New Research Highlights the Growing Use and Perception of Performance Analysis in Irish Sport

New colloborative research from the Irish Institute of Sport (IIS) , Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI), Coaching Ireland, the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB),  has highlighted the  growing prevalence and use of performance analysis (PA) in Irish Sport across all levels. The research found that 51% of coaches (level 1 and above) use performance…Continue reading this article →

Kelly Gallagher Homecoming

Kelly Gallagher was greeted by a rapturous reception when she arrived back to Belfast City Airport on Friday evening. The Winter Paralympic Gold Medalist enjoyed a full heroes welcome and was greeted by Dame Mary Peters, Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and Sport Northern Ireland CEO Antoinette McKeown as well as numerous family and friends.…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Announces Giro d’Italia Young Artist winners

After viewing thousands of extremely impressive entries, Sport Northern Ireland has announced the six winners of the prestigious Giro D’Italia ‘Design a Cycle Jersey’ primary school competition. The very worthy winners are: Patrick Boyd (10) of Ballyholme Primary School; Joshua Clark (8) of Camphill Primary School; Jonathan Dawson (7) of Knockloughrim Primary School; Holly McNaughton…Continue reading this article →

Calling All Coaches

CALLING ALL COACHES… * Are you a coach working with athletes that are displaying potential? * Are you keen to develop your practice and learn from industry leading experts? * Then the Sport Northern Ireland Talent Coaching Conference ‘Potential to Podium’ is for you! “Potential to Podium” Monday 24th March 2014 6.30pm – 10.00pm Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick Focusing…Continue reading this article →

DCAL Road-Shows Provide Creative Connections In The North West

The aim of the road-shows is to raise awareness of the value and potential of culture, arts and leisure initiatives to address economic and social disadvantage. Speaking at the Roe Valley Arts and Conference Centre in Limavady, the Minister said: “Culture, arts and leisure are important facets of sustainable economic growth, as well as vital…Continue reading this article →

Michael McKillop and Local School Children Cheer on Kelly Gallagher!

Double Paralympic Gold Medallist and Sport NI’s Sporting Ambassador Michael McKillop has teamed up with local school children and staff from the Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) to celebrate Kelly Gallagher’s Paralympic Gold success. Kelly, who is also a Sport NI Sporting Ambassador, made history on Monday (10 March) after winning Golf in the Super-G…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Celebrating the First Ever Winter Paralympic Gold for GB

1 minute 28.72 seconds was all it took for Co Down athlete Kelly Gallagher to make history by winning gold for Paralympics GB for the first time in the Winter Paralympics. Kelly Gallagher and her guide Charlotte Evans secured the gold medal in the Super-G Slalom this morning (Monday 10 March 2014). They were first…Continue reading this article →

Spring into Action with Sport NI’s £1.5m Funding Boost

Sport Northern Ireland is calling on sports clubs across Northern Ireland to spring into action and avail of a two-year funding programme totalling £1.5 million. Active Awards For Sport, a lottery-funded small grants programme, is primarily aimed at grassroots community-based sport and seeks to promote equality as well as tackling poverty and social Exclusion. Sports…Continue reading this article →

Club Leaders – Helping Local Clubs

Sport Northern Ireland’s Club Leaders Programme is here to help local clubs with the business side of things. Launched on Thursday 16 January, Club Leaders is the first initiative of its kind in the Northern Ireland and will deliver free training and support to people who run local community sports clubs, covering business and financial…Continue reading this article →

Kelly Gallagher Knows How to Stay Sun Safe While on the Slopes

Northern Ireland Paralympic skier Kelly Gallagher spends a lot on time on the snow, but she is aware that although it may be cold she still needs to protect herself from the sun’s rays. Sunscreen is one holiday essential that often gets left behind when people take a winter holiday. The Public Health Agency (PHA)…Continue reading this article →