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Record Level of Core Funding for Sports Bodies in 2024

Record Level of Core Funding for Sports Bodies in 2024 ·       Minister Catherine Martin and Minister Thomas Byrne announce record investment of almost €30 million in core funding support to sporting...

GRANTS AVAILABLE

DEADLINE 5TH OF APRIL Attention all clubs and groups in Laois! You now have the opportunity to apply for funding through our 2024 Grant Schemes. There are two options available: the Participation Grant and the Women In Sport Grant, both offering grants ranging from...

Abbeyleix Vitality Hub Coordinator Tender

A Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub is a collective of progressive sports clubs and other local organisationsthat want to work together to improve the sport offered in their local community. The “Abbeyleix Vitality Hub”established in January 2024, operates...

Minister Byrne welcomes new Sport Ireland Volunteering in Sport Policy

Sport Ireland was joined by the Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education, Thomas Byrne TD, to announce the development of a new Policy on Volunteering in Sport, which advanced a vision for a sport sector in Ireland that had the best volunteering culture in...

Sport Coach Vacancy

Application Details Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged...

We Are Hiring – Communications Officer

Laois Sports Partnership CLG wishes to recruit a Communications Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a local Sports Partnership and is ideally suited to a college graduate looking to gain valuable experience in media and communications and engaging with...

Federation of Irish Sport Launches the National 2023 Volunteers in Sport Awards, Celebrating Unsung Heroes

Nominations open from 13th November – 18th December 2023 Supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships To nominate volunteers visit www.volunteersinsport.ie #dedicatedtothededicated November 13th , The Federation of Irish Sport today announced the...

Minister Byrne launches Winter Initiative 2023

Over 700 events and activities to help keep people active and fit over the Winter Months Series of events and activities are planned by National Governing Bodies, Locals Sports Partnerships and clubs all over Ireland Minister of State for Sport and Physical Education,...

Winter Initiative 2023

Laois Sports Partnership have many up and coming programmes planned for this years winter initiative. The ‘Winter Initiative’ calls on women, men, children, grandparents, cousins, neighbours, friends, work colleagues who haven’t yet ‘got going’ to get out walking,...

We Are Hiring: Programme Manager

Laois Sports Partnership are hiring for the position of a Programme Manager. Apply with CV & Cover Letter by email to cmyers@laoissports.ie. Closing date for applications 14th November with interviews week commencing 20th November. This is a Grade 6...

Sporting Events

Check out our calendar for a comprehensive list of sporting events across Laois

Sport Directory

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

Volunteer with us

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

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

News

Keep up to date with local news  regards sports and physical activity in Laois, along with important announcements and national messages.

Upcoming Programmes & Activities

Laois Events

Apr
20
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Apr
21
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am
St Fergal's Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day.

 

Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am
Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Apr
23
Tue
Portlaoise Walking Group @ Portlaoise
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
27
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Apr
28
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am
St Fergal's Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day.

 

Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am
Vicarstown Junior Park Run @ Vicarstown

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

Apr
30
Tue
Portlaoise Walking Group @ Portlaoise
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
May
4
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
May 4 @ 9:30 am

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day

May
5
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
May 5 @ 9:30 am
St Fergal's Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney

What is a Parkrun?

Parkrun’s are free, weekly, community events all around the world.

Saturday morning events are 5k and take place in parks and open spaces. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged four to 14.

parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome to come along, whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate.

How do I join?

Registration is completely free and only needs to be done once, whether you intend to walk, jog, run, or volunteer or do a combination of all these things!

The Parkrun leader will be able to assist you with registration on the day.

 

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Participants Testimonials

“The bike is fantastic. It makes it possible for a family outing to be inclusive for all. It’s great that we can all join in for a family cycle.

Experience Using Accessible Bikes

I’ve done this programme before and I found it great. It was at the start of Covid so I did it online. The support and encouragement was great, would highly recommend.

Prime Time Life Participant

“Being a sufferer from Parkinsons I have problems with gait, and muscle stiffness. I found the use of the poles very helpful and improved my posture and gait. Thanks to Catriona Slattery and the girls in LSP we had group walks guided by Donie Molloy around Derryounce Lakes and Emo Court. This was particularly welcome as we could meet which was socially very beneficial.” 

Activator Poles Participant with Parkinson's

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