Ferris Welcomes 2019 Sports Capital Announcement

Kerry Sinn Féin TD, Deputy Martin Ferris welcomed the allocation of over €1.6m in grants to Kerry sports clubs in this week’s announcement.

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed the announcement of the 2019 Sports Capital Equipment Grants for the county.

“I want to congratulate all those organisations that were successful in their applications for sports capitation grants,” said Deputy Ferris.

“The number of applications from Kerry show the vision of the people involved in our voluntary sporting organisations and is the very least they deserve.

“I know many groups have been fundraising vigorously for many years and while the amounts announced in some cases are long overdue, they are to be very much welcomed,” he said.

Over 50 Kerry Clubs Share €1.6m

Over 50 Kerry clubs received good news yesterday in the announcement of allocations from the sports capital grants.

In all, Kerry clubs received €1.6m in grand aid for their developments.

In this immediate area, clubs in Castleisland, Cordal, Currow and Knocknagoshel were successful to varying degrees and totals under the scheme.

Local Clubs’ Windfall

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club received €75,000 to create a ladies and juvenile playing pitch.

Cordal GAA Club got €20,470 for the upgrading work and the building of a new exercise track.

Currow GAA Club was granted €26,052 for the development of a walkway, fence, gym equipment and scoreboard.

Knocknagoshel Sports and Recreational Association received €7,246 for the development of a sand based training area.