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€1.7m funding for Wexford Sports Programme 25/10/15

| October 25, 2015

Minister Paul Kehoe has welcomed the announcement of €1,723,634 for Wexford organisations under the Sports Capital Programme 2015.

“I am delighted to see this funding going to organisations that bring so much to the towns and villages throughout Wexford, promoting health, fitness, participation and community involvement.  These groups are constantly striving to maintain sufficient funding both to sustain themselves and to continue developing, so this funding will go a long way towards alleviating that burden and helping them to improve what they offer.”

“I have worked closely with a number of these clubs in preparing, submitting and supporting their applications and am delighted that they are receiving the recognition that they deserve to make the improvements that they need to their club.

“The beauty of the Sports Capital Programme is that it can benefit large and small groups alike, with the amounts varying based on their need.  I am looking forward to seeing this funding put to use throughout Wexford and the continued development of Sports and Community Organisations in our county.

“The economic recovery allowed this Government to re-instate the Sports Capital Programme, after it was closed by Fianna Fáil during the recession. We understand the importance of sport to communities around the country and the imperative to fund it. Money spent on sport, is money saved on healthcare down the road. According to the Department of Sport, 90% of Sports Capital recipients say it has helped them to increase the numbers of people involved in sport.

“Fine Gael is keenly aware of the impact the economic downturn has had on communities throughout Ireland and we are working to ensure that the economic recovery spreads to all parts of Ireland. This Government is committed to supporting local communities, with actions and funding like these Sports Capital grants.”

The Breakdown of Funding provided to Wexford Organisations is as follows:

Non-Local Grants:
Wexford GAA €200,000
Wexford Youths FC €19,000


Local Grants
Adamstown Athletic Club €12,000
Ballaghkeen Community Project Ltd €20,000
Ballyhogue GAA Club €80,000
Blackwater GAA Club €110,000
Campile United AFC €15,000
Carne Riding Club €2,500
Cloughbawn AFC €75,000
Co Wexford Community Workshop (Enniscorthy) Ltd €8,000
Craanford Community Field €35,000
Craanford Harriers Athletic Club €4,000
D.M.P Athletics Club €80,000
duffry rovers gaa club €30,000
Dunbrody Archers €8,000
Enniscorthy Hockey Club €9,000
Enniscorthy Swimming Pool & Leisure Complex Limited €110,000
Ferns St Aidan’s GAA Club €60,000
Gusserane O’Rahilly GAA Club €80,000
Kilanerin-Ballyfad Community Development Association €20,000
Kilmore Quay Community Development Association Ltd €60,000
Menapians Athletic Club €14,000
Naomh Eanna GAA Club €20,000
New Ross Boat Club €60,000
New Ross Rugby Club €110,000
North End United AFC €69,000
Oylegate United €18,000
Racing795 €4,000
Rapparees Starlights GAA Club €70,000
Rosslare Bowls Club €2,800
Shelmalier GAA Club €90,000
St Anne’s Rathangan GAA club €58,000
Wexford Football League €80,000
Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club €80,000
Wexford Sub Aqua Club Ltd. €6,000
Wexford Swimming Club €4,334

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