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NGBs deliver targeted programmes, events and initiatives to increase physical activity and participation across the nation within their sport.

National Governing Bodies Activities

Search National Governing Bodies below and discover the many programmes available to help get you back to sport and physical activity. For information on how to contact an NGB, visit the NGB Contact Finder.  

American Football Ireland

Flag Football  Flag Football is a version of American Football played without the American Football characteristic contact between players. In Flag Football, tackling (downs) is not allowed, instead flags are attached to the ball carrier’s belt, one on each side of the waist. 
SENIOR LEAGUES 20 clubs currently participate - playing across three divisions; the AFI Premier Division, the AFI Division 1 and the AFI Division 2.

Visit AFI for more information. 

Angling Council Ireland

Coach Education Programme Delivery of Coach Training Introductory course. 1 day
Coach Education Programme Delivery of Coach Training Coaching People with Disabilities  1 Day, morning theory based, afternoon session practical deliver with a group of anglers with disabilities. 
Coach Education Programme Delivery of Coach Training  Health & Safety, Safe Wading and River Rescue , 1 day course,  Safety Statement, Risk Assessment process including events, PFD's, rescue equipment,  PM  rescue techniques from river or lake, use of throw ropes.
Coach Education Programme Delivery of Coach Training    First Aid for angling  including external certification PHEC for Cardiac First Responder Community
CAST Programme  Intro to Cast Programme, ACI coaches trained on the delivery of the CAST angling programme, six stage certification process
Pilot Project Casting Instructor training Six week P/T fly casting instructor introductory level. This covers the basic safety elements, rod set up,  grips, stance, straight line path, loop formation, pick up & lay down, role cast, overhead cast, jump role, false casting, hauling line etc.
Youth coach training 2x 1/2 training session introducing youth coaches to the  methods and materials provided by Sport Ireland for role out in 2022. 
Kayak training L1 & L2 Training provided by external instructors
CAST Programme  Delivering the role out of ACI CAST programme 1-3
Disability Inclusion Programme Delivering the ACI CAST programme to disability and disadvantaged groups 
Women In Sport Coached angling sessions following a series of taster days in sea and game angling, 

For more information, visit Angling Council Ireland

Archery Ireland

Fun Field Event Wicklow Archers 20th Anniversary 32 Mixed CHALLENGE competition Wicklow Archers are excited to announce that we are hosting a shoot in Dargle Valley on the 24th October 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.   
Irish open Indoor Championships: Senior

Hosted by Cuchulainn Archers, DKIT Sport,

28th November, 2021
Irish open Indoor Championships: Junior

Hosted by Cuchulainn Archers, DKIT Sport,

7th November, 2021

Visit Archery Ireland for more information. 

Athletics Ireland

Fit4Life Fit4life is a programme for all runners whether you are a complete beginner or a regular jogging/runner. The programme will help you to achieve improved levels of fitness and wellness within the club structure in a fun, sociable environment. 
The Daily Mile The Daily Mile is simple and free and gets children out of the classroom for fifteen minutes every day to run or jog, at their own pace, with their classmates, making them fitter, healthier, and more able to concentrate in the classroom.

Visit Athletics Ireland to find out more. 

Badminton Ireland

Club Development Seminars Together with the This Is Badminton Campaign, the Badminton Ireland Development Team are aiming to provide our clubs with Club Development Topics to aid with clubs opening back up. 
Teicnic Badminton Re-Launch We are delighted to announce a complete redesign and re-shoot of our Teicnic Badminton Programme for all players, coaches, and members. Badminton Ireland staff have been working hard over the break in the sport to ensure that the highest quality material will be available to all members, coaches, and players returning to their clubs and play.
This Is Badminton  This Is Badminton is a campaign established to promote the sport of Badminton, run by the National Governing body, Badminton Ireland. The aim is to promote badminton for everyone, for fun and for life. Badminton is not just a sport – it is a community; we want to nurture that. 
AIG FZ Forza Irish Open   
WIS Racquet Sports Coaches Leadership Programme Badminton Ireland, Table Tennis Ireland, Tennis Ireland and Irish Squash present the first collaboration between all three sports. The programme, entitled ‘The Racquet Sports Coaches Leadership Programme’ will give female coaches from our four sports the opportunity to gain knowledge and collaborate with each other. 
Para Badminton Academy  Badminton Ireland have launched a Para-Badminton Academy in the NIA in Blanchardstown. The academy is on from 5-7pm every Thursday. 
FZ Forza Senior Nationals  Badminton Ireland were delighted to welcome back our members in the first National event since March 2020.The FZ Forza Irish Nationals were  be held at the National Indoor Arena on  2nd/3rd October 2021. 
AIG FZ Forza Irish Open Line judge Course 2021  
U15 / U19 Irish Nationals  Badminton Ireland are delighted to welcome back our members in the first Junior National event since March 2020.The FZ Forza U15/U19 Irish Nationals will  be held at Lisburn Rcquets  on  6th/7th Novmber 2021. 

For more information, visit Badminton Ireland

Basketball Ireland

InsureMyVan.ie/MissQuote.ie National Leagues League competitions for the top teams across the country
InsureMyVan.ie National Cups Knock-out championship competitions for the top teams across Ireland
International Teams Teams representing Ireland in international competition
Underage Academies Regional and provincial academies to develop the talents of younger players
Socia-BALL Programme to encourage women to join/rejoin the sport in a social setting
Inclusive Basketball Programme to help clubs develop inclusive basketball programmes that cater for players with additional needs
3x3 Nationwide programmes to encourgae the uptake of 3x3 basketball through structured competitions

Visit Basketball Ireland to learn more. 

Baton Twirling Sport Association of Ireland

Assessment Day Celebrated all hard work and achievements since returning to training with an in-house assessment day.

Visit Twirl Ireland for more information. 

Ból Chumann na hÉireann

All-Ireland Road Bowling finals Completion of national championships 2020 at Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. Senior Men, Intermediate women, junior B Men, Boys and Girls U16, Veteran (over 50) man, Boys U12.
Regional Championships 2021 regional championships
Regional Team Bowling 2021/2022 Team competitions 
Inter-Regional Youths Team Bowling and individual competitions. Team events taking place at Regional venues. Individual competitions at Regional venues and Phale Road Ballineen
Fund-raising event RNLI and Association fund-raisers at Castletownbere Bowling Club

For more information, visit Irish Road Bowling.

Canoeing Ireland

Guided Kayak River Trips These trips are aimed at those who have completed a basic training course and who wish to progress their paddling skills on moving water. Trips are also suitable for those who are interested in progressing their kayaking skills to gaining the Level 3 Kayak Skills award. All our trips are led by qualified Canoeing Ireland Instructors whose aims are improving paddling skills while promoting water confidence with strong emphasis on safety and enjoyment. Oct 10

Oct 24

Nov 14

Nov 28

Visit Canoeing Ireland for more information. 

Caving- Speleological Union of Ireland

Suicro Caving Symposium 2021 Suicro Caving Symposium 2021 welcomes all cavers to Tralee for this annual event
Cave Clean-Up Cavers coming together for Cave clean up during Suicro Symposoium 2021

Visit SUI for more information. 

