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Gaelic Athletic Association

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the names of the Gaelic Athletic Association branches in Northern Ireland which have received grants from the Department of Education and other Government Departments; and when these grants commenced and what was the amount of each, respectively, to the most recent convenient date.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1977; Vol. 933, c. 573–4], gave the following information:It is assumed that the Question refers to Gaelic Athletic Association clubs in Northern Ireland. Grants towards the development of playing pitches and provision of facilities have been available to voluntary sporting organisations from the Department of Education since the introduction of the Physical Training and Recreation Act (Northern Ireland) 1938.The following is a list of the Gaelic Athletic Association clubs assisted by the Department of Education from 1st April 1970 to 31st March 1977. Details of clubs assisted prior to April 1970 are not readily available.

Individual Totals
Financial Year 1976–77£
John Martin Gaelic Football Club, Glen28·95
Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Lurgan1,445·58
St. Ergnat's Gaelic Athletic Club, Moneyglass910·68
Augher Gaelic Football Club6,065·00
St. Killian's Gaelic Football Club10,000·00
Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association Club385·48
Castlewellan Gaelic Football Club5,666·00
Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association906·85
Bellaghy (Wolfe Tone) Gaelic Athletic Association233·66
Glenullin Gaelic Athletic Club7,079·00
Ballerin Gaelic Football Club486·00
Brackaville Gaelic Football Club4,303·52
Financial Year 1975–76
Bellaghy (Wolfe Tone) Gaelic Athletic Association4,949·67
Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Killyleagh266·70
John Martin Gaelic Football Club, Glen 2,449·33
Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association1,064·00
St. Peter's Gaelic Football Club, Warrenpoint3,086·25
Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association1,832·66
Ederney Gaelic Football Club45·76
Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Lurgan6,540·33
Burren Gaelic Football Club1,718·03
Ballerin Gaelic Football Club400·00
St. Ergnat's Gaelic Football Club1,178·00
Augher Gaelic Football Club1,630·00
Michael Davitt Gaelic Athletic Club, Swatragh4,091·00
Financial Year 1974–75
Ballerin Gaelic Football Club476·00
Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association3,600·00
Ederney Gaelic Football Club543·00
Lavey Recreation Club949·00
Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association6,710·00
Financial Year 1973–74
Newry Gaelic Athletic Association786·55
John Mitchel Gaelic Football Club, Claudy216·33
Financial Year 1972–73
Dunloy Cuchullian's Total£535·02
Financial Year 1971–72
Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association590·00
Leitrim Gaelic Athletic Club374·17
Lavey Recreation Club2,953·66
Maguiresbridge Gaelic Athletic Club184·58
Financial Year 1970–71
McQuillan Gaelic Athletic Club263·00
Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association1,439·50
Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association137·03