Funding of €1,652,540 for sports clubs and organisations in Clare – Breen

October 9th, 2015 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has said that funding of €1,271,748 for sports clubs and organisations in Clare is great news and a great boost for local communities.

“In total, funding of over €41 million is being made available to clubs and local organisations around the country under the Sports Capital Programme 2015, announced by Minister of State Michael Ring today.

“Under the programme the following Clubs and Organisations have benefitted:

Banner GAA Club Ennis €85,000
Bridge United AFC €110,000
Clare Co Council – AELC €100,000
Corofin GAA Club €50,000
Crusheen G.A.A. Club €22,548
Cullaun Sailing Club Ltd €105,000
Derg AC €10,000
Eire Og Inis €15,000
Ennis Boxing Club €8,000
Ennis RFC €11,000
Ennis Triathlon Club €10,000
Ennistymon GAA Club €106,000
GoTri Racing Triathlon Club €7,000
Killaloe Ballina Tennis club €2,000
Killaloe Sailing Club €4,000
Kilmaley GAA Club €5,000
Lahinch Sportsfield Comittee €106,000
2015 Sports Capital Programme – Allocations to Local Projects Amount Allocated
Liscannor Community Sportsfield Co. Ltd €27,000
Muintir Na Tire Dysart Branch €40,000
North West Clare Family Resource Centre €1,200
O’Callaghans Mills GAA Club €114,000
Scariff GAA Park Committee €105,000
Shannon Gaels GAA Club €62,000
Shannon Leisure Centre Ltd €56,000
Tulla Athletic Club €110,000

Also receiving funding is Clare Camogie €180,792 and Clare County Council Active Ennis Sports and Amenity Park in Lees Road, €200,000

“It is very welcome that once again, Sports Capital funding is being provided to clubs and local organisations here in Clare and around the country

“The economic recovery allowed this Government to re-instate the Sports Capital Programme, after it was closed by Fianna Fáil during the recession. We understand the importance of sport to communities around the country and the imperative to fund it. Money spent on sport, is money saved on healthcare down the road. According to the Department of Sport, 90% of Sports Capital recipients say it has helped them to increase the numbers of people involved in sport.

“Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic downturn has had on communities throughout Ireland and we are working to ensure that the economic recovery spreads to all parts of Ireland. This Government is committed to supporting local communities, with actions and funding like these Sports Capital grants.”