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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.
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.
"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.
"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."
Kieran Mulvey, chairperson of the Irish Sports Council also welcomed the announced. "We are pleased to announce this investment today," he said.
"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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