Minister O’Donovan announces Go for Life Grant success for 52 Groups in Limerick

Added December 9th, 2016

The Minister for Tourism & Sport and TD for Limerick County, Patrick O’Donovan has this morning announced national grants totalling almost €300,000 under the Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland of which 52 groups in Limerick have been successful.

These grants are aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of older people across the country by providing them with opportunities to engage in physical activity and sport.  Grant recipients include Active Retirement Groups, ICA guilds, Local Sports Partnerships, Sports Clubs, Family Resources Centres and many others who provide older people with opportunities to get active.

Announcing the successful grantees at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, in Limerick, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD, said:

The National Physical Activity Plan, launched earlier this year, sets an ambitious target to get half a million people more active within ten years. Programmes like Go for Life and the National Grant Scheme will help us reach this target by supporting and empowering older people to get active. The fact that approximately 30,000 people will take part in the activities funded by the grants shows what results can be achieved with a small investment and the record number of applications shows the continued importance of the scheme for local groups throughout the country.’


The successful Limerick groups are: Knocklong ARA, Limerick City ARA, Southill Family Resource Centre FRC, Limerick Regional Probus Club, Caherdavin ICA, Croom Communities in Motion, West Limerick Indoor Bowls, Limerick Federation ICA, Thursday Club (Clarina) ARA, Ballyhoura Development Ltd, Castleconnell ICA, Lansdowne ARA, Ballyagran/Castletown/Colmanswell ARA, ACM Active Social Group Castleconnell, Drombanna ICA, Our Lady Day Care Centre, Ardagh ICA, Limerick Sports Partnership, Abbeyfeale Men’s Shed, Askeaton /Ballysteen ARA, Cappamore ICA, Raheen Co. Limerick ARA, ARA na Féile (Abbeyfeale) ARA, Grange ICA, Southill Dining Club, Ballyhahill/Loughill Going Strong, Limerick Central ARA, St. John’s Senior Citizens Club, (Janesboro) Our Lady, Queen of Peace – Ladies Retired, Kilmallock ARA, Castlemahon ICA, ARRA Friends Newcastle West ARA, Limerick Strand Probus Club, Pallasgreen ICA, Broadford and District ARA, Limerick City ICA, Bothers of Charity Active Retired Group, (Limerick), Castletroy ICA, Adare ARA, Fedamore ICA, Patrickswell ARA, Doon ICA, Dromcollogher & District Respite Care Centre Ltd., Glenroe/Ballyorgan Active Retirement Group, Brothers of Charity, Cluid Housing Association, Limerick Holy Rosary ARA,, Murroe Maria Social Club, St. Mary’s Senior Citizens Club, Bruff Go For Life, Mainistir na Feile ICA

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