Spare A Thought This Summer


Ah here.

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) has awarded Blackrock Rugby Club and Mountpleasant Tennis Club, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, grants of €150,000 each , the maximum that can be given for local projects, in their latest round of funding.

Good times.

Sports grants: check how much your local club has been allocated (Sarah Burns and Paul Scott, Irish Times)

Thanks Prada Meinhof

31 thoughts on “Spare A Thought This Summer

  1. Joan Burton

    Rampant Reverse snobery !

    They are still local sports clubs that cater for member of their community.

    Seems to be unless the cash is given to the GAA there is uproar !

    1. Andy

      Or boxing or whatever the “disadvantaged” kids do.

      Wait until they find out that there’s crickets clubs in Dublin

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Loads of cricket clubs got dosh: not the full €150k as the funds are for less expensive things like mowers and the like.
        The report above doesn’t show what the money’s for. The grid does. It’s interesting, actually.

          1. realPolithicks

            And the G&T’s and Pimm’s cups certainly make the inevitable rain delays pass by a little more easily.

    2. george

      My very large school on the northside of Dublin didn’t have any sports facilities whatsoever in 2001 and only got a basic PE hall years later after years of fundraising.

    1. b

      there was huge political clamour to get a boxing club in Bray renovated

      what happened with that?

      1. LeopoldGloom

        I know it’s tongue in cheek, but it was renovated at the expense of the exchequer and leased to himself to be run as a local community facility, yet was also then used as a side business to train pros.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          is that the condition attached to a grant, though? there are a fair few sailing clubs, tennis clubs etc in that list, which i don’t think could be regarded as local community facilities – private clubs charging big membership fees, more like

          (personally, i think any club that receives public money should be open to the public)

          1. b

            most clubs are open to the public, you just have to join and pay the membership fee like everyone else

            you’re point only makes sense if it is fully funded by the taxpayer

        2. george

          Why wasn’t Katy Taylor training in the high-performance unit? Why did the state fund the gym of a man who now trains boxers who fight for a member of the Kinahan family?

  2. edalicious

    I think this would be fair criticism if they hadn’t given similar amounts to a rake of other places all over the country.

  3. johnny

    were back baby !
    probably just a coincidence that same day Dan Boyle,has exposed once again the hopeless situation with planning in Ireland,the minister showers his home area with 2,000,000 of cash.

    “The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced almost €2 million in funding for four Cork-based organisations to implement aid projects overseas. Brighter Communities Worldwide, SERVE, SHEP (The Social and Health Education Project) and University College Cork (UCC) will receive grants from Irish Aid’s Civil Society Fund.”

  4. Andy

    Arbour Hill Boxing Club got the full 150k
    ARdee St Marys GFC got 115k
    Aodh Ruadh GAA got 96k
    Aughrim Scout Group got 125k
    Balbriggian Golf Club got 103k
    Balbriggan Rugby Club got 130k
    Ballivor GAA got 89k
    Ballyboughal GAA got 150k
    Ballymahon GAA got 76k
    Ballymore GAA got 112k
    Ballymun Kickhams GAA got 150k
    Bective Rangers FC got 150k
    Blackrock (Cork) Hurling Club got 87k
    Bray Golf Club got 85k
    Burt GAA got 85k
    Cahir GAA got 78k
    Cappagh GAA 81k
    Cappamore GAA 75k
    Carrigaline United AFC 116k
    Carrgitwohill GAA 107k
    Castlecomer Community School 91k
    CAstleknock Hurling Club got 145k
    Charlestown AFC 88k
    Choiste Forbartha an Fháil Charraigh got 98k
    Clane Lawn Tennis Club 105k
    Clann Mhuire GAA 134k
    Clanna Gael Fontenoy 150k
    Clare CoCo got 109k
    Claremorris Rugby 80k
    Clg Chloich 76k
    Clonard GAA 86k
    Clontarf GAA 150k
    Clontarf Yatch 137k
    Co Wicklow Tennis 82k
    Commercial Rowing 119k
    Coralstown Kinnegad GAA 89k
    Cork City Co & Cork Co Co 119k & 184k
    Cor Ed Board 85k
    Crosshaven AFC 125k
    Crosshaven Rugby 80k
    Curracloe United 85k

    That’s all those getting over 75k ish in the A, B & C.

    Why didn’t broadsheet point all these out?

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      They were busy and hoped you’d do it for them.
      Mission accomplished.

  5. Dinny Do Well?

    East Coast Garda Sailing Club: 84,500 EUR
    The National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire: 142,375 EUR for “Increasing Women and Teenagers Participation”
    Methodist Church In Ireland (Applicants for Wesley College Dublin): 150,000 EUR

  6. Dinny Do Well?

    Cycling and running clubs screwed out of it again in favour of the stuffed shirts of yacht clubs, blazers in the IRFU, and GAA boggers.

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