€1.8m Allocated by Government to Sports Projects in Kerry

€1.8m Allocated by Government to Sports Projects in Kerry


Brendan Griffin T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, today (30 November) announced €1.8m in allocations under the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) to 79 different sporting projects in Kerry.


Minister of State Griffin stated ”I am absolutely delighted to be in a position to announce these grants to clubs all around the county from Kenmare to Tarbert and across a broad range of sports. When applications under the scheme were originally invited, it was envisaged that there would be just €800,000 to allocate in Kerry and the record level of applications would have left a large number of good projects unsupported. Thankfully, following the conclusion of the budget discussions, we secured the required additional resources to enable allocations of €1.8m in total to local sports clubs and organisations throughout Kerry. The net result of this is that we are able to provide financial assistance towards 79 different projects. The benefits of sports participation are well documented and these new developments will certainly help us in our overall objective of getting as many people participating in sport as possible”


The SCP is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the Programme closed for applications on the 24th February and by that date a record number of 2,320 applications were received.


Minister of State Griffin highlighted the importance of the programme: “Anybody with even a passing interest in sport will be aware of the importance of the Sports Capital Programme and the difference it has made to practically every community both large and small in the county. The grants which we have announced will ensure that this excellent work continues and will ensure that the backlog of schemes which were awaiting funding can be cleared. Every single one of the grants can make a significant difference to their community. I want to commend the many volunteers for their efforts in submitting the applications and I look forward to seeing their efforts coming to fruition in the coming months.


A further €4m has been set aside for regional grants (with maximum grants of up to €200,000) and these allocations are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.