Cricket Ireland

Smash It Smash It is for girls and boys aged 5 – 9 years and is all about kids being active, making friends and having fun in an inclusive and safe environment. Smash It aims to get children excited about cricket through discovery and play, learning fundamental movement skills needed for batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping.
It's Wicket! It’s Wicket! introduces girls aged 9 - 13 years old to cricket through skill-based activities and games and empowers girls to own their cricketing experience. It’s Wicket! is an inclusive and safe programme that aims to get girls active, have fun with their friends and learn new skills!
Cricket Connects The Cricket Connects project aims to encourage, support, and mentor participants to undertake volunteering and coaching roles as Cricket Connects Champions within the programme and their immediate and wider community. Its primary objective is to provide more people with more cricketing opportunities more often.
On the Front Foot The On the Front Foot programme aims to advance the innovation, creativity and leadership capabilities of Future Female Cricket Leaders in Ireland. The Future Female Leaders receive individualised professional development, which includes access to coaching mentors, as well as experts from various performance environments both inside sport and from other professional domains. 
Youth Connects The aim of ‘Youth Connects’ is to upskill, develop and support Youth Leaders in the community through workshops, training and placement. Youth Leaders will receive a qualification and resources in each of the following modules:

• Leadership and Event Planning

• Smash It and It’s Wicket! Activator Training

• Sports First Aid

• Safeguarding 1 Training

• Assistant Activator Placement 
Club Connects Recognising Ireland's increasingly diverse population, Club Connects aims to provide meaningful opportunities for everyone to participate and feel included in our sport. Workshops include:

• Understanding Diversity and Inclusion

• Understanding Unconscious Bias and Awareness of our own individual biases

• Building Club Volunteer capability

• Building a more inclusive culture
Chance to Shine The free learning programme features fun and easy-to-use lesson plans, activities and resources designed to help teachers teach and to inspire children to learn. All content is based on Chance to Shine’s decades of work in the UK, but has been adapted and aligned for the school systems in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Visit Cricket Ireland for information. 

Croquet Ireland

Free Loan Croquet Set Campaign As part of the CAI's ongoing promotion of Croquet in Ireland the CAI have purchased Croquet equipment to make available to those wishing to try the game for themselves. Whether you’re a school, university, interested individual or just having a garden party we will be happy to help where we can. Year Round
Autumn Bowl AC 

The Autumn Bowl Tournament will be held on 24th and 25th October at Carrickmines.

This is an Open Tournament handicap event and all AC players are invited to enter. 10am to 5pm. Free entry.

Oct 24/25th 2021

Visit Croquet Ireland for more information. 

Horseshoe Pitchers Association of Ireland

IRISH OPEN Horseshoe Tournament, NHPA Sanctioned

Visit the HSPAI for more information.

Cycling Ireland

Bike Like Me Online Training Programme for Beginner Women  This online training programme includes weely live Zoom sessions with an inpirational leader and a 6-week training plan designed by Cycling Ireland and UCI level 3 Coach, Gráinne Hanley. Sessions will take place every Monday from 7-8pm
Bike Like Me Online Training Programme for Intermediate Women  This online training programme includes weely live Zoom sessions with Eve McCrystal and a 6-week training plan designed by Cycling Ireland and UCI level 3 Coach, Gráinne Hanley. Sessions will take place every Wednesday from 7-8pm
Beginner Turbo Training Programme  Matteo Cigala, a former professional cyclist and head coach at Cigala Cycling is delivering a 6-week programme aimed at beginners on the Cycling Ireland Training Hub. The workouts will be released weekly and will be available to complete at any time. Access to the Cycling Ireland Training Hub is free for Cycling Ireland members.  
Intermediate Turbo Training Programme  Jamie Blanchfield of Premier Endurance is delivering an intermediate 6-week programme on the Cycling Ireland Training Hub. This programme will serve as a great follow on from from Matteo's Beginner Programme. 
AXA Community Bike Rides  AXA Community Bike Rides provides opportunities for adults of all ages to take part in easy going/challenging, solo or group rides in their local community.
Cycling Ireland E-Racing Winter League The league will take place over six weeks and everyone is welcome to take part in a single race or the entire league. With a range of categories from beginner to advanced, it’s an ideal opportunity to discover cycling and join a growing online community. Races will take place every Saturday at 10am.

 Visit Cycling Ireland for more information.

Deaf Sports Ireland

Irish Deaf Football

We offer programmes for both men and women in football. There is an inter-provincial competition each year for 11-a-side (men) and Futsal for both men and women.

Visit Deaf Sports Ireland for more information. 

Diving Ireland

Empowerment of women in diving  This mentorship programme is to  focus on women in roles of leadership and especially the up-skilling of instructors who have qualified over the past 4 years. The instructors focused on the development of female members who had not made a normal progression through the dive grades system  . This programme was organised and implemented by almost exclusivly female instructors. Ran over Summer 2021 and culminated in a skills development weekend in Kilkee ,Co Clare. All participants received the grade award they applied for during enrollment. Kilkee  Weekend 24-26 Sept
University clubs outstanding course completions  Organised by our University development officer ,this weekend allowed candidates with outstanding modules and assessments to get together in sheltered water conditions as sea conditions are unsuitable at this time of year for diving activity ,  This weekend was a tidy up weekend for various Rescue/mixed gas and other training that had not been completed due to COVID  Portroe Quarry ,Tipperary weekend 6/7 November 
Membership engagement session in Shannon University Athlone .  This 2 day session is to engage with our stakeholders ,those being members,Instructors and board members about how our course delivery has been impacted by COVID , what we have learned about delivery systems and how to proceed in the future  Saturday

9am – 10:45am NDO, RDOs, TC members and Exam Candidates

This would be a feedback session for the TC and Exam candidates to voice their feedback on the various Jury based exams which occurred during the year.

11am – 12:45 JPs, Sub-JPs, NDO, RDOs and TC members

This would be a feedback session for JPs and Sub-JPs to provide feedback on exams which occurred during the 2021 period. Feedback from the earlier meeting from candidates would also be discussed.

 pm – 3:45pm Winter Meeting of the Technical Commission



9am – 10:45am Membership forum, chaired by Ray Yeates, President

11am – 12:45pm Co-Ordinators of the 2 x programmes funded by Diving Ireland (Women in Sport, Children Diving)

2pm – 4pm Diving Ireland Strategic Review

Discussion on the future of the organisation.

To be completed over weekend 20/21Nov 2021 Athlone ,Co Westmeath . Shannon University complex 
Snorkel Instructor course Course to qualify 4 new Snorkel Instructors and one new Instructor Developer  To be completed over weekend 06/07 November Kilkee Co Clare

Visit Diving Ireland for more information. 

