Bethany Firth Over The Moon With Paralympic Gold

A County Down teenager is celebrating after winning a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in London. Swimmer Bethany Firth, from Seaforde, also set a personal best as she claimed victory for Team Ireland in 100m backstroke final on Friday evening. The 16-year-old is Northern Ireland’s youngest Paralympian and took up swimming just three years…Continue reading this article →

North West Mountain Rescue Base Officially Opened

The Vice-Chair of Fermanagh District Council Cllr. Harold Andrews has officially opened the Fermanagh Rescue Base of the North West MRT at Florencecourt. The base is shared with the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation who has a Rescue Store on the site. Fermanagh District Council purchased the buildings from the NI Water Service and made it…Continue reading this article →

Activ8 Young Leaders Inspire

As London 2012 fever grips us all, St. Patricks College Bearnageeha in North Belfast has been selected as one of 16 schools (from throughout the UK) that will provide activities for members of the public at the Olympic Park Stadium in an area called the ‘Great British Garden’ during the Olympics Games in London. The…Continue reading this article →

2012 UK Coaching Awards

Nominations are now open for the UK Coaching Awards 2012 that take place at The Lancaster Hotel in London on the evening of Tuesday 20 November 2012. The UK Coaching Awards provide the opportunity to recognise the achievements of coaches and coaching organisations and thank them for their hard work and dedication. There are two…Continue reading this article →

The Next Olympic Champions

As the eyes of the world turned to London for the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, 400 young sports stars of the future experienced 18 different sports at the Belfast City Council ‘Try It Community Sports Day’ in Ormeau Park. In addition to mainstream sports, children got to experience indoor rowing and the…Continue reading this article →

South African Olympic Badminton Players Visit DCAL

As Olympic excitement builds in London, the pre-games preparations continue this week in Northern Ireland. The Olympic Badminton Team of South Africa today took time out from their pre-Games training camp at Lisburn Racquets for an official welcome reception at DCAL Offices in Belfast. The four Olympians are the Men’s Doubles, Dorian James and Willem…Continue reading this article →

South African Smash Hit

Northern Ireland today welcomed the South African Olympic badminton players as they arrived at George Best Belfast City Airport and travelled the short distance to Lisburn Racquets Club which will be their home for the next five days before they take their place in the Olympic Park in London. Representatives from DCAL, Sport Northern Ireland,…Continue reading this article →

August 1st Marks National Playday 2012

August 1st marks National Playday 2012. On Playday thousands of children and their families get out to play at hundreds of community events across the UK. As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. As Playday fast approaches, PlayBoard NI…Continue reading this article →

Boxing Clever in Belfast

Boxing enthusiasts got another sneak preview of Olympic talent at Queen’s University PEC where Olympic boxers from Australia and Ecuador joined Canada and Argentina in a pre-Games training camp. 17 countries have chosen Northern Ireland as their base for final preparations for London 2012, a success Sport Northern Ireland’s Dr Shaun Ogle is delighted with…Continue reading this article →

Olympic Athletes to Compete at Brian Downing Memorial Meet

An exciting new meet on the athletics calendar is shaping up to be a top class event with some of GB and Ireland’s athletes confirmed. The Brian Downing Memorial International takes place on Wednesday 18th July (7pm) in the Antrim Stadium, organised by Athletics NI and Lagan Valley AC in conjunction with DCAL and Sport…Continue reading this article →