Hundreds of GAA clubs throughout Munster got the Christmas present they were hoping for last night with almost €750,000 in grant aid for development from the provincial council.
Cash injections ranging from €30,000 down to a few hundred euro were presented by Munster Council chairman, Sean Walsh.
Walsh told club representatives in Cork: “I made a promise three years ago that we had to ring-fence around three-quarters of a million euros every year for our clubs, which are the bedrock of the association. The level of development around the province is very encouraging.”
Further county grounds development aid is also due next week, bringing the 2012 pay-out to more than €1.2 million.
“We have allocated around €722,000 to the clubs and county grounds and other developments will also receive aid,” Walsh confirmed.
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