Twelve sports around Galway have received more than €400,000 funding to upgrade their facilities.
The money is being granted through the Sports Capital Programme, mainly for groups that succesfully appealed earlier decisions.
Galway West TD Seán Kyne said the improved facilities being introduced will be an immense help to local sports groups to develop and expand.
“The health benefits are significant too with better facilities and equipment helping to encourage and increase participation in sports and outdoor recreational activities,” Deputy Kyne added.
The breakdown in funding allocated and for what is as follows:
- Clonberne Community Centre: €69,400 – All-weather playing surface, surround fencing and additional lighting.
- Kiltormer GAA Club: €60,500 – The installation of floodlights.
- Kilconly Community Recreation Group: €52,400 – Completion of astro turf pitch with lighting.
- Caherlistrane GAA Club: €48,000 – Upgrade floodlights on football pitch.
- Oranmore Community Development Association: €42,100 – Resurfacing of astro turf pitch.
- Corinthians RFC: €33,600 – Construction of sand training pitch.
- Tommy Larkins GAA Club: €31,100 – Astro turf pitch with lights.
- Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club: €30,900 – Development of second pitch at Tonabrocky.
- Coiste Halla Naomh Eoin: €20,000 – Development of Inis Meain sports grounds.
- Corribdale Grounds Committee: €9,900 – Lighting for shared use Trails in Community Park.
- Loughrea Tennis Club: €4,000 – Clubhouse re-roofing.
- St. Cuan’s College: €3,300 – Gym equipment.