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Ulster Clubs Successful in Sports Capital Programme

February 6th, 2018

Ulster GAA are delighted to have assisted 24 clubs across Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan in securing €968,882 in the 2017 Sport Capital Programme Grant announced in November 2017 by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The programme is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the Programme closed for applications on the 24th February 2017 and by that date a record number of 2,320 applications were received. €56m was then allocated to over 1,700 different sporting projects in November 2017.

Ciarán McLaughlin Ulster GAA Treasurer commented “Ulster GAA worked closely with the County development officers in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal to offer guidance and feedback to the clubs in attendance. The very high return of over 70% of clubs being successful represents a marvellous outcome.”

Ciarán continued “in 2018 Ulster GAA will continue to actively support clubs to pursue funding opportunities, we encourage clubs considering development to speak firstly with their County development officer who will then engage with appropriate person at Ulster GAA”.

33 Clubs attended Ulster GAA Sports Capital Programme Advice clinics in Cavan, Cloghan and Ballybofey in February 2017 were guidance and feedback was provided on Club projects and applications.

Successful clubs who attended Ulster GAA Advice Clinics include:

CAVAN

Belturbet GAA Club – Install natural grass surface with walking track €67,500

Cootehill Celtic GAA – New Training Facility €57,000

Corlough GAA Club – Upgrade pitch surface facilities and training area €13,000

Crosserlough GFC – Redevelopment of main Pitch with Walking Track €41,500

Cavan Gaels GAA – Club Walking / Running track Terry Coyle Park €12,000

Drung GFC – New Dressing Rooms, Shower & Toilet Facilities €55,000

Killinkere GFC – Additional changing room application €41,000

Knockbride GFC – Main Pitch Upgrade €30,000

Laragh Sports Partnership – Natural playing surface pitch development. €59,000

Shercock GAA – Dressing Rooms & Gym development €41,000

Templeport St Aidans GAA – Upgrade of Club rooms for the wider community €30,000

DONEGAL

Buncrana GAA –  Security Fencing Of Club Boundaries. €24,000

Cumann Naomh Padraig – Develop sand carpet grass pitch-training area. €66,000

Naomh Conaill GAA Club – Upgrade of green area for new training facility €1,500

Naomh Padraig Leifear GAA Club – Sand Carpet Playing Pitch & Training Pitch €99,500

MONAGHAN

Ballybay Pearse Brothers GFC – Training pitch drainage & resurfacing €29,000

Clontibret O’Neills GFC – Lay Sand based all weather Pitch €45,382

Corduff Handball Club – Renovation of Corduff Handball Alley €7,000

Donaghmoyne GFC GAA Club – Develop Training Field to Full Size Playing Field €56,000

Doohamlet GFC – Development of Newly Purchased land €49,500

Emyvale GAA Club – Dressing rooms and fitness room €37,500

Gaeil Triucha CLG – Field development and associated works. €34,000

Sean McDermotts GAA – Playing Field Development €38,500

Castleblayney Faughs GAA – Pitch (Full size width for 2 Juvenile fields) €34,000