Senator Aisling Dolan - Strong Voice, New Vision.

Over €400k for Sports Clubs & Community Centres across Roscommon

May 09, 2024

Over €400k for Sports Clubs & Community Centres across Roscommon

Great news with over €400,000 for 15 sports clubs and community centre across Roscommon under the Sports Capital Fund.

The Sports Capital and Equipment Programme is an extremely competitive programme so congratulations and well done to all the community groups and volunteers who spent hours preparing and working on these online applications. A lot of blood, sweat and tears happens in filling in application forms as well as on the pitch! This funding will be such a boost to the local area.

I’m delighted to see a good share of funding across many types of sports clubs and in particular for Ladies Gaelic Football too. From Athlone Gymnastics Club to Castlerea Cycling Club, Comans Swimming Club to Roscommon Sub-Aqua as well as our GAA and soccer clubs. It shows the level of choice for people of all ages in County Roscommon to get active. I also welcome the community centres such as Kilbride Community Centre investing in gym equipment for the benefit of local community. Keeping people active and having easy accessible equipment for all ages is a great resource to have locally and can also be a lot of fun. 

I’ve worked with a number of groups to promote this funding for both sports clubs, community centres and schools. This is the first tranche of funding for equipment only applications e.g. portable goalposts, mowers, gym equipment. The second round of the larger Sports Capital and Equipment notifications will be later in the year and this again will be a major investment into sport and activities in Roscommon.