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June Spotlight with CSP

Thursday 18 July 2019

June Spotlight with Cork Sports Partnership

A total of 11,775 people took part in programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by CSP during June.



Events took centre stage for the month with over 9,835 people taking part in 129 events. This included 7,850 people who took part in 125 cycling events organised for Cork Bike Week including Family Fun Cycles, School Cycles, Bike workshops, Club and Community Fun Days as well as Lunchtime cycles and cycling tours of Cork City. Of this, 3,079 people participated in 85 public events, while 4,771 children took part in 40 specific school events.

The Cork Summer Show also took place with over 1,000 people joining the CSP and the HSE Health and Well Being team at the Healthy Ireland tent to try a number of activities including Indoor Rowing, Tug of War and fun games. Ballincollig proved a popular venue for events with 500 people venturing to the Ballincollig Regional Park to Run a 5km as part of the Run with Ray Series and 185 people taking part in the inaugural Junior Park run event.

The school year came to a close and with it did this year’s portfolio of school initiatives. In addition to Cork Bike Week, a further 1,102 children took part in school based initiatives. This included our Basketball school visit programme which finished off strong with 5 more schools and 605 children availing of the workshops. The Cycle Right training programme subsidised by Cork County Council and Cork City Council provided training for another 223 children in 7 Cork schools. Other programmes including Golf Tasters with the Confederation of Golf Ireland [80], Get Going Get Rowing with Rowing Ireland [46] and Athletics with Athletics Ireland [52] provided a collective 178 children with opportunities to get active.

In the Community, a total of 552 people took part in programmes and initiatives supported by CSP. CSP linked with Cork GAA Rounder’s, which operates out of Delaney’s GAA on Monday evenings, to encourage more people to get out and active through Rounder’s. Our walking portfolio continued with 39 people taking part in walking initiatives based out of Castlemagner and The Lough. A number of taster sessions took place in advance of the next phase of Men on the Move and Staying Fit for the Future roll outs, with 390 people engaging with the programmes across the County.

A total of 142 people with a disability took part in inclusive programmes supported by CSP. CSP in association with North Cork Mental Health Services and Basketball Ireland, coordinated a 6 week pilot Get Active Basketball programme aimed to increase physical activity levels of young adults with mental health difficulties through social basketball.  The Munster Boccia Stroke Support Blitz coordinated by CSP welcomed 42 participants from 14 teams to an action packed day in Bishopstown GAA Club. CSP continued to support the newly established GAA for All initiatives in Midleton and Killeagh where 28 children took part in Gaelic games in a supportive environment. CSP also continued to support 35 people with disabilities to take part in 3 Multi Sports Clubs in Mallow, The Glen and Hollyhill in conjunction with a number of local collaborating partners.

CSP organised 8 education workshops with 144 people attending during June. This included 90 people attending 5 Safeguarding 1 workshops and 19 attending a safeguarding 2 workshop. Another 14 people attended Sports First Aid training with CSP.  CSP also organised an Autism in Sport workshop in conjunction with Youth Work Ireland and the CARA centre in Mallow where 21 coaches, volunteers and parents took part in the training day.

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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