15 November 2019
By Bryan Smyth
Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton, has welcomed confirmation that a total of €1,034,090 will be divided amongst 18 sports clubs and community groups across Cork East Constituency through today’s Sports Capital Programme funding announcements.
The funding is being made available by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and represents the second set of allocations under the 2018 round of the Sports Capital Programme. ‘Equipment only’ allocations were made in May 2019 where 20 Cork East Constituency groups and clubs received a total of €447,658 in funding.
Local clubs and groups to benefit from this round include:
Club/Organisation – Project description – Funding amount
Carrigtwohill Community Centre – refurbishment of all-weather pitch campus – €63,508
Castlelyons Coolagown Britway Community Devt – Fr Ferris Community Park – €54,248
Castlelyons GAA – facility upgrade project – €34,052
Castleyons Pitch and Putt – modular club room, changing and storage area – €2,315
Castletownroche Community Centre – community astro turf facility – €38,074
Cobh Wanderers AFC – facilities upgrade – €77,979
Doneraile Golf Club – machinery and drainage – €67,796
Dungourney NS – construction of all-weather pitch – €73,155
Fermoy Rugby Club – club growth through holistic sport – €14,538
Glanworth Community Council – Glanworth Community Development Group – €69,002
Killavullen GAA – new dressing rooms – €61,097
Kilworth GAA – dressing room complex with public toilets – €83,606
Lower Aghada Tennis and Sailing Club – complete clubhouse redevelopment – €69,136
Mallow GAA Club – upgrading of complex facilities – €67,528
Mallow United AFC – artificial playing surface, fencing and lighting – €90,037
Midleton GAA – club development on Youghal Road – €76,682
Midleton Hockey Club – storage and equipment – €29,232
Midleton My Place – maximise utilisation of sports hall – €8,934
Mitchelstown Golf Club – new equipment and works to walkway bridges – €51,367
Youghal Lawn Tennis Club – skill development, maintenance and safety equipment – €1,804
Minister Stanton confirmed the funding approval, saying “I am delighted to see that so many local sports organisations and clubs have, once again, been successful with their applications for the latest round of the Sports Capital Programme. The Sports Capital Programme, reinstated by Fine Gael in 2012, is the main source of Government aid for the development of sports infrastructure through facilities improvements or the purchase of new equipment and I am certain that those approved will benefit enormously from the funding.
“Today’s announcement brings the total funding to Cork East Constituency alone to €1.482 million this year which is testament to the great success of local sports clubs and community facilities. The wide variety of projects funded means that the monies allocated benefit the whole community and assist in promoting health lifestyles, self-confidence and team building” concluded Minister Stanton.