Fine Gael TD for Dublin Bay North, and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, has said that funding of over €6.4m for over 130 sports clubs and organisations in Dublin, is great news and a great boost for local communities.

“Under the programme over €6.4m is being awarded to a number of local clubs.

“I particularly welcome the 16 projects in Dublin Bay North. In the year that Dublin Bay is designated as a world Heritage Site by Unesco, it is great news to see three sea faring clubs, Howth Sea Angling Club, the Dollymount Sea Scouts and the Sutton Dinghy Club, getting funding.

“It is good to see that the City Council is working with local communities to develop sporting projects – this includes upgrading some of our great parks. The Council have worked hard with Raheny GAA and Raheny United and I’m delighted that their project has been awarded €200,000 today.

“Members put thousands of unpaid hours into giving young people an outlet in these clubs. This is recognition of the huge value they create. This funding will be a great boost to the clubs and provide hundreds of welcome construction jobs.

“Money spent on sport, is money saved on healthcare down the road. According to the Department of Sport, 90% of Sports Capital recipients say it has helped them to increase the numbers of people involved in sport. 


Note to Editors:

Clubs in Dublin Bay North which received funding under the sports capital grant are included in the below table.

Club Amount
5th Port Dollymount Seac Scouts €14,000
Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club €67,500
Dublin City Council – Donaghmede Park €11,384
Dublin City Council – Fairview Park €104,521
Dublin City Council – Griffith Park €31,292
Dublin City Council – Kilbarrack €150,000
Dublin City Council – Mc Auley Park €11,384
Dublin City Council – Oscar Traynor Road €12,723
Howth Sea Angling Club €21,250
Ierne Sports & Social Club €19,146
Irish Wheelchair Rugby Club €24,999
Scoil Uí Chonaill GAA Club €139,256
St Vincents GAA €100,000
Sutton Dinghy Club €24,950
Dublin City Council – St Anne’s Park (Raheny United and Raheny GAA) €200,000
Sutton Lawn Tennis Club €200,000