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