Galway East TD Seán Canney has welcomed funding for spots and leisure facilities for Galway East.
‘In excess of €1.5 million in funding for clubs and public facilities has been provided. This allocation will allow clubs to further develop their facilities. This will ensure that increased participation can be accommodated and will allow for a better and healthier lifestyle. The investment will also provide additional jobs in the area of construction and this is a welcome boost for a constituency like Galway East.
‘Community groups and sports groups are the backbone of our society and I am delighted to have been part of this partnership government which doubled the Sports Capital Fund from €30 to €60 million for this year.
‘The successful applications being announced are the local projects. I look forward to the announcement of the regional schemes in coming weeks. In all, €150 million was applied for nationally. This demonstrates beyond doubt the importance of the sports Capital Grants Scheme for sport in Ireland.
‘Unfortunately, a number of applications were deemed invalid for technical reasons. This can be very disappointing for the groups involved as they put a lot of time into the preparation of the applications. I would encourage these applicants to engage with the Department to understand the technical problems involved.’