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Funding boost for school coaching programme

The Department of Education says funding for the Curriculum Sports Programme will continue until April.

The decision to cut funding for GAA and IFA coaches for primary schools across Northern Ireland has been reversed.

More than 50 staff had faced redundancy as a result of the planned cost-cutting.

However, the Department of Education has now announced that funding for the Curriculum Sports Programme will continue until April.

Around 40-thousand children receive coaching as part of the scheme each year.