Twenty four clubs have today benefitted from the announcement of the Sports Capital grants by Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring TD.
A total of over 1.7 million Euro has been allocated to the clubs for a variety of capital projects including:
- Natural grass sports pitches, tracks and courts;
- Artificial sports pitches, tracks, courts and multi-use games areas;
- Security fencing and ball stop netting;
- Building or refurbishment of dressing rooms, showers and toilets;
- Building or refurbishment of sports halls and gyms;
- Non-personal sports equipment;
In addition to the clubs the IRFU received a grant of 100,000 Euro for other capital investment projects across the provinces.
Speaking at the announcement Minister Ring said: “Sports clubs and organisations are the lifeblood of communities across Ireland.
“I’m delighted to be able to show how much the Government values their role and contribution. Thanks to their largely voluntary work, these clubs and organisations are delivering on the Government’s target to get more people to be more active, more often.”
Welcoming the grants IRFU President Pat Fitzgerald said: “Our clubs are a key part of the fabric of the game and as such we welcome this investment in their facilities. The clubs who applied for these grants are to be commended for their committment to development on and off the pitch.
“We also thank the Government for their investment in sport through these grants and also the allocation of funding through the Irish Sports Council. This will pay dividends for future generations of rugby players.”
List of Rugby Clubs – 2014 Sports Capital Grants
Arklow, Ballincollig, Blackrock College, Carrigaline, Clondalkin, Coolmine, DLSP, Dungarvan, Killarney, Liberty Saints Rugby, Longford, Midland Warriors, Mullingar, Naas, Nenagh Ormond, North Kildare, Old Belvedere, Old Wesley, Richmond, Rugbai Corca Duibhne, Terenure College RFC, Tullow, UL Bohemians, Wexford Wanderers, Youghal