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Sports council announces funding
16 Apr 2014 14:02
The Irish Sports Council has announced details of a funding package of €7.4 million for the development of soccer, Gaelic games, and rugby at grass roots level.
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Announcing the package, worth €2.4 million for the GAA, €2.7 million for the FAI and €2.36 million for the IRFU, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: "The GAA, FAI and IRFU continue their commitment to growing the participation base of their sports.
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"This investment ensures the long-term sustainable development of the three sports in Ireland so that they continue to make a major contribution to our communities in sport and contribute to the health and well-being of the nation.
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"The Government previously announced a funding package of €25 million through the Irish Sports Council strategy and these further grants continue to support grassroots participation."
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Kieran Mulvey, chairperson of the Irish Sports Council also welcomed the announced. "We are pleased to announce this investment today," he said.
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"These programmes are based on a shared ethos of developing the grass roots of the games, growing participation numbers and targeting communities outside of the traditional base of the sport".
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