€300,000 in club support for Limerick as championship opener moved to Thurles 

Munster GAA Chairman Ger Ryan.

LIMERICK has been allocated more than €300,000 for its Club Development Grant Fund by the Munster GAA Council.

The Council’s overall budget for the scheme is of €1.8 million, its largest investment ever.

Munster Council and Central Council are almost 50/50 contributors to the Fund.

Munster GAA Chairman Ger Ryan said the grants would support 400 development projects throughout Munster.

“These grants have supported an impressive range of capital development projects, with clubs investing over €23 million in upgrading their facilities. This level of expenditure is testament to the strength of the GAA in the province and reflects the impressive vision of our clubs to continually improve facilities for players and supporters alike.”

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“The grants provided would not be possible without the great support we get from the many thousands of people who attend our games each year. We are very fortunate to have such loyal support in the province, and we are delighted to be able to redistribute income from games to the clubs and schools,” Mr Ryan added.

Meanwhile, with rehabilitation works at Walsh Park behind schedule, Waterford have been forced to forfeit home advantage for their Munster Senior Hurling Championship opener with All-Ireland winners Limerick, and Clare, in April. 

Early indicators are that the fixtures will be switched to Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday, April 24.  This is good news for Limerick supporters as Walsh Park has a capacity of just 16,500 (up from 11,000 only a few years ago).

In Colleges Hurling, All-Ireland champions Ardscoil Rís clash with Our Lady’s Templemore in the quarter-final of the Dr Harty Cup on the 4G pitch at UL this Wednesday (1.30pm).