Belfast City Council Junior International Tennis Tournament 2014

Ulster Branch Tennis Ireland (UBTI) has just announced details of the Belfast City Council Junior International Tennis Federation (ITF) tournament hosted by Windsor Lawn Tennis Club, Belfast, from 26th July 2014 to 1st August 2014. With support from Belfast City Council and many local sponsors including House & Stock, Neal Lucas Recruitment, Hastings Hotels, Towergate…Continue reading this article →

Full Northern Ireland Team Confirmed For Glasgow 2014

With little more than six weeks before the action begins, the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has revealed its largest ever team, with a total of 117 local athletes participating across 14 sports, during 11 days of world class competition at Glasgow 2014. Replicating the incredible haul of ten medals from the 2010 Games…Continue reading this article →

Top Coaches Launch Sport NI’s Coaching Awards

Top coaches have joined forces to launch Sport Northern Ireland’s prestigious 2014 Coaching Awards. The awards highlight the huge importance of coaches and the role they play in encouraging participation, development and excellence in sport. There are seven categories, allowing the contribution of coaches to be acknowledged and recognised, from grassroots right through to high…Continue reading this article →

SINI Welcomes the Queen’s Baton

The Sports Institute Northern Ireland played host to the Queen’s Baton on Tuesday afternoon, giving aspiring Commonwealth Games athletes and support staff a chance to be part of the excitement as the the Baton tours Northern Ireland. To check out more photos from the event please click HERE Dr Shaun Ogle, Executive Director of SINI had…Continue reading this article →

Meet Our Giro and Activ8 Cycle Squad Volunteers

Sport Northern Ireland’s staff members, Jayne Moore and Gillian Gilliland, are busy and committed volunteers doing double duty as Sprocket Rocket cycling trainers—visiting schools across Northern Ireland—and as volunteer marshalls during the Giro d’Italia Big Start 2014, beginning today (Friday). Pictured with Sport Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown (right), Gillian (left) and Jayne (middle)…Continue reading this article →

Speaker Marks The Arrival of The Giro d’Italia

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, today launched an exhibition in Parliament Buildings entitled “The Art of Cycling” by local artist Deepa Mann-Kler. The exhibition celebrates the industrial heritage of Belfast alongside the arrival of the Giro d’Italia and incorporates iconic Belfast landmarks which will be seen along the route…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Sporting Ambassadors at Irish Cup Final

Sport Northern Ireland CEO Antoinette McKeown was joined by David Healey, GAA’s Sean Cavanagh and Ulster Rugby’s John Afoa and Paddy Wallace at the Irish Cup Final (Saturday) to launch this year’s Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Ambassador programme. The athletes were united to be enrolled as Sport Northern Ireland’s “Sporting Ambassadors” and took the opportunity…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Announces £4m Investment to Create Active Clubs

Sport Northern Ireland is celebrating the launch of a new £4m National Lottery funded programme, aiming to increase participation in sports clubs. Sports organisations and governing bodies can apply for funding under Sport Northern Ireland’s ‘Active Clubs’ Programme, which will run over the next four years, providing support, development courses and capacity building to sports clubs…Continue reading this article →

Team Seaton McGovern Take Silver

Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern, Providence team IRL, secured a silver medal at the ISAF World Cup in Hyeres on Saturday, following fifteen hard fought races against seventy-nine of the world’s top 49er sailors. The pair went into the medal race day on Saturday (26th April), in third position. The medal race sees the final top…Continue reading this article →

Sustaining Recreation and Tourism In The Mournes

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, with the stunning back drop of the Mourne Mountains, was the venue for a celebration of a programme of upland path works carried out in recent years by Mourne Heritage Trust. Minister for the Environment, Mark H Durkan was the special guest, recognising the role of Northern Ireland Environment Agency as…Continue reading this article →