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Sailing, Paddling, Diving Clubs & More Share In Latest Sport Capital Programme Allocation

9th October 2015

#SportsCapital - Sailing, paddling and diving clubs across 20 counties will share in the latest €35 million allocation to local projects under the Sports Capital Programme.

Among the biggest beneficiaries under the latest grants are Cullaun Sailing Club in Co Clare, which receives €105,000; Cork's Phoenix Kayak Club and Skibbereen Rowing Club, getting €120,000 and €100,000 respectively; Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's €75,000 grant; and €80,000 for Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.

Dublin and Cork counties also boast the largest share of individual allocations, with 17 and 15 respectively.

Speaking at yesterday's launch, Minister for Sport Michael Ring said: "The Sports Capital Programme ensures that as many clubs and organisations as possible have the facilities and equipment they need to allow the maximum number of people to get involved in a wide variety of sports...

"By investing in community facilities, these grants take the pressure off clubs and groups to fundraise themselves to provide for the upgrading and building of premises and allows coaches and other volunteers to concentrate on growing the sports they know and love."

Recipient clubs and organisations related to sailing, boating, canoeing and kayking, angling, diving and other marine and river activities are listed below:

Co Clare
Cullaun Sailing Club €105,000
Killaloe Sailing Club €4,000

Co Cork
Ardfield Rathbarry Galleyflash Rowing Club €10,000
Bantry Bay Sailing Club €9,000
Cork Boat Club €34,000
Cove Sailing Club €10,000
Cork Sub Aqua Club €40,000
Glandore Harbour Yacht Club €8,000
Kilmacsimon Swimming & Rowing Club €3,500
Kinsale Yacht Club €13,000
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club €18,000
Phoenix Kayak Club €120,000
Royal Cork Yacht Club €43,000
Rushbrooke Rowing Club €7,000
Shandon Boat Club €18,000
Skibbereen Rowing Club €100,000
Sunday's Well Boating and Tennis Club €13,000
West Cork Kayaking Club €12,000
Whitegate Yawl Rowing & Swimming Club €7,000

Co Donegal
Irish Water Safety Donegal Surf Lifesaving Club €15,000

Co Dublin
12th Port Sandycove Canoeing Club €18,842
5th Port Dollymount Seac Scouts €14,000
Curragh Sub Aqua Club €21,643
Dalkey Scubadivers €55,420
Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club €22,475
Howth Sea Angling Club €21,250
Neptune Rowing Club €10,625
Rush Sailing Club €60,750
Sailing in Dublin Club €7,000
Skerries Sailing Club €6,080
St Michael's Rowing Club, Dun Laoghaire €22,625
Sutton Dinghy Club €24,950
National Yacht Club €39,887
Royal St George Yacht Club €67,763
Viking Sub Aqua club €6,665

Co Galway
Clifden Boat CLub €24,000
Friends of St Josephs Rowing Club €10,000
Galway Bay Sailing Club Ltd €42,000
Galway Kayak Club €18,000
Tribesmen Rowing Club €31,045

Co Kerry
Fossa Rowing Club €15,000
Kerry Canoe Club - Killorglin €18,000
Portmagee Rowing Club €12,000

Co Kildare
Kilcullen Canoe Club €18,243

Co Laois
Laois Kayak and Canoe Club €8,000
Woodenbridge Paddlers Association €5,000

Co Limerick
Limerick and District Anglers Association €20,000
Limerick Sub Aqua Dive Club €13,000

Co Longford
Abbeyshrule Canoe Club €8,000
Lough Ree Sub Aqua Search and Rescue Unit €10,000

Co Louth
Co Louth Committee Irish Water Safety €7,000
Drogheda Sub Aqua Club €28,000

Co Mayo
Bellacragher Bay Boat Club €15,000
Grainne Uaile Sub Aqua Club €40,000

Co Meath
Omega Sub Aqua Club €16,000
Ribbontail Paddlers Canoe Club €5,000
Trim Canoe Club €6,000

Co Offaly
Shannonside Sub Aqua Club €29,000
Tullamore Canoe Club €3,000

Co Sligo
Sligo Rowing Club €10,000

Co Tipperary
Cahir Rowing Club €22,000
Clonmel Rowing Club €57,000
Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club €13,000

Co Waterford
Cappoquin Salmon & Trout Anglers Association €10,000
Waterford Boat Club €20,832
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club €75,000

Co Westmeath
Athlone Boat Club €15,000
Lough Ree Yacht Club €20,000

Co Wexford
New Ross Boat Club €60,000
Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club €80,000
Wexford Sub Aqua Club €6,000

Co Wicklow
Arklow Rowing Club €24,750
Bray Rowing Club €5,223
Bray Sailing Club €5,921
Greystones Sailing Club €20,669

The full list is available as a PDF to read or download HERE.

The announcement comes as the Federation of Irish Sport releases its manifesto for Ireland to deliver on its sporting potential, which includes a restoration of sport funding to pre-2008 levels.

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MacDara Conroy

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