Hockey Ireland has welcomed the allocation of over €2 million for 23 projects in 12 different counties from the Sports Capital Programme.
They were among 1,900 successful applications announced today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers, as part of an overall package of €150 million.
“The announcements today on the capital grants by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin T.D. and Minister of State for the Gaeltacht and Sport, Jack Chambers T.D. are fantastic news for hockey, said Hockey Ireland CEO Jerome Pels, welcoming the news.
“The development of our playing infrastructure is key to the success of the Hockey Ireland strategy to grow the game and the number of players. This support comes at a time of significant growth in hockey and will have a real positive impact on the quality of our hockey facilities and programmes.”
Among the projects, the allocation features provision for a first ever astroturf pitch in both Carlow at Leo’s College and Laois at Dunamase College. Both are set to receive €300,000 while the long-awaited new pitch in Galway at Miller’s Lane got the go-ahead with support of close to €180,000.
In total, hockey projects in Donegal, Galway, Laois, Carlow, Clare, Cork, Dublin, Meath, Tipperary, Offaly and Waterford will benefit.
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.
“It has been a tough two years for many sports clubs but the pandemic really demonstrated the importance of sport for our collective wellbeing. The grants we are announcing today will significantly improve sports facilities in every county. There is a huge variety of different sports covered and I was particularly pleased that the scoring system placed an even greater emphasis on female participation.”
Grant Allocation €
|Carlow||St Leo’s College||Phased Upgrading of Hockey Pitch||300,000|
|Clare||Ennis Hockey Club||Ennis Hockey Club Equipment Grant Project||4,624|
|Cork||Clonakilty Community Sports Association||CCSA all weather hockey/multi-sport pitch .||150,000|
|Cork||Cork Harlequins Club||Upgrading Floodlights to LED||80,391|
|Donegal||The Royal and Prior Comprehensive School||Replacement of Astroturf & LED Lights||186,169|
|Dublin||Glenanne Trust Corp Ltd||2020 – Upgrade pitch floodlight system to LED lights||40,000|
|Dublin||Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary/Loreto Order||2020 – Essential pitch maintenance equipment||13,090|
|Dublin||Old Alex Ladies Hockey Club||2020 – Equipment Grant OSCAR||15,111|
|Dublin||Pembroke Wanderers Hockey Club||2020 – Pembroke Wanderers HC – Centre of Excellence||150,000|
|Dublin||Portrane Hockey Club||2020 – Equipment project 2021||7,850|
|Dublin||Railway Union Sports Club||2020 – Multi Sport All Weather Hockey Pitch||150,000|
|Dublin||SOUTH DUBLIN COUNTY COUNCIL||2020 – Weston Hockey Pitch Re-Surfacing||150,000|
|Dublin||Suttonians Hockey Club||2020 – Sports Equipment for Suttonians Hockey Club||8,000|
|Galway||Connacht Hockey||Promote Women in Sports through Hockey in Connacht||38,781|
|Galway||GALWAY CITY COUNCIL||2020 – Synthetic Hockey Pitch at Millers Lane||178,654|
|Laois||Laois and Offaly ETB||Regional Hockey Pitch at Dunamase College||300,000|
|Meath||Boyne Hockey Club||Boyne hockey- Growing Hockey in the North East||39,180|
|Offaly||Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club||Phase 2 Tullamore Harriers Upgrade – Astro Pitch||140,099|
|Tipperary||Nenagh Hockey Club||Basic equipment for hockey training and promotion||10,966|
|Tipperary||Presentation Secondary School (Thurles)||Upgrade Outdoor Basketball Courts||50,533|
|Waterford||Waterford Hockey Club||Sports Equipment||40,527|
|Wicklow||Loreto Bray Community Sports Project||Replacement of Security Fencing||18,215|