Dublin sports clubs to get €6.6M for new equipment


More than 170 Dublin sports clubs have secured a total of €6.6M for new equipment, according to Dublin MEP Barry Andrews.

“This is the largest ever allocation of funding for equipment to sports clubs nationwide.  175 sports clubs across Dublin will benefit,” the Fianna Fáil MEP explained.

“These clubs are the heart of their local communities. The funding they have now secured will allow them to invest in equipment across all their teams at mini, youth and adult level.  A range of clubs right across Dublin city and county, covering water sports, soccer, GAA, tennis, basketball, badminton, martial arts, cycling, and more are benefiting from today’s announcement.

“This round of funding is just the start. It’s specifically for equipment.  A new round of capital works grants for sports clubs is due shortly.  This funding will allow clubs to upgrade their facilities and increase their footprint in their local communities.

“I strongly welcome this record investment in our local sports clubs.  In particular, I want to commend the Minister for Sport Thomas Byrne for the focus he is putting on gender equality in sport at a community as well as national level, and across all age groups.”

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