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Funding bonanza for 68 Mayo sports clubs


ON THE LIST Achill GAA pitch and clubhouse have received funding of €80,000.

Sports Capital Grants announcement made in Dublin

Michael Duffy

SIXTY-EIGHT Mayo sports clubs have this morning benefitted to the tune of €1.6 million after the Sports Capital Grants were announced by Minister of State with special responsibility for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin.
15 clubs have received over €40,000 worth of funding, with Charlestown Athletic Football Club (€88,000), Achill GAA Club (€80,000) and Claremorris Colts Rugby Club (€80,000) the top three clubs to receive the biggest allocations.
Mayo TD, Enda Kenny, welcomed the funding and said the clubs involved will benefit greatly over the coming year.
Deputy Kenny said: “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs.This funding will benefit nearly 70 clubs all over the county. Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.
“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash. It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise. Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.”
A full list of the clubs who received funding can be seen below.

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