75 Westmeath Sports Clubs Share Over €27,000 in Grants

Funding was allocated for equipment, training and various sporting activities across the county.

Club Grants Feature image. showing 27000 euro has been granted to 75 sports clubs

Westmeath Sports Partnership is delighted to confirm that it is allocating a record amount of funding to sports clubs and groups across the county through its 2022 Club Grants Scheme.

Last year clubs were invited to apply for maximum funding of €500 for a range of initiatives; to attract new members and to enhance ongoing participation.

Funding could also be sought to cover the cost of sports equipment to increase participation. New sports clubs could also apply for funding for bibs, cones, training equipment, insurance, registration, affiliation fees, first aid kit etc.

Applications were also accepted for funding to cover fees for coaching/referee courses accredited by Coaching Ireland, or a National Governing Body of Sport, to support the proposed participation initiative.


Dozens of applications for the scheme were received by the Westmeath Sports Partnership by the closing date in early November 2022.

A Club Grants sub-committee was established, and each application was subject to a rigorous process to ensure that it met the eligible criteria for funding approval.

After several meetings, final approval was recently granted to allocate funding to a total of 75 clubs, with over €27,000 being shared to support a variety of inclusive and diverse sporting activities across the county.

Successful applicants include:

Mullingar Handball Club are preparing to commence their inclusion initiative for children with reduced social skills. The programme will not just focus on Handball but various fun activities in a child cantered approach that will improve gross motor development, hand eye coordination, balance and agility.

Brownstown Camogie Club are creating a Mothers and Others Camogie Team and plan to enter a blitz during 2023

Milltown Table Tennis Club are running an 8 week introduction to table tennis for people with Intellectual disabilities who attend the Muiriosa Foundation in Westmeath. Participants will get to learn how to play table tennis in a fun way and in a safe environment.

Mullingar Arch Club are planning to run low impact yoga, wheelchair yoga and chair aerobics, and hope to extend those classes to accommodate different levels of ability and age.

Mullingar Harriers & Athletic Club are hosting a ‘Fit for Life’ course for beginners of all ages but especially those over 35 and female.

Athlone Triathlon Club plan to run a new to Tri programme for all regardless of ability that would be truly inclusive. Aimed at getting people of all ages active on our sport with a swim programme and a plan to get to their first try a tri.

Congratulations to all clubs and organisations and below you will find a full list of each successful applicant.

2022 WSP Club Grants Scheme Allocation

Club Name
Mullingar Handball Club
Athlone Triathlon Club
Brownstown Camogie Club
Streete Warriors Basketball Club
Athlone Hockey Club
Castletown Geoghegan Camogie Club
Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Club
Ringtown Camogie Club
Ringtown Hurling Club
Southern Gaels Hurling and Camogie GAA Club
Ballinahown FC
C.A.R.A. (Castletown Geoghegan Active Retirement Association)
Mullingar Athletic AFC
Mullingar Harriers & Athletic Club
Shannonside Stealers Wheelchair Basketball Club CLUB
Wings Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
Cill Oige Ladies
Irish Wheelchair Association Mullingar ROC
Athlone AC
Mullingar Gymnastics Club
The Downs Ladies LGFA
Whitehall Community Group
St Peters Football Club
Delvin Camogie
Milltown Table Tennis Club
Mullingar Arch Club
Tyrrellspass GAA
Mullingar Kyokushinkai Karate Club
St. Malachys Gaelic Football Club
Bunbrosna GAA
Delvin GAA
Mullingar Tennis and Badminton Club
Shandonagh GAA
Brownstown Hurling Club
Castletown Finea Coole Whitehall Gaa
Midlands LGBT+ Project
Milltown active retirement group
Milltownpass GAA & Ladies Club
Team Zimbabwe FC
The Downs Community Games
Toorvalley Residents Community Group
AC Celtic AFC
Bunbrosna Community Services
Clonkill Camogie Club
Coole older people’s group
Emper Community Development Group
Mullingar Cricket Club
St Brigid’s Camogie Club
Brosna Gardening Cooperative
RFA Swans
Ballymore Bowls Club
Castletown Geoghegan Foroige club
Goldsmith Girls LGFA
Inny FC
Mountemple Active Age
Castletown Geoghegan Community Development Group
Mullingar Jets Swimming Club
Horseleap / Streamstown ICA
Athlone Irish Country Women’s Association
Ballymore Thursday Club
Mullingar Harbour Canoe Polo
St Munnas Camogie Club
Westmeath Community Games
Ballynacargy Boxing Club
Collinstown Pitch and Putt Club
Coralstown Kinnegad GAA Club
Delvin Handball and Racquetball Club
Kilbeggan Pitch & Putt
Loughegar Badminton Club
Maryland GAA
Milltown (Rathconrath) Pickleball Club
Milltown GAA
Mullingar Rugby Club
Multyfarnham Pickleball Club
Longford Westmeath Down Syndrome