€140,000 funding for 11 sports capital projects in Carlow

21st May, 2019


Sports clubs and organisations across Carlow are set to benefit from €140,129 investment in 11 local projects, Fine Gael Deputy Pat Deering has said.


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


Deputy Deering said the funding will be of immense benefit to all the clubs and organisations across Carlow set to receive it.


“I am very glad to be announcing even more sports funding for Carlow. 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.


Deering added “I will continue to make the case for increased investment in sports facilities 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,” Deputy Deering 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.





Pat Deering


Full list of Carlow capital grants below:


Note to Editors

Carlow 4th Carlow Leighlinbrige Scout Group €3,713
Carlow Ballymurphy Celtic AFC €36,000
Carlow Barrow Valley Riding Club €17,385
Carlow Carlow Dragon Boat Club €18,864
Carlow Community Fishing Carlow Club €3,640
Carlow Coole-Lane Riding Club €4,711
Carlow County Carlow Community Games €7,860
Carlow Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association (RILSA) €23,709
Carlow The ML Syndicate Mountain Biking Club €3,540
Carlow Tullow Mountaineering Club €3,507
Carlow Tullow RFC €17,200