The presentation to Meath’s Knockharley Cricket Club members Ralph Condie, Rajesh Adi, Tahir Rasheed, Ovais Ali and Rupert Pollock, was made at the Club’s ground Near Kentstown, Navan. Pictured with them was Texaco Dealer, Donal Bowens (second right) of Blacklion Service Station in Balrath, Navan and Valero Area Sales Manager, Sinéad Fox.

Knockharley win Texaco award

Meath’s Knockharley Cricket Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for €UR5,000 which will be used to purchase a new roller for the preparation of its pitches and other equipment.

Situated at Veldonstown, near Kentstown, Knockharley Cricket Club is a community club, managed and run by local enthusiasts since 1983. Under the aegis of Cricket Ireland, the club fields three adult teams and a number of youth teams aged 6 to 16.

Under the scheme – similar to that which proved successful last year when the Meath county award was presented to Longwood GAA Club – the presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Now in its second year, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative sees an annual fund of €130,000 set aside for allocation in equal amounts of €5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis. Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan.

Entries to the Texaco Support for Sport 2023 initiative will open this Autumn.