Significant funding announced for Tipperary sports clubs



€1.56 million funding for Tipperary sports clubs

Mayor of Clonmel Borough District Cllr Garret Ahearn with Minister Brendan Griffin

Significant funding has been announced for sports projects in Tipperary by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin.

Sports clubs to receive funding include:

Clonmel Commericals GAA Club €75,000

Kilsheelan-Kilcash GAA Club €41,000

Ballypatrick Tennis Club €56,000

Carrick Swans GAA Club €50,000

Cahir GAA Club €49,000

Clonmel Hockey Club €19,000

Rockwell Rovers GAA Club €25,000

Emly GAA Club €22,000

Borrisoleigh GAA Club €28,000

Upperchurch Drombane GAA Club €14,000

Clanwilliam RFC €17,000

Newcastle GAA Club €5,600

Donohill Community Council €28,000

Cashel King Cormacks €49,000

Galtee Rovers GAA Club €38,000

Kilfeacle Tennis Club €30,000

Loughmore Castliney GAA Club €41,000

Thurles Sarsfield GAA Club €45,000

Holycross-Ballycahill GAA Club €75,000.

The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated in 2012 during Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s term as Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, after being cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash.

“The funding announced today is for clubs and groups throughout the country that made an application in the last round of sports capital grants," says Mayor of Clonmel Borough District Cllr Garret Ahearn.

"I would like to commend Minister Griffin for his commitment to delivering funding to sports clubs across county Tipperary since the Sports Capital programme was reintroduced. The announcement today is a positive recognition by the minister of the need for the provision of sporting and recreational amenities and facilities in Tipperary.

“This is a strong indication of this Government’s commitment to support the wonderful work so many are doing to contribute to local communities and I’m delighted to be able to play my part in making sure that these clubs got the funding they needed," he adds.