Government allocates over €1 million to north county sports clubs

A total of €26 million has been allocated from the Sports Capital Fund to local sporting clubs and societies nationwide with just over €1 million to Dublin Fingal.

Speaking on Sunday afternoon following the announcement, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell welcomed the announcement, stating that it is “terrific news for local clubs and our local economy.”

“I am delighted by this announcement from Minister Ring. It has been many years since the last round of sports capital grants and many clubs across Fingal have been desperately short of funds in these tough economic times.

“Today’s announcement will be a terrific boost for clubs across the north county and will also be very significant in terms of our local economy. We all know that playing sports is not only good for your health and well being, but it is a great way for children to learn different sports and give them opportunities to excel in a code of their choice.

“London 2012 was a prime example of how we must continue to support local sporting organisations so that future Olympians are given every opportunity to compete on the world stage.”


A total of 2,170 applications were received, the highest number ever received. These applicants sought a total of €229 million in funding. A total of €25,894,332.00 was allocated. A further €4 million will be made to national and regional projects in the coming weeks.

Aer Lingus Divers  €19,040
Aer Lingus Swimming Club (Not Connected to aer lingus airline) €12,900
Aer Lingus Tennis Club  €25,000
C.L.G. Naomh Maighreide (St. Margaret’s GAA Club) €13,428
FCC – St Catherines Park   €48,000
Malahide Basketball Club  €13,294
Malahide Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club €19,584

Malahide RFC €190,378
Malahide Utd AFC  €69,000
Man O’War GFC  €300,000

Portmarnock AFC  €70,000

Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club (“PSLC”)  €143,426
Ring Commons Sports Centre  €34,061

Skerries Sailing Club €14,083
St Maurs GAA Club €1,750

Swords Sailing & Boating Club  €23,539
The Hills Cricket Club €7,522
Grand Total €1,051,005