Arbour Hill boxing club was today the venue for the Launch of 2017 Sports Capital Grants.

The IABA were very pleased to learn the club will receive a grant of €150,000 under the 2017 round of the Programme. This funding will be used to refurbish their club house which was first established in 1911.

The IABA also very much welcomes the news at today’s announcement that €951,000 in total has been allocated under this program to 66 boxing clubs around the country.

This investment into the grassroots of our sport is very much appreciated.

Just over €56m will be distributed to clubs and authorities around the country in the latest round of sports capital grants, it was confirmed this morning.

The 2017 round for applications closed in February with a record number of 2,320 received.

Minister Shane Ross said at the announcement: “This is a great day for Irish sport. When we originally invited applications under the scheme, we had just €30m to allocate and the record level of applications would have left a large number of good projects unsupported and many clubs disappointed.”

Please click here for full list of Capital Grants recipients in all sports.