€330K government funding for local community cricket clubs

by Rose Barrett
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Fingal-based cricket clubs were notably the most successful cricket clubs in Leinster with €330,000 granted via the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme, writes Rose Barrett.

North County, Rush, Swords, Tyrrelstown and The Hills secured over €180,000 to invest into improving facilities to inspire even greater community use, and in Balbriggan Cricket Club’s case, a €148,500 grant towards a much-needed indoor cricket centre to serve the needs of the cricketing community 365 days a year.

This was part of an overall package announced of €150m in new capital grants allocated to almost 1,900 applications nationwide. Substantial funding was provided under the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme to a wide range of successful applicants from across Fingal including multi-sports facilities, sports clubs, GAA, soccer, basketball, tennis and golf clubs, etc. 

For a link to the National Press release see. See full listing at https://www.gov.ie/en/collection/471ed5-sports-capital-allocations/ 

For more information on cricket in Fingal, contact [email protected] 

PHOTO – BALBRIGGAN CRICKET CLUB

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