Millions for Sport in Galway – South Mayo

Friday, 15th November 2019


Press Statement by Hildegarde Naughton TD


Fine Gael, Galway West – South Mayo


Over €2.3 million is to be invested in sports organisations and facilities in communities throughout Galway and South Mayo under the Sports Capital Programme, local Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton has announced.


The funding will be shared among a total of over 90 clubs and organisations from across the County and South Mayo, which were successful in their applications under the scheme.


Deputy Naughton, who worked closely with these and other successful organisations in preparing and promoting their applications, welcomed the allocations under what was an extremely competitive process.


“This is an extremely important scheme that seeks to develop sport and recreation facilities in villages, towns and cities throughout the country. It enhances communities both socially and in terms of infrastructure, as well as improving facilities for our current and future sports stars,” said the Galway West TD.


“I am very pleased to have worked closely with a number of excellent clubs and organisations in Galway in relation to their applications and proposals, and I am grateful to Minister of State Brendan Griffin for favourably considering my representations in that regard.”


Among the successful applicants in Galway were;


Claregalway GAA Club                                  €58,350

Corrib Celtic FC                                               €52,808

Cregmore Claregalway Football Club       €10,938

Galway Atlantic Athletic Club                     €5,303

Mervue Public Park All Weather Pitch      €24,390

Bohermore All Weather Refurbishment   €19,978

Glen Oaks MUGA Refurbishment              €13,953

Doughiska Hurling & hand Ball Wall         €9,275

Glen Celtic AFC                                               €19,531

Liam Mellows GAA Club                               €27,570

Maree Oranmore FC CLG                             €66,342

Merlin Woods Multi-sport                           €27,873

Oranmore Maree GAA                                 €66,342

Turloughmore Hurling Club                         €72,966

Neale GAA Club                                       €62,006


Deputy Naughton said that the level of demand and the huge volume of applications for grants under the scheme meant that everyone’s expectations could not be met by the announcement.


“The amount of funding that was applied for was a large multiple of the amount that the Department had available, so it was always going to be the case that there would be clubs and organisations left disappointed on this occasion,” said Deputy Naughton.


“I am pleased that this Government has continued to invest in sports clubs throughout the constituency and people can be assured that Fine Gael are committed to further future funding.”




A full list of successful applicants can be found here.



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