North Inner City Councillor & Leader of the Fine Gael Group on Dublin City Council, Ray McAdam has said that over €550,000 in funding will greatly benefit sports clubs across the Inner City over the coming year.
The Fine Gael Councillor was speaking in Arbour Hill Boxing Club as the successful applications under the Sports Capital Grants were announced by Minister for Sport, Brendan Griffin T.D. and the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.
Councillor McAdam said: “I am delighted to see this much needed funding going to the places it will really make a big difference, our local sports clubs.
“This funding will benefit 11 clubs and organisations all across the North Inner City, including:
• Arbour Hill Boxing Club
• Ballybough Boxing Club
• Sheriff Street Multi Use Games Area
• Smithfield Multi Use Games Area
• Dublin Docklands Boxing Club
• Lourdes Youth & Community Services Outdoor Education Project
• Sheriff Youth Club
• St. Joseph’s / OCB GAA Club
• St. Mary’s Youth Club Ltd, East Wall
• The Cavan Centre Ltd
• Aughrim Street 9th / 10th Scout Group
Active engagement in sports not only helps keep young people healthy, but also builds confidence, independence and promotes team building.
“The Sports Capital Programme was re-instated by the last Fine Gael government in 2012, after it had been cut by Fianna Fáil in the wake of the economic crash.
“It represents an excellent value for money investment. It is crucial we invest in sport and the health of our population, particularly with obesity on the rise.
“Investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically,” said the Fine Gael Councillor for the North Inner City.