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December Spotlight

Wednesday 22 January 2020

December Spotlight with Cork Sports Partnership (CSP)

A total of 2,094 people took part in programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by CSP during December.    




A total of 312 children from 6 schools took part in sports programmes during December. Our Basketball school visit programme finished off a productive 2019 with 202 children from 3 schools taking part in the programme, while a further 110 children from 3 schools took part in the Cycle Right Cycling programme.

A total of 482 people took part in 6 different Community based programmes during December. Staying Fit for the Future, in conjunction with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, accounted for 361 participants. Our 3 supported Men on the Move programmes continued into December with 40 men regularly attending before finishing up for the Christmas break. A new Women on the Move programme was also established in Dunmanway with 16 women attending the pilot programme. Keeping up pace with our 20x20 commitment, 24 women continued their Social Soccer programmes in Kinsale and Dunmanway culminating in a fun social blitz with other female soccer groups from West Cork.

December was another busy education month with 265 people completing 10 education workshops. This included 109 people attending Safeguarding workshops. The CIT Cork Sports Seminar returned for a second year, with 100 people attending an excellent Nutrition in Sport seminar with the former Munster out half and current Cork GAA Performance Nutritionist, Johnny Holland. A total of 44 Transition Year students also completed workshops in Sports Leader and Basketball.

The Cork SportsAbility programme finished off a strong 2019 with 135 participants with disabilities taking part in variety of programmes. A total of 52 children from Cork’s Special Schools, Holy Family Charleville, Scoil Bernadette and St. Killians Cork City Northside, took part in a Little Athletics programme sponsored by the Cork County Athletics Board. A further 59 Adults from Disability Services in St. Josephs Charleville, St. Raphaels Youghal, COPE Foundation services and CoAction Skibbereen took part in Scorebowls programmes in conjunction with Ból Chumann na hEireann. A further 18 adults with disabilities took part in the Inclusive Rebel Swim in Mayfield Sports Complex, rounding off a very successful year for Cork SportsAbility.

Finally for 2019, over 900 people took part in events supported by Cork Sports Partnership in December. This included; 350 school children who took part in 2 school Volleyball events in conjunction with Volleyball Ireland. A further 170 children took part in the final Tug of War school blitz of 2019, hosted by Midleton College, as part of TY Schools Coaching programme. The Daily Mile topped off a great year in Cork with a celebration in Cobh where special guest, Sonia O’ Sullivan, visiting her old school, offered great support and encouragement to all the students taking part from St Mary’s National School, Cobh.

For more information on any of the programmes, events or initiatives coordinated and supported by Cork Sports Partnership and collaborating partners, see www.corksports.ie or check out our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

“Working Together to Keep Cork Active”



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