DONEGAL sportspeople will, benefit from a €350,000 investment from the government.
Sport Ireland has confirmed an investment of €40 million to National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs), High Performance athlete support and to the network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) for 2021, including over €350k in direct funding to Donegal LSP.
Today’s announcement follows a year in which the sector has been significantly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions in place since March 2020.
In Budget 2021, the Government made a commitment to support the sector and is engaging closely with the sector to ensure their needs are met and that sport will emerge from the Covid-19 crisis in a strong position.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue, said: “Donegal is a great sporting county with a proud tradition of sporting success at all levels. It is has been a tough year for our athletes but it has also placed a spotlight on the importance of sport and physical activity to our wellbeing.
“The overall funding to NGBs will have an impact on many of the most popular sports in Donegal, the High Performance athlete support funding will support some of Donegal’s leading athletes including Brendan Boyce, Mark English and Chloe, Sam and Joshua Magee, and the funding for Donegal LSP of over €350k will help Donegal LSP continue its great work in encouraging physical activity in Donegal.
“I thank Sports Ireland and my Government colleagues Minister Martin and Minister of State Chambers for their continued tremendous work in supporting sports of all levels throughout the country including Donegal.”