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Monday, 11th October 2021

Texaco support for sport funding initiative opens for Louth entries

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Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan pictured at the launch of the Texaco support for sport funding initiative with young supporters Jack Whelan (6) and Grace Kelly (11).

The company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, has announced that the “Texaco Support for Sport” initiative will be held again this year.

Open to sports clubs across the 26-counties, irrespective of sporting discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender – including clubs that may have made an unsuccessful application previously – the initiative sees a fund of €130,000 being set aside for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis.

Last year, the successful Louth winner was Ardee’s St Mary’s GFC who received €5,000 from the scheme for team building activities and funding new equipment’.

Launching the scheme this year, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited said: “At a time when many sports clubs have had to weather difficulties and limitations of one kind or another, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative opens up an avenue to funding for those that need it most.”

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Leading the adjudication process once again is Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, acclaimed broadcaster and former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan.

Information and rules governing the operation of the scheme can be viewed online at, the most important requirement being that applicant clubs be properly constituted and hold a valid Games & Sports Number (GS Number) issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and featured on a recent list published by them on 30th June 2021.

Open for applications from now until 31 December 2021, adjudication will take place in January 2022. 

The 2021 Texaco Support for Sport initiative is now open to sports clubs across the 26-counties, with a gross fund of €130,000 being set aside for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 in each case

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