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Sports Capital Grants 2014 Allocation, County by County.


Junior Minister for Sport Michael Ring within the last week has announced just over €40 million for 880 sports clubs and organisations throughout the country, below see the allocation list county by county, click here for the funding for non-local sporting clubs and organisations.
Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.


At just over €260,000 Longford received the least amount of funding and Dublin at over €8m received the most but it was less than budgeted for. It was noted that a number of Dublin applications weren’t made successfully and so the 1.1m budgeted amount was distributed between the other counties.


Naturally enough soccer, GAA, tennis and boxing clubs recieved the biggest allocations but minority sports were also well allocated for.

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2014 Sports Capital Programme
Local Grants Allocated
Organisation Amount Allocated
Carlow €​545,156.00
Askea Karate CLub €​6,500.00
Ballon Karate Club €​1,800.00
Ballymurphy Hall Ltd €​30,000.00
Carlow Cricket Club €​14,000.00
Carlow Dragon Boat Club €​9,356.00
Carlow Gymnastics Club €​10,000.00
Carlow/Graiguecullen Subaqua Club €​40,000.00
Cuchulainn Rounders Club €​2,000.00
Fighting Cocks GFC €​70,000.00
Hanover Harps FC €​60,000.00
Leighlin Parish Sports Grounds Development Committee €​50,000.00
Mount Leinster Rangers GAA Club €​10,000.00
O’Hanrahans GFC €​80,000.00
Old Leighlin Community Support Ltd. €​50,000.00
Rathvilly GAA Club €​30,000.00
Setanta GAA Ceatharlach €​7,000.00
Tinryland G.F.C. €​20,000.00
Tullow Active Retirement Association €​2,500.00
Tullow Amateur Boxing Club €​8,000.00
Tullow RFC €​30,000.00
Vale Wanderers Football Club €​14,000.00
Cavan €​681,110.00
3rd Cavan Virginia Scouting Group €​10,000.00
Bailieborough Leisure Centre €​25,000.00
Bailieborough Shamrocks GFC €​23,000.00
Ballyhaise Celtic Soccer Club €​5,000.00
Ballyhaise GAA Club €​57,000.00
Cavan County Council €​80,000.00
Cavan Triathalon Club €​3,310.00
Cootehill Celtic GAA €​9,000.00
Cornafean GFC €​21,000.00
Crosserlough GFC €​100,000.00
Cuman Gael an Chabhain (Cavan Gaels GAA Club) €​110,000.00
Drumalee €​70,000.00
Focus Family Resource Centre €​1,800.00
Killygarry GAA €​80,000.00
Kilnaleck Handball Club €​40,000.00
Loch Gowna G.A.A. Club €​40,000.00
Virginia Boxing Club €​6,000.00
Clare €​1,036,609.00
Avenue United FC €​18,000.00
Ballina Killaloe Sports & Community Facilities Developmen €​90,000.00
Bridge United AFC €​40,000.00
Clarecastle Sports Complex €​20,000.00
Kildysart GAA €​120,000.00
Kilmaley GAA Club €​118,000.00

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€40M announced by Minister Ring for 2014 round of Sports Capital Programme

Its a new year and a new round of sports grants have been announced  by Minister Ring for 2014 (see Press Release below). The important dates to remember are:

  • Open for applications from 12 noon on Friday 17th January;
  • Closed for registration at 5pm on Friday 7th February;
  • Closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 28th February.


A new online system, introduced last year, called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register). Clubs and organisations are requested to register now if they wish to apply for funding under the Sports Capital fund this year. Failure to register will mean that sports organisations will not be able to apply for funding in 2014.

To register using the OSCAR system follow this link

Press Release.

Sunday 22nd December 2013

A new €40 million fund for important sports capital projects has been announced today by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring.

The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and purchasing sports equipment for sports clubs and organisations across Ireland.

