DEPUTY Fergus O’Dowd Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, has welcome the granting of €731,235 to sports clubs and associations in Louth under the sports capital grants scheme.
Included in this amount were grants of €115,000 to Holy Family Boxing Club Dundalk, €80,000 to Kilkerley Emmets GFC, €25,000 to O’Connell’s GFC, €20,000 to Sean McDermott’s GFC and €13,000 to Dundalk Cricket Club.
In Mid-Louth, Dunleer Athletic Club will receive €120,000 in partnership with Louth VEC, Mattock Rangers with receive €57,000, Lannleire GFC will receive €13,000, while Athletics Louth have been allocated €9,000.
“I am delighted for local clubs and associations that have benefitted from the first round of sports capital funding for four years,” said Minister O’Dowd.
“The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland.
“Clubs or groups who do not own their own land were able to apply for grants up to €25,000 to upgrade facilities. More than 2,000 clubs applied and funding was granted to 600 of them.
Sports Capital Funding for Louth: Ardee Celtic FC €17,000, Ardee Sports Project c/o Irish Wheelchair Association €16,500, Athletics Louth €9,000, Blackrock Athletics Club €20,935, Blackrock Park Committee and Blackrock Playground Club €9,500, Boyne RFC €25,000, Co Louth VEC with Dunleer AC €120,000, Dealgan Amateur Boxing Club €20,000, Drogheda Amateur Boxing Club €7,000, Drogheda Borough Council €14,000, Dundalk Cricket Club €13,000, Holy Family Boxing Club Dundalk €115,000, Kilkerley Emmets GFC €80,000, Lannleire GFC €13,000, Louth Local Sports Partnership, €5,000, Mattock Rangers CLG €57,000, Newtown Blues GFC €80,000, O’Connell’s GFC €25,000, O’Raghaillaigh’s CLG €55,300, Sean McDermott’s GFC €20,000, St Paul’s Table Tennis Club €2,500, SNAP Special Needs Active Parents €6,500.
Total Louth funding: €731,235.