Monday, 20th May 2019
Press Statement by Hildegarde Naughton TD
Fine Gael, Galway West and South Mayo
Over €220,000 has been granted to sporting bodies in the Galway West constituency under the Government’s Sports Capital (Equipment Only) Scheme. This is separate to the non-equipment Sports Capital Grants. The results of those applications will be announced in September.
Fine Gael TD for Galway West Hildegarde Naughton, who is a keen runner, said that the funding was required and welcome.
“I have been in contact with the Minister for Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, over recent months to ensure Galway got a fair share of these grants. They are vital to ensuring these organisations can go on providing sporting and recreational opportunities to the people of Galway,” said Deputy Naughton.
“I am particularly happy to see that the 24th Galway Sea Scouts have been awarded €21,275 in funding to purchase a new safety boat. I know only too well the value of such an award for all the young people taking advantage of our wonderful Galway Bay.
“Galway City Sailing Club, with whom I have worked previously to obtain Sports Capital Funding, has received €12,611 in order to allay the cost of dinghy fleet replacement.
“Everyone is entitled to attain their potential and I am therefore very pleased to see Galway Speeders receive €28,000 in order to ensure that people with disabilities experience quality physical activity/sport.
“I am also very pleased to see that Galway Swimming Club, where people from Galway have learned to swim for over 80 years, has received €16,902 in funding,” she added.
The full list of successful applications within the constituency is hereunder:
Galway Sports Partnership €6,781
Cumann Slat Iascaigh Chasla agus An Cheathru Rua €4,429
Connemara Golf Club €100,556
24th Galway Sea Scouts €21,275
Club Judo an Cheathrú Rua €6,831
SCCUL Enterprise CLG €20,501
Galway Community Circus €23,757
Galway Swimming Club €16,902
14th St Patricks Scout Group €7,086
Predator Triathlon Club €14,734
Galway Speeders €28,074
Galway Hockey Club €3,498
Galway Sub Aqua Club €3,495
“The top 75% of applications were successful on this occasion and those not successful this time may appeal the decision to the Department,” indicated Deputy Naughton.
“These grants were required for the continuation of the excellent sporting opportunities available to the people of Galway. The vast majority of the organisations selected are run on a voluntary basis by dedicated local people. I therefore very much welcome the awarding of funding as a way in which Government can show that all their hard work is appreciated,” the local TD said.