Minister of state for sport Michael Ring has recently announced the opening of the 2015 round of the Sports Capital Programme. The programme allocates €40m of funding to sports infrastructure around the country.

“With 90% of grantees telling us that the facilities we have funded helped them increase the numbers involved in sport, the value of the programme can be in no doubt. It will also provide for the purchase of new equipment [including outdoor gym equipment] which will help people to play their chosen sport to the best of their ability, increasing the chances of them reaching their full potential.”