Lisburn to Host Northern European Gymnastics Championships

The International Northern European Gymnastics Championships will be held at the Lagan Valley LeisurePlex in Lisburn on 23 and 24 November, with competitors flying into Northern Ireland from the UK, Finland and Norway. Lisburn City Council and Sport Northern Ireland joined with Mr Tony Byrne from Salto Gymnastics Club in Lisburn to launch the competition;…Continue reading this article →

Inspiring a New Generation of Sporting Heroes

“You could be our next sporting hero!” This was the message from Sport Northern Ireland Chief Executive Antoinette McKeown as she joined Paralympic Gold medallist Jason Smyth at the launch of Sport Northern Ireland’s Sporting Ambassador Programme. On a visit to his former primary school, Eglinton PS in L’Derry, Jason was enrolled as the first…Continue reading this article →

Sports Fans Urged to Vote for their 2013 Heroes

Sports fans, clubs, schools, governing and sports bodies are being urged to nominate their top sporting stars for 2013 with the launch of the Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards. Linwoods, title sponsor of the awards programme honours Northern Ireland’s top sporting achievers in both the amateur and professional arenas and the gala ceremony which attracts some…Continue reading this article →

Sport Northern Ireland Champions the Development of Children’s Coaches

More than 200 coaches from across NI have taken part in Sport Northern Ireland’s Children’s Coaching week. An extensive programme of high quality coach development opportunities was organised and delivered by Sport Northern Ireland. Sessions were attended by coaches from a broad spectrum of sports (including multi-skills, athletics, football, Gaelic games, Rugby and others), clubs…Continue reading this article →

Mountain Biking Courses Available at Tollymore

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre is hosting a range of Mountain Biking Courses to suit all needs! Do you love mountain biking and everything about it… the stress-busting physical effort, the thrill and exhilaration, and the all-too-rare time spent in nature? Not forgetting that it’s socially acceptable playing-in-the-mud for adults, and great exercise too. Then Tollymore…Continue reading this article →

Highlighting Mental Health Through Sport

The Mayor of Castlereagh, Councillor David Drysdale, joined hundreds of golfers at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course to promote positive mental health through sport. Castlereagh Hills Golf Course is one of 25 sports facilities across Northern Ireland taking part in the Sport Northern Ireland pilot programme “Mental Health and Well-Being in Sport”, which is designed to…Continue reading this article →

Bright Future for Shankill Sport

The community in the Shankill area of Belfast is getting more active, thanks to investments worth £770,000 which have seen the completion of one sports complex in the Hammer area and the creation of another underway at nearby Springmartin. Both will contribute greatly to the health and well-being of their local area and provide a…Continue reading this article →

Summer Success for Sport in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland athletes have achieved major success after what turned out to be another very impressive summer for sport. Swimming Bethany Firth clinched a hat-trick of Silver medals at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming World Championship in Montreal. She set a personal best of 1:18.47 in the 100m Breaststroke as well as winning Silver in…Continue reading this article →

Success for NI Swimmers at Montreal 2013

A hat-trick of Silver medals for Bethany Firth! Bethany Firth set a personal best of 1:18.47 in the 100M Breaststroke at the IPC Swimming World Championship in Montreal at the weekend. Bethany had already won Silver in both the 100m Backstroke and the 200m Freestyle S14 events at the IPC World Championships. More here on the…Continue reading this article →

Double Gold for McKillop and Smyth

Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth achieve the ‘double double’ at IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon winning two golds each. Michael eased to victory in the T38 1500m final in a championship record of 4:10.17 seconds, just three days after he took the 1500m gold in a world record time of 3:59.54. Jason matched his…Continue reading this article →