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 →

Sports Institute Northern Ireland Invites Sporting Chance to Northern Ireland

The Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) invited Sporting Chance over to Northern Ireland to raise awareness of the positive work Sporting Chance do to support professional and amateur sports people. SINI is responsible for delivering high-level support to Northern Ireland’s best athletes and top coaches and has coordinated the visit and arranged for talks between…Continue reading this article →

U21 International Tournament Launched

The U21 Men’s Hockey International 4 Nations tournament was officially launched at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey Borough Council earlier today. The tournament provides hockey and sporting fans a chance to watch some of the world’s best teams at U21 level including the recent 2013 U21 World Cup winners Germany over a three day period, 11th…Continue reading this article →

Ministers Encourage Schools to Develop Closer Links with their Communities

Building stronger links between schools and the communities they serve can aid social inclusion and have a positive impact on health and educational outcomes. That was the message from Education Minister John O’Dowd and Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín as they jointly launched guidance designed to encourage more schools to open up their facilities for…Continue reading this article →

Student Sport Ireland Third Level Research Study Contract Awarded

Student Sport Ireland is pleased to announce that the contract to undertake research to examine participation of third level students on the island of Ireland in sport, physical activity and related matters has been awarded to a joint partnership consisting of experienced researchers from Dublin City University, University of Limerick, University of Ulster and Waterford…Continue reading this article →