€325,000 has been allocated to eight Kerry Sports Projects.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin announced the funding under his department’s Sports Capital Programme.
Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan and Fianna Fáil TD John Brassil have both welcomed the announcement.
Minister Brendan Griffin says the funding is to facilitate applicants to the Sports Capital Programme who were previously deemed to be invalid for various reasons.
The Fine Gael TD says it’s the first time that invalid applicants have been given such a second chance.
Eight projects in Kerry will share €325,000 in funding: Camp Community Council will receive €55,000; Kenmare Community School will get €36,000; and Listowel Community Centre is being allocated €22,800.
Also benefitting from the funding are the South and East Kerry Community Rural Track project at St. Brendan’s College, which will receive €59,000; in Tralee, St. Brendan’s Park FC will receive €45,200, while Faha National School will receive €42,800.
St. Michael’s College in Listowel will also benefit to the tune of €53,700, while in Dingle, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne will get €10,700.
Minister Brendan Griffin says he’s delighted that the new second-chance system has been such a success, while Senator Paul Coghlan says investing in sport is good for the health of the nation, both literally and economically.