49 Limerick City & County sports clubs receive in €1.6M Government funding – O’Donnell

Press Statement
From: Senator Kieran O’Donnell 086-8430202

49 Limerick City & County sports clubs receive in €1.6M Government funding – O’Donnell

Limerick Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell has said that 49 Limerick City & County sports clubs are to receive €1.6M in Government funding through the Sports Capital Grant.

Senator O’Donnell said: “I am delighted that the funding announced today is going to benefit 49 clubs in Limerick City & County. Between them they will receive over €1.6M. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.

“This important Government funding will greatly benefit sports clubs across Limerick over the coming year. The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by Fine Gael in 2012, after it was cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It is a real lifeline for teams, clubs and organisations here in Limerick.”

The Fine Gael Senator was speaking as the successful applications under the Sports Capital Projects (SCP) were announced by Minister of State with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross.

Senator O’Donnell continued: “The 49 Limerick City & County clubs and projects to benefit are, with a total sports capital grant funding of €1,601,161 :


County Organisation Project Title Sport Type Allocation
Limerick Abbeyfeale Rugby Football Club Development of Pitch and Training Area Phase 2. Rugby €48,975
Limerick Adare United A.F.C. Adare United A.F.C Club Development Soccer €14,994
Limerick Ahane GAA Club 1800 m2 astro, lights + walkway around perimeter. Gaelic Games €34,440
Limerick ARDAGH DISTRICT RECREATIONAL & SPORTING COMPANY LTD Tennis Court & Storage shed for equipment Community Games €20,782
Limerick Askeaton GAA Improvement and development of GAA Facilities Gaelic Games €92,212
Limerick Athea GAA Club Walking Track Surfacing & Retaining Wall Gaelic Games €30,289
Limerick Ballingarry AFC 1.Resurface Astro turf pitch.2 Pitch Drainage Soccer €36,466
Limerick Ballylanders GAA Timber floor for sports hall Gaelic Games €4,650
Limerick Bergerie Trust CLG Sporting activities for senior citizens Multi-sport €803
Limerick Breska Rovers AFC New Pitch at rear of existing pitch Soccer €45,900
Limerick Caherline GAA Club Nets, Gate and Fencing, Lighting, Flood Lighting Gaelic Games €32,150
Limerick Cappamore development association Develop a quality, well designed, playing surface Soccer €4,520
Limerick castle rovers F.C. Castle Rovers F.C. Community Field Soccer €29,027
Limerick Castletown/Ballyagran GAA CLUB Castletown-Ballyagran Gaa grounds development Gaelic Games €35,162
Limerick Claughaun GAA Club Construction of an enclosed Floodlit Hurling Wall Gaelic Games €62,658
Limerick Croom GAA Club Croom GAA Club – Phase III of Development Plan Gaelic Games €64,300
Limerick Cumann Ubhla CLG OOLA GAA CLUB – PITCH LEVELLING AND DRAINAGE Gaelic Games €64,613
Limerick Diocese of Limerick Field Refurbishment Multi-sport €15,135
Limerick Dóchas (Hope for People with Autism) Sports Equipment for Autism Specific Social Club Multi-sport €1,586
Limerick Dromcollogher Broadford GAA Club Dromcollogher Broadford GAA field development Gaelic Games €15,008
Limerick Dromin Athlacca GAA Finishes, Floodlights & artificial surface Gaelic Games €34,173
Limerick Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA Hurling Wall, AstroPitch&Main Pitch Realignment Gaelic Games €56,584
Limerick Fr Casey’s GAA Club Install Security Fencing around our sports grounds Gaelic Games €22,634
Limerick Galtee Gaels GAA Club Fence playing area,track outside it,ball stop net Gaelic Games €14,372
Limerick Garryspillane GAA Club Development of Hurling Field Gaelic Games €39,897
Limerick Glenroe GAA Further development. Gaelic Games €10,223
Limerick Glin GAA Grounds and Facilities Redevelopment Gaelic Games €15,930
Limerick Glin Rover Soccer Club Development of a new training pitch and facilities Soccer €55,786
Limerick Glin Tennis Club Glin Community Tennis Court development Tennis €16,560
Limerick Granagh Ballingarry Camogie Club Granagh Ballingarry Camogie Nets Camogie €3,556
Limerick Killeedy GAA Walking track and with lights Gaelic Games €17,449
Limerick Kilmallock Utd AFC Project 2018 – Drainage, Mower, Goals, & Ball stop Soccer €38,343
Limerick Kilteely Dromkeen GAA Club Handball Court and All Weather Practice Wall Gaelic Games €33,661
Limerick Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Community Sports Centre Rathkeale Multi-sport €86,623
Limerick Limerick Scout County Limerick Scout County Campsite, Curraghchase. Multi-sport €9,074
Limerick Monagea Gaa Club Artificial Grass Pitch Development Gaelic Games €32,597
Limerick Mooreabbey Milers AC Expansion of sports available Athletics €4,024
Limerick Murroe Wood Park Company Limited by Guarantee Murroe Town Park Walkway and Fencing Multi-sport €55,621
Limerick Newcastle West Golf Club Newcastle West Golf Club development Golf €58,680
Limerick Old Crescent RFC Facilities & flood light upgrade Rugby €37,976
Limerick Patrickswell GAA Club Patrickswell Gaa Pitch & Clubhouse Upgrade Works Gaelic Games €90,260
Limerick Shannon RFC Ladies Dressing Rooms, Gymnasium, Rugby €60,101
Limerick Shountrade NS Dev of recently purch playing field Multi-sport €9,933
Limerick St Kieran’s GAA Club Pitch and equipment upgrade Gaelic Games €45,630
Limerick St Patrick’s GAA Club (Limerick) Dressing Rooms Redevelopment Gaelic Games €35,983
Limerick St Senan’s GAA Club Additional Playing Pitch for training/matches Gaelic Games €10,059
Limerick Star Rovers AFC star rovers clubhouse refurbishment Soccer €31,576
Limerick Templeglantine GAA Ball Wall & Goal Mouth Artificial Playing Surfaces Gaelic Games €17,643
Limerick Wembley Rovers Football Club Wembley Rovers FC Sports Facilities Renovation Soccer €2,543


