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Wicklow Sport To Share In Over €77 Million In Government Funding

€1, 173, 819 in funding has been allocated to Wickllow Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre and Charlesland Athletics track in Greystones through the Community Services Programme.

Leinster and Connacht have both been allocated ten-million euro in government grants to put toward their major stadium re-development works.

Connacht are redeveloping the Sportsground at a cost of 30-million euro.

While the current Anglesea stand at the RDS is to be demolished and replaced.

Long-awaited redevelopments works at Walsh Park, Newbridge's St Conleth’s Park and Navan's Pairc Tailteann have also been handed funding boosts.

In all, 25 different projects are in line to share a pot of over 77-million euro

Meanwhile a total of 37 million euro has been allocated to 994 different projects nationwide with 37 different sports to benefit from the funding boost through the Sports Capital Grant.

The 2018 round of the Programme saw the highest level of interest ever with 2,337 individual applications received.

The County Wicklow clubs and projects to benefit are:

  • Annacurra GAA Club
  • Arklow Golf Club
  • Arklow Town AFC
  • Ashford Rovers AFC
  • Aughrim Camogie Club
  • Aughrim GAA Club
  • Avondale GAA Club
  • Balthinglass Golf Club
  • Baltinglass Town (Boys) AFC
  • Blainroe Golf Club
  • Blessington Association Football Club
  • Blessington GAA Club
  • Blessington Lakes Golf Club
  • Bray Emmets GAA Club
  • Co. Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club
  • Coollattin Golf Club
  • Donard/Glen Gaelic Football Club
  • Enniskerry GAA
  • Grangecon Boxing Club
  • Greystones Cricket Club
  • Greystones Lawn Tennis Club
  • Kiltegan GAA Club
  • Knockannana GAA Club
  • Newcastle Community Centre
  • Rathnew GAA Club
  • St. Patricks GAA Club Kilcoole
  • St. Laurence O’Toole Trust
  • Wicklow Golf Club
  • Wicklow Tennis Club
  • Woodenbridge Golf Club

Wicklow TD Andrew Doyle says the funds will greatly benefit sports clubs across County Wicklow over the coming year.

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