By Dan Walsh
An amazing record €5,812,989 has been made available for the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme in Co. Wexford and allocated to seventy-one clubs and organisations.
On social media, public representatives have been celebrating with their local successful applicants across the county and speaking to WexfordLocal.com Fine Gael TD, Paul Kehoe has welcomed the announcement and supplied a list of those benefitting from the funding.
“Sport plays an incredibly important part in our communities throughout the county and there will be widespread scope for improvement to the facilities available for everyone,” said Deputy Kehoe, who added; “The last couple of years have been tough for sports clubs but have also demonstrated the importance of sport in our lives. This funding will help to further develop access to sports and continue to make our towns and villages better places to live.”
“As well as grants to local clubs, there is also €887,000 awarded to three projects deemed to be of Regional significance, which will see the development of two full size artificial pitches in the County and a community gym/multisport facility.
“We have also seen a wide variety of sports funded today – as well as the major field sports, grants have been awarded for tennis, swimming, golf, boxing, handball and rowing clubs, as well as funding for community and multi-sport facilities.”
WexfordLocal.com haslearned that that any unsuccessful applicants will afforded the opportunity to appeal the Department’s decision and information on the appeal process will issue to relevant organisations in the coming weeks. €6 million has been set aside to cover successful appeals under this process.
The grants for Co. Wexford are as follows;
St Abbans Adamstown GAA Club (floodlighting) €140,000.
Bannow-Ballymitty GAA Club (facility upgrade 2021) €124,910.
Buffers Alley GAA Club (gym and squash court) €70,207.
Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club (gym update) €8,515.
Clongeen GAA Club (club development plan) €112,500.
Cloughbawn GAA Club (development and equipment 2021) €923,981.
Davidstown-Courtnacuddy GAA Club (pitch requirements) €103,535.
Faythe Harriers Hurling and Camogie Club (net repairs, new sports wall) €140,000.
Ferns St Aidan’s GAA Club (pitch development) €46,000.
Glynn Barntown GAA Club (dugouts and gym development) €27,400.
Kilanerin Ballyfad GAA Club (new changing room facilities) €150,000.
Kilmore GAA Community Complex (synthetic pitch and hurling wall) €148,973.
Kilrush Askamore GAA Club (pitch development) €120,480.
Monageer Boolavogue GAA Club (floodlight full size pitch) €146,605.
Our Ladys Island GAA Club (all weather training facility) €145,000.
Oylegate Glenbrien GAA Club (astro turf) €130,000.
Rathgarogue Cushinstown GAA Club (multi-purpose area and astro turf including a ball wall) €40,455.
Sarsfields GAA Club (indoor sports area) €150,00.
Shelmaliers GAA Club (disability lift and solar power panels) €40,980.
St Mary’s Rosslare GAA CLUB (floodlighting) €81,001.
St. Martin’s GAA Club (walking track and tennis court lights) €57,575.
St. Mary’s Maudlintown (lighting and fencing and goalpost back stops) €113,000.
St. Patrick’s GAA Club Ballyoughter (floodlights for training pitch) €113,000.
Taghmon Camross GAA Club (Astro turf training area and ball stop fencing) €128.310.
Tara Rock Community Field Trust (gym equipment) €6,990.
Ajax AFC (Patrick Mernagh Park Development) €29,544.
All Blacks AFC (pitch drainage) €26,766.
Bree United Soccer Club (goal stops Astro training area) €14,715.
Bridge Rovers (sports equipment and machinery) €18,407.
Camolin Celtic (fencing and equipment) €2,674.
Corach Ramblers (all weather pitch) €125,050.
Courtown Hibernian AFC (application for sports equipment) €22,421.
Crossabeg AFC (pitch drainage) €30,000.
Curracloe United Trust Co. Ltd (development of natural playing surface) €93,330.
Forth Celtic AFC (artificial surface replacement and natural pitch drainage) €72,181.
Killenagh Wanderers (floodlighting) €25,240.
Moyne Rangers AFC (sports equipment) €27,580.
New Ross AFC (upgrade Astro turf pitches) €43,000.
North End United AFC (equipment only) €36,090.
St. Joseph’s FC (safety fence, mower, netting and goal posts) €34,735.
Shelbourne United AFC (equipment) €722.
St. Leonard’s FC (all weather fully lit Astro turf) €147,000.
St. Cormac’s AFC (new equipment) €22,815.
Tombrack United AFC (equipment grant) €9,600.
Wexford Albion Schoolboys FC (sports equipment) €16,820.
Wexford Celtic FC (pitch development and ride-on mower) €4,700).
Courtown Golf Club (driving range practice area development) €96,310.
Enniscorthy Gold Club (green and bunker works, junior netting equipment) €104,134.
Rosslare Golf Club (changing rooms showers and toilets) €48,600.
Enniscorthy Rugby Football Club (compact tractor and ball stop netting) €51,500.
Gorey Rugby Football Club (showers, disabled toilet, heating upgrade) €51,030.
New Ross Rugby Football Club (LED floodlights on main pitch) €79,000.
Wexford Wanderers Rugby Football Club (Project 2024- Phase 1) €145,280.
Enniscorthy Boxing Academy (portable heating system) €10,000.
Enniscorthy Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre (fitness disability) €80,431.
Ballymitty Handball Club (court development) €50,092.
Askamore Muintir na Tire Community Project (gym facility) €20,000.
Co. Wexford Community Workshop Enniscorthy (resurfacing artificial playing surface) €150,000.
FCJ Secondary School Bunclody (artificial playing surface) €150,000.
Fethard Community Development Association (lighting at Ashgrove Community Park) €14,750.
Rosslare Community Development Association (track lighting and sports equipment) €21,020.
The EDUCENA FOUNDATION (astroturf playing pitch) €150,000.
Wexford County Council (fitness studio) €41,820.
Wexford County Council (2021 Rosslare Bowling Green Replacement) €133,720.
Wexford County Council (upgrade sports facilities in Pearse Park) €21,700.
Hillbrook Lawn Tennis Club (surface replacement) €68,260.
Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club (upgrades to courts and boats pontoon section) €145,250.
1st Wexford New Ross (improved access to River Barrow) €43,805.