Cricket Ireland welcomes Irish Government support for cricket through Sports Capital Grants
August 6th 2021 by Craig Easdown | International, Other
Cricket Ireland is delighted with the confirmation that the sport will receive over €160,000 from the latest round of Sports Capital Grant Allocations with 12 successful grant applications across governing bodies and clubs in the Republic of Ireland.
Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland, said:
“We would like to thank the Irish Government for its ongoing support for cricket – the capital and equipment grants will support our sport from elite to grassroots levels.”
“Cricket Ireland secured €39K for facilities and equipment upgrades at the High Performance Centre, while both Munster Cricket (€29,949) and Cricket Leinster (€1,812) will receive money to invest in much-needed facilities and equipment in their respective regions.”
“We were also pleased to see the needs of nine cricket clubs were recognised by Government, with these clubs to receive specific grants totalling €90K for equipment and facility upgrades.”
Capital allocations are due to be made in autumn, and are part of a €16.6 million package of equipment grants announced today by the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, T.D, and the Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers, T.D. (see Government release).
Congratulations goes to Adamstown CC, Ashbourne CC, Carlow CC, Limerick CC, Lucan CC, Lismore CC, Malahide CC, Malahide CC and Ringcommons CC who submitted successful grant applications.