Sports clubs and organisations across Carlow to benefit from €140,000 investment

Capital grants allocation

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Sports clubs and organisations across Carlow are set to benefit from €140,129 investment in eleven local projects, Fine Gael TD 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," he 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.

Full list of allocations for Carlow below: 

4th Carlow Leighlinbrige Scout Group
Ballymurphy Celtic AFC
Barrow Valley Riding Club
Carlow Dragon Boat Club
Community Fishing Carlow Club
Coole-Lane Riding Club
County Carlow Community Games
Republic of Ireland Ladies Snooker Association (RILSA)
The ML Syndicate Mountain Biking Club
Tullow Mountaineering Club
Tullow RFC
TOTAL: €140,129

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