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Meath receives €7,230,499 under Sports Capital Grant Scheme 2020

The sporting community of Meath are today basking in the after glow of the whopping allocation sports clubs and groups received under the 2020 Sports Capital grant scheme. In what is record level funding allocation across the country, it reflects the government’s ongoing support to Sport during the COVID-19 pandemic as it emerges from the challenges of the past two years.

The level of funding provided  also reflects the funding challenges facing clubs across the country, the unprecedented number of applications received and the vital role that sport plays in supporting community and individual wellbeing, a role that came into sharp focus duringthe pandemic.

Speaking following the funding allocation for Meath, Mary Murphy, Manager of Meath LSP welcomed the total amount allocated to the county but also the breadth of sports that will benefit from the funding. She went on to say “in total €7,230,499 was awarded to clubs & community centres in Meath to develop sports facilities & provide equipment, this is hugely important if we want to achieve our participation targets and deliver on the objectives of the National Sports Policy. Congratulations to all the volunteers across Meath who worked tirelessly to ensure they were successful under this grant measure.”

Under the Sports Capital & Equipment Grants €6,277,700 was awarded to 84 clubs; €384,553 was awarded to three organisations under the Regional Sports Capital scheme and 36 clubs/groups benefitted from €568,246 under the Sports Capital Equipment only grant scheme – that particular fund was awarded in 2021.

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme (SCEP) is the primary vehicle for government support for the development of sports and recreation facilities and the purchase of non-personal sports equipment throughout the country.

All unsuccessful applicants will be given 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.

Full breakdown of all Meath allocations:

