first step in a major leap forward for sports facilities in the college but also for the town of Letterkenny and the county and all clubs, societies and organisations can benefit from it”.
This project was prioritised by Donegal County Council and LYIT partnered with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and Cricket Ireland to draw up the plans to bring the regional sports campus to life.Tags: