Sizeable funding available for local sports clubs

Sports clubs across the Shannonside region are being encouraged to prepare now to make applications for the Sports Capital Programme in 2017.

A total of €30 million is being made available under the scheme to develop sports infrastructure around the country.

Clubs and sports organisations are being advised to register now online at

Online applications will be accepted from January 23rd to February 24th next year.

The programme funds a range of works, including natural-grass pitches, tracks and courts, floodlighting, artificial pitches, hurling walls and handball alleys.

Independent Alliance Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is welcoming the fact that the application process is being made simpler to reduce the previous high number of ineligible submissions.