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
27
Wed
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Portarlington Community Centre
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – Mar 27 @ 12:30 pm
Mar
2
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – Apr 6 @ 11:30 am

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Mar
6
Wed
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Portarlington Community Centre
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm
Mar
9
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Apr 13 @ 12:30 pm

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Mar
13
Wed
Activator Poles for Beginners @ Portarlington Community Centre
Mar 13 @ 11:00 am – Apr 10 @ 1:30 pm
Mar
16
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am – Apr 20 @ 12:30 pm

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Mar
23
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Mar
26
Tue
Port Trails Walking Group @ Park Lane car park, Portarlington
Mar 26 @ 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/

Mar
28
Thu
Community Walking Leader Training Level 1 @ Portlaoise Leisure Centre
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 9:30 pm
Safeguarding 1 Training @ Portlaoise Parish Centre
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.