€1.3 million for Mayo from Sports Capital Programme

Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Minister of State, Michael Ring TD

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, has announced €1,325,307 in funding for local sports projects across the county. Minister of State Ring made the announcement yesterday (Thursday, October 8) as part of the national programme which saw €41 million handed out to 891 organisations nationally.

Speaking after the announcement Deputy Ring said, "I am delighted to be in a position to announce another round of the Sports Capital Programme in my tenure as Minister of State for Tourism and Sport. This is the third round of the Sports Capital Programme. These allocations will again benefit people in every county by giving them more opportunities to get involved in sport. This funding will allow a diverse array of sports clubs and groups to build and improve much-needed facilities, or to purchase sports equipment.”

He added: "There were 71 applications received in Mayo and three regional applications in Mayo. Of the 71 applications received, 49 were valid and 22 were invalid. 36 of the valid applications received funding.”


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