TWIN TOWNS TO BE COUNTY SPORTING CAPITAL

first_imgSinn Fein County Councillor Cllr Harvey has succeeded in gaining a united County front to promote and develop the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar as a Sporting Capital of Donegal.Speaking on her motion Cllr Harvey said: “Each Electoral Area has there own unique potential to promote and develop for tourism potential , I feel that within the Stranorlar Electoral Area sport is our niche, we have the infrastructure, we have the various sporting organisations, we have exceptional accommodation , what we need is a desiginated committed approach.“I have asked that Donegal County Council engage with all relevant stakeholders, including Failte Ireland to promote, develop and market the towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar as a sporting destination capital of Donegal taking a strategic co-ordinated approach which involves all stake holders including GAA County Board, Soccer league, Boxing clubs, Tennis, Rugby, FV AC, hotels, tourism office, chamber of commerce and BASSIC.” Cllr Harvey added: “This is not a new concept, the idea of promoting tourism through sport has been around for decades, however a local co-ordinated approach on a County basis has been absent.“I want the Council to specifically focus this concept for Ballybofey and Stranorlar in the first instance, I believe this has huge potential, we have the infrastructure in place and this need to be promoted and enhanced. I understand some Councillors have reservations.“I want tourism promotion packages in place, co-ordination between the relevant stakeholders, marketing from Failte Ireland, investment from Central and Local Government.“I am delighted for the support for my motion and I look forward to the outcome, I expect stakeholder meetings to take place in the next quarter of the year”  TWIN TOWNS TO BE COUNTY SPORTING CAPITAL was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyCllr Cora Harveysports capitalStranorlartwin townslast_img

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