Table 1 presents the allocation of the 2012 Irish sports capital grants. The 2012 allocations were announced in two rounds. One round was announced at the start of December 2012 and the other was announced on the Friday before Christmas. In total there was €31m allocated.
Table 1 is sorted by the amount each county received per head of population. This is the fourth column in the table. Leitrim heads the table with €12.90 per head. Sligo and Mayo are the only other counties with more than €9 per head of population. Kerry props up the table with €5.10 per head.
In terms of absolute amounts the largest amounts went to Dublin and Cork. Dublin got €8.3m and Cork got €3.5m. Longford, Monaghan, Roscommon and Carlow were the only counties to receive less than €400,000.
The 2012 grant allocation total of €31m is much lower than what was being allocated during the boom years. But the funding is very important to those sporting bodies that received it.