Sporting Organisations Told ‘Just Do It’ to Benefit From Crowdfunding

A sporting club that raised over £11,000 thanks to a Sport NI Crowdfunder project has encouraged other organisations to “just do it!” Ballinderry Shamrocks GAC received the much-needed funding boost by taking part in Project Re-Boot: Activate, that helps sporting organisations engage and re-engage people in sport after the devastating impact of COVID. The club’s…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Executive reflects on Shiels’ comments and the implications for women’s sport

Eleven footballers, who had just turned professional three months before, gave their all as they lined up against the might of the best resources that the Women’s English Premier League could muster on Tuesday. Disappointingly, none of this was a topic of conversation after such a historic night of sport in front of a sell-out…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Welcomes NI Women’s Team Manager’s Apology

Sport NI has welcomed Kenny Shiels’ apology following his controversial comments after the Northern Ireland against England Women’s World Cup qualifier game. The Northern Ireland Women’s manager blamed women for being “more emotional than men” when discussing his side’s defeat in a post-match interview.  Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI Chief Executive, said: “Tuesday night’s sell-out crowd…Continue reading this article →

Ireland leads the way with world’s first accredited Blueways

The first three Blueways in the world to achieve accreditation officially opened this week at the Boyne Blueway, Suir Blueway Tipperary and Lough Derg Blueway. Blueways are a brand-new outdoor recreation offering currently unique to Ireland. They encourage the use of lakes, canals, rivers and coastal environments for walking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, stand up paddle…Continue reading this article →