Munster GAA Development Grants 2009

Forbes hopes for continued development

Thursday December 31 2009

From the Evening Herald newspaper

Munster Council PRO Jim Forbes says he is hopeful that the current levels of development funding can be maintained. Figures showed that 22.6 million euros was spent on GAA physical development by clubs and counties across the province over the past 12 months, with 2.37m euros of that figure stemming from grants distributed by the Munster Council. GAA development in Kerry received the biggest boost, with 897,962 euros distributed in grants to the Kingdom over the past year, although over two-thirds of that sum was solely for the redevelopment of Fitzgerald Stadium. Cork received 455,103 euros, Tipperary got 431,509 euros, Limerick received 235,359 euros, Waterford 193,294 euros and Clare 158,578 euros.

“These figures illustrate Munster GAA’s commitment to reinvesting the revenue generated from the Munster Championships back into the clubs and counties of the province,” said Forbes. “We’ve had 1.6m euros set aside for the last three years, so despite the economic situation there was always going to be that money available to helps clubs and counties across the province in 2009. Going forward into the future now we do hope that we’ll still be able to continue providing the money to fund clubs in their development projects.”

Munster GAA Croke Park Total
Money Available €        1,600,000 €        771,805 €  2,371,805
DISTRIBUTION OF AVAILABLE MONIES
Munster GAA Croke Park Total
Schools (8) €             34,570 €       34,570
Purchase (8) €             80,000 €          40,000 €     120,000
Dressing Rooms (29) €           273,301 €        165,248 €     438,549
Handball (4) €               9,657 €         9,657
Major Grounds (3) €           900,000 €     900,000
Sanding (25) €             49,230 €       49,230
Other Club Development (173) €           253,242 €        566,557 €     819,79

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County Totals

Clare € 158,578

Cork € 455,103

Kerry € 897,962

Limerick € 235,359

Tipperary € 431,509

Waterford € 193,294

• €22,604,020 is the total expenditure by Munster clubs and counties in Physical Development Projects in 2009.

• Over the past 3 years Munster GAA contributed €5,600,000 to Clubs and Counties across the Province. This money has in the main been generated from Gate Receipts and illustrates Munster GAA’s commitment to reinvesting the revenue generated from the Munster Championships back into the Clubs and Counties of the Province.

• Croke Park has contributed €2,381,805 to Club Physical Grants over the same period