€788k for sports clubs and organisations in Carlow – DEERING.

8th October, 2015

Carlow Fine Gael., Pat Deering, has said that funding of €788k for sports clubs and organisations in Carlow, 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.

“It is very welcome that once again, Sports Capital funding is being provided to clubs and local organisations here in Carlow 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.”

• Ardattin Athletic Club €14,000

• Ballinkillen Lorum Community Centre Club €4,500

• Carlow County Council €3,000

• Carlow Lawn Tennis Club €65,000

• Carlow Rowing Club €110,000

• Carlow Sports & Social Club €40,000

• Carlow Town Hurling Club €48,000

• Clonmore GFC €135,000

• Dolmen Karate €3,000

• Fighting Cocks GFC €45,607

• Mount Leinster Rangers GAA Club €61,000

• Murphy Memorial Hall Committee €8,000

• Myshall Drumphea Senior Citizens €1,900

• Old Leighlin Community Support Ltd. €20,000

• St Mullins GAA Club €24,000

• Tinryland GFC €7,000

• Tullow Amateur Boxing Club €2,500

• Tullow Community School €100,000

• Tullow RFC €65,000

• Carlow GAA County Board €31,120