Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

26 Galway sports clubs benefit from funding for equipment under Sports Capital Programme

 26 sports clubs and organsiations across the city and county have been successful in their applications under this round of the Sports Capital Progamme which is for equipment-associated projects. The clubs and organisations will benefit from an allocation of almost €730,000.


This funding which has been confirmed to me by my colleague, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, will help sports clubs and organisations across our city and county.


The organisations that are benefiting include a wide variety of sports and activities that are enjoyed by people of all ages across Galway. The clubs receiving funding are active in sports including sailing, rugby, swimming, golf, basketball, hockey, diving, among others.


These applications relate to equipment-based projects. Nationally, a further 1,500 applications for non-equipment projects are being processed and will be allocated in September.


In keeping with the new system introduced by Minister Brendan Griffin an appeals process is in place for clubs that were not successful. The previous appeals process – the first of its kind – resulted in additional allocations being made in Galway.




Grant Purpose


Galway Sports Partnership 

Physical Activities from young to old


Cumann Slat Iascaigh Chasla agus An Cheathru Rua

Ceannacht ineall agus tréiléar báid


Tuam Rugby Football Club

Maintenance equipment for club grounds.


Connemara Golf Club

Connemara Golf Club Equipment Replacement


24th Galway Sea Scouts

To Purchase a new 6m Safety Rib


Tuam Golf Club 

Secure Equipment


Club Judo an Cheathrú Rua

New Judo Mats


SCCUL Enterprise CLG – BCNC

Essential Equipment Purchase


Ballinasloe Golf Club

Improve and Maintain Sporting Facilities


St. Colman’s Basketball Club

Additional hoops and training packs


Portumna Golf Club

Phase 2 of 5 – purchase of new course machinery


Meelick Eyrecourt Kayak Club

Essential, non-personal kayaking equipment


Galway Community Circus 

Tightwire equipment


Galway Swimming Club

Club equipment to develop life-long skills


14th Galway St. Patrick’s Scout Group 

Increase active sports participation in scouts


Predator Triathlon Club

Acquisition of Safety and Gym Equipment


Loughrea Golf Club

Machinery replacement plan enabling club survival


Galway Speeders

Non-Personal Sport Equipment for Disabled Members


Dunmore Demesne Golf Club

Equipment Grant- Greens Mower and Tees Mower


Galway Hockey Club Limited

Purchase of 3 sets of Goaleeper Equipment


Mountbellew Golf Club

Purchase of essential course machinery 


Horses Connect Enterprises Ltd

Provide rubber matting on floors and walls


Dunmore and district gun club

Clay pigeon shooting equipment


Bluefin Swimming Club

Bluefin Swim Club Sport Capital Grant 


Galway Sub Aqua Club

Replacement trailers for Rigid Inflatable Boats


Galway City Sailing Club 

Sailing Dinghy Fleet Replacement



Total: €729,253