Developing Sport in
Co. Laois

The LSP initiative was developed by the Sport Ireland in order to create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sport at local level.
Sport Ireland identified that the effective development of sport and recreation at the local level would be best delivered through the adoption of a partnership approach between all bodies and organisations involved in the delivery of sport and recreation.


Laois Events

Sep
29
Thu
Port Trails Walking Group @ Park Lane car park, Portarlington
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come along and join us on our weekly walks on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Enjoy the lovely walks and meeting new people. Meeting up at Park Lane car park on both evenings. Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 7.30pm

Find us on Facebook for any special walks or possible changes in venue and times:

https://www.facebook.com/Port-Trail-Walking-group-1426220057700383/

Oct
1
Sat
@ True Fitness, Portlaoise
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm
 @ True Fitness, Portlaoise | Portlaoise | County Laois | Ireland

Healthy Living Camp for Girls commences on 1st October.

Oct
2
Sun
Football For All @ Portlaoise A.F.C.
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Football for All run by Portlaoise A.F.C is now on every Sunday from 10-11am in Rossleighen. This session is for children with disabilities. Ability and previous experience are not necessary as the main aim is to have fun. For more information please contact 087 0969081

Oct
4
Tue
Ballyroan Strollers Walking Group @ Ballyroan Community Hall
Oct 4 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am

Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

Route is optional.

For more information contact:

Mary Dunne – 085 1585421

Carmel Moran – 087 6144280

Port Trails Walking Group @ Park Lane car park, Portarlington
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come along and join us on our weekly walks on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Enjoy the lovely walks and meeting new people. Meeting up at Park Lane car park on both evenings. Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 7.30pm

Find us on Facebook for any special walks or possible changes in venue and times:

https://www.facebook.com/Port-Trail-Walking-group-1426220057700383/

Oct
6
Thu
Port Trails Walking Group @ Park Lane car park, Portarlington
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Come along and join us on our weekly walks on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Enjoy the lovely walks and meeting new people. Meeting up at Park Lane car park on both evenings. Tuesday at 7pm and Thursday at 7.30pm

Find us on Facebook for any special walks or possible changes in venue and times:

https://www.facebook.com/Port-Trail-Walking-group-1426220057700383/

Oct
8
Sat
4k Walk in Emo Court @ Emo Community Centre
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

“Get out, Get Walking, improve your 5 ways to wellbeing”

Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning & Give

Join us for launch event 4k Family Walk in Emo Community Centre with special guest Olympian Jessie Barr, Zumba warm ups and face painting.

 

Everyone knows how a good walk can help you collect your thoughts, especially at stressful times – but there’s more to it than that. Walking improves your overall well-being, and helps fight depression. Even just being in the outdoors in green natural spaces is beneficial to your mental health. And walking can even help you make new friends.

  • Walking, like other physical activities, releases endorphins which improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Regular walking improves sleep patterns.
  • Active people have a reduced risk of suffering clinical depression.
  • Regular physical activity is at least as effective as antidepressant drugs in treating mild and moderate depression – and has positive rather than negative side effects.
  • Exploring your community on foot makes you feel more at home there and makes you more likely to talk to people and make friends.
  • Walking in a group is a sociable activity that can help improve mental health and overcome feelings of isolation.
  • Spending time in the outdoors and in contact with the natural environment – for example by walking in parks, woodland and green spaces – can have a positive effect on mental health.
  • Feeling fitter and controlling weight helps improve your body image and confidence.

Don’t miss the excellent opportunity to join us in getting motivated and getting active.

Laois Sports Partnership are delighted to support all the walking groups hosting walks throughout the week and especially to our new Get Ireland Walking groups.  The GIA Active Community Walking Programme aims to support the creation of vibrant walking communities throughout Ireland. This programme works with communities to increase the capacity and potential of people with low levels of physical activity to become more active through walking.  Interested in setting up a walking group in your area contact us for further information Laois Sports Partnership (057) 8671238 or email info@laoissports.ie

Oct
9
Sun
Football For All @ Portlaoise A.F.C.
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Football for All run by Portlaoise A.F.C is now on every Sunday from 10-11am in Rossleighen. This session is for children with disabilities. Ability and previous experience are not necessary as the main aim is to have fun. For more information please contact 087 0969081

8k Walk in Luggacurren @ Luggacurren Community Centre
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Oct
10
Mon
3-5K Walk with Arthritis Ireland Laois @ Togher Woods Portlaoise
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sporting Events

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Sport Directory

A comprehensive list of clubs across Laois. Our list should provide something for everyone.

Sports Inclusion Disability

The S.I.D. Program intends to address the imbalance in opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in Sport and Physical Activity

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We are regularly hosting sporting events throughout Laois. These events are possible due to the commitment of our volunteers. To volunteer, please contact us.

Volunteer with Laois Sports Partnership

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