€95,000 awarded by Fingal County Council under the Youth Sports Grants Scheme

Fingal Community Sports Hubs

Fingal County Council has awarded over €95,000 to 91 sports clubs throughout Fingal under the Youth Sports Grants Scheme.


At this week’s full Council meeting, councillors approved the funding which will see €1,050 allocated to each of the successful organisations.


The purpose of the Youth Sports Grants is to assist existing sports clubs towards the purchase of equipment, refereeing/coaching fees, with the main aim of increasing participation levels in their local communities.


The Fingal Sports Office, part of the network of Sports Ireland Local Sports Partnerships, invited sports clubs to apply for a small grant under this scheme. Successful applicants had to meet a number of criteria such as to have sport for young people as its primary focus and have a voluntary management committee with elected officers.


Mayor of Fingal Cllr Eoghan O’Brien said: “I am delighted to see this allocation of funding to sporting organisations across Fingal, which play such a pivotal role in the health and wellbeing of our young people. I would like to commend all those volunteers who give so freely of their time and energy to their clubs.”


Fingal County Council Principal Sports Officer, Marion Brown said: “Sport is an extremely important part of the lives of young people, I am delighted that this is being recognised and that we are able to provide funding to the chosen sports clubs to ensure that young people in Fingal can continue to enjoy playing sport in their local clubs.”

Having examined all applications, it was decided to award a grant of €1,050 to the following 91 sports clubs:


1 Activmultisport Dublin 15

2 Aer Lingus Swim Club

3 Balbriggan FC

4 Balbriggan RFC

5 Baldoyle Boxing Club

6 Baldoyle United FC

7 Ballyboughal GFC

8 Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club

9 Balrothery FC

10 Beann Eadair CLG (Howth)

11 Castleknock Celtic FC

12 Castleknock Cricket Club

13 Castleknock Lawn Tennis Club

14 Coolmine Badminton Club (CBC)

15 Coolmine Swim Club

16 Donabate Golf Club

17 Donabate Portrane Tennis Club

18 Donabte Portrane Special Olympics Sports Club

19 Dublin Sonics Basketball Club (Tyrrelstown)

20 Erin go Bragh GAA (Castaheany)

21 Fingal Flyers Powerchair Football

22 Fingal Ravens GFC (Naul)

23 Fingal Triathlon Club

24 Forrest Little Golf Club (Swords)

25 Garda Westmanstown RFC

26 Garristown GFC

27 Glebe North FC (Balbriggan)

28 Grove LTC (Malahide)

29 Innisfails Karate Club (Balgriffin)

30 Irish Vikings (Balbriggan) Basketball club

31 Kadca Junior Badminton Club (Baldoyle)

32 Kinsealy Utd FC

33 Lambay Sports Academy (Donabate/Portrane)

34 Lir Swim Club (Swords)

35 Little Seeds Arc Club (D 15)

36 Lusk Athletic Club

37 Lusk United AFC

38 Malahide Basketball Club

39 Malahide Cricket Club

40 Malahide Fingal Hockey Club

41 Malahide Golf Club

42 Malahide Lawn tennis & croquet club

43 Malahide RFC

44 Malahide United FC

45 Malahide Yacht Club

46 Mid Sutton Gym Club

47 Na Dubh Ghall GAA (Baldoyle)

48 NAC Sharks Special Olympics Club (D15)

49 North County Cricket Club

50 North County Table Tennis Club

51 O'Dwyers GAA (Balbriggan)

52 Oldtown Handball Racket Club

53 Ongar Chasers Basketball

54 Phoenix Cricket Club

55 Phoenix Junior Badminton Club

56 Portmarnock Amateur Boxing Club

57 Portmarnock Swim Team

58 Portmarnock Tennis Club

59 Portrane Athletic FC

60 Portrane Hockey Club

61 PSLC Badminton Club (Portmarnock)

62 River Valley Rangers AFC

63 Rush Athletic FC

64 Rush Cricket club

65 Skerries Athletic Club

66 Skerries Harps GAA

67 Skerries Hockey club

68 Skerries Junior Badminton Club

69 Skerries Lawn Tennis Club

70 Skerries rowing Club

71 Skerries Rugby FC

72 Skerries Sailing Club

73 St Sylvester's GAA Club

74 St Vincents Water Polo (D15)

75 St. Colmcilles GFC (Swords)

76 St. Ita's AFC (Donabate/Portrane)

77 St.Margarets GAA Club

78 St.Mochta's FC

79 St.Peregines GAA Club

80 Suttonians Hockey Club

81 Swords Basketball

82 Swords Boxing Club

83 Swords Celtic Schoolboys

84 Swords Manor Football Club

85 Taekwon-do ITF Warriors Inclusion (Swords)

86 Trackside LTC (Baldoyle)

87 Tyrrelstown Cricket Club

88 Verona FC

89 Westmanstown Gaels GAA

90 Westmanstown Wasps

91 Wild Geese GAA

TOTAL €95,550




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