Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that 73 Kildare Sports Clubs are to receive €2,803,304 in Sports Capital Grants.  The details were confirmed to him today  (Thursday) by Minister of State with responsibility for Sport Brendan Griffin.

The allocation to these Kildare clubs is part of the national scheme where almost €56m has been allocated to 1,700 clubs all around the Country.  This announcement is a great boost to the 73 clubs in Co. Kildare who have big plans to improve their facilities for the benefit of local communities the length and breadth of Co. Kildare.

“There was an unprecedented number of applications this year with 2,320 sports clubs applying for almost €155m in grants.  Initially the funding allocated to the programme was €30m but due to the large demand, both Minister Brendan Griffin and Minister Shane Ross fought for additional funding in the budget which increased the total amount available to almost €60m.  While this process delayed the timing of the final announcements, it has meant that we can improve the allocations and provide clubs with closer to what they applied for.

“Since 1998, €911 million has been spent on vital sporting facilities in large and small communities. It has made a huge difference to sporting organisations in Kildare and around the Country, many of which would be otherwise unable to raise funding for necessary infrastructure. I was delighted when the scheme was reintroduced in 2012, having been scrapped in 2008 when the economic crisis hit. We were also able to introduce a scheme in 2014-15 and we have been able to do so again in 2017.

“I have engaged with many sporting organisations in Kildare South as part of this process and I look forward to assisting them with their ambitious plans that will now be government funded and improve the sporting facilities across Kildare.”


Notes to the Editor

The total list of Kildare Sports Clubs and their successful allocations is below:

Organisation                                          Project Title                                                                               Allocation
Allenwood Boys National School      Convert grass field to astroturf at Allenwood BNS            €17,000
Allenwood Celtic                                   Sanding, fertilisation and aeration of 5 pitches                 €10,500
Ardclough GAA Club                            Ardclough Gaa Grounds and Coaching Dev                       €1,500
Athgarvan GAA Club                            Development of Playing Facilities                                        €19,500
Athgarvan pitch and putt club            Upgrade clubhouse at Athgarvan Pitch&Putt                    €4,000
Athy Dragon Boat Club
Purchase of Dragon boats & equipment.
Athy Recreational Community Hall
Refurbishment of Hall
Athy Rowing and Canoeing Club
Junior Kayaking
Athy Town AFC
Athy Town pitch redevelopment
Ballymore Eustace GAA Club
Grant Submission 2017 – Pitch Mower Replacement
BBC United FC
Health, safety and ground improvements
Bushido Martial Arts, Leixlip
Bushido Martial Academy Upgrade and Fit Out
Cappagh GAA Club
Construction of second pitch
Caragh GFC
Security Fencing; Exercise Track; Outdoor Gym
Caragh Indoor Bowls
Equipment Upgrade and Purchase of Defibrillator
Carbury GAA Club
Training pitch development at coonagh
Castle Villa AFC
Castle Villa AFC Capital Investment Programme
Castledermot GAA
Mower for cutting pitch
Castledermot Pitch & Putt Club
Equipment to maintain the Pitch & Putt Club
Castlemitchell GFC
Installation of Flood Lights
Celbridge And DistrictLTC
Gents Shower and toilet refurbishment
Celbridge Athletic Club
Indoor Facility. 400m tarmac track & floodlights
Celbridge Community Centre LTD
Sports Centre and Gym Equipment upgrade
Cill Dara Golf Club
Purchase of Mower and upgrade of heating system
Clane Boxing Club
clane boxing club equipment reqruirements
Clane Lawn Tennis Club
Upgrade Tennis Courts & Extension of Games Room
Clane RFC
Clane Rugby Football Club Facilities Development
Clongorey Community Association Ltd
Structure repair & establish disabled amenities
Coill Dubh AFC
Coill Dubh AFC soccer club dressing rooms
Coill Dubh Hurling Club
Coill Dubh Facilities Development – Phase 2
Eadestown GAA
Eadestown Gaa Upgrade Facilities
Edenderry Rugby Football Club
Drainage & Surface Development of 3 Rugby Pitches
Storage, Portable Lighting and Sports Equipment
Eire Og Corra Choill Hurling Club
Floodlighting installation and hurling wall build
Grangenolvin GFC
Existing Clubhouse refurbishment and Dugouts
Installation of all weather sand based grass pitch
Kilcock Canoe Polo Club
Canoe Polo Equipment
Kilcullen GAA
Dugouts & Ball Stop Netting
Kildangan GAA (Kildare)
Capital Grant for Lawnmower
Kildare & Leighlin Diocesan Trust
Sallins NS All-weather Field Development
Kildare County Council
Kilcock Multi-Purpose Community and Sports Centre
Kildare County Council
Installation of gym equip in Newbridge Sports
Kildare County Council
Synthetic Sprint Lanes and High Jump development
Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities Ltd
Installation of gym equipment at K Leisure Athy
Kill GAA Club
Extension by developing our senior pitches.
Le Cheile Athletic Club
Completion of works at Le Chéile athletics track
Leixlip Tennis Club
Clubhouse Development
Maynooth GAA Club
Dressing Rooms for Maynooth GAA club
Moorefield GAA
Walking track,hurling wall and sports equipment.
Naas Golf Club
2017 Naas Golf Club Sports Cap Application
Naas Lawn Tennis Club
Replace 3 existing courts – surface end of life
Naas Rugby Football Club
Upgrade facilities incl training equipment
Naas Sports Group Mgt Ltd
Naas Sports Group Management CLG
Naas Sub Aqua Club
Purchase of a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB)
Naas Triathlon Club
Race Management &Training Development Project
Newbridge Rugby Football Club
Dressing Rooms & Disability Changing\Shower Room
North Kildare Club
North Kildare – Grounds/Lighting
North West Kildare Athletic Club
Athletic Club Equipment
Prosperous United AFC
Purchase of Lawn MowerPurchase of Defibrillator
Rathangan AFC
Walking Track development
Rathcoffey GAA
Erection of match grade flood lights on Main Pitch
Rheban GFC
Purchase of a Lawnmower
Robertstown GFC
Gym Equipment for clubhouse extension
Sallins Gaa
Sallins GAA facility development
Sarsfields GAA
Development and upgrade of Club Main Pitch
St Bridgets Pitch & Putt Club
St Bridgets Course Upgrade 2017
St Kevins GAA Club
All-weather synthetic playing pitch
St Laurences Gaelic Club
Momentum 2 new sports: better access for disabled
St Marys GAA Club Leixlip
Glen Easton All Weather Facility
St. Cocas Athletic Club
Athletic equipment high jump and hurdles
Straffan GAA
Straffan Gaa All Weather Pitch
Suncroft GAA Club
Construction of a new pitch and associated works
Two Mile House GAA Club