Membership Retention SeminarUCD Sport in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership are hosting a FREE Seminar on Thursday November 23rd from 6.15pm in the Fitzgerald Debating Chamber in UCD Student Centre.

Every club does its best to keep its existing members and also attract new ones, but sometimes people just drop out or opt out. Peter Smyth, Director of Research in Sport Ireland, will give an overview of what the research is telling us as to why children and adults both start playing sport and also why they might drop out. Armed with this knowledge clubs can then put in place methods to try to maximise retention of their members.

For more information or to register your free place follow this link 

SpeakOver the past 10 years, the annual SPEAK report has provided a summary evaluation of the work carried out by

Sport Ireland’s national network of Local Sports Partnerships. We are delighted to present the 2016 SPEAK report

as it continues to highlight the innovative and progressive opportunities that assist people to get more active

throughout Ireland.

There is a diverse range of sport and physical activity opportunities available through Local Sports Partnerships.

In 2016, 291,947 people increased their physical activity levels by taking part in programmes supported by the Local Sports Partnerships.

View the full report here...

Dormant Accounts FundMinster of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD today announced €2.9m worth of funding for sport and physical activity projects through the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The investment of €2.9 million is being allocated to National Physical Activity Plan measures for disadvantaged communities and will be administered by Sport Ireland.

Speaking at the announcement in Killarney today, Minister Griffin said: "The funding of €2.9m being announced today will support the delivery of sport and physical activity initiatives across the country under the National Physical Activity Plan.

dlr volunteers logoOn Thursday 7th December, dlr County Council will be hosting a Celebration of Volunteerism in recognition of those who selflessly volunteer their time to help their community, group or club.

The event will also mark the 10th Birthday of the dlr Volunteer Centre and the launch of the dlr Volunteer Corp, which is a joint initiative of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and the dlr Volunteer Centre

Do you know someone who selflessly volunteers their time to help others and who deserves to be recognised for their efforts?

Nominations are now invited to honour those whose exceptional efforts as volunteers have made a difference to the lives of others in their communities.

For more information or to nominate a volunteer click here... 


open evening Nov 2017 FlyerDlr Sports Partnership in conjunction with St. John of Gods Community Services CLG Family Focus Team would like to invite you and your family to our free open evening showcasing sports and social groups for people with a disability in your area. There will be over 20 sports and social groups sharing information on accessible groups in an informal family friendly environment.

During the evening there will be numerous groups demoing the different activities happening around the county and surrounding area. It’s a great opportunity to come try the different activities and get information about joining a club near you. The event takes place on the 23rd of November in Dlr Leisure, Loughlinstown from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Register your free place here....REGISTER

For more information contact Brian O Donnell sports inclusion disability officer for dlr sports partnership on ph: 01 2719506 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.