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About Cork SportsAbility Day

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Cork SportsAbility Day 2018 will take place at the Mardyke Arena

On Saturday April 21st Cork Sports Partnership and Cork SportsAbility Forum will host the annual Cork SportsAbility Day at the Mardyke Arena UCC from 11am – 2pm.

This years SportsAbility Day is planned to attract a record attendance with a wide range of Come & Try sessions taking place including Wheelchair Rugby, Table Tennis, Archery, Badminton, Powerchair Football, floorball, Wall Climbing and Karate to name just a few. There will also be over 25 information stands from a wide range of clubs & organisations. There will be a sensory room on site for any visitors who need some quiet time during the day.

We are excited to again host a Healthy Eating workshop in association with HSE Health Promotion at 11:30am and an Inclusive PE Workshop for teachers & SNA’S, registration for both events is available at www.corksports.ie.

The day is suitable for people with a disability, parents, teachers, coaches and sna’s. Visitors will have the opportunity to try a wide range of activities on the day and meet clubs who provide physical activity opportunities in Cork. 

  • Demonstrations
  • Come & Try Sessions
  • Information Stands  
  • Sensory Room 
  • Healthy Eating Workshop 
  • Admission Free of Charge 

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For more information on the Cork SportsAbility Forum contact Padraig Healy at Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4347096 or email phealy@corksports.ie.

Pitchered at the launch of SportsAbility Day 2018

Pictured at the launch of Cork SportsAbility Day 2018 L-R Paul Ryan (Irish Wheelchair Association Sport), Jean Murphy (Blackwater Motors), Pádraig Healy (Cork Sports Partnership), Dominique Wehrkamp (Cope Foundation), Patrick Sweeney (Cope Foundation Special Olympics Football), Clare Deasy (HSE Health Promotion), Alan Dineen (Ireland & Munster Wheelchair Rugby), Patrick Horgan (Cork Senior Hurler).


Cork SportsAbility Day 2015 - Video Highlights 


Sports Demonstrations/Come & Try Sessions:

  • Wheelchair Karate; Table Tennis; Wheelchair Rugby; Archery; Modern Dance; Inclusive Games; Boccia; Badminton; Yoga; Power lifting; Seated Volleyball; Boxing; Table Cricket; Wall Climbing; Tennis; Powerchair Football; Wheelchair Karate: Enjoy Tennis:       


Information Stands:

  • Football Association of Ireland; Rebel Wheelers Multi Sports Club; Special Olympics Munster; Beechhill Table Tennis Club;  Cork Autism Sports Togther; Kinsale Access Sailing; Ballybrack Equestrian Centre; LeisureWorld; Nickys Dance Studio Cork; National Learning Network; Mallow RFC, Para Cycling Ireland; Sundays Well RFC; Himalaya Yoga Vally; Rainbow Club; Kinsale Outdoors; Dave Ryan Outdoors; Golf For All; Fermoy Karate Club; Cork Acro Gymnastics Club; ACLAI Gym; Cork Chess Club;HSE Dietitian.  


  • Further details contact the Cork Sports Partnership Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Padraig Healy at phealy@corksports.ie  021 4347096, 086 7947923




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