Rowing Ireland is delighted to announce that we have received additional funding through the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund to upgrade the National Rowing Centre Facilities.
The National Rowing Centre is the headquarters of Rowing Ireland and is the base of the high-performance team; it is the only fully quipped rowing training and racing centre in Ireland. It is integral to the development of Ireland’s high-performance rowing team. The National Rowing Centre hosts domestic events and has previously hosted international competitions.
The funding will allow for upgraded slips and a new course that will allow rowing to continue to develop at the National Rowing Centre in Cork. The funding will go towards floating pontoons and gangways to allow rowers to launch their boats and provide safe access for athletes training year-round. The funding will encompass for an improvement to the racing course. The Albano course, which is the Olympic standard, is key to the training and success of local club athletes, participative athletes and high-performance athletes.
Rowing Ireland CEO, Michelle Carpenter said, “I would like to thank the Minister and his Department for this allocation to our National Rowing Centre in Cork. The slips and course are in need of an important upgrade, and the funding will allow for this improvement
I would also like to acknowledge those who have given their time voluntarily to the grant application. The National Rowing Centre is our centre of community and excellence of our sport in Ireland and will greatly benefit the training of our HP Olympic athletes and our showcase event of the year the Irish Championships. “
Background to the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport aims to increase participation and interest in sport, to improve standards of performance and to develop sports facilities at national, regional and local level through a Departmental policy and resource framework in partnership with its Agencies, other Government Departments and the National Governing Bodies of Sport.
The National Development Plan makes the provision of at least €100m between 2018 and 2027 for the LSSIF.