€373,834 funding for 18 sports capital projects in Limerick –Byrne

Sports clubs and organisations across Limerick are set to benefit from €373,834 investment in 18 local projects, a Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne has said.

The funding for Limerick is part of €8.5m being allocated nationally from the latest round of Sports Capital Equipment Grants.

Senator Byrne said the funding will be of immense benefit to all the clubs and organisations across Limerick set to receive it.

 

“I am very glad to be announcing even more sports funding for Limerick.  We know how important sport is to all communities here. The mental and physical health benefits associated with sports participation are well documented and we want people to have every opportunity to get involved.

“This Fine Gael led Government is investing in all sporting facilities across the country. Be it team sports or individuals participating, we are fully behind them and will continue to support all involved in sport whether they are players or volunteers working hard behind the scenes.

“I will continue to make the case for increased investment in sports facilities in the years ahead and at budget time, I can confirm that a new round of the Sports Capital Programme will open for applications again later this year, which is further good news for all involved in sport.

“My focus is now on the applications currently being assessed in the Department, including many clubs seeking major capital works such as pitches, dressing rooms, flood lights and further equipment.

“I hope that funding is allocated to all these projects as soon as possible. I want to thank Ministers Brendan Griffin and Shane Ross in the Department for Tourism and Sport for assistance with this,” Senator Byrne said.

The grants are for Clubs who applied to the 2018 Sports Capital Programme for equipment only, with no other proposed developments in their application. About 1,500 further non-equipment only applications from across the country are still being processed by the Department of Sport and will be allocated in September. These include applicants who applied for funding for equipment and other developments.

Full list of Limerick capital grants below:

ENDS

Note to Editors

Limerick Askeaton Swimming Club Ltd €20,797
Limerick Athea Utd AFC €17,000
Limerick Athlunkard Boat Club €72,602
Limerick Ballybricken Scout Group 46th Limerick €5,300
Limerick Copsewood Gaels R.F.C. €10,127
Limerick Down Syndome Association Limerick Branch €1,941
Limerick Glin Triathlon Club €3,500
Limerick Grassroots Enduro Series €18,110
Limerick Limerick Academy & Scouts Kayaking Club €8,950
Limerick LIMERICK CITY & COUNTY COUNCIL €8,766
Limerick Limerick City Boxing Club €8,613
Limerick Limerick Triathlon Club €5,746
Limerick Newcastle West Cycling Club €6,136
Limerick Rathkeale Boxing Club €19,003
Limerick Saint Colms Basketball Club €1,889
Limerick Saint Munchins Boxing Club €23,611
Limerick St Francis Boxing Club €20,000
Limerick West Limerick Sports Complex €121,743

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