Irish soccer received a major boost yesterday when Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed that Dublin City Council could draw down €918,750 to move to the next stage of planning on Dalymount Stadium.

The move was welcomed by Bohemian FC and Shelbourne FC who will share the stadium after its development into what will be the best stadium in the SSE Airtricity League.

“This is great news for Dalymount, allowing for imminent detailed design works to begin in conjunction with DCC and Shelbourne FC,” said Bohemian Chief Operating Officer Daniel Lambert.

“It is the result of a lot of hard work by many and that is now coming to fruition.”

The redevelopment of Dalymount Park into a community Stadium was one of the seven stream one projects being funded under the Government Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund. The grant of €918,750 towards the next phase of the project was originally announced in June 2020.

Read more about the project.

It is not yet known how funding for the other projects will be released but we will investigate that over the coming days.


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