§ Rev. Ian Paisley
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.
§ Mr. Carter
, 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 186W 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, Glen 28.95 Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Lurgan 1,445.58 St. Ergnat's Gaelic Athletic Club, Moneyglass 910.68 Augher Gaelic Football Club 6,065.00 St. Killian's Gaelic Football Club 10,000.00 Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association Club 385.48 Castlewellan Gaelic Football Club 5,666.00 Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association 906.85 Bellaghy (Wolfe Tone) Gaelic Athletic Association 233.66 Glenullin Gaelic Athletic Club 7,079.00 Ballerin Gaelic Football Club 486.00 Brackaville Gaelic Football Club 4,303.52 Total £37,510.72 Financial Year 1975–76 Bellaghy (Wolfe Tone) Gaelic Athletic Association 4,949.67 Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Killyleagh 266.70 John Martin Gaelic Football Club, Glen 2,449.33 Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association 1,064.00 St. Peter's Gaelic Football Club, Warrenpoint 3,086.25 Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association 1,832.66 Ederney Gaelic Football Club 45.76 Wolfe Tone Gaelic Football Club, Lurgan 6,540.33 Burren Gaelic Football Club 1,718.03 Ballerin Gaelic Football Club 400.00 St. Ergnat's Gaelic Football Club 1,178.00 £ Augher Gaelic Football Club 1,630.00 Michael Davitt Gaelic Athletic Club, Swatragh 4,091.00 Total £29,251.73
Financial Year 1974–75 Ballerin Gaelic Football Club 476.00 Loughinisland Gaelic Athletic Association 3,600.00 Ederney Gaelic Football Club 543.00 Lavey Recreation Club 949.00 Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association 6,710.00 Total £12,278.00 Financial Year 1973–74 Newry Gaelic Athletic Association 786.55 John Mitchel Gaelic Football Club, Claudy 216.33 Total £1,002.88 Financial Year 1972–73 Dunloy Cuchullian's Total £535.02 Financial Year 1971–72 Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association 590.00 Leitrim Gaelic Athletic Club 374.17 Lavey Recreation Club 2,953.66 Maguiresbridge Gaelic Athletic Club 184.58 Total £4,102.41 Financial Year 1970–71 McQuillan Gaelic Athletic Club 263.00 Antrim Gaelic Athletic Association 1,439.50 Armagh Gaelic Athletic Association 137.03 Total £1,839.53