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Belfast City Council and the GAA are providing around £15m for improvements to sports pitches pitch across the city. The aim is to improve playing surfaces, encourage greater use of facilities and boost sporting excellence across a range of activities. The big cash injection is part of a £150m investment programme by the council. Mini goal posts were built on the front lawns of City Hall today to celebrate the announcement Lord Mayor Nichola Mallon said she was "delighted". "There's no doubt we punch above our weight when it comes to sporting success, but continued success requires strong grassroots investment. "Today's partnership investment with the GAA underlines our commitment to improving provision at a local level to encourage more people to take up sport." Credit: Belfast Telegraph

 

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