Almost €1m in funding for Louth clubs

A total of twenty one local sporting clubs have benefitted to the tune of almost €1m following the latest round of Sports Capital Grants.
Glyde Rangers GAA club in Tallanstown and Naomh Moninne hurling club in Toberona, Dundalk were the big winners locally with both receiving almost €100,000 in funding. There were also large grants giving to DKIT for floodlights in the sports field and the Redeemer Family Resource Centre for a multi-purpose 3g Sports facility. Local GAA clubs St Brides and Geraldines were also giving €61,839 and €58,859 respectively for the improvement and upgrade of existing facilities
The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development or refurbishment of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment. It is part funded from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The scheme had been hit following the economic downturn in 2008 but has been brought back in recent years much to the delight of local clubs.
A total of €37m was allocated nationally with these the 2018 round of the Programme seeing the highest level of interest ever with 2,337 individual applications received. The full list of recipients are as follows:
• Ardee Golf Club €74,169. Renew Machinery, Drainage and course development.
• Boyne RFC €25,159 New Gym, Heating System and roof repair
• Drogheda City FC €92,386 Install 3G Grass Pitch
• DKIT €63,031 Floodlighting for sports field
• Dundalk RFC €2,074 Sports Equipment
• Dundalk School Boys League €3,888 Dressing Room refurb, pitch drainage and lighting
• Geraldines GFC €58,859 Improvement and upgrading of existing facilities
• Glyde Rangers GFC €97,602 Training Pitches and Running Tracks
• Incer Colpa Rowing Club €10,637 upgrading of equipment and facilities
• John Mitchels GFC €68, 545 Construct indoor Sports Hal and Dressing Rooms
• Louth County Council €43,973 Louth Leisure Centres- Disabled Facilities Upgrade
• Mac Bridge Pitch and Putt €9,951 Replacement of Clubhouse
• Mattock Rangers CLG €21,354 Pitch Drainage and Ball Stop Nets
• Naomh Martin GFC €61,839 General Facilities upgrade and 3g pitch development
• Naomh Moninne Hurling Club €98,347 Hurling Pitch Development at Toberona Dundalk
• St. Bridges GFC €61,839 Paric An Chuinnigh
• St. Fechins GFC €12,332 Pitch Drainage
• St. Kevins GFC €52,497 Flood Lighting, security fencing, Mower, Goal Posts
• St. Patricks Scout Troop Dundalk €13,948 Kayaking and Canoeing Equipment
• Redeemer Family Resource Centre Dundalk €53,937 Multi-purpose 3g sports facility
• Termonfeckin Tennis Club €70,780 Tennis Club Phase 1

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