Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (318)

Brendan Smith


318. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to provide financial support to an association (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52483/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Last week, Minister Ross and I announced the payment of 2019 grant funding for the Women's National Football Team, following the development by Sport Ireland of an effective intermediary arrangement for the payment of grant funding for the team. The core objective of the funding is about raising standards and improving the quality of playing and training environments for the Women’s National Football Team.

The grant of €195,000 will be paid by Sport Ireland to BDO who will oversee the disbursement of the funding in line with strict terms and conditions.

It is important to support the players, who have inspired so many young women and girls to get involved in football, as they seek to qualify for the Women’s EURO Championships in 2021.