Sport NI and Sport Ireland collaborate to develop an All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

Ministers from the North and South joined sporting chiefs to launch the All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement that aims to promote a culture of lifelong participation in physical activity and sport for all. Being physically active throughout life can enrich a person’s quality of life. As physical literacy plays a key role in influencing choices…Continue reading this article →

Schools and Nurseries Get Chance of £5,000 Sport NI Funding

Hundreds of schoolchildren throughout Northern Ireland are set to benefit from a funding boost with Sport NI now encouraging schools and nurseries to apply to their successful Crowdfunder project. Sport NI’s Project Re-Boot: Activate launched last year to help sporting organisations engage and re-engage people in sport after the devastating impact of COVID. The scheme…Continue reading this article →

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

At Sport NI we express our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to them and all those that mourn her loss, at this sad and difficult time. Sports may wish to express their sympathies via marks of respect in different ways, and may…Continue reading this article →

Children and teens more physically active but inequalities remain, Ireland North and South Report Card finds

Physical activity levels in children and teenagers across Ireland and Northern Ireland have improved slightly over the past eight years but not all children and teens have an equal chance to be active, a new Active Healthy Kids Report Card has found. The Ireland North and South Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents has…Continue reading this article →

Women In Sport Panel Meets to put Female Voices Top of the Agenda

Sporting women at the top of their game met today (Thursday, August 11) as part of a new initiative to ensure female voices are heard to bring about positive change in sport. The Women In Sport Panel, has been established by Sport NI to champion women and girls in sport and today’s (Thursday, August 11) inaugural…Continue reading this article →

Sport NI Chief Congratulates History Making Team NI on their Record Games Medal Haul

Speaking from Birmingham on the closing day of Northern Ireland’s most successful Games ever with 18 medals and seven gold medals, Antoinette McKeown, Sport NI Chief Executive, said: “On the last day of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games on behalf of Sport NI I want to offer a massive congratulations to our Team Northern Ireland. “We…Continue reading this article →

Day 10 – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

  Results Day 10 Athletics Women’s 1500m Final – Ciara Mageean – 2nd – silver medal (SB) Athletics Women’s 5000m Final – Roisin Flanagan – 11th (PB) Boxing Light Flyweight Final Bout – Carly McNaul L 0-5 Zareen Nikhat (IND) – Carly McNaul 2nd – silver medal Boxing Bantamweight Final Bout – Dylan Eagleson W…Continue reading this article →

Day 9 – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Results Day 9 Badminton – Women’s Singles Quarter-Final Rachael Darragh L 0-2 Michelle Li (CAN) Boxing – Light Middleweight Semi-Final 2 Eireann Nugent L 0-5 Rosie Eccles (WAL) Eireann Nugent 3rd – bronze medal Boxing – Light Flyweight Final 1 Carly McNaul W 5-0 Teddy Nakimuli (UGA) Boxing – Bantamweight Semi-Final 1 Dylan Eagleson W…Continue reading this article →

Head Physio Kerry Kirk talks about the “Special Experience” of the Games

As anyone in sport knows there is no such thing as being an ‘overnight success.’ It takes years of hard work by the athlete and their team. And a woman who knows this only too well is Kerry Kirk, Head of Physiotherapy at our Sports Institute. We caught up with Kerry before she headed off…Continue reading this article →

Day 8 – Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Results Day 8 Athletics 100m Hurdles – Women Round 1 Megan Marrs 4th in Heat – Does not progress Athletics 1500m – Women Round 1 Ciara Mageean 1st in Heat – Qualified for Final Athletics 3000m – Women Steeplechase Final Eilish Flanagan 6th (SB) Badminton – Women Singles Round of 16 Rachael Darragh W 2-0-…Continue reading this article →