FlyerBook your FREE place on our latest Sports Forum meeting on the Thursday 26th April in IADT College, Kill Avenue, Deansgrange from 7pm - 8.30pm.

This is a great opportunity to keep informed of issues that might affect your club and input into promoting sports participation for the next 5 years.

Register your free place here  .


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Players from 13 countries will descend on Shankill Tennis Club in South County Dublin when it hosts the Blind Tennis World Championships at the end of the month.

The dlr TAKEI Blind Tennis World Championships takes place in Shankill from April 26th to 30th when as many as 60 players will compete in this unique competition which is being held in Ireland for the first time.

Competitors will come from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Pakistan, Poland, Great Britain and Ireland. Between players, sighted guides, coaches and officials up to 300 people involved in the tournament including many volunteers.

Blind tennis is an extremely skilled form of the sport.  It is played on a normal court and the players locate the ball by the sound made by a bell in the middle of the ball.  They are allowed either two or three bounces depending on their level of vision.

Infographic 2Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, today announced an investment package of over €6.07m from Sport Ireland to support the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) which includes €187,367 for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership.

A total of €6,074,333 will be allocated to support the core work of the 29 LSPs; including the delivery of National Programmes, Education & Training initiatives, Strategic Development, Community Sports Development Officers, the Sports Inclusion Disability programme, Women in Sport Programmes and general participation programmes.

Engage Clonskeagh 002The HSE are pleased to offer FREE Engage Workshops to service providers and practitioners. These sessions are delivered by qualified Engage Trainers and seek to expand the quality and quantity of local work in the area of men's health and wellbeing.

Date:        22nd May, 2018

Time        9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue:      Conferene Room, Clonskeagh Hospital, Clonskeaagh Road, Dublin 6.


For further information or to apply contact

Rosemary Scott

Ph: 01 2683145  

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Bar Monkey

On Saturday May 26th in Cuala GAA Club Dalkey (2pm to 6pm), Bar Monkey will be hosting Ireland's National Calisthenics Event, with top level Athletes from all over the country coming to compete in the Adult and Junior Calisthenics Competitions. 

This event is a fun day out for families to attend and get to witness some truly amazing Athletes. Calisthenics is a sport that involves using only your bodyweight to perform movements and routines on equipment such as pull up bars, parallel bars and the floor. It requires incredible strength and co-ordination and is a top class eye catching sport. 

The first Bar Monkey Festival was in 2016 and due to the popularity and growth of the sport, it has continued on and has become recognised as the leading event in Calisthenics across Ireland. 

Bar Monkey event

The Bar Monkey club now has over two hundred members and they work with Primary and Secondary schools all across the Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown area, they are also the only recognised Calisthenics Club in Ireland through dlr Sports Partnership.

Through promoting the Festival they have travelled throughout the country organising events and promotional displays.

In 2016 the first National Event was held, which featured over 16 Athletes from across the country, and had over 160 attendants.

In 2017 the second event took place and had under 10’s and over 10’s Junior Competitions for the first time, as well as hosting the Adult National Event. These competitions as well as demonstrations on the day led to over 240 people attending. 

In 2018 the World Champions will be in attendance at the event for the first time in Ireland, Featuring Female Street Workout World Champion Melanie Driessen, Calisthenics World Cup Champion Sotoxine, French National Champion Colin Dojat, as well as Starboy from Team BarSparta, who has come second in the Calisthenics World Cup.

This promises to be another fantastic event, with some truly amazing displays from our Junior Competitions, as well as the clubs Adult Athletes. 

For more information you can contact:

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Or check out some content from last year’s event:

Bar Monkey Festival Adult Competition 2017

Bar Monkey Festival Junior Competition 2017