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Funding of €730,000 awarded to 26 Galway sports clubs

Twenty six sports clubs in Galway have been awarded funding of almost €730,000 for new equipment under the Sports Capital Programme.

The Sports Capital Programme provides funding for equipment associated projects at local sports clubs and organisations.

This round of funding was announced this week by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin.

Galway TD and Minister of State Seán Kyne welcomed the announcement, saying that the funding will be used to benefit a “wide variety of sports and activities that are enjoyed by people of all ages across Galway.”

In Galway the funding is being used for everything from gardening machinery for grounds maintenance, to golfing gear and new boats.

The largest grants in this round of funding were €100,556 for replacement equipment at Connemara Golf Club, €94,391 for Tuam Golf Club, and €86,196 for Loughrea Golf Club to help it survive.

For those clubs and organisations which weren’t successful in their applications, the door hasn’t been shut in their face as a new appeals process in place to argue their case.

Nationally a further 1,500 applications for non-equipment based projects are being processed and will be allocated in December.

The full list of sports clubs and organisations in Galway which received grants is:

Club Grant PurposeAmount
Galway Sports PartnershipPhysical Activities from young to old€6,781.00
Cumann Slat Iascaigh Chasla agus An Cheathru RuaCeannacht ineall agus tréiléar báid€4,429.00
Tuam Rugby Football ClubMaintenance equipment for club grounds.€51,746.00
Connemara Golf ClubConnemara Golf Club Equipment Replacement€100,556.00
24th Galway Sea ScoutsTo Purchase a new 6m Safety Rib€21,275.00
Tuam Golf ClubSecure Equipment€94,391.00
Club Judo an Cheathrú RuaNew Judo Mats€6,831.00
SCCUL Enterprise CLG – BCNCEssential Equipment Purchase€20,501.00
Ballinasloe Golf ClubImprove and Maintain Sporting Facilities€14,865.00
St. Colman’s Basketball ClubAdditional hoops and training packs€3,104.00
Portumna Golf ClubPhase 2 of 5 – purchase of new course machinery€62,649.00
Meelick Eyrecourt Kayak ClubEssential, non-personal kayaking equipment€8,969.00
Galway Community CircusTightwire equipment€23,757.00
Galway Swimming ClubClub equipment to develop life-long skills€16,902.00
14th Galway St. Patrick’s Scout GroupIncrease active sports participation in scouts€7,086.00
Predator Triathlon ClubAcquisition of Safety and Gym Equipment€14,734.00
Loughrea Golf ClubMachinery replacement plan enabling club survival€86,196.00
Galway SpeedersNon-Personal Sport Equipment for Disabled Members€28,074.00
Dunmore Demesne Golf ClubEquipment Grant- Greens Mower and Tees Mower€41,639.00
Galway Hockey Club LimitedPurchase of 3 sets of Goaleeper Equipment€3,498.00
Mountbellew Golf ClubPurchase of essential course machinery€63,322.00
Horses Connect Enterprises LtdProvide rubber matting on floors and walls€8,658.00
Dunmore and district gun clubClay pigeon shooting equipment€15,774.00
Bluefin Swimming ClubBluefin Swim Club Sport Capital Grant€7,410.00
Galway Sub Aqua ClubReplacement trailers for Rigid Inflatable Boats€3,495.00
Galway City Sailing ClubSailing Dinghy Fleet Replacement€12,611.00

Total: €729,253

Briain Kelly
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