Offaly Sports Partnership staff with chair Cllr Robert McDermott.

Offaly Sports Partnership announces three information evenings across county

In advance of submitting its 2023 funding application to Sport Ireland, Offaly Sports Partnership will host three information evenings for sporting and community organisations in the county. The meetings will be held on: -

· Tuesday, October 4 in the County Arms Hotel, Birr. For bookings, check here

· Thursday, October 6, in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore. For bookings, check here

· Tuesday, October 11, in Larkins, Edenderry. For bookings, check here

All meetings will commence at 8pm.

Eamonn Henry, Coordinator with Offaly Sports Partnership said that the purpose of the meetings is to give sporting and community organisations a greater understanding of the work that the Sports Partnership does; to generate new ideas for its 2023 funding application; to outline plans for regular engagement with sporting bodies on an annual basis; and to publicise details for its next call for a new Community Sports Hub in the county.

Mr Henry added that at least one of its development officers - Jean Brady (Sports Inclusion Development Officer), Denise Coghill (Community Sports Development Officer), and Liam O’Reilly (ACE - Assisting Children Excel Project Coordinator) - would attend each of the meetings.

Cllr Robert Mc Dermott, Chairperson of Offaly Sports Partnership encouraged sporting bodies to attend the information sessions. “We are interested in hearing the views of sporting and community organisations across the county”, said Cllr Mc Dermott.

He added that the information about Community Sports Hubs would be particularly relevant to those in attendance. He explained that through Dormant Accounts funding, the Sports Partnership has already supported a Sports Hub operating out of Crinkle; is currently affording support to activities in Daingean; and has also earmarked Mucklagh for investment. “The next call for a new location to be considered for support is imminent,” said Cllr McDermott.

For further information about the planned information evenings please contact Eamonn Henry, Sports Partnership Coordinator on 086 7948054 or by email to