Team NI Wins 28 Medals at 2015 UK School Games

Team Northern Ireland’s athletes have taken home a grand total of 28 medals from this year’s hugely successful Sainsbury’s UK School Games, which took place in Manchester at the weekend. The medal haul is three more than at the 2014 Games, and also saw Northern Ireland increase its share of golds and bronzes. In total,…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Corporate Plan 2015-2020

I am delighted to present Sport Northern Ireland’s Corporate Plan for 2015-2020. This document sets out our key priorities for action over the next five years, which will in turn contribute to wider government objectives and high level targets within Sports Matters: The Northern Ireland Strategy for Sport and Physical Recreation, 2009-2019. A new Vision,…Continue reading this article →

Good Luck to #TeamNI at the 2015 School Games

The Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK’s elite young athletes of school age that takes place from 3-6 September 2015 in Manchester. The event seeks to create an inspirational and motivational setting that not only provides our elite young sports people with the opportunity to thrive and perform at the…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Hosts Fifth Children’s Coach Development Week

Sport Northern Ireland’s annual Children’s Coach Development Week reached a major milestone this week as the event entered its fifth year. Over 800 learning opportunities for coaches have been created over the five years. Since 2011, the first week of September has seen Sport Northern Ireland deliver a diverse range of training and development sessions…Continue reading this article →

Team NI Gets Set for 2015 UK School Games

Some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young athletes came together for a Team NI Orientation Day, weeks before they compete at the 2015 Sainsbury’s UK School Games in Manchester. The UK School Games take place from 3-6 September and will see elite school-age athletes from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales take part in competitions…Continue reading this article →

Ireland Side Named For ODI Against Australia

The Ireland selectors have opted for experience as they named their squad to face world champions Australia in the Hanley Energy Challenge at Stormont on Thursday August 27th. William Porterfield captains the 13 strong squad, no less than nine of which featured in the last encounter between the two sides at the same venue in…Continue reading this article →

Australia Name ODI Squad for Ireland Match

Steve Smith will captain the Australia side to play in Belfast later this month, as the recently crowned World Champions play their first One Day International since winning the trophy. Victorian allrounder Marcus Stoinis, Western Australian spinner Ashton Agar and Queensland batsman Joe Burns are all set to make their One Day International debuts for…Continue reading this article →

On Your Marks…NI on the Road to Rio as Olympic Countdown Begins

Sport Northern Ireland and Olympic legend Dame Mary Peters have kick-started the countdown to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio, as today (Wednesday 5 August 2015) marks one year to the opening ceremony. To celebrate the milestone, Sport Northern Ireland and Dame Mary joined pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School, Belfast, for a…Continue reading this article →

Team Ireland – Ulster Athlete Results

Team Ireland performed strongly throughout at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA, securing medals from day one right through to the end. Overall the team won 82 medals – 26 Gold, 28 Silver and 28 Bronze medals, as well as 41 placement ribbons. The Ulster Athletes achieved: 5 Gold 9 Silver 5…Continue reading this article →

Team Ireland Return to Heroes’ Welcome

Team Ireland returned home to a heroes’ welcome after a spectacular performance at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in LA. Athletes bring home a grand total of 82 medals (*please note: revised tally) The medal haul breaks down into: 26 Gold, 28 Silver, 28 Bronze, 41 placement ribbons Team Ireland also notched up 31…Continue reading this article →