Local sports clubs to receive over €400k in Sports Capital Grant funding

Local sports clubs from around Wicklow will benefit from an early allocation of over half a million euro, for equipment only applications to the Sports Capital Grant Fund.

Organisations, ranging from GAA, to aquatics, will receive €417,861 this year, after Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin agreed to distribute the ‘equipment only’ applications ahead of the larger capital applications, in order to prevent delays.

In total, 21 clubs from around the county will share the grant allocation, with Wicklow Sub Aqua receiving €90,000 for a replacement rib, and rescue inflatable.

On the flip side, Ashwood Riding Club will be given €2,160, the lowest of any club, for the purchase of rustic show jumps.

Shillelagh-Coolboy GAA Club will receive €6,450, and have welcomed the allocations as a “massive help to the club”.

“Before the amalgamation of Shillelagh-Coolboy GAA Club, Shillelagh GAA processed a funding application which will now be used to finance equipment for football and community games activities,” the club said, in a statement.

“A special word has to go to Mark Dempsey and Richard Lambert, who put in massive work to get this grant. This grant will be a massive help to the club. Well done all.”

2019 Sports Capital Grant, Equipment Allocations, in-full:

  • Aughrim Rangers Football — €7,905
  • Ashwood Riding Club — €2,160
  • Arklow Rowing Club — €12,427
  • Vartry Rowing Club — €22,194
  • Baltinglass Kayak Club — €21,339
  • Fifth Wicklow Bray Sea Scouts — €21,000
  • Ninth Wicklow Arklow Sea Scout Group — €89,310
  • Arklow Boxing Club — €2,498
  • En Garde — €7,364
  • Kilcoole Athletics Club — €2,618
  • Cobra Gymnastics Club — €30,000
  • Sli Cualann AC — €9,000
  • Titans Swimming Club — €6,861
  • Shillelagh-Coolboy GAA — €6,450
  • Poseidon Lifesaving Club — €8,000
  • Wicklow Rowing Club — €20,000
  • Wicklow Sub Aqua Club — €90,155
  • Bray Sailing Club — €13,300
  • Greystones Sailing Club — €15,435
  • Eighth Wicklow Blessington Scouts — €10,145
  • Wicklow Hunt Pony Club — €19,700

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