May 9, 2021
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33 Waterford sports clubs receive €1.03m in grant funding

Thirty-three sports clubs and organisations across Waterford city and county will receive more than €1 million in grant funding announced today.

A total of €1,033, 835 was allocated to the clubs as part of the Government’s latest tranche of Sports Capital Grants.

Announcing the funding, Waterford Senator Paudie Coffey said: “This funding will be a huge boost for the development of 33 sports and clubs and organisations across the city and county and I congratulate the clubs that have been successful.

“I’m mindful also of many clubs who may not have been successful in this round of funding, and I would urge them to stick with it and to reapply next year as this grant assistance will be available again.”

The Waterford Fine Gael General Election candidate (pictured below) said the funding can have a transformative impact on the development of local sports clubs, and their members.

Senator Coffey added: “From my experience, clubs benefit greatly from these grants and they help to stimulate clubs and their members to become active in the development of sporting facilities for their members.”

Nationally, a total of €37 million has been allocated to 994 different projects across the country, with 37 different sports benefitting.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross paid tribute to the volunteers involved in advancing the projects being allocated funding.

“I would like to congratulate all of the successful applicants receiving grants,” Minister Ross said. “Increasing participation in sport is the central aim of our National Sports Policy and to achieve our objectives we need to have appropriate sports facilities. The grants we are announcing today will significantly improve sports facilities right across the country. The vast majority of grants are going to voluntary organisations and I want to particularly thank all of the volunteers associated with these clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members.”

The following Waterford clubs received funding under the current round of Sports Capital Grants:

Abbeyside United AFC: Astroturf Training Pitch and Clubhouse Extension Soccer: €24,653

Affane Cappoquin GAA: Sand-Based Illuminated All-Weather Playing Pitch Gaelic Games:  €23,426

Ballyduff Upper GAA Club: Construct a Gym Gaelic Games: €35,183

Ballygunner GAA Club: Upgrade to Artificial Surface and side boards Gaelic Games: €21,032

Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club: Course Upgrade Machinery & Materials Golf: €52,363

Children’s Group Link LTD: Refurb of sports facilities and associated works Multi-sport: €16,723

CLG Micheal McCraith (Tramore GAA Club: Ground Improvements at Tramore GAA Club, Waterford Gaelic Games: €52,937

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael na Rinne: Purchase of sports equipment, mower & scoreboard Gaelic Games: €9,929

De La Salle College: Refurbishment of two squash courts & dressing room Squash: €37,632

Dungarvan Boxing Club: Sports equipment and female locker room upgrade: €4,453

Dungarvan Ladies Hockey Club: Application for a grant for club equipment only Hockey: €1,091

Dunhill GAA/Sports Centre Dunhill GAA: Hurling Wall & Walking/Jogging Track Multi-sport: €56,069

Dunmore East Tennis Club: Resurface two courts and renew fencing Tennis €17,469

Ferrybank GAA Club: GAA Goal Post Replacement Gaelic Games: €1,545

Garranbane National School: Astro turf running track tractor sports equipment Gaelic Games: €29,952

Johnville FC: Refurbishment of All Weather Pitch Surface Soccer: €23,500

Kilgobinet GAA Club Hall Floor Refurb, Outdoor Astro, AccessSys, Drainage Gaelic Games: €41,574

Kilmacthomas AFC: Development Project Soccer: €37,630

Kilrossanty GAA Club: Juvenile pitch & walking jogging track lighting Gaelic Games: €54,214

Lismore GAA: Synthetic Grass Pitch & Hurling Wall Gaelic Games: €63,856

Mount Sion CBS Secondary School:
Gym Fit-Out and purchase of equipment Gaelic Games: €7,426

Newtown Ballydurn GAA Club: Upgrade to pitch facilities Gaelic Games: €19,919

Rathgormack GAA Club: Upgrading of grass playing pitch Gaelic Games: €5,453

Southend United Football Club: Clubhouse Expansion Soccer: €54,584

St Anne’s Waterford Tennis Club Phase 2 of 3 Redevelopment: €69,608

St Saviours AFC: AstroTurf Pitch And Floodlighting Soccer: €43,732

Stradbally GAA Club: New Pitch Development-Phase 2 Gaelic Games: €45,739

Tramore Bay Surfing Club: Inclusion Project Surfing: €13,788

Tramore Tennis Club: Upgrade & Improve Efficiency of Club facilities: €1,711

Waterford & Wexford ETB: Walking Track with Outdoor Gym Equipment Multi-sport: €39,679

Waterford City RFC: All Weather Pitch Development Project Rugby: €56,891

Waterford LEDC Ltd: Cill Barra Community Sports Centre Extension Multi-sport: €14,083

Waterpark Rugby Football Club: Dressing Room Refurb, Jogging track/walkway & Equip Rugby: €55,993

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