Football Association of Ireland

Summer Soccer Schools The camps aim to provide children between the ages of 6 and 14 the opportunity to attend a week-long football summer camp over the holiday period. Every year boys and girls of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. 8 weeks (July & August) April to August 6-14 year olds 32,000 400 bookings.summersoccerschools.ie 
UEFA Disney Playmakers Programme To increase the development of Women’s Football in Ireland it is crucial to introduce girls into football at an earlier age – UEFA Disney Playmakers will be the first point of engagement for girls into the sport. A sports activity like no other….a fun and safe introduction to football for 5-8 year old girls. Through Storytelling & imaginative play using the magic of Disney. Focusing on developing fundamental movement, life, and football skills across 10 weeks. Facilitated by coaches who prioritizes girls’ needs. Resulting in girls that are healthy and multitalented – and choose football as an activity for life. 10 Weeks September - November 5-8 years 820 100+ Currently being designed for our website. We had 29 clubs take part in 2021 we are looking to roll out 60 centres in 2022
Futsal in the Yard A pilot Schools futsal programme in over 200 schools. Designed to be delivered by teachers with a digital booklet and video tutorials provided. Children receive 6 weeks  of Futsal including a one day blitz with a FAI Development Officer. All activities designed to suit PE Curriculum and for outdoor activity in the school yard. Each particpating school provided with 4 futsal balls free of charge. 6 weeks (started with blitz day by FAI DO and 5 weeks delivered by teachers) Started End of September. All blitz days to be delivered by End November. Teachers to run additional 5 weeks before end of school year. Primary School Children 2nd-4th Class (although open to all) On target for approx 14000 participants. 300 (teachers) N/A - Schools recrruited directly by FAI Development Officers
Student Activator Programme A recreational football programme in third level institutions. Bursarys (€500 FAI & €500 Institution) provided to Student Activators to run recreational football programems on campus. FAI also provides equipment (Balls, Bibs, Cones and Tracksuits for Student Activators) and guidance/support. 2 x 6 week programmes (one in each semester) October - March Third Level Students 2000 31 Student Activators in 17 Institutions N/A - Student Activators recruited by institutions
Post Primary Schools Competitions Cup and League competitions for the various age groups have commenced since October in 520 post primary schools nationwide. Academic Year October - May Post Primary First Year to Sixth Year 50,000 600 teachers N/A - Schools received registration packs at the beginning of term and are required to register with provincial branches
Third Level Football Competitions All-island Intervarsity League and Cup competitions for Third Level/Higher Education students. The FAI supports the administration, competition management and promotion of the competitions in conjunction with the affiliated bodies within Third Level Football 16 Weeks October - March Third Level Students 2500 250+ N/A - Teams privately register with the affiliated bodies
PDP 1 Course The course is designed to assist parents and coaches, to introduce children (aged 6-9 years) to fun soccer games and FUNdamental movement skills in a well-structured, stimulating and safe environment.  6 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  3571   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
PDP 2 Course  The course is designed to assist coaches in the development of the player’s (aged 10-12 years) soccer specific and FUNdamental movement skills in game related functions, progressing into small sided games.  8 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  2137   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
PDP 3 Course  The youth Intro is designed to assist coaches working within the youth game in acquiring the specific knowledge for the development of players.

The course is aimed at providing the coach with knowledge, skills and competence to coach at this level. 
8 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  720   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
Adult Amateur Licence    8 hours  January - December Coaches in the adult game 248   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
7v7 / 9v9 Workshop   3 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  365   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
Fundamentals of Goalkeeping  The course is designed to assist parents and coaches in acquiring specific knowledge for the development of goalkeepers. 3 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  249   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
Futsal Introduction    3 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  138   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
Football Fitness    3 hours  January - December Coaches, parents, players.  139   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
National D Licence  The FAI National D Licence is designed to assist coaches working within the game in acquiring the specific knowledge, skills and competence required at National D Level.   January - December Coaches, parents, players.  457    
UEFA Leaders Award To instil a participant centred approach in leader at grassroots level, respecting individuality and the holistic development of the player and a motivational climate within the club environment through collaboration with coaches, volunteers and parents   January - December Coaches,  Directors of Coaching 75   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA C Licence To provide a positive developmental experience that enhances a player's enjoyment, knowledge and skill demonstrating competence in the following four areas; The Development Coach, The Player, The Training Environment, The Game 60 hours January - December Coaches 250   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA B Licence Designed to assist coaches with the skills to be able to provide players and teams from youth to senior amateur level with a positive experience to enhance their performance through knowledge and skill acquisition and must demonstrate competence in the following four areas; The Development Coach, The Player, The Training Environment, The Game 140 hours January - December Coaches 72   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA Youth B Licence Understanding how to develop and coach potentially talented young players transitioning from grassroots or amateur level to elite level, just before their and during their period of biological growth and maturation in the following four areas; The Development Coach, The Player, The Training Environment, The Game 60 hours January - December Coaches, Heads of youth development 40   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA A Licence Designed to assist coaches/ head coaches to have a clear understanding of player and team development and coaching at top amateur level, and must demonstrate competence in the following four areas; The Development Coach, The Player, The Training Environment, The Game 180 hours January - December Coaches 48   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA Elite Youth A Licence Designed to assist coaches in the preparation, development and consolidation of the team's technical, tactical, mental and physical development as well as maximising their performance. Coaches will design and develop 'reality based' training sessions after specific analysis of the team,units and the individuals players. 130 hours January - December Coaches, Heads of youth development 22   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA Pro Licence To prepare coaches to work at a senior professional elite level in the game 400-450 hours January - December Coaches 25   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA Goalkeeping B Licence To provide coaches with the ability to work in conjunction with all staff members, fully integrated with club's philosophy. Plan, organise and implement 'reality based' coaching sessions from a goalkeeping perspective 130 hours January - December Coaches, parents, players.  12   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
UEFA Goalkeeping A Licence To provide coaches with the ability to work in conjunction with all staff members, fully integrated with club's philosophy. Plan, organise and implement 'reality based' coaching sessions from a goalkeeping perspective 180 hours January - December Coaches, parents, players.  12   https://fainet.ie/vkal/mod_vkal/webflow.do?event=ANGEBOT_NEW&dmg_menu=15001 
Kickstart to Recovery Kickstart to Recovery is a multi-agency partnership ran by the FAI and the HSE. The aim of the programme is to provide mental health service users with an opportunity to engage in a therapeutic, activity focused and community based group via a weekly 1 hour football group session 6-10 Weeks Spetember to December Mental Health Service users 290 (29 Groups with an average of 10 per group) Each group is coorindated by a FAI Development Officer or Aixiliary Coach (29) https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/kickstart-to-recovery
Football For All Club Programme The Football For All Club programme provides individuals with a range of disabilities attend weekly football training sessions in their local club. These Football For All Clubs returned in line with government guidelines and with the support of local Development Officers.  Weekly/ Year Round June - December People with disabilities At present we have 50 FFA Clubs who cater for approximately 900 members Approximately 250 https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/football-for-all-clubs-map
CP International Friendly Tournament From the 15th to the 17th of October, the FAI hosted the CP International Teams from Northern Ireland and Scotland for a 3 Teams Friendly Tournament. This was the first time in over 18 months that these teams had the opportunity to participate at international level 3 Days 15th-17th October Irish CP International Team 14 per squad- 42 players 15 https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/cerebral-palsy-sport-ireland
Amputee European Championshops From the 12th to the 19th of September, the Irish Amputee International Men's team particpated in the European Amputee Football Championships in Krakow, Poland.  7 Days 12-19 September Irish Amputee International Team 14 5 https://amputeefootball.eu/ 
Irish Street Leagues Irish Street Leagues provide football opportunities for people who might find themselves socially excluded (homeless, people in drug rehab, long term unemployed, etc). With the support of the FAI, Irish Street Leagues have recommenced their local 9 locations around the country and will host a national event on the 27th of November Weekly sessions at local venues September- December The Homeless, Drug & Alcohol Dependant Individuals in Rehabilitation, Ex Offenders, Long Term Unemplyed 300 30 https://www.fai.ie/domestic/football-for-all/street-leagues-ireland 
Vision Impaired/ Blind Football Development Day In partnership with Vision Sport Ireland, we will host a VI/Blind Football Development Day for established teams from Galway, Cork, and Dublin. This development day will be the first opportunity for many of the players in this group to travel to an event.  1 Day 20th November Esisting players involved with Blind Football teams and new players from the locality (Laois) 20-25 8 https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=j8GWXtx3m02dfwsmPGaj-D2kVsume8tNnDh-9PVUAFZUM1ZHRjcyNEc0TURKTENER1NJVVRMQU9XNi4u 

Visit FAI for more information. 

