Thursday 21 October 2021
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€1.5 million for sporting organisations in CNW in last two years – O’Shea 

€1.5 million for sporting organisations in CNW in last two years – O’Shea 

More than €1.5 million has been invested in Cork North West sporting organisations in the last two years through the Sports Capital Programme, according to Cork North West Fine Gael General Election candidate Councillor John Paul O’Shea. 

The Sports Capital Programme is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. 

The programme was closed under the then Fianna Fáil-led government in 2008 and re-established by the Fine Gael-led government in 2012. In the last two years, dozens of sporting organisations in Cork North West have benefitted from the Programme, to the tune of €1,558,454. 

Cllr. O’Shea commented: “Sporting life is right at the very heart of Irish society and the Sports Capital Programme recognises this. With quality facilities and equipment, sporting organisations can continue to grow and increase their influence and popularity in their respective communities. Communities right across Cork North West have received more than €1.5 million in funding for either facilities or equipment in the last two years alone. 

“Sports Capital Programme funding has been a priority for Fine Gael and I will work to ensure that worthy sporting organisations across Cork North West are able to upgrade their facilities and purchase necessary equipment in the coming years.” 

Cork North West Sports Capital Programme beneficiaries in the last two years include:

  • Ballincollig AFC – €8,000
  • Ballincollig RFC – €91,500
  • Ballydesmond GAA Club – €18,000
  • Banteer Community Sportsfield – €50,000
  • Boherbue Community Sports Centre – €18,000
  • Castlemagner GAA Field Develpoment – €27,000
  • Charleville Boxing Club – €2,000
  • Charleville Golf Club – €46,000
  • Dromahane Tennis Club – €5,000
  • Dromtariffe GAA Club – €58,000
  • Freemount Community Development – €23,000
  • Freemount GAA Club – €12,500
  • Kanturk AFC Ltd – €24,500
  • Kanturk Boxing Club – €7,000
  • Kanturk GAA Club – €67,500
  • Kanturk RFC – €75,000
  • Kanturk Tennis Club – €18,000
  • Kilbrin Community Council – €16,500
  • Kilbrin GAA Club – €59,500
  • Knocknagree GAA – €10,000
  • Liscarroll Handball Club – €68,920
  • Lombardstown Tennis Club – €26,000
  • Lyre Rovers Soccer Club – €69,000
  • Macroom Golf Club – €11,500
  • Meelin GAA Club – €22,500
  • Milford GAA Club – €22,000
  • Rathcoole Rovers Football Club – €9,000
  • Rathluirc  GAA Club – €63,000
  • Dromahane Community Park Group – €104,700
  • Newmarket GAA Club – €26,000
  • 28th Cork Macroom Scout Group – €9,567
  • Ballincollig GAA Club – €94,057
  • Ballydesmond GAA Club – €29,073
  • Banteer Community Sportsfield – €71,547
  • Boherbue Community Sports Centre – €3,700
  • Boherbue GAA Club – €11,862
  • Castlemagner GAA Field Development – €6,409
  • Comhairle Pobail & Bhaiole Mhuirne – €23,045
  • Dromtariffe GAA Club – €72,874
  • Freemount GAA Club – €8,756
  • Kanturk Golf Club – €31,548
  • Charleville Golf Club – €112,303
  • Kanturk Hillwalkers and Mountain Climbers – €1,593