Clare sports projects to receive €1.5m 

Clare sports projects to receive €1.5m 

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58 sport facilities and projects in Clare are set to receive funding of almost €1.5m under the 2017 Sport Capital Programme.

The announcement of €1,497,000 will be made this morning by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD.

The funding will assist with constructing and upgrading of outdoor facility spaces, training facilities, all weather pitches and gyms, while also providing much needed sport and safety equipment to clubs and organisations all over Clare.

Welcoming the news, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market & Data Protection Pat Breen said: “Sport and activity is not just essential for our physical health but its benefits to our mental well being is also well documented. Furthermore group sports and activities also allow people to come together and provide a social outlet for communities.”

“I would like to congratulate all the clubs who worked so hard to secure funding this year and would encourage others who are planning development projects to avail of this funding in the future,” said Minister Breen.

Clare Independent TD Dr Michael Harty TD has also congratulated all the Clare organisations who have been successful in receiving funding under this year’s Sports Capital Programme.

“The Sports Capital Programme is really worthwhile aiming as it does to foster an integrated and planned approach to developing sports and physical recreation facilities throughout the country. It is so important in rural Ireland in assisting voluntary and community organisations to develop high quality, safe, well-designed, sustainable facilities in appropriate locations and to provide appropriate equipment to help maximise participation in sport and physical recreation,” Dr. Harty said.

Clare 14th Clare Scout Group Kayaks, Essential Kayaking Safety Gear & Trailer. €4,000
Clare 1st Clare Shannon Scouts Urban Outdoor Activity Base Camp €11,500
Clare Ballina Killaloe Sports & Community Facilities Development Co. Ltd. Rugby and Athletic Training Facilities €34,500
Clare Ballyea GAA Club Ballyea GAA Club Pitch3 Phase Drainage System €46,000
Clare Bodyke GAA Club Bodyke GAA Club Development €33,500
Clare Bridge United AFC Astro Turf Pitch & Floodlight to Playing Pitch €42,500
Clare Burren Utd. Schoolboys Soccer Club Upgrading/Regeneration Of Home Playing Pitch €9,500
Clare Clare Water Safety Equipment for Clare Water Safety Area €13,000
Clare Clarecastle GAA Club Provision of Female Dressing Rooms €73,000
Clare Clondegad GAA Club Upgrade Club House Facilities at Clondegad GAC €59,500
Clare Clonlara GAA Club Clonlara GAA Community Facilities Development Plan €54,000
Clare Clooney Quinn GAA Club Essential Field drainage & ancillary work. €26,500
Clare CORBALLY UNITED Clubhouse Roof Refurbishment €12,500
Clare Corofin Camogie Club Provision of equipment for a small Camogie Club €1,200
Clare Crusheen G.A.A. Club Artificial Surface and fencing €8,500
Clare Eire Og Inis All weather and indoor gym facilities at Eire Og €53,000
Clare Ennis Boxing Club To purchase Sports Equipment €2,500
Clare Ennis Sub Aqua club Ennis Sub Aqua 2017 Diving Boat application €7,500
Clare Ennistymon Parish Project Community Centre Ltd. Ennistymon Parish Project Community Centre €26,000
Clare Fern Celtic Erection of sports fencing , netting and dugouts €8,500
Clare GoTri Racing Triathlon Club GoTri Application: Safety and Training Gear 2017 €11,500
Clare Inagh Kilnamona Hurling Club Artificial playing surface development €50,000
Clare Kilkee Sub Aqua Club Provision of an air bank system for club members €7,985
Clare Killaloe Sailing Club Sail Training Dinghies for Children and Teenagers €6,000
Clare Killanena Flagmount Community Games Killanena Flagmount Community Games €800
Clare Killanena GAA Club Upgrade of Killanena GAA facilities €21,000
Clare Kilmaley Camogie Club Kilmaley Camogie Club Equipment 2017 €2,000
Clare Kilmaley GAA Club Construction of clubhouse €64,000
Clare Kilmurry Ibrickane Community Centre Committee Ltd Mullagh Sports Field Improvement Work, Clare €85,000
Clare Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Upgrade/Regeneration of Existing GAA Pitch €85,000
Clare Kilrush Rugby Club Kilrush RFC Pitch Development €15,500
Clare Lahinch Swim Club Upgrade of Facilities and Training Equipment €7,000
Clare Limerick & Clare Education & Training Board Burren OEC Toilet Refurbishment €26,500
Clare Lough Derg Football Club Development of an Underage Training Pitch €21,500
Clare Mountshannon Celtic Football Club Development of pitch €6,000
Clare Muintir Na Tire Dysart Branch Replace Hand Ball FloorHeators & Defibrillator €4,000
Clare Newmarket-on-Fergus Community Centre Ltd Squash court & Sports hall refurbishment €10,400
Clare Newmarket-on-fergus GAA Club Cora Chaitlin GAA Renovation Project €31,500
Clare Parkville FC Erection of Fencing & Provision of Dressing Rooms €8,500
Clare Parteen Pitch and Putt Club Course Machinery €13,500
Clare Ruan GAA Club Upgrade of Local GAA Grounds €21,500
Clare Scariff-Ogonnelloe Camogie Club Training and Fitness Equipment €2,600
Clare Sixmilebridge Camogie Club Equipment for coaching camogie €850
Clare Sixmilebridge GAA Club Sixmilebridge Gaa Arena (Indoor Astro ) €71,000
Clare Smith O Brien gaa club SMITH O BRIENS GAA CLUHOUSE/COMMUNITY CENTRE €79,000
Clare SPANISH POINT GOLF CLUB CHANGING ROOM,PRACTICE AREA AND EQUIPMENT €3,500
Clare St Cronans AC St Cronans AC €2,250
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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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