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

Feb
13
Wed
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Portarlington Community Centre
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – Mar 13 @ 12:30 pm
Feb
17
Sun
Football For All @ Portlaoise A.F.C.
Feb 17 @ 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

SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

Feb
18
Mon
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Parish Centre,
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm
Feb
19
Tue
Ballyroan Strollers Walking Group @ Ballyroan Community Hall
Feb 19 @ 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
Feb 19 @ 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/

Feb
20
Wed
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Portarlington Community Centre
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – Mar 20 @ 12:30 pm
Feb
21
Thu
Port Trails Walking Group @ Park Lane car park, Portarlington
Feb 21 @ 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/

Feb
24
Sun
Football For All @ Portlaoise A.F.C.
Feb 24 @ 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

SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Feb 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

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.

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

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.

Volunteer with Laois Sports Partnership

We are always looking for volunteers to help us out with sporting event across the country. If you would like to get involved. Let us know.