Safeguarding 2 Online Training



A must for all Club Children’s Officers

Thursday 22nd September 2022

A Club Children’s Officer should be child centred in focus and have as the primary aim the establishment of a child centred ethos within the club. S/He is the link between the children and the adults in the club. S/He also takes responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee on how club policy impacts on young people and Sports Leaders.

Each person attending the course will need to use their own independent device.

Safeguarding 1 course must be completed before you take part in Safeguarding 2.

To book your place on click here.




COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course

COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course

Sport Ireland continue to provide training & support resources to the sector in relation to Covid19.

The first online COVID-19 Awareness eLearning Course is now available on the Sport Ireland website.

The course will support administrators, volunteers, coaches and participants to return to sport during phase 2 in a safe & practical manner.

This course is suitable for Sport Ireland funded bodies, Club & Community Groups, Coaches, Volunteers & Participants.

The course is available on 👉

Keep Active

Keep Active

Keep Carlow Active with Carlow Sports Partnership

We are delighted to launch our #KeepCarlowActive booklet. Developed in collaboration with Cork Sports Partnership it has 44 pages jam-packed with sports and activities for all ages and abilities. We have divided the booklet into 6 colour-coded sections, each designed to appeal to different ages and abilities, all of which contain a variety of activities and resources.

View the full booklet online (click on image) and use the live links. Save it to your PC or handheld for use at any time.

Have great fun and don’t forget to tag us in your activities #KeepCarlowActive

Active Families

There are a lot of resources available to help you and your little ones at home… Martha Jane Duggan of the Carlow Sports Partnership and Sandra Collins Senior Child and Family Support Network Coordinator talked to KCLR Live’s Eimear Ní Bhraonáin on Wednesday’s show.

You can listen back to the interview here

You can access resources mentioned during the interview below:

Press Release here

Be Active At Home

Be Active at Home for Older Adults

A guide to keeping active at home during the Covid 19 pandemic, brought to you by Carlow Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kilkenny Sports Partnership and the Carlow County Council Community Well-being Campaign.  This guide features tips, plan, links and ideas for keeping well physically and mentally during this pandemic.

Active at Home Booklet

See more information on ideas for activity during the Covid-19 pandemic on our Home | Covid 10 Page.

Walk to Jog


Our current Walk to Jog programme in partnership with local fitness instructor Joe Dunny is now full.  Joe will support participants to progress from walking to jogging while adhering to current COVID19 restrictions.  The programme is free.  If you are interested in putting your name on the waitlist for the next Walk to Jog programme please email

nature on your doorstep

Nature on Your Doorstep

Check out our Nature on Your Doorstep challenge sheets.   We designed some outdoor challenges to help you to stay active and learn about nature at the same time.  These challenges were printed as a supplement in the Carlow Nationalist and are also available to download here as individual challenge sheets.  Huge thanks to Una Halpin of Wildways Adventures, Johanna Brown of WildTime and Mary White of Blackstairs Eco Trails for their assistance in putting this booklet together.

Nature of your Doorstep

Return to Sport

Return to Sport & Physical Activity

As of Monday 18th May, the country entered Phase 1 of the Government’s Road map for Reopening Society and Business.

On the following Sport Ireland page you will find relevant information on the return to sport in phase 1 and beyond. This webpage includes additional details on the Return to Sport Expert Group, Guidelines on Sport and Physical Activity in the Outdoors and a list of sports which can now resume.

This page will be updated regularly to bring you the most up to date and relevant information.

2018 Carlow Highlights

Annual Report 2018


Sport Ireland

Media Release

June 2019


For Immediate Release

 Sport Ireland Publishes 2018 Local Sports Partnerships Annual Report

Sport Ireland today published the 12th annual Sport Ireland Local Sports Partnerships Annual Report on the national network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs).

The report provides an overview of the work of the 29 LSPs across the country, and highlights the innovative good practice projects and programmes that are being operated locally.

Over €21 million was invested in the LSP network, including benefit in kind funding.

Speaking at the launch of the LSP Annual Report in Killarney, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD said: “The work of the Local Sports Partnership Network is vital in providing opportunities and increasing participation, particularly among those sectors of society which are underrepresented in sport. This work is making a substantial contribution to the health and wellbeing of individuals, local communities and the wider population. The 2018 Annual Report of the Local Sports Partnership Network puts a spotlight on the many innovative local projects which are being undertaken across the country which provide an opportunity for all members of society, young and old, to take part in a wide range of sport and physical activities.”

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, said: “One of Sport Ireland’s key priorities for the Local Sports Partnership network is the sustainable development within the local sports infrastructure; this report shows that LSPs are doing vital work with clubs and groups ensuring that structures are in place to allow people across the various target groups to participate in sport. I would like to thank all of the agencies, groups and individuals who have contributed to this report, and to those who were involved in the delivery of the programmes and projects at local level.”

Sport Ireland Director of Participation and Ethics, Dr. Una May, added: “Increasing participation across every age group and from all social backgrounds throughout Ireland is one of the key aims of Sport Ireland. The 2018 Local Sports Partnerships Annual Report highlights the many great initiatives and projects run by the LSPs to remove barriers that hinder participation in sport and physical activity. Sport Ireland, through the Local Sports Partnership network, will continue to take a strategic approach with regard to programme delivery, continuing to place a strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluation of the programmes delivered.”

2018 Carlow Highlights

2018 National Network of LSPs Annual Report Highlights:

  • 29 Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs)
  • 390,571 people participated in 1,229 locally delivered participation initiatives
  • 25,138 females took part in 134 local Women in Sport initiatives
  • 17,500 people took part in Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run and Nationwide Walks
  • 24,697 children took part in The Daily Mile with LSP support
  • 2,368 Clubs/Groups were supported by LSPs
  • LSPs planned and delivered 311 training and education courses, 23,892 people participated on these training courses
  • 9,037 completed 512 Safeguarding Courses
  • 25 LSPs were supported with Community Sports Development Officer positions
  • 21 LSPs were supported with Sports Inclusion Disability Officer positions
  • Over €21m was invested in the LSP network, including benefit in kind funding

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