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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    http://www.dttas.ie/uploads/document...20Projects.pdf




    What did Islandeady Clay Pigeon shooting club do to justify its 10k?

    Who decides these? What is the criteria? Could a minister do a Reilly on it and move up projects in his constituency? (In fairness to Michael Ring, that does not appear to be the case from this list)
    A certain Stool Pigeon hails from that part of the West. Keep it in the family and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    Isn't the idea to make all interfaces between the public and Govt simple? Imagine it's a lot more complicated than that and past experience with other official grants suggests lots of hoops to jump through.
    There is a lot of hoops in 10,000 or should we call them Rings. Clay Pigeons my ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
    Only if you can convince the powers that be and Brendan Howlin that the water in the swimming pool is so cold that a valid case exists for the payment of a hypothermia allowance.
    Ah, yes - I'd forgotten about the wet-suit allowance, not really claimed with any union effort since 1965.

    But what about my hair? Can I claim a conditioning treatment due to the chlorine? And if not, why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Yes - simple - fair and transparent. Shouldn't all three boxes be ticked otherwise we have newspaper headings like this ....

    Revealed: Surge in Lotto cash grants for Kenny's home base - National News - Independent.ie

    From what you've linked there doesn't seem to be a criteria (pesky word that) from which the lucky duckys are selected for dosh.

    Who ultimately makes the decision? A board of directors or the Minister?
    Why are you asking me? Why don't you do a bit of your own research?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackass View Post
    There is a lot of hoops in €10,000 or should we call them Rings. Clay Pigeons my ass.
    Any sports organisation/club can apply. One would hope that prejudices like this are not part of the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    Any sports organisation/club can apply. One would hope that prejudices like this are not part of the process.
    Would hope so, remember in our area when the FF'ers was in power, a comunity nearby got a grant for a comunity centre and the local FF counciler came out and said it was a reconition for the great supp ort the area had given to FF over the yeaars
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    Why are they providing funding of circa 143k for private sports, leisure and gym clubs that are clearly being run as a business and who charge private gym fees of 405 for an individual,710 for a couple, and 1,050 for a family in addition to generating income from pay-by-use and the use of the facilities for functions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mushroom View Post
    Can't speak for Suttonians, although I'd wager that they're not on the breadline. However both of my kids played mini-rugby for Malahide RFC so I'm reasonably familiar with the setup. The club did a handy land swap with a developer about a decade ago and got a new clubhouse, floodlights and top notch pitches down at the Estuary. In fact so good are the new facilities that Leinster have held a one or two training sessions there.
    They have those, but those all require upkeep. That's the problem for a lot of clubs in what might be described as commuter-belt towns; new numbers require capital expenditure, which takes all the cash and leaves you with nothing for upkeep. Often, it's a case of, "If you build it, hope to Jesus they come." In that regard, I note Bandon, Youghal, Highfield and Midleton all got grants, and I would say rightly so. My own club, having a Minister member, got nahtin'...

    Finances in clubs generally are ropy enough. Several D4 clubs who one would think are loaded are barely escaping bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Con Gallagher View Post
    26m Sports Grants announced for capital spending: what catches your eye and what's missing?
    The fact that we have to borrow the money from the IMF ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Analyzer View Post
    More money for circuses.
    While I am loathe to waste the bandwith, you know these are facilities for people to play sport and do excercise. Which is generally a good thing. Its not as if Wayne Rooney is getting a cheque.
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