GAA Handball

The School 1-Wall Initiative Recreational programme, ideal for any School willing to start playing. All that is needed is a ball and a wall. Suitable for Primary & Secondary. It has seen an explosion of growth nationwide, and pleasingly, in many areas not traditionally associated with Handball.
 1-Wall Schools Competitions Due to the huge and continuous rise in popularity on Schools starting to play Handball via the 1-Wall Initiative, there has been interest expressed on competitions for these new schools not typically associated with Handball Clubs. 
Cumann na mBunscoil Each year there are County and Provincial CnaB series' in the 4-Wall code of Handball (Handball codes explained). This is for age groups U11 & U13, Boy's & Girls, with Singles & Doubles grades provided. Schools are advised to contact either the County Handball Secretary (Secretary Contact Details), or the County Schools CnaB Rep to enter.

Visit GAA Handball Ireland for more information. 

Gaelic Athletics Association

GO Games GAA Go Games are Hurling/Camogie and Gaelic Football for children up to and including 11 years of age, where every child gets to play (a Go) in every game, for the full game.
National Recreation Games The Grassroots to National Programme comprises four key pillars of activity spanning Child, Youth and Adult playing levels - Games Opportunities; Skill Development Initiatives; Applied Lifelong Learning; Organisational Effectiveness.
Youth Participation Games As a follow-on from the successful Go Games Programme for players up to U-11 in Clubs and Primary Schools, a flexible small-sided games programme called Super (Touch) games has been developed for implementation in Clubs and Post-Primary Schools.

To find out more, visit GAA

Golf Ireland

Golf Ireland's Wellbeing Series As the golf season comes to a close, evenings get shorter and days get colder, Golf Ireland are encouraging golfers to explore different ways to keep involved in the game this winter and stay well.
Spirit International The 2021 Spirit International Golf Championship will be played at the treasured Whispering Pines Golf Club in Texas. The 10th championship will arrives with a strong history and celebrated alumni and remains the premier showcase for the world’s top amateurs.
WOMEN IN GOLF A global movement led by The R&A to make a change for women and girls in golf, Stackstown Golf Club have been one of the first clubs to sign the Women in Golf Charter.
DISABILITY GOLF For individuals with a disability or additional needs who are interested in learning how to play golf please check out our resources. 

Visit Golf Ireland for more information. 

Gymnastics Ireland

The National Series return to the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena The Gymnastics Ireland National Series takes place at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena for the first time in two years, with nearly 700 gymnasts competing across the disciplines of Men’s & Women’s Artistic and Trampoline for the National Teams Championships and All-Around competition and with 1500 spectators in attendance over the two days.
GymSTART GymSTART Challenge

The GymSTART Challenge is a series of National Events, based on our GymSTART Awards, that are designed specifically to provide gymnasts of all ages and abilities with a fun and progressive event to take part in where the focus is on fun, friendship and celebrating personal achievement.

Visit Gymnastics Ireland to find out more.  

Hockey Ireland

Get into Hockey To target adult female players who want to try the game / get back to hockey / play social hockey who, prior to the success of the Women’s National team, wouldn't otherwise have wanted to try the sport or be involved. 


To find out more, visit Hockey Ireland

Horse Sport Ireland

Show Jumping Ireland Running nation wide Autumn/Winter league shows for horses and ponies & Part of HSI Autumn Dev Series
Eventing Ireland Part of HSI Autumn Dev Series
Dressage Ireland Running shows in each region for horses and ponies & Part of HSI Autumn Dev Series
Irish Pony Club Branches holding combined training competitons & IPC Virtual Dressage competiton
AIRC Sharing HSI's social media campaign on Lets Get Back & Have upcoming leagues in show jumping and dressage as well as training available.
AIRE Running a Safe Gaurding Course for those who want to teach or get involved in teaching
Irish Universities Riding Club Association University Tetrathlon taking place in November for all students & Irish Students will be participating in SRNC Belgium
TREC Ireland Have ongoing TREC leagues throughout the winter
PARA Equestrian Ireland Sharing HSI's social media campaign on Lets Get Back 
Mounted Games Association Ireland Running an Irish Maters League and an Autumn League nation wide for all
CPBS  Running their annual Christmas Show for all connemara ponies
Federation of Irish Polo Clubs Has Polo Academy who run Polo lessons for all levels 

Visit HSI to find out more. 

Ice Skating Association of Ireland

The Emerald Skate programme The Emerald Skate programme is a nationally recognised Learn-to-Skate programme developed by the ISAI which teaches the fundamentals of skating.The main objectives of the Emerald Skate programme are to develop a skater’s confidence and skills on the ice; to provide a fun and safe skating experience for the beginner as well as the more advanced skater; to develop a finer degree of coordination and balance; to teach correct technique of the basic elements of ice skating.

Visit ISAI for more information. 

Irish Amateur Wrestling Association

Getting back on the Mat.

Beginning from October right through until February, the IAWA will be holding a series of Open Mat Days to encourage Wrestlers and Coaches to get back on the mat.

Click here f​​​or more information. 

Irish Athletic Boxing Association

StartBox The Start Box Initiative, a partnership between the IABA and Dublin City Council represents an ideal way to first engage with amateur boxing through the communities of Dublin. 2,500 young people engage in StartBox each year with another 1,500 engaging in the Aviva StartBox experience. This has now grown to a nationwide programme.
Life Skills Programme The Life Skills programme is designed to meet the personal development needs of our boxers throughout the stages of their careers from junior and development through elite and to life beyond competitive boxing. The principles of the program are to up-skill the boxers, their families and their key influencers in the benefits to a balanced approach to competitive sport and the positive benefits derived from activities surrounding training and competition.
Women in Sport Leadership Programme – IABA 2021 A Women in Sport Leadership Programme will be delivered through a series of online interactive sessions that will develop candidates to thrive within their specific role. Several NGB’s are participating in this programme, including providing a diverse mix of perspectives and knowledge to draw from.

For more information, visit IABA

Irish Clay Target Shooting Association

John Wickham Memorial - Allrounder 2021 All-rounder Competition covering 4 disciplines of Clay Target Shooting. Non-members of the ICTSA are welcomed back to Clay Target Shooting with a free entry to the shoot - only their Day membership fee needs to be paid. This is a great opportunity to shoot different disciplines and is great value.

For more information, visit the ICTSA.

Irish Fencing

The Irish OPEN National Irish Fencing Competition  2 days
The National Youth Ciricuit Dalkey National Circuit for young fencing participants competition  1 day
Th National Youth Ciruit Nenagh ( NEW Competition)  A new National Circuit for young fencing participants competition in Nenagh 1 day

Visit Irish Fencing for more information. 

Irish Ice Hockey Association

s Pick-Up Hockey The Irish Ice Hockey Association runs Pick-Up Hockey Sessions on a regular basis, which currently takes place at the Dundonald International Ice Bowl 
earn-To-Play The Irish Ice Hockey Association is always looking to develop and promote the sport of ice hockey in Ireland and there is no better way to do so than suiting people in gear, giving them a stick and skates and teaching them how to skate and play hockey.

Visit IIHA for more information. 

Irish Judo Association

National Grading competition to gain next promotion within the National Grading system
All Irelands 2021 National Competition

Visit Irish Judo for more information. 

Irish Martial Arts Commission

21st ITA Irish Cup / National Championships  ITA Irish Cup, National Championships 2020 takes place in WIT Arena on Nov 14th & 15th.
ITA Umpire Course The ITA will host an umpire course in Tyrellstown Community School. The course will be run by ITA Umpire Chairperson Mr Carl Smullen and will cover aspects of umpiring relevant to ITA tournaments. The course will cover the rules and procedures of competition as well as the roles of Jury President, centre referee, umpire, ring assistant and computer assistant. 

