O’Donovan announces €387,000 for UL Pool
Added May 12th, 2017
Fine Gael TD for Limerick and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan, has announced an investment of €387,450 for the fifty metre swimming pool in the University of Limerick. The investment is being made by the Minister in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to cover the cost of essential upgrades to the pool.
“I am delighted to be able to make this announcement for UL. The fifty metre pool in UL is a national centre of excellence for swimming and other aquatic sports in Ireland. It is, as we all know, the first fifty metre Olympic size pool in the State, and I want to make sure it’s national importance is maintained. That is why I was anxious through my Department to deliver this funding.”
“Over the last number of months I have worked closely with the UL authorities and I have met them on a number of occasions to discuss the issues they face with the pool. This investment is needed to ensure carry out essential maintenance works to the pool. When completed, it will allow the pool to again be easily adaptable for competitive, as well as recreational swimming. UL have always prided themselves in having their facilities available both to high performance athletes and the local community and this investment will allow that continue in the pool.”
Minister O’Donovan recently officially opened the second pool in UL together with the Munster Rugby Centre of excellence in the University. “This investment of €387,450 which I am making for the boom in the pool will allow for the continued development of aquatics in UL. It compliments other sports investments made by the University recently and it also ensures UL’s place as a national, regional and local centre of excellence for the development of sport in Ireland, something I am determined to develop further as Minister for Sport.”