  Organisation Project Title Sport Type Provisional Grant Allocation €    
1 5th Meath Kells Scouts 5th Meath Kells Scouts Climbing Zone Hillwalking 34,561    
2 Ashbourne & District Community Council Limite Install Lighting on walkway at Community Centre. Badminton 31,879    
3 Ashbourne Golf Club Enhance Training Facilities. Golf 54,000    
4 Ashbourne Rugby Football Club Community Walking/Running Track Rugby 150,000    
5 Ashbourne United Association Football Club Lim 2 x Small Sided Games Artificial Pitches Soccer 93,459    
6 Ballinabrackey Gaa Club Project Ballinabrackey GAA 2021 Gaelic Games 146,000    
7 Ballinlough Gaelic Football Club To install a modern gym and Cyro Spa ice bath Gaelic Games 24,000    
8 Bective GAA Club (1) Walking track (2) Pitch side fencing to Pitch Gaelic Games 67,181    
9 Black Bush Golf Club Immigrant Community Initiative Junior Golfers Golf 13,000    
10 Blackhall Gaels Hurling & Football Club Spectator Fence, Walking Track, Robotic Mower. Gaelic Games 66,000    
11 Boardsmill GAA Club Development Dressing Room facilities for GAA Club Gaelic Games 132,238    
12 Bohermeen Celtic F.C Bohermeen Celtic Playing Grounds development Soccer 70,806    
13 Boyne Hockey Club Boyne hockey- Growing Hockey in the North East Hockey 39,180    
14 Carnaross Gaelic Football Cub Equipment to complete new pitch on club grounds Gaelic Games 31,500    
15 Castle Villa AFC Equipment and Floodlights Soccer 137,117    
16 Castletown GFC Pitch Redevelopment and Walking/Jogging Track Gaelic Games 150,000    
17 Clann na nGael – Meath (70mx30m) All Weather Astro Training Area Gaelic Games 120,000    
18 Co Meath Golf Club CO MEATH G.C. MACHINERY AND DRAINAGE UPGRADES Golf 105,801    
19 Coolmine Gymnastics Club 2020 sports capital grant Gymnastics 36,387    
20 Cortown GFC Grounds improvement and clubhouse refurbishment Gaelic Games 59,433    
21 Cumann Leadoige Ashbourne Tennis Club Access/Lighting, Path and tennis quipment Tennis 17,327    
22 Curraha GAA Club Installation of walkway around perimeter of pitch Gaelic Games 21,212    
23 Cushinstown Athletic Club Fitness Studio Recreational and Sensory Room Athletics 120,000    
24 Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA Redevelopment of grass pitch to All Weather pitch Gaelic Games 116,319    
25 Drumbaragh GFC Walking/Running Track and Perimeter Fencing Gaelic Games 80,000    
26 Drumconrath GFC Pitch Development Works Gaelic Games 44,378    
27 Duleek AFC Development of new soccer pitches in Duleek AFC Soccer 100,000    
28 Duleek/Bellewstown GFC Fitness and Wellbeing Centre Gaelic Games 84,000    
29 DUNBOYNE AFC Develop an all weather pitch Soccer 116,310    
30 Dunboyne Tennis Club Refurbishment of two tennis courts Tennis 53,245    
31 Dunsany G.A.A. Club Flood Lighting, Gym Equipment & Energy, Storage Gaelic Games 25,355    
32 Dunshaughlin Athletic Club Dunshaughlin Athletic Club (DAC) -Track Lighting Athletics 36,435    
33 Dunshaughlin Community Centre Ltd Upgrade to sports hall and community gym Basketball 36,302    
34 Dunshaughlin Rockets Basketball Club Storage Container (20ft) Refit and Equip purchase Basketball 14,559    
35 East Meath United Limited Development of existing grass pitches Soccer 1,221    
36 Electro Celtic FC Electro Celtic FC dressing rooms and toilets Soccer 141,200    
37 Enfield Celtic FC LED Floodlights for Match and Training Pitch Soccer 98,783    
38 Fr. Murphy Athletic Club Equipment Upgrade at Fr Murphy Athletic Club Athletics 20,002    
39 Kentstown Rovers Football Club Kentstown Rovers 2021 plans Soccer 41,128    
40 Kilbride GFC Installation of Astro Pitch Gaelic Games 80,906    
41 Kilcock Golf Club 1Drainage work 2Rough Mower 3Facility upgrade Golf 39,009    
42 Kildalkey GAA Club security and spectator fencing Gaelic Games 29,138    
43 Kilmainham GFC Artificial Sports Pitch & Walking Track Lights Gaelic Games 113,536    
44 Kilmessan Hurling Club Development of Juvenile hurling pitch Gaelic Games 148,355    
45 Kilskyre Hurling Club Artificial Surface, Perimeter Fence Gaelic Games 100,000    
46 Kiltale Hurling & Camogie Club All weather Astro Turf games area Gaelic Games 130,000    
47 Laytown & Bettystown Lawn Tennis Club Replace halogen floodlights with LED fittings Tennis 21,799    
48 Moynalty GFC Flood Lights and Drainage Gaelic Games 87,251    
49 Moynalvey GAA Club Development of Ball Wall and Gym Gaelic Games 39,683    
50 Na Fianna Hurling and Football Club Installation of new land drainage . Gaelic Games 53,507    
51 Navan O Mahonys GAA Upgrade dressing rooms, lights, gym and mowers Gaelic Games 102,731    
52 Navan Rugby Football Club Navan RFC Gym Rugby 150,000    
53 Navan Tennis Club LED Floodlights & Court Maintenance Equipment Tennis 67,555    
54 Navan Town F.C. Back pitch development Soccer 148,039    
55 NEWTOWN UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB Construction of 40mtr x 30 mtr Synthetic Pitch Soccer 62,000    
56 NOBBER GFC Nobber GFC Gym & Pitch developments Gaelic Games 122,875    
57 North Meath Rugby Football Club North Meath RFC Upgrade Works 2021 Rugby 106,700    
58 OLDCASTLE PITCH & PUTT CLUB Course Machinery Pitch and Putt 30,000    
59 OLDCASTLE UNITED AFC building a new football pitch Soccer 138,546    
60 Parkvilla Football Club Security/Ballstop Fencing Schoolboy/girl Pitches Soccer 30,750    