Visit IMAC for more information. 

Irish Olympic Handball Association


For more information, visit the Irish Olympic Handball Association

Irish Orienteering Association

Level 1 Instructor Course Instructor Training Course 2 days 29/30 Oct
Level 1 Instructor Course Instructor Training Course 3 days 16/17 Nov 
Level 1 Instructor Course Instructor Training Course 4 days 2/3 Dec
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Meath Half Day 14-Oct
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Waterford Half Day Early Feb
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Kerry Half Day Early Feb
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Sligo Half Day Jan
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Mayo Half Day Nov
Ready to Go Orienteering Training Course Teacher Training Course in Dublin Half Day Jan
Course Planning / purple Pen Online course using course planning software 2 hours mid Oct
Course Planning / purple Pen Online course using course planning software 2 hours mid Nov
Course Planning / purple Pen Online course using course planning software 2 hours mid Jan
Course Planning / purple Pen Online course using course planning software 2 hours mid Feb
Leinster Orienteering Champsionships Orienteering Event 1 day 03/10/2021
Northern Ireland Orienteering Championships Orienteering Event 1 day 16/10/2021
Connaught Orienteering Championships Orienteering Event 1 day 24/10/2021
Munster Orienteering Championships Orienteering Event 1 day 07/10/2021
Featherbeds, Leinster League Orienteering Event, Wicklow 1 day 28 Nov
Esker Monastery & Retreat House, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Galway 1 day 28 Nov
Enniscorthy town, Other Orienteering Event, Wexford 1 day 28 Nov
Curragh Wood, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 28 Nov
Trooperstown, Leinster League Orienteering Event, Wicklow 1 day 21 Nov
Portlaw/Kilbunny, Other Orienteering Event, Waterford 1 day 21 Nov
Ballyannon Wood & Bailick/Pontoon Walkways, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 21 Nov
Kilronan Castle, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Roscommon 1 day 21 Nov
Muckross Abbey, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Kerry 1 day 21 Nov
Portlaw/Kilbunny, Other Orienteering Event, Waterford 1 day 20 Nov
Long Strand Sand Hills, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 14 Nov
Ballyloughane, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Galway 1 day 14 Nov
Oughaval, Leinster League Orienteering Event, Laois 1 day 14 Nov
Pine Forest, Other Orienteering Event, Dublin 1 day 26 Dec
Trim Heritage Town, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Meath 1 day 12 Dec
Doneraile Wildlife Park, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 12 Dec
Hoddersfield Wood, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 28 Dec
Ballincollig Regional Park (Fionn Laoi), Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 27 Dec
Glen River Park, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 19 Dec
Killarney, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Kerry 1 day 19 Dec
Tramore Valley Park, Other Orienteering Event, Cork 1 day 5 Dec
Phoenix Park, Other Orienteering Event, Dublin 1 day 8 Jan
Castlecomer Discovery Park, Leinster League Orienteering Event, Kilkenny 1 day 9 Jan
Donadea, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Kildare 1 day 23 Jan
Muckross Abbey, Munster League / 'Come-and-try-it' Event Orienteering Event, Kerry 1 day 23 Jan
Portumna Forest Park, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Galway 1 day 20 Feb
Toberroe Woods, Come and Try It Orienteering Event, Galway 1 day 6 Feb
Glanageenty, Kingdom League / 'Come-and-try-it' Event Orienteering Event, Kerry 1 day 13 Feb

Visit Orienteering Ireland for more information. 

Irish Rugby

Aldi Play  Rugby The Aldi Play Rugby gives every child in a participating school the chance to play rugby. This brings all children together in schools and will encourage schools to donate the funds to a local charity. 
Disability Rugby  In order to support the development of inclusive rugby and to promote opportunities for people with a disability to access the game, the IRFU aims to integrate as many players as is safe and practicable into existing rugby clubs, as well as partner with related disability organisations to provide rugby to players with a disability.

Visit IRFU for more information. 

Irish Sailing

Irish Sailing We had 22 organisations participate over 400 attendees and approximately 60 volunteers / helpers run the free trysailing sessions focused on facilitating minority groups such as disabled – disadvantaged – ethnic – elderly and women.
Irish Sailing 2 x adult introduction to sailing courses for members of the  LGBTQ+  community with Sporting Pride and Sailing into Wellness

Visit Irish Sailing to find out more. 

Irish Squash

Mount Pleasant Junior Open  Junior  tournament for Girls/Boys from U13 to U19
East of Ireland Junior Open Junior  tournament for Girls/Boys from U13 to U19
Connacht Masters Open Masters (over 45yrs) Tournament
Connacht Junior Open    Junior  tournament for Girls/Boys from U13 to U19
Munster Senior Open  Adult tournament
Level ! Coaching course A World Squash Level 1 (clu) coaching course
Ulster Masters Open Masters (over 45yrs) Tournament
Connacht Senior Open  Adult tournament
Munster Junior Invitational Junior  tournament for Girls/Boys from U13 to U19
Ulster Junior Open  Junior  tournament for Girls/Boys from U13 to U19
Sundays Well Open Adult tournament
Leinster Senior Open  Adult tournament
Old Belvedere Open & Handicap Championships Adult tournament

For more information visit Irish Squash.

Irish Surfing

Tbay Surf Club Junior Coaching Coaching sessions for U18 on Sunday mornings returned, having been on hold since Oct 2020 8 months Sept- May
Tbay Silver Surfers Coaching Restarted weekly silver surfer surf coaching at Tbay Surf Club 5 weeks Sept-Oct
Tbay Junior Academy Coaching & Circuit Training 8 months  Sept- May
Tbay Surf Yoga Surf yoga for coaches and surfers 8 weeks Oct Dec
West Coast Surf Club Junior Coaching Restarted weekly junior surf coaching since Autum/ Winter 2019 6 weeks Sept-Oct
Donegal Board Riders Junior Coaching Weekly junior surf coaching weekly/year year round
Irish Junior Surfing Championships National surfing competition to replace junior tour for 2021 2 days  Sept
Intercounties Surfing Championships National intercounties teams competition, open to junior/ senior surfers representing their county. 2 days  October

Visit Irish Surfing for more information. 

Irish Wheelchair Association Sport

Come and Try events The events will feature a host of activities such as athletics, wheelchair basketball, badminton, aussie rounders, relay races, giant football, boccia plus many more.

Visit IWA for more information. 

Ladies Gaelic Football Association

BUA Programme The BUA programme is a self-development initiative aimed at supporting young people in the association to develop leadership skills and qualities to benefit their community through expert led workshops and self-reflection, before participants put their enhanced leadership skills into action through a club action project.
Gaelic4Girls G4G is a 10 week programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players.
Gaelic4Teens Gaelic4Teens is a coach education based initiative, incorporating fun coaching sessions, coach education webinars, club observations visits and a Festival Day, aimed at increasing the retention rate of teenage girls aged 13-17 years in clubs which is usually subject to an increased level of dropout.
Gaelic4Mothers&Others The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative, sponsored by Sports Direct, is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football. Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the Ladies Gaelic Football Association wants to change that.

Visit LGFA for more information. 

Motor Cycling Ireland

North Dublin MX Club 100 Miler Team Event, Gormanston, Co. Dublin November 7 2021
Wexford Off Road Motorcycle & Quad Club Hare and Hound Scramble, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford November 14 2021

Visit Motor Cycling Ireland for more information. 

Motor Sport Ireland

LEINSTER GVB CUP SPORTING TRIAL Our next Motorcycle Trial will be the Turkey Trial on the 5th of December. In the last number of years we have allowed riders to enter their own teams, we are trying to decide if we should stick to this format or return to club picking the teams. 11/13/2021



Visit MSI for more information. 

