BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
TDs Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan have welcomed Tipperary’s allocation of €854,623 in sports capital grants which were announced by the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.
In all Minister Michael Ring announced the €854,623 allocation as part of almost €26 million in new funding for local sports projects across the country - this is the first time sports capital funding has been allocated to clubs in four years. Several new criteria were introduced this year with a particular emphasis placed on clubs in disadvantaged areas.
A total of 2,170 applications were received which represented the highest number of applications ever received under the Sports Capital Programme.
Alan Kelly (Labour) said: “as a Minister in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport I am delighted that so many clubs across the county across many different codes got funding under the sports capital grants. I was glad to be able to support many of their applications. I am aware that some clubs and groups are disappointed, but there was well over €10 million in applications in Tipperary for €854,000 in grants so it was a difficult process for department officials. There were also a number of clubs declared ineligible. If they don’t agree with that decision they might contact me and I’ll look into the matter”.
Meanwhile Noel Coonan (Fine Gael) said: “I am pleased to say that thirty Tipperary clubs have been awarded funding many of whom I have been lobbying for with my colleague and Minister of State Michael Ring. Some of these include Lahorna Handball Club, KPLAN Community Centre Ltd, Ballina GAA, Peake Villa Football Club and Ormond Special Olypmics Club Nenagh. This is excellent news for many clubs and I am very pleased that we have been able to help them advance their projects. This is the first sports capital programme to be held since 2008 and there was a phenomenal demand for this funding nationwide. Nationally more than two thousand clubs applied for funding and 600 clubs received funding totalling €26m. Sadly there were many Tipperary groups that were unsuccessful this time round as demand was far higher than supply with a huge request for the scheme. We would love to support every deserving project but there are limits to what can be done”.
Ballina GAA Club €56,000
Ballymackey Football Club Ltd €58,000
Ballyporeen\Skeheenarinky GAA Field Development Committee €18,000
Borrisokane Athletic Club €5,700
Cappawhite NS and Cappawhite Community Council Limited €25,000
Carrick-on-Suir Athletic Club, Carrick-on-Suir Community Games and Sean Kelly Sports Centre €60,000
Carrick United AFC Limited €28,000
Cashel Kings Cormacs GAA €36,923
Cashel Rugby Football Club €30,000
Castleview Lawn Tennis Club Ltd €19,000
Clanwilliam Football Club €28,000
Clonmel Celtic Football Club €30,000
Clonmel Commercials GFC/St Mary’s HC €28,000
Drangan Community Centre Ltd €20,000
Galtee Rovers-St Pecaun’s GAA Club €30,000
Grangemockler Community Sportsfield €22,000
Holycross Football Club €67,000
Kildangan GAA Club €15,000
KPLAN Community Centre Limited €20,000
Lahorna Handball Club €15,000
Newport GAA Club €40,000
Ormond Special Olympics Club, Nenagh €2,000
Peake Villa Football Club €15,000
Portroe GAA €63,000
Rearcross Football Club €5,000
Riverdale Pitch and Putt Club €15,000
Silvermines GAA Club €35,000
Thurles Boxing Club €10,000
Tipperary Town Football Club €20,000
Upperchurch-Drombane GAA Club €38,000