Athletes an Inspiration to Us All

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has praised the local athletes who took part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Speaking at a reception in Stormont to mark their achievements, the Minister recalled the day the athletes left for the Games. She said: “I remember being at the Queen’s Playing fields on a warm summer’s morning…Continue reading this article →

Activity Taster Day for Blind/Partially Sighted People

With funding from Sport Northern Ireland’s Active Awards for Sport Programme, the Blind Sports Network NI, in association with Disability Sport NI, is hosting an Activity Taster Day for Blind/Partially Sighted People. This event is an opportunity for people of all ages who are blind/partially sighted to get involved in new sports and activities. Date:…Continue reading this article →

Get Outdoors Weekend 20-21 September

Get Outdoors Weekend is packed with outdoor activity events across Northern Ireland on the weekend of 20 and 21 September. You will be spoilt for choice with over 60 FREE OF CHARGE events catering for young ones and the not so young! Try your hand with expert guidance at canoeing, mountain biking or archery ……Continue reading this article →

UK Sports Councils’ Recognition Policy Review

The UK Sports Councils Recognition Policy has been reviewed resulting in amendments to the policy and the recognition review process. The review process took into consideration lessons learnt through the implementation of the policy since 2010 and also the piloting of the recognition review process involving several governing bodies across Northern Ireland and the rest…Continue reading this article →

Team NI Finish Most Successful Commonwealth Games Since 1986

Northern Ireland finished the Commonwealth Games with 2 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze medals – in terms of the total of 12 it was two more than Delhi four years ago the best haul since Edinburgh in 1986. Northern Ireland finished 15th in the medal table (14th by total medals) of 71 countries. GOLD…Continue reading this article →

TKO Performance from Team NI Boxers at Glasgow 2014

It was an intensely competitive 10 days at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. But Team NI athletes stepped up to the mark, with the boxers brining home an exceptional haul of medals – nine in total. More importantly, it was a gold rush of 2 Gold medals, a superb 2 Silver medals, and an impressive…Continue reading this article →

NI Take Silver in Men’s Triples Bowls

Northern Ireland won their second medal of the Games, but had to settle for silver after South Africa won 19-10 in the men’s triples bowls final. The defeat meant a losing end to retiring skip Neil Booth’s international career in triples. Along with Paul Daly and Neil Mulholland, Booth, 46, helped narrow the gap to…Continue reading this article →

Lisa Kearney Wins Judo Bronze Medal for NI

Team NI has secured its first medal on the opening day of competition at the Commonwealth Games, when Lisa Kearney clinched Bronze in the women’s -52kg judo category. The Belfast jukoka beat Canadian Audree Francis-Methot, forcing submission from her opponent with 32 seconds of the contest remaining. Earlier the same day, Sport Northern Ireland supported…Continue reading this article →

Uniting Communities Through the Power of Sport

Sport Northern Ireland has announced grants of £662,000 in 27 sports to boost participation and promote good community relations. Sports clubs and community groups are gearing up for an exciting Summer of Sport, after Sport Northern Ireland distributed funding through its Active Awards for Sport programme. The small grants programme, which is National Lottery-funded, aims…Continue reading this article →

Mental Health and Well-being Through Sport

Sport Northern Ireland, the Public Health Agency and the Department of Culture, Arts Leisure are offering sports clubs the opportunity to access important information that will benefit everyone involved in their club and get free equipment. The Mental Health Awareness training sessions are perfect for coaches, committee members, senior players and volunteers with a pastoral…Continue reading this article →