“The 2014 Sports Capital Programme will again provide much needed capital funding for sporting organisations throughout the country. The 2012 Programme saw a record number of applications and we are acutely aware of the very high level of demand that exists for such grants.  I am delighted to announce that we will be making allocations totalling €40 million next year.  Under the programme pitches will be drained, floodlights will be installed, sports halls will be improved and dressing rooms will be built.  Thanks to these grants, people will have more opportunities than ever to get active and stay active in a wide range of sports. It will also have a positive impact on job creation in construction,” Minister Ring said.

The terms and conditions of the programme have been finalised and it will open for applications on 17th January 2014.    Applications for the 2014 programme will only be accepted online, and organisations must be registered in order to apply.”

  • Open for applications from 12 noon on Friday 17th January;
  • Closed for registration at 5pm on Friday 7th February;
  • Closed for applications at 5pm on Friday 28th February.



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Sports Equipment Grants


dublin, golf clubs,


We have taken a number of calls and emails on the topic of Sports Grants & Funding. We have over 10 years experience working with Sports & GAA Clubs, Community Centres & Sports Associations. We advise on the sports equipment best suited to a club/organisations needs and offer discounted packages.


Details & Aims.

Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport approved sports equipment grants for 2.6 million late last year. 22 national sports bodies have been included for these grants, they range from the Irish Rugby Football Union, Canoeing Ireland, the GAA, the Irish Sailing Association, to the Football Association of Ireland and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.

Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The sports equipment grant for the 22 sporting bodies will allow them to:


1. purchase new sports equipment

2. enhance participation in sport

3. improve sporting performance


True Sporting Benefit.

Minister Ring, commented that although the sports equipment grants will be used at a national level the true benefit and focus will more keenly be felt at a local level in communities around Ireland “who head out on weeknights and weekends to train with their local club”


 Sports Equipment Grant Allocation:




Grant Purpose

Athletics Association of Ireland €350,000 club athletic equipment, sports hall indoor competition, track and field competition, speed gates, dartfish analysis, GPS heart rate monitors and lactate machines
Badminton Ireland €90,000 para badminton chairs, school kits, target cage, posts and nets
Canoeing Ireland €75,000 boats, racks and gym equipment
Community Games
national finals equipment upgrade/replenishment, area equipment packs (165) and county equipment packs (40)
Cricket Ireland
performance analysis equipment, cricket factory (to allow people to try cricket), BOLA fielding machine
Football Association of Ireland
footballs, training equipment, fitness equipment, goalposts and football for all specialist equipmen
footballs, sliotars, bibs, cones and portable goalposts
Institute of Sport
performance analysis, strength and conditioning, medical, physiotherapy and physiology
Irish Hockey Association
throw down lines, hockey sticks, outdoor and indoor hockey balls, equipment bags, backboards and heart rate monitors
Irish Martial Arts Commission
mobile stage, boxing ring and floor mats
Irish Olympic Handball Association
balls, iGoals, match equipment, mobile arena
Irish Rugby Football Union
equipment for clubs and schools, defibrillators, GPS tracking system, scrum machines, match and training equipment
Irish Sailing Association
mobile training fleets, transport vans, coach boats, coaching equipment, Olympic sailing equipment and training camp equipment (excluding eyewear)
Irish Table Tennis Association
tables, surrounds, nets, training equipment
Irish Wheelchair Association Sport
basketball, athletics, hand cycling, rugby, boccia, table tennis, archery, frisbee, tennis, powerlifting and gym equipment.
Junior Golf Ireland
golf kits (golf clubs etc) for schools
Ladies Gaelic Football Association
tutor packs
Motor Cycling Ireland
timing system
Special Olympics Ireland
athletics throws, bocce carpets, floorball rink, tennis and table tennis
Swim Ireland
UL, National Aquatic Centre and Connacht high performance centres
Volleyball Association of Ireland
international standard equipment for suitable sports halls
Weightlifting Ireland
weightlifting Equipment


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Sports Capital Programme 2012.



The 2012 sports capital programme helps to develop sports and physical recreation facilities in Ireland.


It has 3 main objectives:



1. Assisting voluntary organisations and in certain cases Schools & VEC’s to develop facilities and equipment in sport & physical recreation

2. Providing sports facilities for disadvantaged areas.

3. Encourage community organisations, clubs and national governing bodies of sport to use multi-purpose sports facilities.

