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:
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
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
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