Delight for Dub clubs
Grants give capital clubs welcome boostJANUARY doesn't like good news. Grim and chilly outside, and inside the bills bouncing on the mat.
But Dublin were thrilled last week when glad tidings came in the post from the Camogie Association.
The Dublin County Board received €8,350 under the Capital Funding Scheme.
"It's a boost for Dublin, and no doubt the money will come in handy with projects like the new Phoenix Park pavilion," stated Camogie president, Joan O'Flynn.
Three Dublin camogie clubs also received cheques -- Kilmacud Crokes (€2,500), Castleknock (€2,500) and Good Counsel (€2,000).
"We are delighted to be in a position to help the ongoing work of these clubs and indeed the Dublin Camogie Board," added Joan.
In all, 22 camogie units are to benefit from the scheme. That figure includes 18 clubs across Ireland.
"It has always been a priority of the association to help clubs build and improve their facilities. That's the platform from where the sport can move forward."
The once-off Capital Funding Scheme was announced at last year's Congress.
Applications were then invited from all units of the association.
"The applications were extremely competitive," reveals Joan.
"And they provided an excellent snapshot of the huge work that is being done at all levels of camogie."