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Mayo Sports Partnership included in the Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnership Annual Report


Mayo Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) featured in the Annual Report 2019 published by Sport Ireland today.  

The report outlines the work of the LSP network across the country and highlights innovative programmes and initiatives that are operated locally.

Mayo Sports Partnership works with trusted professionals and valued volunteers to engage with communities across Mayo to deliver inclusive, impactful and sustainable programmes and initiatives. These opportunities are tailored to local needs and aim to get people more physically active, involved in sport and improve the mental and physical health of the county.  

Nationwide over €22 million was invested in the network of Local Sports Partnerships by Sport Ireland, Local Authorities and partner organisations in 2019 with over half a million people across communities in Ireland taking part in LSP sport and physical activity opportunities.

In County Mayo some key statistics for 2019 were:

  • 13,760 people participated in 81 locally delivered programmes
  • 6,585 participants from disadvantaged backgrounds were involved in 37 programmes
  • 2,422 women & girls took part in 8 Women in Sport programmes
  • 516 People with a Disability were provided with participation opportunities.

Speaking at the launch of the LSP Annual Report, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD said: “It is clear from the figures in the Annual Report that the Local Sports Partnership network has a positive impact in communities, especially for target groups who are often less represented. The Government’s new Covid 19 funding support package will ensure the survival of our vibrant sport sector, particularly the many clubs in local communities throughout the country. It is heartening to see that so many people have recognised the importance of staying active during the crisis. It is important to thank everyone involved in the LSP network for keeping programmes going. We must now seize the opportunity to secure a lasting improvement in the health and wellbeing of our nation by encouraging people to stay involved in sport. I want to acknowledge the contribution of sports volunteers, not just for everything they have done during this public health crisis but for what they do all year round. We will continue to support their growth and provide every opportunity to sustain their ongoing involvement.”

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said: “The Sport Ireland Statement of Strategy 2018-2022 highlights the “significant potential contribution that sport can make to enhance quality of life, and tackle many societal and environmental challenges” and the LSP network has placed themselves at the forefront of this journey towards lifelong and inclusive sport for all. I would like to thank all the agencies, groups and individuals who have contributed to this report and also to all the staff and volunteers who were involved in the delivery of the programmes and projects at local level”.

Charlie Lambert Co-ordinator Mayo Sports Partnership added “ In 2019 we were delighted to be involved in Mayos first ever Autism Summer Camp which had a massive impact locally. A lot of our participation programmes are delivered with the aid of volunteers across the length and breadth of the county, we are eternally grateful to this network of community champions. One of these initiatives Men on the Move is now recognised as a national programme and is now been rolled out in 12 local authority areas

The full report can be seen here https://www.sportireland.ie/participation/news/2019-local-sports-partnerships-annual-report-published

2019 Mayo Sports Partnership Highlights:

  • 13,760 people participated in 81 locally delivered programmes
  • 6,585 participants from disadvantaged backgrounds were involved in 37 programmes
  • 2,422 women & girls took part in 8 Women in Sport programmes
  • 1,600 participated in the 10th West of Ireland Womens Mini Marathon & 800 in Primary Schools 2K Fun Run on Sunday May Bank Holiday
  • 516 People with a Disability were provided with participation opportunities.
  • 780 volunteers participated in 19 training programmes
  • 247 volunteers trained in 26 Safeguarding in Sport Courses
  • 1,200 people attended 16 Operation Transformation Walks in January
  • €21,500 allocated in funding to 47 Sports and Community groups by Mayo Sports Partnership
  • 25 events with 800 participants took place during Bike Week
  • 100 Ladies in Beginner Tri a Triathlon event at Lough Lannagh
  • Over €400,000 was invested in to Mayo Sports Partnership in 2019

2019 National LSP Annual Report Highlights:

  • 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs)
  • 466,380 people participated in 1,427 locally delivered participation initiatives
  • 94,270 additional participants took part in interventions supported by the LSP network
  • 51% of participants in LSP programmes were female - 163,608 girls and 74,526 women
  • 37,711 females took part in 205 specific Women in Sport initiatives
  • 14,929 participants took part in initiatives targeting Older Adults
  • 24,387 people with a disability took part in LSP initiatives
  • 24,488 people took part in operation transformation 5k Fun Run and Nationwide Walks
  • 2,200 Clubs/Groups were provided with funding supports by LSPs
  • LSPs planned and delivered 399 training and education courses with 29,991 people participating on these training courses
  • 10,398 Sports Leaders and Volunteers completed 6,896 Safeguarding Courses
  • All 29 LSPs were supported with Community Sports Development Officer & Sports Inclusion Disability Officer positions
  • 1,214,746 visits to LSP Websites in 2019
  • 152,662 social media followers across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • 110,196 people took part in 808 local events registered across Ireland for the European Week of Sport through the Sport Ireland website
  • Over 47,000 people took part in the flagship events during European Week of Sport, which included the Great Dublin Bike Ride, European School Sports Day and National Fitness Day
  • Over €22m was invested in the LSP network nationwide



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