Over €3,500,000 awarded to Dublin Fingal Sports Clubs

Dublin Fingal TD, Alan Farrell, has said today’s announcement with regard to the Sports Capital and Equipment Grant is a major boost for sport in Dublin Fingal.

Deputy Farrell said, “40 clubs in Dublin Fingal have today received a combined total of over €3,500,000. This will make a significant impact and will fund projects that range from new buildings to new pitches and better facilities.”

“Today’s grants are in addition to the ‘Equipment Only’ grants that were distributed in August of last year, Dublin Fingal clubs received over €500,000 in that tranche of funding.”

Deputy Farrell continued, “Sport is a cornerstone of communities all over Fingal and plays an invaluable part in the development of our young people and our communities. The funding announced today will ensure that these clubs continue to grow and help more people in the years ahead.”

Speaking on the matter, Minister Jack Chambers said,  “Anybody involved in sport at local level knows the importance of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. I am delighted that today’s announcement represents the highest level of funding ever provided for any round of the Programme.

“As well as the major field sports, funding is being provided to tennis clubs, cricket, boxing, kayaking, wheelchair sports and martial arts to name just some. It is great to see crowds back at big sporting events in recent weeks but our key focus is to get as many people participating as possible. Covid revealed to us all the importance of community and I am particularly pleased that so many community centres and organisations have been allocated funding to develop projects in towns and villages across the country. If we want to achieve our participation targets, we must provide high quality facilities and that is what today’s announcement is all about.”

The full list of Dublin Fingal recipients is:

Balbriggan Golf Club€64,026
Balbriggan RFC€120,000
Ballyboughal Boxing Club€50,000
Ballyboughal GFC€107,013
Clann Mhuire GFC€103,001
Donabate Golf Club€82,586
FCC Donabate Portrane Community Centre€150,000
FCC Balbriggan Cricket Club€148,510
FCC Balrothery Tennis Club€78,456
FCC Glebe North & Hyde Park FC€11,675
Fingal Ravens G.F.C.€137,344
Fingallians GAA€150,000
Forrest Little Golf Club€92,850
Loughshinny United A.F.C€14,846
Malahide Community School€29,784
Malahide Rugby Football Club€112,253
Malahide United Association Football Club€19,737
Naomh Maighreide St Margaret’s GAA€22,712
Naomh Mearnog GAA club€150,000
North County Cricket Club€48,804
O’Dwyers GAA Club€149,950
Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club€64,589
Portrane Hockey Club€7,850
Rivervalley Scouts€140,000
Round Towers Lusk GAA€101,237
Rush Cricket Club€47,778
Rush Golf Club€121,722
Rush Sailing Club€139,236
Skerries Golf Club€147,669
Skerries Harps€150,000
Skerries Rugby Football Club€28,197
Skerries Town FC€91,987
St Finians GAA€14,875
St Ita’s AFC€150,000
St Maurs GAA€150,000
St Patricks GAA Club€150,000
St Sylvesters GAA€102,153
Swords Cricket Club€48,046
Swords Manor Football Club€20,599
The Hills Cricket Club€22,743