19 Kilkenny sports projects receive €806,000 in grant funding
Nineteen sports clubs and organisations across Kilkenny city and county will receive more than €800,000 in grant funding announced today.
A total of €806,000 was allocated to the clubs as part of the Government’s latest tranche of Sports Capital Grants.
Announcing the funding, Kilkenny election candidate Cllr Patrick O’Neill said: “I am delighted that the funding announced today is going to benefit 19 clubs in Kilkenny. Between them they will receive €806,000. 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 Kilkenny over the coming year. The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by Fine Gael in 2012.
“It is a real lifeline for teams, clubs and organisations here in Kilkenny.”
“I know that the Kilkenny 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 Cllr O’Neill
Black & Whites GAA Club – New dressing rooms, showers and toilets – €85,637
Callan United Football Club – Pitch Development, Drainage and Site Works – €89,297
Clogh Moneenroe racquetball club – New Racquetball Facility – €100,276
Dicksboro GAA Club – Pitch Drainage, Pitch Extensions & Boundary Works – €45,175
Dragon’s Lair – Kyujutsu dojo and equipment – €13,374
Fenians GAA Club -Upgrade of Floodlighting/ Gym Equipment – €3,530
Freebooters AFC – Floodlights – €38,887
Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club – Multipurpose fitness hall and 1km walking track – €79,050
James Stephens GAA Club – Sports, Recreation and Fitness Centre – €65,143
Kilkenny County Council -Woodstock gardens fitness trail – €4,958
Ferrybank Neighbourhood Park – Outdoor gym – €14,677
Kilkenny Lawn Tennis Club – Upgrade of facilities at Kilkenny Tennis club – €52,846
Kilmacow Community Sports Complex Limited – Development – €66,930
Paulstown Development Association – Community Sports Park Camogie pitch – €17,618
River Rangers AFC -Facilitiy Upgrades – €1,980
Rosbercon United Football Club -Phase 2 Dressing Room Development – €10,664
St Patrick’s (Ballyragget) GAA Club -Improving sports facilities for children -€35,914
Waterford Golf Club Ltd – Irrigation & drainage to improve participation -€63,679
Windgap GAA Club – Development Work – €17,029