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Sports clubs and groups across Cork East constituency are set to receive a total of €1.354 million says Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice David Stanton TD. Funding is being allocated under the under the Sports Capital Programme 2017 which is run by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

“It is great to see so many local voluntary groups, community organisations and clubs receiving support under this year’s Sports Capital Programme. A total of 36 organisations across my constituency of Cork East submitted successful applications this year and will now receive funding to progress capital projects, purchase equipment and enhance facilities.

“The Sports Capital Programme 2017 opened in February using a simplified online application process. It was expected at the time that a total budget of €30 million would be available but I understand that his has been almost doubled with a total of €55.831 million having been allocated to sports and other organisations nationwide.

“I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the 36 organisations who were successful in this year’s funding round. In particular, I would like to congratulate all the volunteers who gave up their time to compile the applications. I hope that all the monies received will allow clubs to enhance their services on offer to members and improve participation levels into the future.”

“This is the fourth round of funding under the Sports Capital Programme since it was reinstated by Fine Gael in 2012. The Sports Capital Programme represents excellent value for money as investing in promoting active lifestyles provides great returns from a population health perspective. Active engagement in sports is also hugely beneficial to individuals, it not only helps keep people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.


Successful Applicants in Cork East Constituency

Club/Organisation Funding €

25TH Cork Cobh Scouts 1,500

Blackwater Sub-Aqua Search & Rescue 7,500

Blackwater Triathlon Club 3,000

Buttevant AFC 47,000

Carrigtwohill GAA Club 106,500

Castlelyons Camogie Club 13,000

Castletownroche GAA Club 59,000

Cobh Golf Club 56,500

Cork Acro Gymnastics Club 23,000

Cork ETB Carrignafoy CC & Ballymore AC 84,500

Cove Sailing Club 6,500

Dungourney GAA 98,000

Erins Own GAA Club 71,500

Fanahan McSweeney AC 2,000

Fermoy Golf Club 21,000

Fermoy Rowing Club 40,500

Inch NS 20,000

Killeagh GAA 12,000

Kilworth Celtic FC Ltd 78,500

Lisgoold GAA Club 73,000

Mallow Golf Club incl Mallow Tennis Club 70,000

Mallow RFC 1,000

Mallow Search and Rescue 32,000

Mallow Triathlon Club 3,000

Midleton Community Centre Devt Co 60,000

Mitchelstown GAA 120,000

Mitchelstown Lawn Tennis 47,000

Rathcormac Community Council 61,500

Rushbrooke Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club 76,000

Rushbrooke Rowing Club 6,500

Whitegate Yawl Rowing & Swimming Club 4,000

Youghal AC 18,000

Youghal Cycling Club 2,500

Youghal Lawn Tennis Club 10,000

Youghal RFC 9,000

Youghal Surf Lifesaving 9,000

Total: €1,354,000