The Irish Sports Council today announced details of the 2014 International Carding Scheme. €1.6m will be invested in 85 athletes from 15 sports providing direct financial assistance to Ireland's most talented players and athletes. 

Six Providence Team IRL sailors will benefit from this scheme as follows:

Annalise Murphy Irish Sailing Association Podium €40,000
Ryan Seaton Irish Sailing Association World Class €20,000
Matthew McGovern Irish Sailing Association World Class €20,000
James Espey Irish Sailing Association International €12,000
John Twomey Irish Sailing Association International €12,000
Ian Costelloe Irish Sailing Association International €12,000

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said “The substantial investment will support our most talented sports people who represented Ireland so well in 2012 and 2013. In addition to the direct investment, athletes will be supported by the Performance Plans of their NGBs and have access to science, medicine and lifestyle support services at the Institute of Sport”.

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