FG councillor calls for debate on funding for Kerry leisure centre

A Fine Gael councillor has called for a debate on the funding of sports and leisure facilities in the county. Aoife Thornton 1 The request came from Aoife Thornton during a discussion on how such centres are resourced. Almost €500,000 has been allocated to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this year – a facility which currently has a loan outstanding of €5 million. In the coming year, Ballybunion Leisure Centre will receive €40,000 with the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre getting €20,000. Cllr Aoife Thornton says a debate is required on how funding is spread across the county. She says leisure facilities need to have the right structures in place to maximise their funding options: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/48372/medium/”]