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July Spotlight with CSP

Thursday 22 August 2019


Traditionally a quieter month on the delivery front, a total of 1,373 people took part in programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by CSP during July.    



With the schools closed and holiday season in full flow for the months of July and August, planning and development took centre stage for the month with the CSP Team attending 103 meetings. These included project reviews, planning, development as well as partner and stakeholder engagement meetings across a number of CSP’s pillars. 

Following on from the success of Cork Bike Week in June, CSP continued to support a number of local participation events into the summer. Support varied from event management, coordination, marketing and promotion, online registration, event signage in addition to event activities, volunteer recruitment, information and advice.  The Bere Island Mid-Summer Run attracted 161 participants of all ages to tackle the terrain of West Cork’s largest island. The inaugural Rainbow Run in the Regional Park in Ballincollig saw 389 people don their runners as part of the Cork Pride Festival. A new inclusive cycling event called “Rev It Up” took place at Cork Racecourse Mallow with Revolution Cycling Club with 21 participants trying a range of different inclusive bicycles including hand cycles, adapted bikes.

In the Community, 66 people took part in 3 initiatives supported by CSP. CSP supported Youth Work Ireland’s Summer Scheme with Athletics, Tug of War, Games and Basketball activities where 35 Youths took part in the scheme. The Lough Walking Group also continued during the month with 19 participants attending walks while 12 people took part in Activator Pole sessions in Carrigtwohill.  

A total of 48 people with a disability took part in inclusive programmes supported by CSP. The latest Learn to Cycle programme started in the Northside of Cork City with 21 participants beginning their learn to cycle journey.  The Let’s Get Active Basketball programme in Fermoy provided 11 youths with a social basketball programme in conjunction with North Cork Mental Health Services and Basketball Ireland. The current phase of the GAA for All initiative in conjunction with Rebel Óg Coaching and a number of Cork Healthy clubs welcomed 7 participants to take part in Clonakilty GAA’s Cúl Éile Summer Camp.

CSP organised 5 education workshops with 80 people attending during July. This included 55 people attending 3 Safeguarding 1 workshops.  CSP also organised a Disability Awareness Training in Midleton GAA where 17 volunteers, coaches and parents attended. In advance of the next promotional campaign around the newly developed AXA Community Bike Rides in conjunction with Cycling Ireland, Cork also played host to another Ride Leader course where 8 volunteers received the cycle training.

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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