Fifteen sports clubs benefit from almost 237,000 euros for new equipment

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Fifteen sports clubs benefit from almost 237,000 euros for new equipment

Deputy Brendan Smith (FF) confirmed the funding

Released:
Mon 16.08.2021, 12:16 pm

Last updated:
Mon 16.08.2021, 3:07 p.m.

Fifteen sports clubs in County Cavan are expected to benefit from almost € 237,000 in funding for new equipment.

The news was confirmed this morning by Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith, who was briefed on the grants by Secretary of Sport Jack Chambers.

The largest single donation went to the Cavan Kayaking Club, which received € 34,252 for canoe and kayak equipment; while Blacklion Golf Club is said to receive € 30,000; an additional € 30,000 for the Ramor Water Sports Club for a wheelchair accessible boat; and Laragh United GAA, € 27,755 for a new mower. For a detailed breakdown of all grants, scroll down.

Deputy Smith welcomed the funding, saying, “This is good news for the successful applicants and will help improve facilities and also help increase participation in various sports disciplines.

“I congratulate the various clubs and organizations and their volunteers for preparing successful applications and especially for providing opportunities for people to participate in different sports.”

Priority was given to projects promoting participation in sport, with a particular focus on promoting greater participation of women in sport.

“Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, clubs have faced additional challenges to ensure our training and games continue, and all of them deserve great praise: club officers, coaches and players. It’s encouraging to see so much sport going on locally and nationally right now, “said Deputy Smith.

The Minister of Sport has said that further capital investments in sport will be announced later this year under the Sport Capital Program.

“From talking to many people who work for different clubs, I know that with the increasing number of players there is an urgent need to provide clubs with financial support for the development of new facilities,” concluded Deputy Smith.

Cavan sports organizations benefit from this

– 3rd Cavan Virginia Scouting Group, € 11,244 for bikes and climbing gear

– Ballyhaise Celtic Soccer Club, € 3,429 for training equipment and defibrillator

– Blacklion Golf Club, € 30,000

– Butlersbridge GAA Club, € 4,021 for fitness and youth equipment

– Cavan Canoe Club, € 34,252 for canoe and kayak equipment

– Cavan Lakers basketball, € 9,563 for club equipment

– Cavan Triathlon Club, € 9,631 for pontoon / defibrillator / paddleboards

– Knockbride GFC, € 19,000 for upgrading sports equipment

– Laragh United GAA, € 27,755 for a new mower

– Ramor Water Sports Club, € 30,000 for a wheelchair accessible boat

– Smugglers Cycling Club, € 8,583 for a youth cycling initiative

– Virginia Golf Club, € 15,048 for golf course maintenance equipment

– Virginia Kayak Club, € 13,078 for touring kayaks and storage

– County Cavan Athletic Board, € 19,302 for timing equipment

– Cavan / Monaghan Underage League, € 1,948 for football equipment

Released:
Mon 16.08.2021, 12:16 pm

Last updated:
Mon 16.08.2021, 3:07 p.m.

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