Galway sports clubs awarded €2.3 million in funding

Galway Daily news Galway allocated €9 million for LEADER programme 2023-2027

More than 60 sports clubs and community groups in Galway have been awarded €2.3 million in funding under the Sports Capital Programme.

“This substantial allocation for Galway will fund improvement and enhancement works at dozens of sports clubs and organisations across the city,” said Galway TD and Minister Seán Kyne.

“With enhancements to facilities and, in many cases, the construction of new facilities, the investment will benefit tens of thousands of people in communities across Galway.”

The Sports Capital Programme is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and partially funded by National Lottery proceeds.

It provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment

Along with funding going directly to sports clubs this programme is also delivering funding to Galway City Council to carry out upgrades on community facilities used by the public as well as by clubs.

“The investment will also boost the local economy through works carried out by local construction companies in addition to purchases from local businesses,” Deputy Kyne added.

The full list of sports clubs and community groups being supported under this investment, and the works that they will carry out, is:

13th Galway Scouts €1,814 Sports Hall accessible bathroom and access upgrade
Abbeyknockmoy Hurling Club €58,350 Hurling Club pitch development
Ballinasloe & District Tennis Club €27,959 Two tennis courts with lights
Ballinasloe Town AFC €27,694 Upgrading of pitch floodlights and Astro fencing
Ballinderreen GAA Club €72,206 Gymnasium and changing room building
Ballymoe FC €17,357 Floodlighting soccer pitch
Beagh Hurling and GAA Club €62,726 Extension to Beagh GAA Sports Hall
Ballaun Sportsfield Co-Operative Society Ltd €25,033 Multi-use community sport facility phase 2
Cappaghtaggle Community Association for Recreation and Sport €65,570 Pitch and training area at Cappaghtaggle
Castleview Sports €49,341 Castleview Sports Astro Pitch and Fencing Project
CFCD LTD (Colga) €54,935 Phase two of Artificial Surface playing pitch
Claregalway GAA Club €58,350 Improvements to training grounds at Knockdoemore
Clifden Community School €50,383 Clifden Artificial Sports Pitch
Coiste Pairc na Forbacha €10,377 Coiste Pairc na Forbacha Ball-stop Netting
Colemanstown UTD FC €40,060 All-weather synthetic grass pitch and fixtures
Connemara Rugby Club Company €30,517 Development of a second pitch
Corofin GAA Club €81,690 Multi-purpose indoor sports complex phase 1
Corrib Celtic FC €52,806 New dressing rooms and running track
Cartoon Shamrocks GAA CLub €19,465 Training standard floodlighting
Cregmore Claregalway Football Club €10,938 Pitch development and equipment
Cumann Liathroid Laimhe Inis Oirr €8,947 Handball and basketball court upgrades
Cumann Liathroid Laimhe Mhaigh Cuilinn €11,655 Sports capital grant programme
Dunmore Community Sports Group €7,753 PV Solar panels for clubhouse and ball stop netting
Fr Sammon Community Centre CLG €50,416 Redevelop Fr Sammon Community Centre
Galway Atlantic athletic club €5,303 Equipment and storage for new athletic club
Galway City Council €9,275 Doughiska Hurling and handball wall
Galway City Council €13,953 Glen Oaks MUGA refurbishment
Galway City Council €19,978 Bohermore All Weather Refurbishment
Galway City Council €24,390 Murvue Public Park All Weather Pitch
Glen Celtic AFC €19,531 Facility enhancement and community engagement
Glenamaddy Community School €48,025 Glenamaddy Community school Astroturf pitch
Gort Community Council Ltd €52,515 Extension to community centre
Gort GAA Club €64,185 Flood lighting and associated pitch improvement works
Gort Golf Club €24,507 Refurbishment and resurfacing of tee boxes
Kilbeacanty GAA €40,359 Development of artificial playing surface
Kilkerrin Community Development Centre €8,486 Erection of fencing and removable ball stop nets
Kilkerrin Development Co Ltd €18,439 All weather pitch from multiple use
Killimor GAA Club €40,490  Pitch drainage and enhancement
Kilnadeema Leitrim GAA Club €65,973  To develop new dressing rooms, showers and toilets
Kiltullagh Community Development Group €68,561  Floodlit Astro playing surface and walkway and fencing
Kinvara GAA €2,757  Security fencing
Kinvara Hockey Club €3,662  Expansion
Kinvara United FC €5,398 Girls dressing room and toilet facilities
Leitrim Community Field €15,792 Upgrade facilities
Liam Mellows GAA Club €27,570  Flood lighting
Loughrea Athletic Club €23,626  Security fencing, ball stop, mover and defibrillator
Maree Oranmore FC CLG €66,342 Full size Astroturf pitch
Merlin Woods €27,873 Floodlights and multi sports equipment
Moyne Villa FC €36,955 Phase 2 clubhouse extension
Mullagh GAA Club €38,939 Club development
Naomh Feichin GAA Club Clifden €35,328  Artificial pitch
New Inn Community Council €70,750 Multipurpose playing surface
Oranmore Maree GAA Club €66,373 Sportsground phase 1 development
Oughterard Leisure Centre Ltd €17,087  Uprade of sports hall and fitness centre
Oughterard Rugby Football Club €66,890  Pitch development
Padraig Pearse’s GAA Club €69,759 Pitch development
Portumna Lawn Tennis Club €6109  Refurbishment and insulation of clubhouse
Portumna Town FC €7290  Portable accessories to pitch drainage
Scoil Bride Mercy Secondary School, Tuam €61,710  To convert tarmac sports area to all weather
Scoil na bhForbacha €15,949 Upgrade sports park
Sean MacDiarmada GAA Club Craughwell €36,753  Artificial sport playing pitch at training grounds
St. Brendan’s GAA Football Club €36,826 St Brendan’s GAA Football Club
Tearmann Eanna Teo €20,868 Aiseanna Aclaiocht taobh amuigh
Tuam Celtic FC €8325 Multi use games arena equipment
Tuam Stars GAA Club €25,780 Main football pitch upgrade works
Turloughmore Hurling Club €72,966  Astro turf pitch and ball wall with floodlights