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Cork SportsAbility Day 2020


Cork Sports Partnership and Cork SportsAbility Forum are delighted to announce SportsAbility Day 2020 is proudly sponsored by Blackwater Motors, it will take place on Saturday 21st March in Mardyke Arena UCC from 11-2pm.

Photo Caption: Back L- R: Maurice O Sullivan (Cork Sports Partnership, Sports and Marketing Manager), David Quinlan (Blackwater Motors, Assistant Sales Manager).
Front L - R Anna Lee (Blackwater Motors) and Kate Feeney (Sports Inclusion Disability Officer) 


The aim of Cork SportsAbility Day is to increase awareness of sport and physical activity opportunities for people with ​disabilities. Cork SportsAbility Day is open to people with a disability, families, teachers, sports coaches, health and fitness professionals, youth club leaders or anyone interested in inclusive sport or physical activity for people of all abilities. 

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Speaking at the event launch Kate Feeney, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership stated ‘We are excited to invite people of all abilities to come along to SportsAbility Day 2020 and try out physical activities and sport in a fun and safe environment. 'Find Your Activity 'is the theme and we are delighted to have so many activities on offer ensuring there is something there for everyone!’

Photo Caption: Back L- R: Lily Byrd (Rebel Wheelers), Thomas O’ Herlihy (Special Olympics Athlete), Cork SportsAbility Forum member Terence McSweeney (COPE Foundation), Ella (Royal Cork Yacht Club and NCBI), Wayne O’ Callaghan (Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programme), Kate Feeney (Sports Inclusion Disability Officer).  Front L- R: Isobelle (FAI Frame Football), Cian O’ Neill (CIT Athletics Scholarship Programme), and members of Rebel Wheelers, Alan Dineen, and Dylan McCarthy.


This year’s SportsAbility Day will showcase a wide range of physical activities presented to you by local sporting clubs and community groups along with the National Governing Bodies of Sport. All of these agencies aim to increase the number of people with disabilities leading active and healthy lifestyles. Due to the success of the 2019 Move A Mile Challenge, we look foward to an even bigger and better Move A Mile Challenge in 2020.

Cork SportsAbility Day 2020 will have the following aspects to the event:

Activity Taster Sessions:
  • Come and try sessions are open for people to try an activity or sport in a fun and safe environment. 
Information & Advice:
  • Providing information on clubs and groups who support people of all abilities. 
  • Supporting clubs and community groups who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in providing activities for people with a disability.  
  • If you would like to host an information stand at this years event, please email kfeeney@corksports.ie. Closing date for entries is Wednesday 12th February. 
Activity Demonstrations:
  • Showcasing inclusive and disability sports in action. All visitors are welcome to join these activities.
Sensory Room:
  • A Sensory Space is a key part of the day and will be available for any visitors who need some quiet time during the day.


Cork SportsAbility Week 2020: 

  • Following the success of the SportsAbility Week 2019, we are delighted to announce that Cork SportsAbility Week 2020 will take place from March 21st - 28th. 
  • SportsAbility Week encourages communities across Cork to showcase what activities they have available in their communities for people with disabilities. 
  • To apply to host an event during SportsAbility Week and receive a small grant, please contact Kate on kfeeney@corksports.ie 


For more information on the Cork SportsAbility Day please contact Kate Feeney kfeeney@corksports.ie 


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