Fine Gael TD and Minister of State, Andrew Doyle has today welcomed the news from the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, that 5 Wicklow Clubs have been awarded funding after a review of the Governments Sports Capital Grants.
Speaking on the announcement, Minister Doyle outlined “ The Department of Tourism and Sport has announced that following a review of invalid applications for 2017, the 5 Wicklow Clubs that were reviewed have received some welcomed news this morning.
The allocation to Wicklow is in excess of €283,000 which will be allocated between the 5 Clubs”
The 5 Clubs that will benefit from this review are; Wicklow Rugby Club, Roundwood and District Athletics Club, Enniskerry Youth Football Club, Wicklow Triathlon Juniors and Wicklow County Council running track at Seaview, Arklow.
Minister Doyle added, “The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012 . It represents an excellent value for money investment for society. We are now living in a society where we have become more health conscious and focus more on a healthy body and a healthy mind. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically”
“This scheme has proved very successful in getting much needed funding to our local clubs,” the Fine Gael Minister of State said.
“I would like to commend all the clubs who applied through this scheme, for their dedication and commitment to their organisation and for the difference they are making to those living within their local community”