West Cork Jesters and St Finbarr’s National School to meet Ministers to discuss Astro Turf Project

Above: Members of the  West Cork Jesters and staff of St Finbarr’s National School, Bantry who recently had round table discussions in Leinster House with Minister Anne Rabbitte, Minister Thomas Byrne and Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan to discuss their Astro Turf project.

This week, members of the  West Cork Jesters and staff of St Finbarr’s National School, Bantry met with Minister for Disabilities, Anne Rabbitte and Minister for Sport, Thomas Byrne.

This meeting was organised by Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan and was aimed at assisting the group’s efforts to build an Astro Turf pitch at St Finbarr’s National School, to be used by West Cork Jesters.

West Cork Jesters are a mixed ability sport’s organisation who came to prominence with the mixed ability Rugby World Cup back in 2020.

Cork South West based TD Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan said “I am really happy with how the meeting went, it was first of all important to bring awareness to Minister Anne Rabbitte, the Minister for Disabilities about the West Cork Jesters and the fantastic work they do.

“It was important to highlight to her also their desire to open a community space for activities such as boxing, workshops and other events.”

He continued “Meeting Sports Minister Thomas Byrne was also incredibly important. The idea is that the group will apply for the Sport’s Capital grant when it is opened up in a few weeks’ time. I am really happy with the feedback that they received from both Ministers and I will be doing my best to make sure that the project progresses.”

WCP Staff

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