In awarding the grant the Irish Sports Council acknowledged that 'the ISA continues to set the standard in terms of organisational development and effective implementation of strategic priorities'.
The announcement of the Grant Allocation did not include funding allocated to High Performance programmes. The ISA has been identified by the Sports Council as a 'Focus Sport' and Olympic and Academy funding will be announced in the next few weeks. The ISA is confident that the programmes devised by Olympic Manager Garrett Connolly in association with Racing Manager Dave Quinn and Youth Performance Manager Bill O'Hara will be fully supported by the Council under this new initiative.
ISA President John CREBBIN welcomed the news, saying that the ISA Board was fully committed to developing the sport in accordance with the strategic plan approved by the members. He described the increase in funding as an overwhelming vote of confidence in the policies and management of the Association and he paid tribute to the work of the Directors and Staff of the ISA.
Further information at http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/Press%20Releases/ngb19jan.asp