Of course there were losers as well - some 32 Kildare based organisations applied for grants but were turned down.
Disappointed groups included the Lawn Tennis Club, Rugby Club and Sports Acrobatics Club in Athy, Castlewarden Golf Club, Clane RFC, Coill Dubh AFC, Edenderry RFC, Kilcullen Canoe Club, Kill Celtic FC, Le Cheile Athletic Club, Monasterevin Community Facilities Group, Naas Tidy Towns, Narraghmore Development Association, Newbridge Hotspurs FC, the Tennis Club and Watersports Clubs in Rathangan, Rathcoffey Indoor Bowling Club, Ryston Sports and Leisure Club, Scoil Ui Riada, St. Brigid’s Pitch and Putt Club and Suncroft Community Development Ltd.
GAA clubs who did not receive requested grants included Ballyteague GFC, Cappagh GAA, Caragh GFC, Celbridge GAA, Clogherinkoe GAA, Eire Og Corrachoill Hurling Club, and Sarsfields GAA Club.
Funding applications were aslo turned down for The Golfing Union of Ireland, Horse Sport Ireland, Kildare and Wicklow ETB and Kildare Sports and Leisure Facilities Ltd.
In every round of the SCP hundreds of applications are ruled invalid because they do not include important supporting documentation or because there is no proof the new facilities or equipment will increase the number of active participants in sport(s) or improve performance.
Also, funding will not be granted for private and commercial operations, operational costs, viewing stands, car parks, roads or landscaping, bars, kitchens or offices, projects where work has commenced or where contracts have been signed, for swimming pools, routine maintenance, for the repayment of loans, or the purchase of land or buildings.