Awards Night Fields Best Ever Year for Northern Ireland Sport

Reflecting a stunning and unforgettable year for local sport, superstar and world number one golfer Rory McIlroy was crowned ‘Sports Star of the Year’ at the 2012 Linwoods and Sport Northern Ireland backed Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on 14 January 2013. In a first for the awards and honouring…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 Eatwell – The Perfect Recipe for a Healthy 2013

The Minister for Sport, Carál Ní Chuilín, has launched Activ8 Eatwell for 2013. First rolled out to primary schools in 2009, Activ8 is a participation campaign which encourages children and young people to do 60 minutes of physical activity every day to keep healthy. Helping to bring Activ8 to life, Sport Northern Ireland developed several…Continue reading this article →

Register Your Interest – 4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference

‘Empowering the Youth of the Commonwealth’ – 4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference, Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 August 2013 The 2013 Conference programme puts ‘Youth’ centre stage and will provide a vehicle for the development of a ‘Youth Sport Charter’ which will serve as a call to action for Commonwealth and sporting agencies, building on…Continue reading this article →

2012 Medallists Recognise Success of SINI’s PDC Network

Olympic Medallist Michael Conlan and Paralympic Medallist Bethany Firth have come together with representatives from Sports Institute Northern Ireland (SINI) and St Mary’s University College to mark the success of athletes from SINI’s Performer Development Centres (PDC) during the last number of years. The network of Performer Development centres was set up in 2009 to…Continue reading this article →

Ireland Beat Malaysia to Win Bronze in Champions Challenge 1

Peter Caruth scored a golden goal in extra-time to give Ireland a 4-3 win over Malaysia in the Champions Challenge 1 third/fourth play-off. Geoff McCabe put the Irish ahead in Quilmes and Malaysia levelled before Conor Harte made it 2-1. Malaysia netted twice in the second half before Harte struck the equaliser with just two…Continue reading this article →

Jenna McCorkell Wins 10th British Title

Coleraine ice skater Jenna McCorkell continued her impressive form this season as she landed her 10th British title in Sheffield. McCorkell had over eight points to spare from Karly Robertson after producing scores of 50.05 and 73.86 in her short and free programmes. The 26-year-old has won competitions in Graz and Bratislava so far this…Continue reading this article →

Giving Groups a Sported Chance

sported. is the leading UK sport for development charity empowering community groups to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport and providing a voice for the sport for development sector. We now have over 120 members across Northern Ireland and these include sports clubs, community groups and youth groups. A number of our…Continue reading this article →

Active Communities Scoops National Coaching Award

Active Communities, a Sport Northern Ireland Lottery Funded initiative, has won the UK Coaching Award’s prestigious UK Coaching Intervention of the Year award. HRH Princess Royal presented the accolade at a ceremony in the Lancaster Hotel, London, on Tuesday (20 November). Active Communities aims to increase participation in sport and physical recreation in communities throughout…Continue reading this article →

Jenna McCorkell Wins Second Top International Figure Skating Competition

Jenna won her second Senior ISU International competition at Gratz Austria. This was Jenna’s second competition on the international circuit in 2012, winning by over a massive 11 points margin. Jenna competed and won in her first competition last month in Bratislava. Jenna is currently training in Dundee with UK Director of coaching Simon Briggs…Continue reading this article →

Martyn Irvine Wins Two Silver Medals at Track World Cup

Cyclist Martyn Irvine has won two silver medals at the Track World Cup in Glasgow. The cyclist, who also competed in the Men’s omnium at the 2012 Olympics in London, claimed his two podium positions in the scratch race and individual pursuit events. Martyn’s second place finish in the scratch race came after a strong…Continue reading this article →