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The Irish Hockey Association has received €1,134,775 in capital funding across 13 club-based applications. The announcement was made by the Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring who announced a total of €40.5 million in grants for 880 sports projects across the country. 

The news of the funding was welcomed by Irish Hockey Chief Executive Mike Heskin who said: "I am delighted to see this much needed investment in Irish Hockey. I hope other clubs will take heart from this and submit applications in the next allocation of Capital Grants . While we will always want more, this is a good start and it is up to hockey to make sure we have our applications in for consideration. I would also encourage clubs considering applying to contact those clubs who have had success as I have no doubt they will get invaluable assistance.