€1.3m in sports equipment funding announced for Limerick clubs – O’Donovan

May 9, 2024

Sporting groups in Limerick will receive funding of €1,303,363 for various types of equipment which will benefit their members and athletes alike, local Minister Patrick O’Donovan, Fine Gael has said.

Minister O’Donovan welcomed the allocations made today to groups through the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).

Minister O’Donovan said: “Today we have the largest ever allocation of grants nationwide for equipment under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. These clubs are at the heart of our communities and any help they receive helps to boost participation in sport.”

“This funding will benefit around 40 clubs in Limerick. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep people healthy, but it also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building. We have a proud record of sporting success here in Limerick and with this investment I have no doubt that’s set to continue into the future”, said Minister O’Donovan.

The projects to benefit are:

Athlunkard Boat Club

Ballysteen AFC

Bruff Pitch & Putt Club

Cappamore Celtic F.C

Castle Rovers F.C.

Castleconnell Boat Club

Creeves Celtic FC

Cumann Ubhla CLG

Dóchas (Hope for People with Autism)

Dromore United

Feenagh AFC

Galbally RFC

Galtee Gaels GAA Club

Glantine Rover FC

Glin GAA

Glin Triathlon Club

Greenmount Cycling Academy

Kilfinane Outdoor Education Centre

Kilteely Dromkeen GAA Club

Limerick Academy & Scouts

Kayaking Club

Limerick Boat Club

Limerick Celtics Basketball Club

Limerick Desmond Schoolboy/girl League

Limerick Dragons

Limerick Kayak Club

Limerick Soccer Referees

Morning Star Basketball club

Murroe Wood Park

Newcastle West RFC

Newcastle West Tennis

Shannonside FC

St Michael’s Sporting Club (Rowing Club)

St. Gabriel’s School & Centre

St. Munchins Community Centre

Tarbert Coastal Rowing Club

Templeglantine GAA

West Limerick Athletics Club

The allocations announced today under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme are in response to equipment-only applications which sporting organisations submitted.

“The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) is the primary vehicle for Government support for the development of sports and recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country. “It is crucial that we invest in sport for the overall health and wellbeing of our population and that is why this programme is so important as it delivers stronger communities,” Minister O’Donovan concluded

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