Keeping Cork Active
Keeping Cork Active

SportsAbility Clubs Database

In Cork we have a range of inclusive and SportsAbility clubs looking for new members. Check out the list below for contact details on a range of activities.

If you have any questions, contact the Sports Inclusion Disability officer, Kate Feeney kfeeney@corksports.ie 

Rebel Wheelers Multi-Sports Club

  • Multi-sports club for children and teenagers aged 5-18 years with physical disabilities;
  • Affiliated with IWA Sport 
  • The aim of the club is to provide a variety of sport and physical activity opportunities to all club participants ensuring everyone is provided the opportunity to participate to their full potential and to the best of their ability while having fun;
  • Sports Activities: wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, athletics handcycling, floor-volleyball, skittles/bowling, boccia, tennis, golf/putting, Karate, GAA, Tennis and much more.
  • www.rebelwheelers.com

Table Tennis

  • Beechhill Table Tennis club
  • Mainstream players, Paralympic players & Special Olympics players
  • New players welcome
  • Full details click www.beechhilltabletennis.com 

Cork Special Olympic Clubs

Ballincollig Special Olympics Club Ballincollig
Bandon Special Olympics Club Bandon
Clonakilty S.O. Club Clonakilty
Copstown S.O. Golf Society Copstown
Cork Golf Club Special Olympics Little Island
Cork S.O. Badminton Club Mahon
Cork S.O. Bowling Club Cork City
Cork S.O. Swimming Club Cork City
Doneraile Rockets S.O. Club Doneraile
Duhallow Riders S.O. Equestrian Club Duhallow
Inniscarra Blues S.O. Bocce Club Inniscarra
Leeside Legends S.O. Club Douglas
Mallow Marlins S.O. Swimming Club Mallow
Midleton S.O. Club Midleton
Muskerry S.O. Club Macroom
Owenabue S.O. Gymnastics Club Crosshaven
St. vincents Centre Cork City
Mallow United Football S.O. Club Mallow
Castlewhite Equestrian SOC Inniscarra, Co Cork
Cork Association for Autism East Cork Driving Range

For contact details for any of the above clubs please contact Special Olympics Munster on munster@specialolympics.ie or at 021 4977192

Enjoy Tennis

  • In 2016 Tennis Ireland launched the Enjoy Tennis programme
  • Promoting Tennis for people with a disability
  • Open to clubs who are interested in developing inclusive programmes
  • Children & Adults with a disability 
  • For more information on getting involved please contact – Liz Clifford 087 7581214 or email  liz.rdo@tennnisireland.ie 

Munster Wheelchair Rugby

  • Wheelchair Rugby Open to New Players 
  • Contact person Teresa Dineen: teresa.dineen@irishwheelchairrugby.com
  • For more information check out Facebook

C.A.S.T. Cork Autism Sports Together Multi-Sports Club

  • Multi-Sports Club for children and teenagers on the Autism Spectrum;
  • Aged from 6-16 years. Currently establishing youth section to club to accomadate older members.  
  • Approximately 20-30 members;
  • September to June;
  • Saturdays from 11 -12.30pm in the COPE Foundation, Montenottee, Cork;
    blocks of 6 weeks with a two week break;
  • Sports Activities: soccer skills, hockey and games while also introducing different types of training.
  • In any one session participants are split into three groups based on age group and activities are held outdoors where possible;
  • Contact Tim Harte 087 640 8742 tim_harte@eircom.net 

Multi Activity Sports Club (MASC)

  • For adults with ID and autism
  • Every Thursdays 7pm – 8pm
  • Colaiste Stiofain Naofa Sports Hall, Tramore Road, Ballyphehane, Cork
  • Contact Noel at 087 6309819 

Rainbow Super Heroes Multi Sport Club

  • Mahon Community Centre, Cork
  • Multi-Sports Club for children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Club takes place each Saturday morning
  • Contact Karen O’Mahoney 086-0805810

VI Walking Group

  • For people with visual impairments and guide walkers, new members welcome. 
  • Meet the second Saturday of each month at 1pm
  • Various locations across Cork 
  • Please feel free to contact – corkvipwalk@gmail.com

