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February Spotlight

Friday 22 March 2019

February Spotlight with Cork Sports Partnership

Following a busy start to 2019 with Operation Transformation the Cork Sports Partnership (CSP) team continued to build momentum across a number of key target areas in February. In total, over 6,674 people took part in 35 different types of programmes, events, workshops and initiatives supported by CSP. 

Over 2,300 people took part in events supported by CSP during the month including 2,100 children who took part in Cispheil na mBunscoil 2019. The event which is now in its 9th year continues to be the largest primary school basketball celebration in the country with 105 schools taking part in the 4 day festival this year. February also saw the launch of Cork’s 9th Parkrun in Mallow with 140 participants taking part in the first event.

In the Community, a total of 950 participants took part in programmes and initiatives. CSP continued to support a number of local communities with Operation Transformation with 232 people taking part in programmes during the month. Staying Fit for the Future continued to go from strength to strength with 324 participants in 19 venues now back in full swing. A number of other community programmes started in February including Activator Pole programmes, Project Weightloss and Sheds Ag Súil with 51 participants taking part across the 3 programmes.

In schools, 1,977 children took part in programmes and initiatives with CSP. 660 children from 22 primary schools began our Indoor Athletics programme as part of our Healthy Ireland school engagement programme. A further 370 children took part in the basketball school visit programme, taking up options of 3 or 5 visits. The Golf engagement programme in conjunction with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland introduced golf to 418 children with plans to establish links with a number of local clubs. Our Get Going Get Rowing programme in conjunction with Rowing Ireland also continued with 129 children taking part in the programme. Another 183 children from 8 Cork primary schools took part in the Cycle Right programme.

A total of 102 people with a disability took part in the Sports Inclusion Disability Programme (SIDP) during February. This included 40 children from 3 Cork special schools who took part in inclusive Cispheil. Another highlight from the month was 16 participants taking part in the 2 Rowing for All programmes in Fermoy and Cork Boat Club respectively. The Northside Sports Hub ASD Multi Sport programmes continued in the Glen and Hollyhill with 20 participants taking part.

1,345 people took part in different workshops throughout the month as part of CSP’s commitment to supporting continued education in sport. This included 1,050 Youths took part in the Cork County Council Virtual Reality Road Safety workshop supported by CSP. Another 124 coaches & volunteers from a variety of sports and organisations who attended Safeguarding workshops. CSP in conjunction with NGB partners also supported 101 volunteers to undertake NGB certified education workshops while 30 more volunteers completed Disability Inclusion 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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