Development of Sports Hubs a Key Priority for Mayo Sports Partnership

Posted in Connect on November 15, 2018.


21,004 people participating in 57 local programmes,  Dormant Account funding for two Community Sports Hubs in Ballyhaunis and Ballinrobe, Healthy Ireland funding for a sports equipment library and Women in Sport seminars, 1,200 people participating in the Operation Transformation Mayo programme, further expansion of the Mayo parkrun network in Claremorris, 2,000 participants in the 8th West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon/Primary Schools Mini Mini Fun Run and 42 sports initiatives supported through the annual Special Participation Initiative small grants scheme were key outcomes from the recently published 2017 Annual Report of the Mayo Sports Partnership.

See report here http://www.mayosports.ie/media/Media,30982,en.pdf

Launching the 2017 report outgoing Sports Partnership Chairman Cllr Brendan Mulroy thanked all partners, stakeholders and community volunteers who are at the heart of all sport development within the county.  The report, describing the workings of the Sports Partnership during 2017, highlighted the involvement of 567 people with a disability in 23 programmes including Westport Utd “Soccer for All” initiative.

Other highlights from the report demonstrates that Mayo Sports Partnership and its stakeholders provided physical activity opportunities for some 14,942 children, 4,696 women participated in 7 local Women in Sport programmes with 786 volunteers supporting the delivery of sports programmes countywide.

In addition, the sports umbrella body ran 25 training and education workshops with 711 participants, supplied information to 580 clubs/organisations and 12,656 people were provided with general or specific sport-related information through MSP online, social media or text promotion.

Cllr Mulroy also thanked key stakeholders John Treacy and staff in Sport Ireland, Mayo County Council Chief Executive Peter Hynes, Director of Services Catherine McConnell along with the many other partners who contribute to the continued development of the umbrella sports body.

It’s a tribute to the hardworking staff of Mayo Sports Partnership that such a wide variety of accessible participation opportunities are provided throughout the county in partnership with so many groups/clubs. “ added Cllr Mulroy

The Mayo Sports Partnership Office can be contacted at 094-9064360 email: msp@mayococo.ie

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