Muskerry Judo Club

  • Macroom, Co. Cork;
  • Linked with the Judo Assist Ireland programme which is the national programme for people with disabilities being developed by The Irish Judo Association;
  • Club coaches have completed Adaptive Coaching Training
  • Club Contact: Ciara Manning (087) 620 6214 / ciaramanning@hotmail.com or Seamus (087) 1367833 

Cork City Judo Club

  • Colaiste Chriost Ri secoundry School, Capwell Rd, Cork
  • Open to people with a vision impairment, physicality disability or learning disability
  • Judo Assist certified coaches 
  • Club Contact: Tony Crockett 085 – 7514313
  • Click here to view Facebook

Adapted Rowing

  • Rowing for all abilities
  • Contact Martin Kilbane 089 4430772 martin.kilbane@hotmail.com 

Surfing

  • Surf Camp for children with autism (Surf 2 Heal Garretstown)
  • Summer months – August
  • Garretstown beach, Co. Cork
  • Contact: surf2healgtownfamily@gmail.com
  • To Volunteer please email: surf2healvols@gmail.com  
  • Further details visit: Surf 2 Heal Gtwon or www.surf2heal.org 

New Age Kurling

  • Douglas GAA Hall
  • Every Wednesday 11am – 12:30pm
  • Contact: Phil Goodman 087 2987161, philgoodman01@gmail.com

Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company

  • The Croi Glan Integrated Dance Company is a professional contemporary dance company based in Cork, which performs work that includes both disabled and non-disabled dancers. Croi Glan was co-founded in December 2006 by Rhona Coughlan and Tara Brandel.
  • Provides an educational program that offers integrated dance to people with and without disabilities, through introductory workshops; ongoing classes and vocational training in integrated dance.
  • For more information on The Croi Glan Dance company please log onto www.croiglan.com

Fermoy Karate Club

  • Fermoy, Co. Cork;
  • All Disabilities
  • Wheelchair Karate Every Tuesday 6pm (Irish Wheelchair Karate Federation)
  • Contact: Brian Toomey (087) 2500783 / briantoomey@eircom.net

Cork City Archery Club

  • All Abilities
  • Contact Club; Bill Cashman – cashmanb@eircom.net – 086-8138740
  • Venue: Nemo Rangers, Trabeg Sports Centre, South Douglas Road, Cork.
  • www.corkcityarcheryclub.ie

Cork TaeKwon-Do Club

  • Taekwon-Do Able Classes 
  • Venues: Cork Taekwon-Do North Mon | Carrigaline 
  • All Abilities welcome 
  • Join Master Pat Barry to learn new skills & meet new friends!  
  • Call Pat 0872782870

Mallow RFC

  • Mallow Co. Cork
  • Adapted Tag Rugby
  • Suitable for adults with a learning disabilities
  • Club contact – Equility Officer – Benny Henry, bennyhenry@eircom.net, 087-6066614

Yoga

  • Special Yoga Cork – Yoga for children and adults with special needs 
  • All ages and abilities
  • Contact – Sinead Moynihan – specialyogacork@gmail.com – 086 1663379 

  • Himalaya Yoga Valley – Yoga for childrean and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities  
  • Fully wheelchair accessible
  • Contact 021 427 9696, info@yogacorkireland.com 
  • www.yogacorkireland.com

  • Sontosha Yoga Cork – Yoga for children and adults with physical & intellectual disabilities 
  • All ages & abilities
  • Contact Ian – 085 1803829 www.santoshayogacork.com

Equestrian Centers


  • Whitechurch Equestrian Centre
  • Horse rinding for all ages and abilities
  • Contact – Julia Buckley – 0862312372

  • Hairy Henry Therapeutic Riding
  • Therapeutic Riding & Care Farm
  • Contact – Sandra Schmid – 087 9389867 – full details log on to –  www.hairyhenry.com

Wall Climbing

  • Awesome Walls
  • Model Farm Road
  • Wall climbing for adults and children of all abilities
  • 021-4867060 cork@awesomewalls.ie
  • www.awesomewalls.ie/cork/

Sailing

  • Sail Ability Kinsale 
  • Sailing available every Saturday morning for children with disabilities
  • Contact – Donal Hickey 086-7332309

 

  • Sailing into Wellness 
  • Voyages and Training Opportunities 
  • Contact James 087-6172555

