Unprecedented funding is on its way to sports clubs and organisations in Meath with the news that the Sports Capital Funding allocations have been announced this morning.  

Locally in Meath, over €6.2million has been awarded to clubs across the county. The allocation today represents huge increases in previous rounds of funding.

Welcoming the funding, local TD and EU Minister Thomas Byrne said “This is fantastic news for our communities the length and breadth of the Royal County – investment in our sports clubs means real and meaningful investment in our children, young people and athletes.

“This funding will go a long way to meet the growing demands of our sports clubs and organisations. I want to sincerely congratulate all of the successful Meath clubs who will benefit from this huge of allocation of funding which will improve the facilities available to our communities – both young and old across county Meath.

Meanwhile Sinn Fein TD, Johnny Guirke also voiced his pleasure at the awards, saying, ‘The Ministers announcement today is what this beautiful County needed.

‘Many clubs have struggled throughout the pandemic, and some had to put development plans on hold.

‘This funding will bring our sports clubs forward again, and it’s rich rewards for all their hard work on and off the pitch over the last few years.’

I was very happy to work with many of the Clubs and organisations awarded funding with paperwork and I will be more than happy to work with others in future funding applications.

I want to thank all the clubs in Meath West for their patience and for all those clubs who may have missed out this year, there is an appeals fund of €6 million set aside by Minister Catherine Martin.