Tipperary Sports Clubs and Organisations to Receive Government Funding

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Sports clubs and organisations across Tipperary have been successful in receiving funding under the Government’s Sports Capital Programme.

In a record allocation of €150 million nationally, almost 1,900 clubs have been given funding in the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP).

The Abbey CBS in Tipperary Town has been allocated €132,000 to develop an astroturf pitch in collaboration with Arravale Rovers GAA club, while the Canon Hayes Recreation Centre has been given €142,400 for gym refurbishment and equipment upgrades.

Both soccer clubs in Tipperary Town have also been successful in securing funding, with St. Michael’s AFC receiving over €59,000 to upgrade the pitch, clubhouse and dugout areas while Tipp Town FC have been allocated almost €41,500.

Clanwilliam RFC have been given over €78,000 for ladies changing facilities and equipment.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin said: “Sport is crucial for all communities in Ireland. There was a record number of applications for these grants and the government responded with the most significant level of individual awards ever.

“So this is a great day for sports clubs and community groups right around the country and I want to congratulate all of the successful applicants.”

Elsewhere in Tipperary, funding has been granted to Aherlow GAA club (€143,000), Ballyporeen Skeheenarinky (€123,700), Larkspur Park Tennis Club in Cashel (€150,000) and JK Brackens GAA club (€150,000).

Deputy Michael Lowry has welcomed the allocation of more than €7 million of funding for County Tipperary.

The full list of Tipperary clubs and groups that have been awarded funding can be found here.