Let's Get Back

Olympic gold medallist Kellie Harrington, former Irish rugby international Tommy Bowe, sports journalist and activist Joanne O‘Riordan and GAA manager and former player Jamie Wall launch ‘Let’s Get Back’, a campaign from Sport Ireland in partnership with Healthy Ireland, aimed at getting the Irish public back involved in the sport and exercise that they love.

‘Let’s Get Back’,  is encouraging the Irish public to return to sport and physical activity.  The campaign is supported by Sport Ireland’s nationwide network of Local Sports Partnerships and National Governing Bodies.

Sport Ireland has been working closely with National Governing Bodies, Local Sports Partnerships, volunteers and local clubs to support you all the way so that you can get back to the sport you love. 

The ‘Let’s Get Back’ campaign is aimed at encouraging members of the public who are anxious or unsure about returning to sport and physical activity that it is possible to do so in a safe and secure manner. ‘Let’s Get Back’ will also make the wider public aware that sport is back – indoors and outdoors – and encourages all ages and abilities to engage in sport.


Search for your Local Sports Partnership below or discover the National Governing Body for any sport you are interested in. 

The time is now. Let's get back. 

Let's get back safely. Visit the Government of Ireland website to find the must up to date public health measures in place. 


National Governing Bodies

National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs), recognised by Sport Ireland, are at the heart of Irish sport. With their member clubs and affiliates, NGBs organise and administer most of the organised sport in Ireland; they train and deploy coaches and volunteers; they organise representative level sport; they provide sporting opportunities and pathways leading from local sport to national and international competition.

The Sport Ireland recognised National Governing Bodies of Sport can support you to get back to sport in a safe and supportive environment.

Local Sports Partnerships 

Every day in communities across the country, Sport Ireland through its network of Local Sports Partnerships helps people to get active and removes barriers to sport and physical activity. The network is made up of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) who are passionate about getting Ireland physically active, involved in sport and ensuring everyone in the community has the chance to be included

LSPs work with trusted professionals and valued volunteers to engage communities and deliver inclusive and impactful opportunities tailored to local needs, getting Ireland more physically active, involved in sport and improving the mental and physical health of the nation.

Your LSP is there to help you get back to sport.


Volunteers are the lifeblood of your favourite sports and activities. Without them and their dedication to sport and our local communities, we would not be able to enjoy the sports we love.

While some people may be apprehensive to returning to volunteering , Sport Ireland, local clubs and communities are there to support you all the way so that you can get back to the sport you love. If you are interested in volunteering, contact your LSP or NGB of choice for more information.