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CHILDREN & YOUTH (Sports Skills & Challenges)

Cork Sports Partnership in conjunction with a number of partner National Governing Bodies of Sport & organisations, have put together the following physical activity opportunities and resources to help you and your family stay active! 


Please adhere to up to date HSE guidelines on social distancing if you are exercising in public spaces. These guidelines can be viewed here >>>.

Click here >>> to download the 'Keep Cork Active' booklet. 



Orienteering is a great way to get out and explore while enjoying the outdoors. 

We have compiled a number of resources from the Irish Orienteering Association & Cork Orienteering Club to help get you started including maps, kits, games, courses & activities. 


With grassroots golf activity in clubs across the country and all CGI activities postponed, Confederation of Golf Ireland has developed a number of 'CGI Golf at Home Challenges'  for all the family to take part in.


Cycling Ireland has developed a number of cycling resources to keep you and your family active at home. 

Whether you are looking to hone your off-road skills, take part in a virtual indoor league or improve certain cycling skills during this time, there are plenty of options to choose from.  

For those of you yet to master the art of cycling, we have also teamed up with Wild Atlantic Sports to bring you a online Step by Step video guide to teach your child to cycle a bike at their own pace.

  • Learn to Cycle From Home with Wild Atlantic Sports: 
  1. Introduction to the programme & Tutor Ruth, - Click here >>>
  2. Bike Set Up: Coming soon
  3. Helmet Set Up: Coming soon

We have also included a map of cycling routes in Cork City for those living in and around the city. 


Basketball Ireland has developed several coaching resources, activities, challenges and interactive videos to help you keep fit & healthy at home. 

Resources range from a weekly Basketball skills challenges to quiz nights, and for those looking to improve their coaching knowledge during this time, a series of coaching podcasts.  

For more information on any of the above basketball initiatives, contact Basketball Development Officer, Ciaran O Sullivan by emailing cosullivan@corksports.ie


Athletics is a great way to keep active at home and provides a variety of different easy to set up activities for all the family to enjoy. 

We have compiled a variety of options from Athletics Ireland with something suitable for all members of the family.  

For more information on any of the above Athletics initiatives, contact Cork & CIT Athletics Development Officer, Craig Harrington by emailing charrington@corksports.ie


The Camogie Association has a vast array of fantastic games, skills and challenges for children and families to participate in.

Interested in Coaching? Great resource for you here too!


Volleyball Ireland has put together some useful links & resources that will keep you engaged and active through volleyball activities over the coming weeks.

The resources range from volleyball skill development, physical fitness & nutrition. 


Rowing Ireland has created a number of rowing workouts, challenges & tips to keep you active through indoor rowing at home.

The Olympics might be postponed until 2021 but you can still virtually row, walk, jog or cycle your way to Tokyo with the ROWKYO Challenge. 

  • Daily Nutrition Tips - Click here >>>
  • Home Workouts - Click here >>>
  • ROWKYO Challenge - Get your family involved, row,  walk, jog or cycle, log your km's and help us virtually reach Towkyo! - Click here >>> 

For those with access to rowing machines:

Other Rowing Resources: 

  • Great online resources such as training, exercises etcs - Click here >>>


Cork Sports Partnership has put together a number of soccer activities and resources in conjunction with the SFAI, Jen Murphy Sketches and extratime.ie to help you improve your soccer skills at home. 


Badminton is a great way for all the family to stay active together.

Badminton Ireland's Teicnic Badminton skills-based programme is an ideal way to involve some physical activity in your day & to keep your family entertained!


School of Parkrun is here! From Monday 30th March, parkrun will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together.

All challenges can be completed around the house or in the garden, making sure you stay safe and at home during this difficult time.

New daily challenges set each morning covering; English, Science, Geography, Maths, Art.


Boxing is a great way to get your heart pumping and your body moving.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association has assembled the following boxing workouts to help keep you and your family fighting fit at home.


Triathlon Ireland has developed some fun and educational resources for families and home workouts for adults.

In addition to Triathlon Ireland's resources, Cork Triathlon Coach Bjorn Ludick is running a number of Turbo Sessions for kids on his YouTube channel. 


Swim Ireland has put together a number Swim For A Mile resources to keep people active at home while out of the pool.

Ladies Gaelic Football

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has a number resources to help children stay active through gaelic football. These range from LGFA Skills videos and coaching webinars to Skills Challenges with Cork Footballer Orla Farmer.

The LGFA is also running a series of Live Coaching Webinars in conjunction with the GAA and An Cumann Camogaíochta.

Table Tennis

Check out some of the resources below from Munster Table Tennis who have compiled a list of Table Tennis videos and links, including how to make your own Ping Pong Table at home & playing alone tips!!!


Munster Rugby has designed some home skills videos which children can complete within the confines of their home environment to help improve their rugby skills as well as hand eye coordination.

These are designed to keep players active while engaging some personal development, learning of key technical skills as well as having a little fun.


For those interested in Cricket, Cricket Ireland has put together a cricket colouring book to keep children occupied during COVID-19.

Tug of War

The Irish Tug of War Association has put a fun and informative video together on Tug of War related exercises and how to adapt normal household items into fun training props. 


The GAA is providing a daily learning programme to help parents, teachers and children learn from home.

Junior infants to 6th class pupils will be catered for as this programme engages children in both physical and academic learning.

GAA Now is now showing archive matches and highlights from down through the years across both Hurling and Football. 


There is plenty to do off the court to improve your physical fitness or technique, but there are also ways to improve your mental game during this down time!

Check out some of Tennis Ireland's online resources below!


Physical Activity & PLAY Resources

Water, Road, Farm Safety

Cork County Council has a number of resources to keep children entertained, informed and educated during this difficult time, check out the following fun resources below:

Physical Activity & PLAY

Cork Sports Partnership has compiled a comprehensive list of additional physical activity & PLAY resources to provide a variety of different opportunities for children to keep active in the home. 

Physical Activity & PLAY Resources - Click here >>>


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