Sporting clubs in Limerick to get €2 million plus in funding

John Keogh

Reporter:

John Keogh

Young Munster are amongst the sports clubs and organisations to receive funds from the Sports Capital Programme 2015
Thirty sporting clubs and organisations around the city and county have been granted funds under the Sports Capital Programme 2015.

Thirty sporting clubs and organisations around the city and county have been granted funds under the Sports Capital Programme 2015.

Limerick has been granted €2,002,232 million of the overall figure of €41 million from the programme and local TD, Kieran O’Donnell has welcomed the announcement as a huge boost to the city and county.

“It is very welcome that once again, Sports Capital funding is being provided to clubs and local organisations here in Limerick 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,” explained Mr O’Donnell.

Limerick GAA and Limerick FC have both received €200,000 from the allocation to non local projects.

Croom and Na Piarsaigh GAA clubs are two of the biggest recipients of monies to the tune of €110,000 and €120,000 respectively under the allocation to local projects.

The local clubs and projects to benefit from the funding include:

Aisling Annacotty AFC - €90,000

Athea GAA Club - €35,000

Ballinacurra Gaels GAA Club - €25,000

Ballybricken Scout Group 46th Limerick - €5,500

Ballysteen Sportsfield Development Committee - €35,000

Bruree Rockhill Sportsfield Trust - €110,000

Catholic Institute Athletic Club - €75,000

Croom GAA Club - €110,000

Dooneen Athletic Club - €15,000

Fr Casey’s GAA Club - €38,000

John the Baptist Community School - €110,000

Kilfinane Forest AFC - €7,000

Limerick and District Anglers Association - €20,000

Limerick Celtics Basketball Club - €1,200

Limerick City Boxing Club -€8,000

Limerick Sub Aqua Dive Club - €13,000

Murroe Boher GAA Club - €23,000

Na Piarsaigh Hurling & Football Club - €120,000

Pallaskenry GAA - €4,000

Richmond RFC - €80,000

Shanagolden & District Community Council - €95,000

St Marys/Sean Finns GAA Club - €14,000

St Michael’s Sporting Club - €11,000

Summerville Rovers FC - €28,407

Templeglantine GAA - €95,000

Thomond RFC - €100,000

Limerick GAA - €200,000

Munster Football Club Ltd Limerick FC - €200,000

Thomond Park Stadium Company Limited - €141,876

Young Munster RFC - €192,249