Written Answers. - Sports Grant Allocations.

Wednesday, 25 January 1989

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 386 No. 1

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Mr. Naughten: Information on Liam Anthony Naughten  Zoom on Liam Anthony Naughten  asked the Minister for Education if she will give details of the grants available to outstanding sports persons under the second allocation of grant aid for the current year; and the number of applications received in her Department from each national governing body of sport in respect of same.

Minister for Education (Mrs. O'Rourke): Information on Mary O'Rourke  Zoom on Mary O'Rourke  Details regarding the 1988 scheme of grants to outstanding sportssperson are set out in the attached Guideline Booklet, (Appendix 1). Grants to the sum of £64,800 were allocated under the second allocation of this scheme.

Details regarding (a) the number of applications received from each national governing body and (b) the grantees classified by sport and amount of grant-aid allocated are set out in the table hereunder and in the attached press release, (Appendix 2).

[187][188]Sport No. of Applications No. of Grants Allocated Total Grants Allocated
(£)
Athletics 64 10 18,000
Badminton 1 1 1,000
Basketball 2
Baton Twirling 1
Canoeing 16 2 3,000
Croquet 1
Cycling 10
Equestrian 1
Golf 3 3 13,000
Gymnastics 3
Handball 3 1 750
Hockey 1
Ice Skating 1
Judo 3
Moto-cross 1
Orienteering 2
Racquetball 5
Rowing 16 3 3,500
Snooker 4 1 1,000
Sports Acrobatics 2
Squash 8 5 5,250
Swimming 13 11 13,000
Table-Tennis 1 1 1,500
Tennis 1 1 1,500
Ten Pin Bowling 2 1 800
Triathlon 4 1 500
Volleyball 2
Water Sking 1
Wrestling 1
Yachting 3 2 2,000
Total 176 43 64,800


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