“I know that the Limerick clubs and organisations receiving this funding today will make great use of it to the benefit of local communities.

“It is so important to encourage people to play sport. Not only is it good for their physical health but it benefits their mental health too. Supporting sports teams, clubs and organisations is also tantamount to supporting community engagement and helps to foster strong community spirit.

“Investment in sport is also a really worthwhile policy objective for Government from a health point of view. Society reaps the rewards through improved health of the population. This is more important than ever with the rise in obesity.

“I look forward to continued success for all of our local clubs and sporting organisations,” said Senator O’Donnell.

A total of €37m has been allocated to 994 different projects with 37 different sports benefitting. The 2018 round of the Programme saw the highest level of interest ever with 2,337 individual applications received.

Minister Ross stated. “Increasing participation in sport is the central aim of our National Sports Policy and to achieve our objectives we need to have appropriate sports facilities. The grants we are announcing today will significantly improve sports facilities right across the country. The vast majority of grants are going to voluntary organisations and I want to particularly thank all of the volunteers associated with these clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members.”

Minister of State Brendan Griffin T.D., highlighted the many improvements introduced in the application process: “Everybody involved in Irish sport knows the importance of the Sports Capital Programme. We have introduced significant changes to the Programme to make the whole process as user-friendly as possible including the simplification of the application form, giving applicants an opportunity to correct applications during the assessment phase and the introduction of an appeals system for unsuccessful applicants. While it was not possible to fund all applications received, the assessment process was designed to prioritise projects that shared facilities, that came from disadvantaged areas and did not receive substantial funding under the programme previously. In terms of the successful projects, the grants announced today benefit every county but there is also a huge spread of sports with 37 different sports receiving funding.”




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