Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2505)

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire


2505. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of funding for a boxing centre of excellence in Knocknaheeny, County Cork. [34445/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am aware that the Cork County Boxing Board previously expressed interest in developing a boxing headquarters and centre of excellence in Knocknaheeny, Cork.

In relation to Government support for significant sports capital development projects, the Large Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund (LSSIF) opened for applications on 19th November 2018 and the closing date for receipt of applications was 17th April 2019. The fund is initially focusing on the requirements and development plans of National Governing Bodies of Sport and Local Authorities, all of which received letters inviting them to make applications. An application for funding towards this project has not been received under the LSSIF however. The Irish Amateur Boxing Authority has submitted a separate application for funding. Details of all applications under the LSSIF are available on my Department's website.

Cork County Boxing Board has previously received funding under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) including grants for equipment under both of the most recent rounds of the programme. Full details of all allocations under the SCP are also available on my Department's website.