Anger As Fee-Paying School Awarded €150k Sports Grant

Wesley College
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A fee-paying private school in South Dublin has been awarded a €150k sports grant which will go towards resurfacing their hockey pitch. The grant was part of the governments Sports Capital Programme with Wesley College being announced as the recipient by the Minister for Sport, Shane Ross. The school is located in Minister Ross’s constituency.

Many voiced their anger at the decision online citing that the number of facilities already in place at Wesley dwarf that of other schools in the capital. These facilities include four Rugby pitches, one floodlit Rugby grid, one Soccer pitch, two full-size Hockey astro-turf pitches, two mini Hockey pitches, two full-size Hockey grit pitches, 16 Tennis courts during the Summer season, two Cricket pitches, two outdoor Basketball courts, one gymnasium,
one sports hall along with Athletics track and field facilities.

The Co-educational day and boarding school located on the Balinteer road in Dublin 16 was founded in 1845. Parents can expect to pay €6,250 in tuition fees while a 7-day boarding option is available at a cost of €8,750.