Mountaineering Ireland

Training-Map Skills Series Online Skills training series of taught lessons for participants and members to develop fundamental  map reading skills for the mountains, to increase skill level, safety, enjoyment and responsible recreation. Add the resource to the existing skills suite. 4  evenings October to February
Training- Winter Skills Series Online Winter Skills training series of taught lessons for participants and members to develop key skills for the mountains in winter, to increase safety, enjoyment and responsible recreation. 4 evenings October to December
Training- Poor Visibility Navigation Series Online Poor Visibility Navigation training series of taught lessons for participants and members to develop key map reading skills for the mountains, to increase safety, enjoyment and responsible recreation. 2 evenings October to February
GIW - Woodlands for Health This programme is a nature-based intervention programme focused on green exercise in a forest setting in partnership with Mental Health Ireland, Coillte, Maynooth University and GoGreen Routes 11 weeks in 16 counties Ongoing 
GIW - Walking the Talk (pilot) Men’s Development Network has partnered with Get Ireland Walking on a new health and wellbeing programme being piloted in Kilkenny in November/December 202 6 weeks 3rd November - 8th December 2021
GIW - Ireland Light's Up / Operation Transformation The GAA, in partnership with Get Ireland Walking and  RTE’s Operation Transformation, bring together communities across the 32 counties to enjoy healthy walks in the safe, bright, environs of their GAA club.  The show gets an average of 490,000 viewers per episode/ 29pc of audience. 8 Weeks 5 Jan to 27 Feb
GIW - WALK21 The 22nd International Walk21 conference ie being held September 2022 hosted by TU Dublin. Walk21 Ireland will explore how supporting & encouraging walkable communities can help deliver Suistanable Development Goal commitments by 2030 currently 1 week 19  - 23 Sept 2022
GIW - National Walking Day The 3rd National Walking Day will take place on Sunday 25th Sept 2022 as part of European Week of Sport.  4 week communications campaign & 1 week of walking themed days. 19 - 25 Sept 2022
GIW - Active School Flag GIW have developed an Active Walkway resource pack with plaque, route markers to mark out a walking/running track around school grounds. These make an excellent support to the PE curriculum, Ongoing Sept 21  to June 22
GIW - Mens Shed A walking workshop and and 8 week walking prorgamme is taking place with Irish Men's Shed Association in 10 counties. 8 weeks Ongoing 
GIW: Active Commmunity Walking Programmes  These are running in 29 Local Sports Partnerships 6-8 weeks Ongoing 
New Belfast Youth Climbing Club Recruitment and engagement of youth and volunteers of the Belfast Youth Climbing Club  Ongoing  July - Ongoing 
Get Rock Climbing Technical Skill Development Sessions - on Rock across 7 Youth Clubs  2 months August - September
Develop Youth Volunteer -  Instructor Pathway  Engage with Young climbers across the 7 Youth Climbing Clubs to begin on the Mountain Training Award Pathway  Present initiative  October - December 
New Club Hydebank Climbers - Programme Set Up Climbing Club and initial Programme with Hydebank College and Women’s Prison 6 weeks November - Decembers
Get Climbing Facilitate particitipation in climbing for young people in disadvantaged areas 4 months October - December
Women In Sport - Climbing Support female particitipation in climbing 6 months June - December
Club Leadership Programme - Climbing Develop leadership capacity in climbing clubs 4 months October - December

Visit Mountaineering Ireland for more information. 

National Aero Club of Ireland

Flight Instructor Course EASA Flight Instructor/Class Rating Instructor Core Course. This is a common teaching and learning course for both EASA Certificates. 

Visit NACI for more information. 

National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland

Winter Leagues Return of club competitions and coarse angling winter leagues
The NCFFI made a return to National Events running the last of the Championships scheduled for the year.  Inter Provincial Championships - ten man team competition - coarse angling
Youth National Events Youth Feeder Championships U25 and U15
Coarse Angling Winter Leagues Promote club activities taking place i.e. winter leagues to encourage participation
Predator Competition To promote the activities of the pike angling competitions in October
National Events  To release the calendar of national events for 2022 to dispel any uncertainty 
International Competition Announcement of qualifiers/interest for the selection of the teams to represent Ireland at world championships in 2022
Internstional Youth Youth Team Qualifiers
Coarse Angling Festivals 2021 Feederfest Ireland on Inniscarra demonstrated that the visiting angler is welcome Ireland unique angling product is once again within reach.
Coarse Angling Festivals To release the calendar of 2022 coarse angling festivals run by our clubs to show that angling is back for the visiting angler who can make his preparations for travel.
NCFFI AGM  Annual General Meeting to be held in person at Sports Campus Conference Centre offering he opportunity for clubs to get together face to face after so long greeting those with whom we have been unable to share technology.
Coaching A number of initiatives have been running to introduce novices to fishing as part of the Angler Skills Awards Programme. Coaching will resume with the better weather in spring 2022.
Safeguarding Encourage our clubs to use the less active winter months to enhance their knowledge

For more information, visit the NCFFI

National Community Games

National Outdoor Team Events Finals On 9th October over 700 children took part in our Outdoor Team Finals in University of Limerick in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie, Soccer, Soccer, Tag Rugby and Skittles
National Swimming Finals Area/County Finals to progress to National Finals
National Mixed Distance Relay Finals Area/County Finals to progress to National Finals
National Cross Country Finals Area/County Finals to progress to National Finals
Women in Sports Workshops A series of 3 workshops for coaches with Move2b to encourage girls to stay in sport
Roles and Responsibilites Training to support our current volunteers and recruit new ones A series of workshops facilitated by Senan Turnball including an overview of Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Committee Member roles 

Visit National Community Games for more information. 

Official National Amateur Karate Association of Ireland

National Kata Squad Training OPEN SESSION

7.11 Kaizen Dojo

11-13 Open session for athletes 14+,

including Athletes who expressed interest in Jnr Europeans Prague 2022. 
Sunday 7th November 2021.

Visit ONAKAI for more information. 

Pitch and Putt Ireland

Main Programme of events finishes this weekend with the County Board Matchplay Championships 36 hole knockout competition
Turkey Shoots Weekly Competitions in Affiliated Clubs

Visit Pitch and Putt Ireland for more information. 

Racquetball Ireland

October Kickstart Racquetball Open Days Throughout the month of October , clubs host a Kickstart Racquetball Day, which included a Coaching Clinic from a RAI Coach and/or International player. Offered All Year
Club Activity Support

1.Local League

2.Womens Club Night

3. Open Day Support

4. 1 Day Coaching Clinics
1. Clubs starting club league with X amount of players

2. Clubs set up Womens Club Nights/Womens League (to be announced).

3.Open Day Support will also be available (To be announced).

4.1 Day Coaching Clinics provided by RAI
1.Until March 2022



4.All Year

Visit Racquetball Ireland to find out more.  

