Over €1.7 million in funding for Wicklow sports organisations

Wicklow TD and Minister of State, Andrew Doyle has announced that over €1.7 million in funding will benefit sports organisations across Wicklow over the coming year.

The successful applications under the Sports Capital Grants were announced by Mr Doyle, who said: “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference; our local sports clubs and organisations.”

He added that the funding will benefit nearly 60 organisations around the county. “Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.”

Mr Doyle noted that the Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012 after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash.

Now, however, “it represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise.”

“Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically,” Mr Doyle added.

Below is a breakdown for funding allocations:

Organisation Project Title Allocation
18th Wicklow, Greystones Harbour Sea Scouts 18th Wicklow Sea Scouts – Equipment 2017 €7,000
9th Wicklow (port of Arklow sea Scout group) 9th Wicklow (Arklow) Sea Scout Group €16,500
An Tochar GAA Club An Tochar GAA Club Flood Lighting & Gym Equipment €24,500
Ardmore Rovers FC Ardmore / Killians Pitch Development €6,000
Arklow Boxing Club Refurbishment and equipment for Arklow Boxing Club €9,000
Arklow Golf Club Arklow Golf Club – Development    Plan 2017-2022 €41,000
Arklow Lawn Tennis Club Replace defective court lighting with LED fittings €12,000
Arklow RFC Pitch drainage, Mower & gym equipment €24,000
Arklow Rowing Club Indoor Training Facilities for Arklow Rowing Club €4,500
Asgard Swimming Club Asgard Swimming Club Training Equipment €5,500
Aughrim Camogie Club Grant for Camogie Club equipment €2,500
Aughrim Community Sports and Leisure Association Ltd. Purchase of a pitch Mower €8,653
Aughrim Street 9/10th Scout Group GLENDALE LODGE OUTDOOR PURSUITS CENTRE €125,000
Avonmore Football Club Construction of clubhouse and dressing rooms €49,500
Ballinacor Community Project Disable toilet with access carpark, sewage system €45,500
Baltinglass Golf Club Machine Purchase, Drainage Works and Access Paths €70,000
Blessington Sailing Club Blessington Sailing Club community growth project €15,000
Bray Bullets Basketball Club Bray Bullets Basketball Club – Equiptment €1,000
Bray Golf Club Develop a Junior coaching and practice area. €84,500
Bray Rowing Club New boat for racing and training €9,000
Bray Sailing Club Bray Sailing Club-growing sailing in the community €19,591
Carnew Emmets GAA Club Facility upgrade at Carnew Emmets GAA grounds €50,000
Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club Co Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club – Air Supported Dome €82,000
Cobra Gymnastics Club Cobra Gymnastics Club Gymnastics Equipment €26,000
Delgany Golf Club Short Game chipping/bunker arena with greens. €65,500
Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team Hill Walker and Runner Tracking System €3,000
Enniskerry Boxing Club Purchase boxing ring/sports equipment. €12,000
Festina Lente Enterprises Ltd Development of a Vaulting and Riding Programme €9,500
Greystones and District Athletic Club Athletics equipment – Greystones Athletic Club €8,500
Greystones Bowling Club Dressing Room, seating,and. ancillary works. €13,500
Greystones Lawn Tennis Club Upgrading of existing floodlights on 9 courts €75,500
Greystones RFC Greystones RFC Pitch Development €80,500
Greystones Sailing Club Greystones Sailing Club development boats €10,000
Hollywood Shamrocks GAA Club 149m2 Clubhouse extension with hurling wall €107,500
Kilcoole Camogie Club Participation & retention Teenage/Older Girl Sport €3,000
Kildare & Wicklow ETB All Weather Pitch at Blessington CC €105,000
Newcastle Community Centre Installation of a disability toilet facilities. €20,000
Newcastle GAA Football club and pitch equipment €5,500
Peoples Park Users Committee Peoples Park Pitch Development & Door Replacement €4,500
Shillelagh GAA Shillelagh GAA Inclusion Program €17,000
South Beach Playground Commitee Youth Basketball & Football Combo €6,500
St Patricks GAA Club Kilcoole Floodlighting works €5,500
Sugarloaf Gymnastics Sugarloaf Gymnastics Purchase of Sprung Floor Area €20,000
Swift Kick Martial Arts Academy Defibrillator, training and safety equipment. €2,000
The Glencree Society The Glencree SocietyMultipurpose Sports Hall €70,000
Three Castles Rowing Club Boats Only :Three Castle Rowing Club Blessington €9,500
Tiglin Challenge Ltd Gym equipment €14,000
Tinahely GAA Refurbishment & Accessibility of GAA Facilities €116,000
Titans Swimming Club Sports Equipment €2,500
Valleymount GAA Club Internal upgrade of existing clubhouse & equipment €53,500
Vartry Rowing Club All-Ireland One Design Celtic Yawl €5,500
Wicklow County Council Charlesland All Weather Pitch Refurbishment €52,500
Wicklow County Council Refurbishment of existing and addition of new MUGA €24,000
Wicklow Rowing Club wicklow rowing club new skiff and safety rib €20,500
Wicklow Sailing Club Wicklow Sailing Club Rescue Craft and Storage €46,000
Wicklow Sub Aqua Club Upgrading Equipment €16,000
Wicklow Swimming Club Application to improve safety & rescue equipment €16,000
Wicklow Triathlon Club Wicklow Tri Club Aquathon Equipment €2,000
Wolfe Tone Community Centre Wolfe Tone Community Centre €5,500

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