Mayo Sports Partnership

  • Mayo Sports Partnership and sporting organisations across the county, will deliver a Community Sports Coach Training Programme in Castlebar over the coming weeks

    Closing date for receipt of completed applications is this evening at 5 o’clock.

    The programme will commence in early October for 3 days a week for 10 weeks and is open to men and women who can see the potential in becoming a part time / full time coach in these sports or in developing their own business. 

    Places will be limited to 12 trainee coaches. Application forms can also be downloaded at www.southmayo.com or www.mayosports.ie

    For more information contact Contact:  Maria Mc Hale, South West Mayo Development Company, Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 087-2298934 for details.

  • At a recent Mayo Sports Partnership Board meeting €21,500 was allocated to 47 clubs / organisations in Mayo through the Partnerships 2019 special participation grant scheme. Special guest at a recent presentation evening, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, recognised the contribution that sport makes to people’s health and wellbeing.

    “We should never take for granted what sport does in our communities and daily lives. The fantastic work sports volunteers do in providing participation opportunities for all sectors of the population needs to be commended and recognised. I am delighted to be here once again to present funding for sports initiatives across the length and breadth of the county ” Minister Ring stated.

    Mayo Sports Partnership aims to have more people enjoying more sports and this scheme supports minority sports groups & clubs in providing increased opportunities to participate in these activities. This year the scheme has funded initiatives including additional mothers and others programmes, table tennis and swimming in Ballyhaunis, athletic club development in Swinford and Westport, kayaking opportunities in Ballina and Castlebar ,womens participation in golf programmes in Claremorris and Westport, handball in Belcarra and Tourmakeady plus much more. Disability sports programmes in rugby and soccer clubs, disability groups and projects targeting the travelling community were also supported under the initiative.

    “While the monies distributed are not substantial this small grant scheme is very targeted and has helped many new clubs and programmes to get established. New clubs and sports such as Mayo Volleyball Club, Lakes District Athletic Club, Westport Basketball Club, Ballyhaunis Table Tennis Club are just some who have benefitted from the initiative ”Mayo Sports Partnership Head Charlie Lambert added

    Mayo Sports Partnership comprises of representatives from local agencies, sports organisations and community representatives, is core funded by Sport Ireland and is hosted locally by Mayo County Council. For funding under the annual Special Participation Grant Scheme applicants need to show that the suggested project will increase participation and is sustainable.

    Since 2005 the Partnership has brought an overall investment of close to €10 million to developing sport and recreation within the county. Many projects / initiatives involving pre-schools all the way up to older people have benefited from this significant input.

    Any further information on the above can be obtained by contacting Mayo Sports Partnership at 094 9064360 or by logging on to www.mayosports.ie

    The full list of Clubs/Organisations who received funding are:

    Special Project Participation Initiative Grants 2019

     

    Organisation/ Club                                         Total amount €

     

    Claremorris Colts RFC

    500

    Castlebar Mitchells Mothers and others

    400

    Ballinrobe GAA Mothers and Others

    500

    Ballina United FC

    600

    Westport Golf club Ladies club

    500

    Ballyhaunis Table Tennis Club

    400

    Breaffy Rounders Club

    400

    Claremorris Golf Club

    500

    Swinford Athletics Club

    600

    Castlebar Kayak Club

    400

    Neale Ladies Gaelic Mothers and others

    400

    Westport Athletics Club

    700

    Tullaghan Bay Rowing Club

    500

    Belcarra Handball Club

    500

    Islandeady GAA

    500

    Kilmaine GAA (Kilmaine Kickers)

    400

    Grainne Uaile Triathlon Club

    300

    Westport United FC

    700

    Ballyhaunis Swimming Pool Committee

    500

    Ballina Tennis Club

    400

    Moy Davitts Mothers and Others

    400

    Moy Canoe Club

    700

    Kiltimagh/Knock United

    600

    Mustangs Basketball

    300

    Manulla FC

    600

    Castlebar Town FC

    500

    Tourmakeady Handball Club

    400

    Westport Warriors Basketball club

    300

    Westport Tennis Club

    500

    Claremorris Tennis Club

    300

    Ballina RFC

    600

    Westport RFC

    400

    Islandeady/Glenisland/Derrywash Community groups.

    300

    Monday Meets Club 55

    400

    Traveller Girls Group Youth Booth @ The Maple Youth Ballinrobe

    400

    Kilkelly Active Group

    400

    Mayo Traveller Support Group

    800

    Moy ICA Guild Ballina

    300                                       

    Ballina Carers Support Group

    300

    Irish wheelchair association/Belmullet INA Centre

    500

    Westport Special Olympics

    300

    Western Care Day Service

    300

    Rapid Prompting Method

    500

    Cairde Club (Drop in Centre)

    300

    Arthritis Ireland

    500

    Mayo Dyspraxia Group

    500

    Total

    €21,500

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2019.  A number of walks will take place across the country on Saturday 12th January with Mayo walks taking place in Achill, Aughamore, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Kilmovee Newport and Westport.

    The walks, either 3 or 5km in length will be led by suitable leaders who will be on hand guide participants through the walk and also to give advice about follow on programmes etc.

    Details of the events are as follows (See also attached poster, please note that all walks commence at 11am with meeting time at 10.30am):

    Walk Locations

    Centre                       Meeting Point & Time                               Time of Walk

    Achill                          Saula National School                                            11am

    Aughamore                Aughamore GAA Club                                           11am

    Ballina                        Belleek Woods                                                       11am

    Ballyhaunis               Friary Field                                                               11am

    Ballinrobe                  The Green                                                                11am

    Belmullet                    Aras Inis Gluaire (Civic Centre)                               11am

    Claremorris                Clare Lake                                                                11am

    Castlebar                   Castlebar Tennis Club                                              11am

    Kiltimagh                   Market Square                                                         11am

    Kilmovee                   Community Centre                                                  11am

    Newport                     The Statue, Medlicott St.                                          11am

    Westport                    Westport GAA Grounds                                           11am

    County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Achill Athletic Club, Aughamore GAA Club, Ballina Athletic Club, Ballinrobe GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Castlebar, Claremorris and Claremorris parkruns, Erris Community Health Forum, Kilmovee Community Centre, Newport Business association, Kiltimagh Tourism and Westport GAA and are encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day.

    In all the events there is no cost involved, participants are asked to wear loose clothing and to bring some water. However no dogs are allowed. Further information on Operation Transformation can be viewed at : www.rte.ie/ot/

    Details of Mayo Sports Partnerships follow on 5 week initiative “Operation Get Active Mayo” involving approximately numerous communities / groups throughout Mayo will be promoted at www.mayosports.ie and also in local media. Other Mayo Sports Partnership programmes such as Men on the Move, Couch to 5K, Meet and Train, Swim for a Mile, parkrun, Active 55 etc will also form part of this county wide call.

    If you are interested in getting your community involved in the Get Active Mayo Campaign please contact Community Sports Development Officer Deirdre Donnelly at 094 9064386 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    Sport Ireland today announced an investment of nearly €32 million in National Governing Bodies for Sport, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network for 2019.

    The funding announced, which represents a significant increase on 2018, includes an investment of €12.845 million in the core activity of National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs), €8.46m in NGB High Performance Programmes, €820,000 in high performance funding for the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics Ireland, and €7.29 million in the work of the Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs).

    Sport Ireland also announced €500,000 in targeted funding for projects, to assist with the preparation for key events in 2019, along with a further €1.93 million for the International Carding Scheme.

    The funding announced today includes €266,960 in funding for Mayo Sports Partnership, made up to €2358,560 Core funding and €8,400 for Women in Sports initiatives.