Rowing Ireland

Get Going Get Rowing (GGGR) - TrY Coaching Program  Aimed at transition year students in schools. 6 week program with an initial 4 hour workshop, teaching TY''s leadership skills and coaching technique on the Concept 2 Indoor Rowers. Over the 6 week program the TY's coach the 1st years. TY's receive a certificate at the end of the program.
GGGR - Sumer Camps  On the Water summer rowing camps aimed at teaching teenagers rowing technique, also aimed at being a feeder system for young teenagers into Rowing clubs.
GGGR - On the Water PE classes PE classes aimed at Transition years in schools to give them a new sport outside of the normal indoor sports for PE classes, usually a 2 hour class taking a class of 24 students on the water learning rowing technique
GGGR - School acitivty/team building days  A day out for schools introducing them to outdoor and indoor rowing, includes loads of fun team building games on land and on the rowing machines as well as some racing fun on the water.
GGGR - Indoor PE Classes 6 weeks of indoor PE classes for 1st to 6th year students introducing them to the rowing machine and teaching them the proper technique on the machine.
GGGR - School blitzes Large one day events held in locations all around the country, schools travel to these events to race against other schools  on indoor rowing machines
Return to Rowing An initiative to encourage former rowers to re-engage with their clubs. 
Women on the Water A 8 week learn to row programme for female adults
Coaching Education Programme Develop and launch online versions of Sport Ireland Coaching approved coaching courses

For more information, visit Rowing Ireland

Rugby League Ireland

International Test Series Men's and Women's international test series events

Visit RLI to find out more. 

Snooker & Billiards Ireland

2021 SBI Club Singles Championships Snooker & Billiards Ireland would like to announce the 2021 Club Singles Snooker Championships on Saturday the 20th of November in the Nenagh Snooker and Social Club. This annual event is for our Registered Clubs to nominate players to play for a National Snooker Singles Title.
2021 SBI Shootout Snooker & Billiards Ireland have just announced the details of the 2021 National Snooker Shootout. The event is sponsored by Reevan Construction LTD. This event will be the first in our new home at the SBI HQ & Academy in Carlow on Saturday 27th of November.
National U-21 Snooker C-Ship Snooker & Billiards Ireland (SBI) would like to announce they will hold the 2021 SBI National Under 21 Snooker Championships in the Crucible SC in Cork on Saturday the 13th of November. This championships is open to players who were Under 21 on 31st December 2020. 

For more information, visit SBI

Special Olympics Ireland

Coaching Children Course Upskilling current Young Athlete general volunteers to become Young Athlete assistant leads in their club
Team Ireland Training Training for Floorball and Alpine Skiing Teams
Football Divisioning Day Shortened matches to assess ability of teams to assign divisions
Football Blitz Small local event for 3 teams

Visit Special Olympics Ireland for more information. 

Swim Ireland

Weekly Dippers A follow on from our summer open water participation programmes, where those who were on the programmes and others attend a weekly free sea dip, where a coach is on hand to provide swim tips and they can have a chat and a cup of tea together afterwards. 
Grant Application Masterclass Patricia Keenan, from 2into3,  will deliver this Masterclass to club volunteers. Patricia is experienced in the application of many grant sources and preparing clubs pitch and project plan.

Topics covered will be as follows:

What’s eligible for funding?

Who can apply?

How to prepare a grant application

The application & scoring

Maximising your score & success potential
Fundraising Masterclass Rob Foley (2into3), is experienced in prospect ID and preparing strategic fundraising plan for long term development plans.

Topics covered will be as follows:

What does a strategic fundraising process entail?

What fundraising methods should you be considering?

What are realistic fundraising targets?

How do you structure a capital fundraising campaign
Training Midlife Women Certificate 12 Week programme, involving a biweekly 90-minute webinar from 8-9.30pm (online via zoom), covering the six modules:

Menopause 101 (3/11/21)

Pelvic Heath (16/11/21)

Facilities and Kit (1/12/22)

Nutrition (11/1/22)

Training Midlife Women (24/1/22)

Putting it all together (9/2/22)
Online Strength and Conditioning Programme for Masters Swimmers The aim of the programme is to increase cardio fitness, improve fundamental movement and mobility, with a focus on core strengthening. 2 live sessions weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evening with a pre-recorded recovery session sent to participants each Friday

For more information visit Swim Ireland

Table Tennis Ireland

Munster Women in Sport Invitational Sessions Munster branch with the support of Cork Sports Partnership have launched Women in Sport invitational sessions
National Championships The 2021 National Championships have now been rescheduled for 20th and 21st of November 2021, in Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey. 
Umpire Course Table Tennis Ireland Umpire Course:Theory on the 8th, 15th November and the Practical on 26/27th November. 

Visit Table Tennis Ireland for more info. 

Taekwondo Ireland

Return to sport -Try Taekwondo Free Come-And-Try sessions Nationwide  https://forms.gle/7vm8dAHFo9hMdMJn8

Visit  Taekwondo Ireland for more information.

Tennis Ireland

Women Try Tennis A community tennis programme designed to encourage women to come along and try tennis - aimed at total beginners that would like to try out the game and meet other people in their community
VI/Blind Tennis Mid West Come and Try Day for VI/Blind Tennis in St Annes in Killaloe
Integration Tennis In Balinamore, Co. Leitrim: 3 weeks of intro sessions to tennis with ATF are currently under way followed with social tennis inviting local community to join -  open to all
Integration Tennis Ongoing tennis for those in Sligos Direct Provision and local community members - open to all
Tennis for Drumshanbo Community Activator Scheme - insta tennis for the community and mentor activators to lead social tennis in the community following Leitrim & ATF social tennis programme - open to all
North Leitrim Tennis Club Ongoing tennis for those in the communities of Kinlough, Tullaghan and Bundoran with almost 60 people playing tennis on local courts, with nets and lines provided by The ATF - new players welcome
Tennis Ireland Tour Open compeitions for players of all ages/abilities hosted at various nationwide venues. 
Next Gen Tour The Tennis Ireland Kids Next Gen Tour is an initiative which operates in all four provinces to provide children with opportunities to play multiple fun and competitive tournaments throughout the year
Schools Tennis   
Inter Pro's Series of Interprovinical Competitions at Junior, Senior and Veteran's age groups 

For more information, visit Tennis Ireland. 

The Camogie Association

Tesco Hurl With Me  The Hurl With Me initiative allows parents and guardians to train with their daughter in their local Club, learning the basic skills of the game.The aim is to give parents the opportunity to learn the basic skills of the game in a fun and supportive environment. Skills can then be practiced at home with their daughter – increasing physical activity levels for both parent and child.
Tesco Caman to Croker  Fun , partiucpation expereince for young players to play in Croke Park against three other teams from around the country.
Tesco Provinical Camans Fun , partiucpation expereince for young players to play in Croke Park against three other teams from around the province 
County Development Officer Training Programme This project is aimed at 26 Camogie County Development Officers and the 4 Provincial Development Officers. This is a volunteer role that supports the work of the Association at county and provincial  level.
Camán n Chats This initiative is aimed at women over 25 who have never played before or haven’t played competitively in the last five years.
Camán 4 Fun Camán 4 Fun is a Retention initiative aimed at young adult females allowing them to experience Camogie in a fun way Promoting a redesign of the traditional Camogie participation experience, the games environment is changed through the rules, playing area and/or equipment in order to make the Participants the highest priority
Self-Care Series  Camán n Chats is designed to encourage and support women to discover or rediscover the game of Camogie at a fun and social pace in a safe environment for one hour a week.
Club School Link  The club school link initiative is whereby existing/new camogie clubs and local schools (primary or secondary) link together for coaching/events/information evenings etc.  The main objective is to create a presence within the local schools within the catchment area of the club and provide additional coaching/interaction with the female players/students in the area. 
Camogie Club Development Award  The Camogie Club Development Award invites new/developing Camogie Clubs to engage in a three-step process:

1. Invites a club to look at themselves and evaluate where it is with the anchors of self-sustainability and continuous development to the forefront.

2. Selecting attainable goals to allow the club to function in an improved manner to the benefit of members. Setting out a clear pathway in attaining these goals with the support of a designated person.