Application closing dates:

The 2012 sports capital applications will close @ 5pm on the 11th May (paper based applications) and @ 5pm (online & Irish language applications) June 1st. Applications should be sent to:

2012 Sports Capital Programme Applications
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
New Road
Co. Kerry.

Telephone No: (+353 64) 6627353

Fitness Functions can advise and assist you with your sports equipment requirements.

We have been manufacturing and installing sports equipment in Ireland since 2004. Our facilities located in Tullow, County Carlow mean we are strategically positioned to service the needs of our customers country wide. We have almost twenty five years experience in the sports industry, consequently we can advise on the full A-Z of sports equipment & installation.

Our fully trained fitters install, service, maintain and repair the sports equipment in sports halls and outdoor sports areas throughout Ireland. We believe that, when purchasing sports equipment, it is vital that the equipment meets your individual requirements – therefore we offer a free of charge consultancy on all of our sports products and equipment.

Please call us (lo-call-1890-252-856) or email with any sports equipment queries or questions you may have.

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Sports Equipment Discounts & School PE Grants.

A number of schools have contacted us enquiring about sports equipment ‘PE Grant’ discounts. Do we give sports equipment discounts on the PE Grants issued to schools before Christmas? The answers is Yes!!! We are offering discounts on all our products ranges, outdoor basketball, playground & line markings, gymnastics mats, balance benches, volleyball equipment, football goals, there are no exceptions !!

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How to avail of these discounts for your school?

The best way principals & PE teachers can avail of these discounts is to email or fax us your school sports equipment “wish list”; (items the school requires). Ideally, provide us with product codes from our sports equipment catalogue to speed up the process.

Once this happens, we will have your personalised quotation back to the school with as much discount as we can, as quick as we can.

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Primary & Post Primary schools will be issued with Playground and PE equipment grants. Primary schools have been allocated €8m for playground and PE equipment while Post primary schools have been allocated €7.8m to renew their PE equipment. The breadown and details can be found by clicking the Department of Education’s Press Release or by viewing it below.

22 November, 2010 – Tánaiste announces €44m in grants for primary and post-primary schools – €36m for minor works in primary schools which includes €8m for playground and PE equipment €7.8m package for post-primary schools to renew PE equipment.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Mary Coughlan TD, today announced details of €44 million in grants for primary and post-primary schools.

A €28 million minor works grant and a PE funding package of €8 million for 3,246 primary schools was announced along with a €7.8 million PE funding package for over 700 post-primary schools throughout the country.

Announcing the minor works grant for 2010/2011, the Tánaiste said that the rates payable are €5,500 per school plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil.

The grant for primary schools allows schools to carry out minor works without needing to deal directly with the Department.

The funds must be spent on the physical infrastructure of the school or on items of furniture and equipment for educational use including IT related equipment.

In addition, the Tánaiste announced details of the playground and PE equipment grant under which each primary school will receive a basic grant of €1,000 plus €10 per pupil.

The grant in the case of a 50-pupil primary school will be worth €1,500 and in the case of a 300-pupil primary school the grant will be €4,000.

Post-primary schools will receive a basic grant of €2,000 plus €20 per pupil in respect of PE equipment.

The grant in the case of a 200-student post-primary school will be worth €6,000 and in the case of a 500-student school the grant will be €12,000.

Announcing the details the Tánaiste said: “Schools will have the opportunity to purchase modern new equipment and to replace older equipment no longer suitable for use.”

Referring to the PE element of the grants package for primary and post-primary schools, the Tánaiste said: “Physical exercise and sport are vital elements of a balanced lifestyle and develop character, teamwork and leadership.

“Participation in sport is a central part of the education of all pupils and the positive attitudes to physical well-being nurtured in schools can continue to flourish through regular participation all during life,” said the Tánaiste.

The Department will issue the grant to schools over the next number of days.

Fitness Functions offer a number discount schemes and incentives for schools with PE equipment grants. For more information please contact, marketing, niall clancy;

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