€372k in funding for new sports projects for Carlow – Deering

4th December, 2012


€372k in funding for new sports projects for Carlow – Deering


Total of €26 million in funding will go a long way towards improving sports facilities across the country


Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has today welcomed the announcement by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, of €372k in funding for sports projects in Carlow, the first round of sports capital funding in four years.



“I am delighted with today’s announcement by Minister Ring. It has been four years since the last round of funding and many sports projects across Carlow have been desperately short of funds in this tough economic climate. This is the biggest allocation per capita in the country and is very positive news for Carlow after many years on the hind tit.”


 “Today’s announcement means that sports organisations can build and improve their facilities and purchase much-needed equipment. We all know that playing sports is not only good for your health and wellbeing, but it is a great way for children to learn different sports and give them opportunities to excel in a sport of their choice. The Olympics earlier this year is a prime example of how we must continue to support local sporting organisations so that future Olympians are given every opportunity to compete on the world stage.


 “Minister Ring has also introduced new criteria for this year’s programme to make it more accessible to sports organisations, and in particular to clubs in disadvantaged areas. Previously, the allocations to individual counties varied significantly with the best performing county receiving €196 in funding on a per capita basis, other counties got only a little over half of that. Minister Ring has revised this process and funding has been allocated on a per capita basis to each county with a weighting for past performance.


 “I would like to commend Minister Ring for his commitment to delivering this funding to sports clubs across Carlow and the country.”


 A total of 2,170 applications were received, the highest number of applications ever received under the Programme. These applications sought a total of €229 million in funding. Further allocations of €4 million will be made to national and regional projects in the coming weeks.

Ballinabranna Karate Club €5,000.00 €5,000
Bennekerry District Active Retirement Association €2,000.00 €2,000
Hanover Harps Football Club €46,000.00 €46,000
Myshall Drumphea Senior Citizens Association/Myshall Active Retirement €2,000.00 €2,000
Naomh Brid Hurling Club €20,000.00 €20,000
Palatine Gaelic Football and Hurling Club, €14,000.00 €14,000
Presentation College, Carlow and Asca C.L.G. (Askea Gaelic Football Club). €10,000.00 €10,000
St. Joseph’s National School €20,600.00 €20,600
St. Laurence O Toole Athletic Club, Carlow €125,000.00 €125,000
St. Mullins GAA C L G Naomh Moling €77,000.00 €77,000
Tinryland Tidy Towns €16,000.00 €16,000
Tullow Rugby Football Club €18,000.00 €18,000
Vale Wanderers Football Club €16,000.00 €16,000