Dance

  • Dance Classes for people of all abilities
  • Participated in SportsAbility Day 2017
  • 021 4507487
  • info@firkincrane.ie
  • https://www.firkincrane.ie/

FAI Football For All

  • Suitable for boys and girls of all abilities
  • The FAI Football For All programme has as its central aim the delivery of football opportunities to people who may not ordinarily get a chance to play the ‘beautiful game’.
  • In Cork we have a number of Football For All clubs
  • Carrigaline Utd Football For All – All ages, Saturdays from 11:30am – 12:30pm. Youth Team 14 – 18 years, Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm. Contact details – Killian – 086 864 5700, Brian – 086 277 8372 https://carrigalineunitedffa.wordpress.com/
  • Midleton AFC Football For All – Saturday afternoons – contact details – Ken O’Connell – 087-4118811
  • Mallow United Football For All – Saturday Mornings 11am – 12 noon Contact Sandra Cronin 087-6950471
  • Pearse Celtic FC – Saturdays 2pm – Togher – Contact – Kieran 085 7174375 pearseffa@gmail.com  
  • Skibbereen AFC – Saturdays – Contact – Tony Walsh 086 0609584 
  • Cork Football For All Forum Facebook Page

INSPIRE Multi Sport Club

  • Multi sport club for adults with disabilities
  • The Glen Resource and Sports Centre
  • Every Tuesday afternoon
  • Further details email: cgeraghty@corksports.ie 

Amputee Football

  • Irish Amputee Football Association (IAFA) – http://www.irishamputeefootballassociation.com/
  • To promote and develop the sport of Amputee Football in Ireland;
  • Provided a demonstration at Cork SportsAbility Day
  • www.irishamputeefootballassociation.com

Fermoy Action Childrens Education (F.A.C.E.)

Fermoy Action Childrens Education (F.A.C.E.) Physical Activity Sports Club

  • To provide the opportunity for children and teenagers with disabilities in Fermoy and the surrounding area to participate in a fun, adapted, age-appropriate physical activity/sports programme within FACE;
  • Teenagers with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Hyperkinetic Disorder, Aspergers;
  • Friday evening from 7-9pm – CDYS / Castle Hyde Hotel, Fermoy;
  • Sports Actitivies: Oudoor and Indoor activities; Swimming and Horse-Riding;
  • https://cdys.ie/

Powerchair Football

  • Heroes Powerchair Football Club
  • Regular training sessions in Mallow
  • Powerchair Football is the first competitive team sport designed and developed specifically for
  • Powerchair users. It combines the skill of the wheelchair user with the speed and power of the chair itself to participate in the game of soccer;
  • For more information contact Karen Crowley – 087-7612688 
  • Cork Powerchair Football Facebook 

Swimming

  • Halliwick Swimming Programme
  • Lessons for adults & children with disabilities
  • LeisureWorld Bishopstown & Churchfield  
  • For more information click here

Frame Football

  • Suitable for any frame user
  • Munster Regional session meet monthly in Cork
  • To watch a video of frame football click here
  • Further details contact FAI Football For All Development Officer Nick Harrison 086-0472051 nick.harrison@fai.ie

Kinsale Outdoors

Mixed Ability Rugby

  • Sundays Well Rebels 
  • Men’s Mixed Ability Rugby Team
  • Website: http://sundayswellrfc.com/team/sundays-well-rebels/ 
  • Contact: Alan Craughwell: acraughwell@mixedabilitysports.org 

 

  • Ballincollig Trailblazers 
  • Women’s Mixed Ability Rugby Team
  • Every Thursday 7-8pm 
  • Contact: mixedability@ballincolligrfc.ie 

 

Blind Football

The FAI Football For All programme and Vision Sports Ireland work in conjunction to promote and develop football opportunities for people with vision impairments. 

Blind Football takes place in Cork: 

  • Players of all abilities welcome
  • Location: Lakewood Athletic FC 
  • Every Second Saturday 2-3pm 

Please contact Nick Harrison nick.harriosn@fai.ie

The website of ​Cork Sports Partnerships (CSP) provides contact details for clubs and organisations who offer physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities in the Cork region. CSP does not take responsibility for personal experiences of participants.

Each of the named clubs have a keen interest in promoting SportsAbility & inclusion for people of all abilities.

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