Rowing Ireland is delighted to receive an increase in funding for 2020. Sport Ireland announced its investment packages for National Governing Bodies for Sport and High Performance for 2020. The announcement was made today in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD.
Total funding of €36 million has been announced for Irish Sport in 2020.
Rowing Ireland has received additional funding to support our High-Performance athletes as they prepare for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Speaking at the announcement, Rowing Ireland’s CEO, Michelle Carpenter said, “In a significant year for Rowing Ireland, we are delighted to receive an increase in funding for Olympic preparation. We are also pleased to see a 9% increase in our core funding which will enable us to put some support mechanisms in place for our clubs through our supporting clubs’ strategy. The investment in our sport and our athletes through the athlete’s carding scheme enables us to focus on all aspects of our sport and strategy in this crucial year for rowing in Ireland.
Also, the funding received from the Large-Scale Sport Infrastructure Fund to improve the facilities at the National Rowing Centre. will position us in an excellent place for the future.
I would like to thank Sport Ireland and the Department of Sport for their collaboration and close working relationship. “