Mayo Sports Partnership


Total ISC Funding in 2015: €221,430

Participant numbers in programmes: 15,000

Number of Clubs in Mayo Sports Partnership’s area: 580


Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring tests his cricket skills at the launch in Ballyhaunis of a Û2m plus national investment package to establish Community Sport and Physical Activity hubs across the country. Watching anxiously at the launch were Mayo Sports Partnership’s Charlie Lambert, Cricket Ireland’s Warren Deutron, Irish Sports Council’s Pat O’Connor and members of Ballyhaunis Cricket Club. Picture Henry Wills.

Highlight of 2015: 25 communities across Mayo participate in “Operation Get Active Mayo” – In January / February 2015 over 700 men, women and children from all age categories took part in different walks and runs around the county which ran from Achill to Carracastle and Kilmaine to Belmullet.

Key objective for 2016: Continue to deliver on the Dormant Account supported programmes such as the Ballyhaunis Sports Hub (developing the first Cricket Practice facility of its kind in Irealnd), Goal to Work Sports Coach Training Programme and Youth Sports Leadership Training.


Action from the Western People West Of Ireland Women’s Mini-Marathon, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Picture credit: Tomás Greally