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Written Answers. - Sports Funding.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 322. Mr. F. McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath  asked the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue  if Shelbourne Football Club, Tolka Park, Richmond Road, Dublin 3, will receive the maximum support and provision of finance following the recent flooding in the area which will cost the club in the region of ?150,000. [23482/02]

Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism (Mr. O'Donoghue): Information on John O'Donoghue Zoom on John O'Donoghue The national lottery-funded sports capital programme is the means through which my Department allocates funding to sporting and community organisations at local, regional and national level throughout the country towards the provision of sport and recreational facilities.

Since 1998, Shelbourne Football Club has been awarded grants under the sports capital programme totalling more than €1,075,000 towards the improvement of Tolka Park including an allocation of €250,000 under the 2002 sports capital programme. It will of course be open to the club to apply for funding under the 2003 sports capital programme when it is advertised, in accordance with the guidelines, terms and conditions of the programme.

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