Over €15,000 in funding for Kerry groups to promote physical activity in older people

27-11-19 At an event today, Age and Opportunity announced sports grants of €300,000 to promote physical activity in older people. Taking part in the event were l to r, Rose O’Reilly, Tom O’Reilly and Marian Mooney. Pic Tommy Clancy - No Fee.

Over €15,000 (€15,200) has been allocated for 55 Kerry groups to promote physical activity in older people.

Nationwide, over 1,000 groups will receive grants totalling €300,000 through the initiative run by Age and Opportunity and Sport Ireland.

Minister of State with responsibility for sport and Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin says the grants mean 33,000 older people will take part in sport and physical activity.

The successful Kerry groups are:
Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Rockmount Day Care Centre An Riocht Probus Club
Arthritis Ireland, Kerry Branch Ballybunion ARA
Ballybunion Community Centre Ballyduff ARG
Ballyheigue Over 55’s Club Ballymacelligott ARA
Beaufort Community Care Beaufort GAA Club Healthy Club Project
Brosna Over 55s Club Caherciveen ICA
Caherdaniel ARA Camp ARA
Camp ICA Castlegregory ICA
Castleisland ARA Castleisland Day Care Centre
Castleisland Ladies Probus Club Chime – The National Charity for Deafness & Hearing Loss
Clochán/Bhréanaim ICA Cumann Cabhrach na Sean
Currow-Currans ARA Derryquay ICA
Dromid ICA Failte Probus
Flesk Valley Rowing Club Glencar Community Care
Glencar ICA Kerry Glow Womens Group
Gneeveguillia GAA Ladies Club Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership
Kerry Stroke Group Kilcummin Community Care
Kilcummin ICA Killarney ARA
Knocknagoshel Women’s Group KWOTE (Killarney Women’s Organisation for Training and Empowerment)
Listowel Community Centre Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG
Lixnaw ARA Moyvane ICA
Muckross ICA North Kerry Rural Women’s Group
Probus ’97 Club Tralee Probus Chorca Dhuibhne Club
Scartaglin Social Action for Elderly Slainte Seniors
Sliabh Luachra Active Retired Network Sliabh Luachra ARA
Spa/Fenit ICA St. Joseph’s Day Centre
Tralee Scotia Probus Group Valentia ARA
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