Manager of Cavan Canoe Club Sean Ledwith. Cavan Canoe Club has been awarded €58,000 for canoeing/kayaking equipment as part of the latest round of allocations.

Over €300K for equipment for sporting clubs in Cavan

Sports clubs across County Cavan are set to receive a combined €303,463 under the Government’s Sports Capital Programme for equipment. It was part of a €26M pot for sporting organisations nationwide delivered by Ministers Catherine Martin and Thomas Byrne.

The biggest single local beneficiary was Kildallan GAA, which was awarded €64,130 for equipment for its 'Participation for All' gaelic games programme.

The clubs allocated funding are:

- Cavan 3rd Cavan Virginia Scouting Group: €7,000 for extra equipment and storage

- Cavan Canoe Club: €58,000 for canoeing/kayaking equipment

- Cavan Cootehill Harps AFC: €39,936 for soccer equipment and kits

- Cavan County Cavan Golf Club: €40,000 for a tee box/green surround mower

- Cavan Cuilcagh Triathlon Club: €25,418 to grow the club and increase participation in the triathlon event

- East Eagles Basketball Club: €34,729 for basketball equipment

- Kildallan GAA: €64,130 for Participation for All - 2023 Gaelic Games

- Killeshandra Community Council: €6,950 for strand development

- Shercock Athletic Club: €17,000 for hurdles and weights

- Virginia Kayak Club: €10,300 for boats and storage

Local Minister and TD, Heather Humphreys, was among the first to congratulate the successful clubs, some of which she assisted with applications.

“I have worked with and visited so many of these clubs over the past few months and years I’m so happy to see their work and efforts bear fruit.

“I look forward to seeing the great impact of these projects – which will make such a difference to people of all ages.”

Cavan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith also welcomed the funding highlighted that it relates to equipment only applications.

“Further significant financial allocations will be made to individual clubs under the Sports Capital Programme," he assured.

"The funding approved today will benefit a wide range of different sporting disciplines and will assist the clubs in their valuable voluntary work. In many instances the purchase of equipment is a heavy financial burden on clubs and this grant aid is particularly welcome," added Deputy Smith.

His Dáil colleague, Deputy Niamh Smyth, was also fulsome in her praise of the clubs.

“It's wonderful to witness the dedication and hard work that club members and volunteers in Cavan and Monaghan invest every week, now being acknowledged with this grant funding," she said.

Meanwhile, clubs in neighbouring County Monaghan are also set to be boosted by €341,748 in grant funding for equipment.

The allocations were also welcomed by Senator Robbie Gallagher (FF).