61 Rathkenny GAA Club Refurbishment&Extension to RathkennyGFC Club House Gaelic Games 52,688    
62 Ratoath GAA Club Development of a new pitch Gaelic Games 150,000    
63 Ratoath Rugby Football Club RUGBY RE-ENERGISED Rugby 138,218    
64 Ratoath Tennis Club Ltd Completions of 2 Junior Courts Tennis 22,309    
65 Rossin Rovers Football Club Rossin Rovers Facility Upgrade Soccer 20,064    
66 Royal Tara Golf Club RTGC-Improve facilities to increase participation Golf 89,500    
67 Simonstown Gaels GFC Enhance Juvenile Facilities & Safety Improvements Gaelic Games 89,953    
68 Skryne Gaelic Football Club Facilities enhancement & Equip Training Pitch Gaelic Games 42,567    
69 SLANE GAA CLUB Slane GFC Dressing Room Refurbishment Gaelic Games 32,562    
70 St Colmcilles East Meath GAC Upgrade of Piltown sports club facilities Gaelic Games 150,000    
71 St Mary’s GFC Walking track at St. Mary’s GAA Grounds Gaelic Games 31,352    
72 St Michaels G.F.C. Multi Sports Area at Deerpark, Carlanstown Gaelic Games 99,500    
73 St Peter’s GAA Club Fencing, new mower, and shed roof Gaelic Games 55,000    
74 St Ultans Gaelic Football Club New pitch/training area/walk track at Coogan Park Gaelic Games 130,171    
75 St Vincents GFC [MEATH] St. Vincent’s GFC New Clubhouse Phase 1 Gaelic Games 150,000    
76 Summerhill Community Centre Refurbish Sports Hall Multi-sport 25,000    
77 Summerhill GFC floodlighting our football pitch Gaelic Games 120,000    
78 Syddan GAA Club GAA training area,skills wall,& lighting project. Gaelic Games 140,000    
79 Tara Athletics Club 100m Tartan Straight at Tara Athletic Club Athletics 20,128    
80 Torro United AFC Pitch Development Project – Ballstop Nets+Goalpost Soccer 4,000    
81 Virginia FC Underage Sports Equipment 2021 Soccer 24,446    
82 Walterstown GFC Walterstown 2020 Gaelic Games 40,851    
83 Wilkinstown Community Centre Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Multi-sport 80,000    
84 WOLFE TONES GFC Kells Gym & games equipment, Ball netting & mobile goals Gaelic Games 36,693    
  TOTAL       6,277,700  
85 Claremont Stadium Club, Navan  Phase2 refurbishment of outdoor sports facilitie Athletics 32,880    
86 Coiste na Mí CLG Meath GAA Centre of Excellence pitch development Gaelic Games 256,863    
87 Meath and District League  Development at MDL Sports Ground Navan Soccer 94,810    
  TOTAL       384,553  
  SPORTS CAPITAL EQUIPMENT ONLY 2020 (Awarded in 2021)        
88 Ashbourne Baseball Club Limited Baseball training and field equipmen Baseball 13,976    
89 Ashbourne Cricket Club  Purchase cylinder mower Cricket €5,750    
90 Athboy RFC Lawn Mower Rugby 8, 779    
91 Bellewstown Golf Club Ltd  Driving range machinery upgrade Golf €22,653    
92 Boyne Currach Heritage Group  Safety equipment for Boyne Currach Canoeing €1,475    
93 Clonard G.A.A.  Grass Mowing Equipment Gaelic Games €26,998    
94 Drogheda Triathlon Club  Drogheda Tri Club Triathlon €30,834    
95 Drumree GAA Club  Training Equipment Gaelic Games €10,826    
96 Dunshaughlin GAA Club  Sports and Gym Equipment Gaelic Games €19,248    
97 Dunshaughlin Youths FC Basic Equipment for new Soccer Facility Soccer €18,611    
98 Gael Colmcille Gaa Club  Tractor Lawn Mower & Gym Equipment  Multi-sport €21,143    
99 Headfort Riding Club  Show jumps, dressage arena & Cross country fences Equestrian Sports €12,824    
100 Inspiration Cycling Club Overcoming barriers for youth cycling Cycling €7,506    
101 Johnstown FC Equipment + Park Training Area Soccer €23,109    
102 Killegland Athletic Football Club Sports Equipment  Soccer €15,369    
103 Kilmessan Camogie Club Purchase of Lawnmowers Camogie €17,306    
104 MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL 2020 Development of Wheelchair sports team at Trim AURA Multi-sport 23,833    
105 Moylagh GAA Club  Gym equipment Gaelic Games 28,421    
106 Moynalty Cycling Club Cycling Promotion / Racing / Safety Cycling 3,127    
107 Navan Cycling Club Cycling Promotion / Racing / Safety Cycling 23,768    
108 Navan Hockey Club Hockey Equipment Hockey 50,000    
109 Oldcastle GFC Purchase of new grass mower Gaelic Games 30,000    
110 Park Celtic Summerhill FC Sports Equipment Soccer 13,267    
111 Ratoath Athletic Club Developing Athletics Athletics 12,461    
112 Ratoath golden gloves Boxing equipment Boxing 18,971    
113 Ratoath Wheelers Cycling Club Cycling Promotion / Safety Cycling 2,534    
114 Ribbontail Paddlers Canoe Club provision of Canoe Polo sports equipment Canoeing 8,434    
115 Robinstown FC  Lawnmower & Equipment Soccer 17,351    
116 Skryne Pitch and Putt Club  Upgrade of grounds maintenance equipment Pitch & Putt 11,310    
117 Stackallen Lawn Tennis Pitch & Putt Purchase Husqvarna P520D Lawnmower Tennis 13,069    
118 Stamullen Football Club Non Personal Sporting Equipment Soccer 3,485    
119 Tara Hill RIding Club  Purchase training and safe storage equipment Equestrian Sports 10,692    
120 TC Racing Ladies Cycling Club Ladies Cycling Team Support Pack Cycling 10,955    
121 Tri An Mhi Club  Development – Female Participation Triathlon 22,943    
122 Trim Athletic Club  Sports Equipment Athletics 11,344    
123 Ward Union Pony Club  Equipment for Mounted Pony games & event Equestrian Sports 4,653    
  TOTAL       568,246  

Full press release and nationwide allocations: