COVID-19 Club Resilience Funding – IABA

The COVID-19 Club Resilience Funding is part of a programme from the Government of Ireland, implemented through Sport Ireland and National Governing Bodies to support the sports sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme is designed to support Sports Clubs who find themselves in need of assistance to avoid closing. Applications must be completed and submitted prior to the 7th September 2020. Submission of applications is done via survey link below, ensure you have clicked submit at the end of the application. Funding applications are submitted to Sport Ireland by September 14th and funding is expected to be distributed by October 2020. read more

WALSH EYES UP TOKYO OLYMPICS

ANTRIM welterweight Aidan Walsh is the last man standing from the team that won five medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games five years again, according to the Irish News.

Stephen McKenna (gold), James McGivern (gold), Tiernan Bradley (silver) and Brett McGinty (silver) have all turned over to the paid ranks in recent years. read more

UPDATED INFORMATION FOR CLUBS IN RELATION TO TRAINING DURING LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS 25/09/20 – CO. DONEGAL

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CLUBS IN RELATION TO TRAINING DURING LEVEL 3 RESTRICTIONS 25/09/2020: CO. DONEGAL

Ireland has moved from a short-term emergency response approach to a medium-term approach to managing risk and repairing the damage that COVID-19 has inflicted on society. A Framework for Restrictive Measures has been developed to help us to go about our daily lives as much as possible, while managing the behaviour of the virus. read more

National Lottery Good Causes Awards

Now in its third year, National Lottery Good Causes Awards are open to all community and voluntary groups and organisations like yours making an incredible difference in communities with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding.

All sports organisations, groups and projects who received grants between 2014-2019 via Sport Ireland are eligible to apply for this year’s competition under the Sports category.  Applications for the Awards are now open (closing date Friday October 9th, 5pm)  and you can enter at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards. Here you will also find full details of the competition including the rules and T&C’s. read more

BOXING IN DONEGAL BOOK

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Boxing in Donegal: A history’ to chart the story of boxing in County Donegal

A NEW book to be published in December will chart the history of boxing in Donegal.

‘Boxing in Donegal: A history’ will be released on December 12 – 70 years to the day from the first recorded boxing tournament under the auspices of the Donegal Boxing Board. read more

EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT

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EUROPEAN WEEK OF SPORT BEGINS TODAY

Sport Ireland, with help from ambassadors Eoghan McDermott, Kellie Harrington, and Brian Gregan, is calling on you, to get out and #BeActive for European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from the 23rd – 30th of September. There will be a mixture of online and offline events available to cater to the needs of every member of the community making it easy to #BeActive, even from the comfort of your front room. read more