3. Execution of pathway and attainment of 4 development goals. Documentation thereof via case study which will be used to support future clubs

The initiative will be open to new/developing clubs in all 4 provinces (categorised as ‘Clubs affiliating/renewing their affiliation to The Camogie Association in past 5 seasons (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)’. It is envisaged that the initiative will in future be opened to applications from all Camogie clubs. Throughout the Award process, participating clubs will be given support in engaging with other relevant bodies such as Local Sports Partnerships, GAA and other sporting clubs in their area, local business enterprises etc.
M.N.A Programme • To positively enhance perceptions about females in sport.

• Increase the number of female coaches through recruitment, development, and retention of female coaches.

• Identify and develop female mentors at grassroots level to help with the development and support of female coaches along their coaching pathway.

• Create and deliver a model directed at local level which can be engaged by all clubs to enhance the development of female coaches where the greatest impact will be felt and seen.

• Provide a sustainable model.

• To increase opportunities for women to engage, enjoy and excel in all aspects of sport at a level of their choice.
PR-Óg Programme This programme is aimed at 15-21 year olds who have a specific interest in public relations and in particular social media.

Participants will be provided with the training and experience throughout the programme to assist the PRO to fulfil their duties.

The main undertaking is to help with the demands of social media imposed on the PRO but also to help with other tasks. The PRO’s role is to use every opportunity to promote the Camogie Association in all their activities and provide timely updates on fixtures, teams, results, and other relevant information. This is where the role of social media within the sport is essential. 
Coaching Bubble Sports Coaching Podcast exploring all sports coaching concepts from participation to performance levels. 
Coach Me Become part of a supportive coaching

community where you can ask questions

and debate topics relevant to your

practice with other coaches.

2. Improve your camogie coaching skills

and knowledge through a mixture

of classroom sessions, interactive

presentations and discussions with

Coach Developers and other coaches.

3. Receive access to follow up resources

to reinforce learning and aid future


For more information, visit The Camogie Association

Triathlon Ireland

WattFest  WattFest is an e-cycling competition with weekly races run on the Zwift platform.
Emerging Talent Programme Athletes aged from 14 - 18 with a potential for eilite performance 
Boost Hubs  
Tri Leader courses x 9 Tri Leader is the first rung on the Triathlon Ireland coaching ladder and equips participants with the skills to host group sessions and assist qualified coaches
Level 1 Coaching Courses x 2 coaching qualification aligned with World Triathlon standards
Tri Heroes Schools Programme teaching primary school children the basics of safe running, cycling and swimming.
Tri Captains Schools Programme teaching secondary school pupils the basics of safe running, cycling and swimming.
Club Captains Course A coaching course for junior triathletes
Midlife Women Coaching Programme Aims to provide coaches and tutors with the knowledge, expertise and support they need to train midlife women properly, ensuring longevity in our sports. 
Women's Coaching Pathway Programme The programme gives Triathlon Ireland participants the opportunity to improve their knowledge, expand their network and develop leadership and coaching skills in a supported, collaborative environment alongside coaches from Athletics Ireland, Cycling Ireland, IABA, and Rowing Ireland.

For more information, visit Triathlon Ireland

Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland

National Competitions Inter-Provincial Bank, Inter-Provincial Lake, Inter-Provincial River

Visit TAFI for more information. 

Tug of War Ireland

Open 6aside Weight: 510kg & 450kg 7th November
Nationali 8aside  Weight: 680kg & 600kg 21st November
Ladies Mixed Weight: 680kg & 600kg 28th November
Open 6aside  Weight: 480kg & 420kg 5th December
National 8 aside Weight: 640kg & 560kg 19th December

Visit Tug of War Ireland for more information. 

Vision Sports Ireland

Autumn Online Series Weekly classes from the comfort of your own home giving you the opportunity to look after your physical and mental health, whilst being part of a community.

Classes include Yoga For All, Over 50’s Movement, Balance and Stretch, Boxercise, Zoom Fitness and Nature Mindfulness.

Sessions are audio described and tailored for the needs of participants who are blind and vision impaired. No experience is required and classes are suitable for all abilities. 
Pound Fit - Halloween Special Vision Sports Ireland presents Pound Fit, a full-body workout that combines cardio and drumming elements! Channel your inner rockstar this Halloween and come give Pound Fit a go. This will take place on Friday, 29th October at 11am online.
VI/Blind Tennis Killaloe, Come and Try Event Vision Sports Ireland in partnership with Clare LSP, Tipperary LSP and Limerick LSP are delighted to bring VI/Blind Tennis to Killaloe. One of the fastest growing sports for members of the Blind/Vision Impaired community in Ireland is Blind/VI tennis. The game is based on sound. The sponge balls have small bells inside them that make noise and alerts the players to the location of the ball. 
VI/Blind Football Development Day Taking place in Portarlington Leisure Centre for Irish players with vision impairments. Players from the three regional training centres in Cork, Galway and Dublin with the support of four of Ireland’s top clubs – Cork City, Lakewood Athletic, Mervue United and Bohemian FC and the FAI’s Football For All programme will come together for a Development Day and partake in a Blitz.
VI Swimming Programme Vision Sports Ireland Week VI Swimming Programme. Two separate programes, one for adults and another for minors taking place at Markievicz Sports and Fitness Centre, Dublin.
Member Monday's Member Monday's social media campaign will showcase the Vision Sports Community, providing them with a voice empowering others to get involved in sport and leisure. The campaign will highlight the various members from grassroot to elite and illustrate the work of Vision Sports Ireland. 

For more information visit VSI.

Volleyball Ireland

Volleyball Ireland Social Volleyball Social Volley is a club run, fun activity for players of all abilities. Contact your local club for specific information. Social Volley runs throughout the year October to September Adults     https://www.volleyballireland.com/get-involved/play/find-a-club/ 
Volleyball Ireland TY Volley Our transition year project is a leadership programme to inspire the next generation of coaches and referees. TY Volley runs throughout the school year September to August TY students     cdo@volleyballireland.com for more info
Volleyball Ireland Play Volley Play Volley is our club run kids Volleyball programme. Check out your nearest club and joi  now! Play Volley runs all year September to August Children aged 8-14     https://www.volleyballireland.com/get-involved/play/find-a-club/
Volleyball Ireland National League Join a club in the Volleyball Ireland National League now.   September to August Adults     https://www.volleyballireland.com/get-involved/play/find-a-club/

Visit VI for more information. 

Weightlifting Ireland

Level 1 Upskilling coaches to Sport Ireland recognised Olympic Weightlifting Club Coach
Intoduction to Weightlifting  Pilot scheme for S&C, Fitness Market & LSP's. Introduction to olympic weightlifting and assistance movements
Barbell Instructor Award Level 1 Barbell & Fitness Award in parthership with Active Ireland & LSPs
Deliver  courses for IWF ParaPowerlifting  In partnership with Irish Wheelchair Association and International Weightlifting Association, a course introducing Parapowerlifting to our weightlifting coaches
Deliver Program for Transition Students WIS Program  Southeast, Waterford & Wexford, a WIS iniative introducing Olympic Weightlifting to transition year girl students
Disadvantaged workshop WLSP Southeast Waterford & Wexford Local Sports Partnerships programme introducing the barbell to disadvantaged youth
New on line education Program  Working withLocal Sports Partnerships delivering an introductory course to Olympic Weightlifting &  accessory movements to a wider audience
IWF Club Coach Award  Working Directly with the IWF, to upskill our level 1 coaches to International standards of IWF Club Coach
Level 2 Upskilling coaches to Sport Ireland recognised Level 2 Olympic Weightlifting Club Coach

Visit Weightlifting Ireland for information.