€7million boost for Limerick sports clubs and organisations

Limerick GAA were major beneficiaries from the latest allocations from the Sports Capital Fund.

MORE than €7million has been allocated to 100 sports clubs and organisations throughout Limerick City and County from the Government’s Sports Capital Grant fund.

Among the major beneficiaries are Limerick GAA who will receive €241,296 for the development of the Kilmallock Road campus on the site of the former St Enda’s school.

Six grants worth €150,000 each were allocated to Newcastle West GAA Club, Knockainey GAA Club, Kilmallock GAA Club, Glin Rovers Soccer Club, Bruff Rugby Club and Ballingarry Soccer Club.

Other major beneficiaries were Knockaderry GAA Club (€149,620); St Senan’s GAA Club (€149,000); Caherconlish Soccer Club (€146,000); Shelbourne Soccer Club (€145,176); Glenroe GAA Club (€143,227); Mungret St Pauls GAA Club (€132,317) and UL Bohemians Rugby Club (€130,831).

The funding for Limerick is part of record €150 million  national allocation from the latest round of Sports Capital and Equipment Grants programme both at local and regional level.

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€144 million has been allocated to almost 1,900 applications with €6 million kept in reserve for successful appeals lodged by unsuccessful applicants.

It follows €575,004 already allocated last August by Government in Equipment grants to 33 local Sports clubs and organisations across Limerick.

Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’ Donnell said the € 7,080,444 allocated to Limerick will be of immense benefit to the 100 clubs and organisations across Limerick included in the latest round of allocations.

“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by Fine Gael in 2012. It is a real lifeline for teams, clubs and organisations here in Limerick.

“The mental and physical health benefits associated with sports participation are well documented and we want people to have every opportunity to get involved, particularly as we emerge from the Covid pandemic.

“The 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 added.