Ballyhoura Development congratulates all local sports and community organisations that have been allocated funding under the latest round of the Sports Capital and Equipment Programme. A range of groups from across North Cork and East Limerick received allocations that will greatly improve the community and sporting infrastructure.

Pádraig Fitzgerald, Chair of Ballyhoura Development, in congratulating local organisations said:

"Sport is such an important part of the social and cultural life in rural communities and for many communities improving the sporting and recreation facilities is critical for increasing participation and inclusion in sport'. Pádraig also praised the volunteers in clubs for their tireless work and their commitment to improving their facilities to benefit all members."

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, said:

“This is a great day for sports clubs and community groups right around the country and I want to congratulate all of the successful applicants. It has been a tough two years for many sports clubs but the pandemic really demonstrated the importance of sport for our collective wellbeing. ...There is a huge variety of different sports covered and I was particularly pleased that the scoring system placed an even greater emphasis on female participation''.

Local Sports Clubs that have successfully received an allocation include:


  • Charleville Golf Club Charleville Golf improvement project Golf 34,708
  • Doneraile Golf Club Doneraile Golf Tees/Bunkers revamp Golf 101,001
  • Dromina GAA Proposed Drainage of Dromina Gaa Main pitch Gaelic Games 80,000
  • Kildorrery GAA Club Installation of Goalposts and CCTV Gaelic Games 10,000
  • Milford GAA Club Necessary Drainage Works Gaelic Games 70,352 Cork Mitchelstown Community Centre Ltd Sports Equipment non-personal Multi-sport 100,169
  • Rathluirc GAA Club Floodlighting System Gaelic Games 122,399


  • Ahane GAA Club 3 phase electricity, fencing of Astro and a mower. Gaelic Games 52,035
  • Aisling Annacotty AFC Replacement of Old Carpet on All Weather Pitch Soccer 93,663
  • Ballylanders GAA Ballylanders GAA Pitch Drainage & Improvement Gaelic Games 74,930
  • Ballyneety Golf Club Fairway Drainage Programme Golf 24,779
  • Blackrock GAA Club Blackrock GAA Limerick - Phase I Refurbishment Gaelic Games 106,287
  • Bruff RFC Dressing Room Extensions & Shower renovations. Rugby 150,000
  • Caherconlish Soccer Club Grounds development of Caherconlish AFC Soccer 146,00
  • Caherline GAA Club Extension and refurbishment of the existing clubhouse. Gaelic Games 78,798 
  • Caherline National School Caherline/Caherconlish Multi Sports Facility Multi-sport 50,000
  • Castleconnell Boat Club Refurbishment of Changing Room/Toilet/Shower areas Rowing 43,115
  • Croom GAA Club Croom GAA Club Development Phase 4 Gaelic Games 102,317
  • Doon Community Centre Limited All Weather Pitch Boarding around perimeter Multi-sport 7,300
  • Dromin Athlacca GAA Artificial Grass Playing Area Gaelic Games 34,021 
  • Effin GAA New All-weather Training Facility Gaelic Games 123,397
  • Galbally GAA 2021 to 2024 Development Programme Gaelic Games 70,255
  • Galbally United Football Club Galbally United AstroTurf Facilities Upgrade Soccer 64,333
  • Galtee Gaels GAA Club Phase 3 of the upgrade of our sports field Gaelic Games 9,888
  • Glenroe GAA All-Weather Training Area at club grounds Gaelic Games 143,227
  • Herbertstown Development Association Upgrade Herbertstown Sports Facility Gaelic Games 21,846 
  • Hospital Herbertstown GAA Development of an all-weather training area. Gaelic Games 77,268 
  • Hospital Lawn Tennis Club Improvements at Tennis Courts. Tennis 15,111
  • Kilmallock GAA Club, C.L.G. Cill Mocheallog. New Sports Gymnasium Gaelic Games 150,000
  • Knockainey AFC Knockainey AFC Facility Development Phase 2 Soccer 51,229
  • Knockainey Gaa Training facilities, Knockainey community Gaelic Games 150,000
  • UL Bohemian RFC UL Bohemians RFC Facilities Upgrade Rugby 130,831

If your local club has been unsuccessful in its application, applicants may appeal the decision, with €6 million set aside to cover successful appeals under the process.