47 Tipp Groups Allocated €16,360 Under Active National Grant

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Age & Opportunity is today marking the distribution of its Active National Grant that provides significant funding for sport and physical activity amongst older people.

The Grant Scheme is a combined initiative from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland. This year it is providing €16,360 to 47 groups in Tipperary.

Nationwide €317,430 is being awarded to 909 organisations, ranging from active retirement groups to sports clubs and nursing and day care centres.

Minister of State with special responsibility for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne says the Government wants to see older people helped to be more active and this year’s funding will support sports clubs, Irish Countrywomen’s Association Guilds, and Active Retirement Associations in meeting that goal.

The successful Tipperary groups are:

Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Fethard Regional Community Sport & Recreational Campus CLG, Tipperary Knights, Irish Country Women’s Association, Faugheen ICA, Duhill Community Council, Annacarthy/Donohill Active Retirement Assoc., Brothers of Charity Active Retirement, Borrisokane Athletic Club, Rathkeevan Guild ICA, Fountainstown Community Sports Club, Clonmel Golf Club, Rockwell Rovers LGFC, Cahir Active Retirement, Puckane & Carrig Ageing People Association, Thurles ICA, Golden Years Day Care Centre, Borrisoleigh Active Social Club, Knockgraffon ICA, Tipperary Sports Partnership, Golden/Kilfeacle ICA, Bramleigh Lodge Nursing Home, Killaloe Ballina Tennis Club, Silver Arch Family Resource Centre, Patterson’s Nursing Home, Fethard Guild ICA, Tipperary C.O.P.D Support, Cloughjordan ICA, Powerstown/Lisronagh ICA, Vee Valley Care Centre, Cappawhite ARA, Ballinaclough ICA Guild, Templemore ARA, Nenagh ARA, Cashel Day Care Centre, Cashel and District ARA, Mount Bruis Women’s Group, Ballyporeen ICA, Kilsheelan and Kilcash ARA, Irish Wheelchair Association Tipperary, Moycarkey ICA, Carrick-on-Suir ICA, Galbally ARA, Ballingeary ICA, Templemore Athletic Club, Clogheen Men’s Shed, Grangemockler ARA.

Every year approximately 30,000 older people take part in physical activity funded by the Grant Scheme. Activities funded include archery, rowing, dancing, cycling, clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, GAA, mountain biking, table tennis, tai chi, walking and weight-lifting.