12 Irish cycling clubs awarded sports grants from €56 million fund

Posted on: November 30th, 2017

Irish cycling triathlon clubs grants

A total of 25 cycling clubs and triathlon clubs have secured Department of Sport grants. The cycling club of former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Islandeady CC, has done very well again.


Irish cycling & triathlon clubs awarded sports grants


Twelve Irish cycling clubs have secured funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The clubs have secured the funds under the annual sports capital grants.

A total of €56 million has been allocated across 45 different sports and after 2,320 applications were received.

The 12 cycling clubs received a total of €56,450. The cycling club to receive the most was Islandeady CC in Co Mayo.

It hit the headlines earlier this year when it received €20,000 from a Government health grants fund.

It later emerged club member and Taoiseach at the time Enda Kenny had contacted the Minister for Health twice about the grant application.

The club has since set out in full what the money was spent on.

As well as the 12 cycling clubs, thirteen triathlon clubs also received funding totalling of €107,125.

Minster for Transport and Sport Shane Ross TD said it was a great day for Irish sport.

“When we originally invited applications under the scheme, we had just €30m to allocate,” he said.

“And the record level of applications would have left a large number of good projects unsupported and many clubs disappointed.

“Happily, following the conclusion of budget discussions, I was delighted to secure the required additional resources to enable me to allocate €56m in total.

“The net result of this is that we are able to provide financial assistance towards over 1,700 different projects all over the country.”


Irish cycling clubs awarded grants

  • Smugglers Cycling Club in Cavan (Static Cycling Equipment) €500
  • Virginia Triathlon & Cycling Club in Cavan (Growing Virginia Triathlon & Cycling Club) €4,200
  • Youghal Cycling Club in Cork (Develop Junior/Youth Section in club) €2,500
  • Finuge Freewheelers Cycling Club in Kerry (Non personal sports equipment) €2,000
  • Killarney Cycling Club in Kerry (Turbo trainer rollers and club gazebo) €600
  • Deenside Wheelers Cycling Club in Kilkenny (no specific reason stated) €3,500
  • Team Adare Cycling Club in Limerick (Team Adare Cycling Club Equipment Requisition) €3,500
  • Louth WATCH Club (Tandem bikes, cycling helmets & Hi Vis jackets) €18,000
  • Achill Wheelers Cycling Club in Mayo (Achill Wheelers Cycling Club Getting people active) €1,150
  • Islandeady Cycling Club in Mayo (Sports equipment for Disability & rehabilitation) €10,000
  • Killylough Cycling Club in Monaghan (Purchase of Cycling Equipment) €6,000
  • Rosemount Cycling Club in Westmeath (Promotion of paracycling in Rosemount Cycling Club) €4,500


Irish triathlon club grants

  • Cavan Triathlon Club (Let’s Tri Cavan Equipment) €2,800
  • GoTri Racing Triathlon Club in Clare (GoTri Application: Safety and Training Gear) €11,500
  • Blackwater Triathlon Club in Cork (Application for funding for sports equipment) €3,000
  • Mallow Triathlon Club in Cork (Mallow Tri Club Training & Events Equipment) €32,000
  • Piranha Triathlon Club in Dublin (Dublin City Triathlon – Excellence in Triathlon) €5,025
  • Predator Triathlon Club in Galway (Clubhouse Refurbishment and water safety) €9,000
  • Naas Triathlon Club in Kildare (Race Management &Training Development Project) €6,000
  • Kilkenny Triathlon Club (No specific reason stated) €3,000
  • Lanesboro Triathlon Club in Longford (Development of junior triathlete swim programme) €10,000
  • Tried & Tested Triathlon Club Dungarvan in Waterford (Equipment grant for Tried & Tested Triathlon Club) €11,000
  • Athlone Triathlon Club in Westmeath (Athlone Triathlon Club safety equipment purchase) €800
  • Midland Triathlon Club in Westmeath (No reason stated) €11,000
  • Wicklow Triathlon Club (Wicklow Tri Club Aquathon Equipment) €2,000