Fine Gael General Election Candidate for Cavan/Monaghan, Joe O’Reilly, has said that continued Government investment in Sports Clubs is an absolute necessity for County Cavan.

“The Sports Capital Grant is one of the Government programmes that invests in the lifeblood of communities across the County; the local sports club.”money

“Unfortunately, the last Government scrapped the Sports Capital Programme and having reinstated it when we came into office in 2011, the Fine Gael led Government demonstrated that despite limited finances, we were determined to invest in local facilities.”

“We understood the importance of the work carried out by sports clubs and organisations in our communities and how the Sports Grant funding helped them do this vital work. It assisted many Cavan clubs to build or improve their facilities and enabled them to buy much needed sports equipment. This in turn increased their capacity to cater to larger numbers of local people.”

“Since 2011, €2.5million was paid out to Cavan Sporting Clubs, under the Programme, with Clubs from GAA, to Soccer, Tennis and Bowling all receiving much needed funding. Such was the popularity of the programme that every year a high volume of Cavan Clubs would submit applications. Unfortunately, not all were successful and some Clubs narrowly missed out, due to technical errors. I would be anxious that any Club which did not get funding in the past few years would get the chance to put an application in again next year. I would also be anxious that those Clubs that fell down on technicalities would get the necessary assistance to ensure that this did not happen again to them.”

“For this money to become available, we need to keep the recovery going. A Fine Gael Government is the only one that can do this.”


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Note to Editors:

Sports Capital Programme 2011-2015
3rd Cavan Virginia Scouting Group 10000
Annalee Athletics Club 15000
Bailieborough Leisure Centre 25000
Bailieborough Shamrocks GFC 23000
Ballyconnell & District Dev Assoc 5000
Ballyhaise Celtic Soccer Club 5000
Ballyhaise GAA Club 57000
Butlersbridge GFC 80000
Castlerahan Area Development Committee 18000
Cavan Amateur Boxing Club 9000
Cavan County Council 80000
Cavan Lawn Tennis Club 30000
Cavan Town Comm Bowling Green 60000
Cavan Town Comm Bowling Green and Cavan Regional Leisure Complex 29412
Cavan Town Council – Tullacmongan 320000
Cavan Triathalon Club 3310
Cootehill Celtic GAA 9000
Cootehill Harps AFC 40000
Cornafean GFC 21000
Crosserlough GFC 100000
Cuman Gael an Chabhain (Cavan Gaels GAA Club) 110000
Denn G.F.C. 56000
Drumalee 70000
Focus Family Resource Centre 1800
Kill Community Development Ltd. 15000
Killygarry GAA 80000
Kilnaleck Handball Club 40000
Loch Gowna G.A.A. Club 40000
Munterconnaught G.F.C. 29000
Ramor Water Sports Club 20000
UCL Harps FC 45000
Virginia Boxing Club 6000
Virginia RFC 50000
Bailieborough Leisure Centre €25,000
Bailieborough Shamrocks GAA €88,864
Cavan Canoe Club €23,670
County Cavan Rugby Football Club €80,000
Cuman Gael an Chabhain (Cavan Gaels GAA Club) €21,262
Droim Dhuin Eire Og GAA €150,000
Killyconnan Sports Ground Committee €87,300
Kingscourt Stars GAA €45,500
Lacken Celtic GFC €57,106
Maghera Mac Finns GFC €55,857
Mountnugent Gaa €65,682
St Patrick’s College €70,000
UCL Harps FC €67,806
Virginia Rugby Club €9,842
Total 2,509,078


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