Note for Editors – Kerry Allocations

Organisation Project Title Allocation
Asdee Rovers FC Asdee Rovers.Purchase of Lawnmower/Pitch upgrade. €7,500
Austin Stacks Hurling & Football Club Security Fencing To Club Boundary €5,500
Ballybunion Community Centre Renovation of sports floor €5,500
Ballydonoghue GAA Ballydonoghue GAA Indoor Sports Facility €70,000
Ballyduff GAA Club Ballyduff Ballwall Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) €41,500
Ballyheigue Social Economy ENT Ltd Refurb floor of Sports Hall & Gym & purchase Goals €4,000
Barraduff Community Field Org Ltd Ball-Stop Netting & Pitch Upgrade and floodlights €14,000
Beale GAA Dressing Room Refurbishment Phase II €57,000
Beaufort GAA Club Hurling and Football Skills Wall €10,000
Brosna GAA Upgrade of dressing rooms and welfare facilities. €6,500
Callinafercy Rowing Club Purchase boat with oars and 4 Rowing Machines €4,000
CARA Centre CARA Sports Capital Programme 2017 Equipment €22,000
Castlegregory GAA Club Main Pitch Drainage & Clubhouse Facilities Upgrade €55,000
Castleisland Members Golf Club 1 second hand Toro 3250 Greensmower €4,000
Castleisland RFC Castleisland RFC Pitch Drainage €8,947
Churchill Pearse Bros GAA Club Churchill GAA Dressing Rooms development €55,000
CLG Daingean Uí Chúis 1 Upgraded Training Area 2 Improved Floodlighting €23,500
Cordal GAA Club Underage Playing Pitch and Exercise Track €26,500
County Kerry Cricket Club Non-Turf Artificial Cricket Practice Area €8,000
Cumann Peile Piarsaigh na Dromoda Purchase new equipment and nets €15,000
Deerpark Pitch & Putt Club Purchase of New Fairway Mower €5,500
Dr Crokes GAA Redevelopment of 2nd pitch at Dr Crokes GAA Club €36,000
Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex Limited Fit Out of Dressing Rooms/Showers and Heating €7,500
Fenit Rowing Club Sports equipment for Fenit Rowing Club €8,000
Finuge Freewheelers Cycling Club Non personal sports equipment €2,000
Finuge GAA CLub Finuge GAA Club-Development €12,000
Flesk Valley Rowing Club Flesk Valley RC Rowing Equipment €19,000
Fossa GAA Club Re-development of Playing Field & Dressing Rooms €34,500
Glenbeigh Glencar GAA Club Glenbeigh/Glencar GAA Club Pitch upgrade €54,000
Glenflesk St Agathas GAA Club Drainage, lighting and fencing of our main pitch €57,000
Gneeveguilla GAA Club Lighting of our Walking/Jogging track and Dugouts €5,500
Inbhear Sceine Sub Aqua Equipment (RIB) to cater for increased membership €14,500
John Mitchels GAA (Kerry) John Mitchels Community & Sports Facility Upgrade €42,000
Keel Community Council Gym Equipment €800
Kenmare Golf Club Upgrade to toilets and shower facilties €10,500
Kenmare Shamrocks GAA CLub Construction of Disabled Access Dressing Rooms €45,000
Kerry County Council Outdoor Exercise Equipment in Cahersiveen €7,000
Kerry County Council Upgrade of Sports Exercise Equipment – KSLC €32,000
Kerry Education And Training Board All Weather Artificial Turf Playing Pitch €59,000
Kerry Orienteers Kerry Orienteers – SportIdent event timing system. €1,000
Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre Ballyheigue FRC – Junior Badminton Club €1,000
Kilcummin GAA Club Phase A Dressing Rooms and Club Development €67,500
Kilgarvan Hurling & Football Club Flood Lighting at Kilgarvan GAA Club €47,000
Killarney Athletic AFC Astro-turf All Weather Pitch and Perimeter Fencing €41,000
Killarney Celtic FC Killarney Celtc Football Club Improvement Works €10,000
Organisation Project Title Allocation
Killarney Cycling Club turbo trainer rollers and club gazebo. €600
Killarney Legion GAA Club Create and maintain new all weather playing pitch €33,500
Killarney Rugby Football Club Construction of clubhouse with adequate facilities €50,000
Killorglin Rowing Club Rowing Equipment (Boats Only) €23,000
Kilmoyley Hurling Club New Clubhouse €48,000
Knockanure GAA Pitch Drainage and resurfacing €56,000
LB ROVERS FC SOCCER ACADEMY Funding for Non Permanent Sports Equipment €18,500
Listowel Pitch and Putt Club Course improvements €2,800
Lixnaw GAA Club Carry out Essential Health & Safety Works €28,000
Mastergeeha FC Grass Mower and Soil Aerator/Spiker €10,500
Moyvane GAA Moyvane GAA pitch re-surfacing €46,000
Muckross Rowing Club Ltd Replace & upgrade rowing & safety equipment €12,000
O’Neills Crotta GAA Club Ball Wall with Multi-Purpose All Weather Surface. €27,000
Scartaglin GAA Purchase of a Lawnmower €5,000
Skellig Rangers GAA Club Skellig Rangers GAA Club €5,000
Sneem Rowing club Sneem Rowing Club Equipment €10,000
Spa GAA Club Perimeter security fence. €22,000
St Brendans Trust Fenit Multi-Use Games Area with security fencing. €36,000
St Marys Asdee GAA Club Drainage system and new sand carpet pitch €33,000
St Michaels GAA [BALLINSKELLIGS, KERRY] Gym ,dressing Room and toilets €70,000
St Pauls Basketball Club Killarney Four Professional Basketball Hoops €5,500
Tarbert Comprehensive School purchase of fitness equipment €29,000
Tarbert GAA Refurbish dressing rooms plus perimeter walkway €20,500
Tralee Bay Swimming and Social Club Safety / Rescue Boat €4,000
Tralee Harriers Athletic Club LJ & HJ Tartan, Mats & Cover, Synthetic Surface €35,000
Tralee Pitch & Putt Club Tractor Mower €5,500
Tralee Rowing Club Rowing pontoon, boats, oars and rowing machines €16,500
Tralee Rugby Club Refurbishment of clubhouse and gym €7,000
Tralee Tennis Club Upgrade of our floodlighting and artificial grass €15,000
Waterville GAA Club Drainage of Pitch at Waterville GAA Club €40,500
Waterville Rowing Club Waterville Rowing Club Essential Equipment App €10,000
Workmen’s Rowing Club Rowing Boats, Oars & Gym Equipment €19,500


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