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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 Midday on Thursday 25th July. Grade 6 administrative scale in line with the local authority...

Laois Sports Partnership Nominated in 2 Categories for 2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards

Media Release 17th May 2024   Category Shortlists Announced for the 2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards  The Federation of Irish Sport has today announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2024 Irish Sport Industry Awards, which will take place at Dublin’s College Green...

Laois Sports Partnership Awards €23,000 to 45 Local Clubs for Participation and Women in Sport Grants

Laois Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that 45 clubs have been successful in their applications for the Sport Participation Grant and the Women in Sport grant.   Totalling in almost €23,000, The Participation Grant aims to support activity and training...

New ‘Every Move Counts’ Guidelines Launched by HSE & Dept. of Health

Launched 12th March 2024 On March 12 2024 the HSE and Department of Health launched the new Every Move Counts: National Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Ireland, bringing Ireland in line with the World Health Organisations (WHO) recommendations...

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...

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

Jul
20
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Jul 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

Jul
21
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
Jul 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
Jul 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

Jul
23
Tue
Portlaoise Walking Group @ Portlaoise
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
27
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Jul 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

Jul
28
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
Jul 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
Jul 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

Jul
30
Tue
Portlaoise Walking Group @ Portlaoise
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
3
Sat
Vicarstown Parkrun (Adults) @ Vicarstown
Aug 3 @ 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

Aug
4
Sun
St Fergal’s Junior Park Run (Rathdowney) @ St Fergals College Rathdowney
Aug 4 @ 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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