The National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGBs) recognised by Sport Ireland are at the centre of Irish sport. They are key delivery agencies to achieve the strategic and operational goals of Sport Ireland. The work of NGBs feeds into and complements the strategic priorities identified in both the National Sports Policy and the Sport Ireland strategy.

Sport Ireland works in partnership with NGBs to make them more effective in developing their sport and servicing the needs of their members. One of the main priorities of Sport Ireland is to strengthen and develop the capabilities of NGBs in Ireland.  The NGB Unit is an advisory Unit for Governing Bodies in areas of governance, change management, strategic planning and procedural issues as well as compliance. This is facilitated through regular liaison meetings with updates from Governing Bodies and advice and support provided by the Unit.

With their member clubs and affiliates, NGBs organise and administer most of the organised sport in Ireland; they train and deploy coaches; they organise representative level sport; and they provide sporting opportunities and pathways leading from local sport to national and international competition.

Sport Ireland currently recognises over 60 governing bodies of sport with the majority of them in receipt of financial investment and support services on an annual basis.

To contact the Sport Ireland NGB Unit please email or call 01 -8608800