Donegal Sports Partnership

Donegal Sports Partnership are hiring!

Posted on April 27th, 2021

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Governance and Human Resources Support Person (Part Time) 

Donegal Local Sports Partnership CLG (DSP) are seeking to appoint a Governance and Human Resources Support Person (part time) on a 12 month fixed term contract. The role is to further develop the DSP’s human resources and governance support to the Board of Directors and staff and a number of key objectives in strengthening both areas within the organisation.

CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 20th MAY 2021 (1:00pm). *LATE Applications will not be considered. Shortlisting and interview process will apply.

Return completed applications in the form of a CURRICULUM VITAE, either via:

EMAIL:  OR by: POST:  Mr Myles Sweeney, Coordinator, Donegal Sports Partnership, Office No. 7, Riverfront House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 T68V

FURTHER DETAILS: are available on our website or email


Posted on January 29th, 2021

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The Operation Transformation 5K in association with Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland is back!

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the 18th 19th and 20th of February, we are inviting you to
take part this year by participating in a VIRTUAL OT 5K. You MUST register to take part in this event.

What is a virtual Run?

A virtual run/walk is an event that can be run or walked from any location you choose. Depending on the event it can be completed over a specified duration or on a specific day.

Where can I complete my Virtual Run/Walk?

You should plan your run/walk route before starting your event. The run/walk should only be completed on footpaths/pathways or also on pathways within public parks. Please follow government guidelines and exercise within the advised distance from your home.


DSP “30 For 30” Activity Challenge

Posted on January 28th, 2021

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DSP “30 For 30” Activity Challenge for Everyone! Encouraging 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week.
About this Event




The DSP “30 For 30” Activity Challenge encourages everyone to do 30 minutes of physical exercise at least 5 time a week.

Join our dedicated Facebook Group which will contain videos, challenges & lots of tips for activity.

Choose an activity of your choice

Home exercise, circuits, aerobics, walking pilates, yoga, indoor cycling.


Please use the link below to register.

Please ensure adherence to Covid-19 restrictions and remember,


Virtual 5K Turkey Trot

Posted on December 3rd, 2020

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Letterkenny AC & Lk We Care Food Bank are hosting the annual Turkey Trot virtually this year.

Run/walk 5k over the weekend 18th to 20th December & be in a draw to win one of the 10 M&S vouchers.

Register for the Virtual 5K Turkey Trot



30 for 30 Christmas Challenge

Posted on November 20th, 2020

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*Exciting News*

Donegal Sports Partnership

is delighted to launch the Active Donegal “30 For 30” Christmas Challenge.

The challenge encourages 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days per week and begins on Monday 23rd of November.

Choose an activity of your choice – running, walking, cycling, circuits, cardio/gym sessions, swimming!

The “30 For 30” Challenge is open to everyone – individuals, schools & families & we would love to see as many people as possible
join the programme.  Participate at your level in an activity that you enjoy.

So what are you waiting for?! 30 days, 30 ways to get active!!

Weekly spot prizes throughout the challenge!

Everyone who registers will have access to our private Facebook group which will contain videos, challenges & lots of tips for activity.
You can also keep up posted on your activity & progress during the 30 days.

In the group there is also a 30 day activity tracker available for download.


Once you register you will receive an email with confirmation details.

Please ensure adherence to Covid-19 restrictions.

We will also have a dedicated email for any of your queries. So if you have any questions or require further information don’t be afraid to
drop us a line to



RunDonegal Womens 5K Week

Posted on July 17th, 2020

RunDonegal Womans 5k 6-Week Training programme delivered by Natasha Kelly from our Female Leadership Programme “Beyond 20X20”

You can also get further information and register for the run below

Register at EventBrite

Online Inclusion Resources

Posted on May 15th, 2020

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Online Inclusion Resources


Donegal Sports Partnership has compiled the following list of online sports inclusion resources which might help our participants and families access online sport and physical activity programmes/sessions/ideas and games to keep you active during these challenging times.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates and information on any online programmes and resources which may be of interest.

Please use the link below to view/download details.

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Inclusive Fun Family Fitness Online Sessions

Posted on May 14th, 2020

🤩Exciting News 🤩

Donegal Sports Partnership and Paul Smyth Inclusive Health & Fitness have joined forces for our new Inclusive Fun Family Fitness initiative.

👩‍👦The programme is FREE and open to families who have a family member with a disability👨‍👧‍👧

🧘‍♂️2 sessions per week (30 mins) will be delivered over 4 weeks via Facebook Live in our private group. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live time slots as the sessions will be saved to the group.

🎖There will also be a new family challenge each week.

We we would love to see as many families as possible get involved, everyone is welcome to join in!

Booking Online: Inclusive Fun Family Fitness Online Session


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Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub 2020 in County Donegal

Posted on February 27th, 2020

Donegal Sports Partnership are seeking Expressions of Interest to develop a Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub 2020 in County Donegal

Donegal Sports Partnership are seeking Expressions of Interest from community/sporting organisations who have a multi-purpose community/sports centre or single venue hosting many clubs. Suitable for hosting multiple sports or physical activities with the aim of promoting and increasing participation in sport and physical activity in their area.

A Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub is a collection of progressive sports clubs and other local organisations that want to work together to improve sports and physical activity offered in their local community. The Hubs provide information, support and advice on a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for people in disadvantaged areas to engage in a more active lifestyle. This includes developing and strengthening linkages between the community, sports clubs and other physical activity groups.

What is a Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub 2020

DSP Community Hubs EOI FORM


(Late applications may not be considered)


FURTHER DETAILS: Expressions of Interest forms and information note are available by email from: or telephone 074 91 16078


Beyond 20×20 – Women in Sports Leadership

Posted on February 14th, 2020

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Donegal Sports Partnership is committed to developing strategies to increase women’s participation in Sport in the county and to provide opportunities for women to engage in meaningful programmes which will build towards a lasting and positive relationship with Sport.

20×20 Campaign

The 20×20 campaign is in full swing at the moment with three key objectives – a 20% increase in media coverage of women in sport, a 20% increase in female participation at all levels of sport and a 20% increase in attendance at women’s games and events by 2020. The Beyond 20×20 programme will link into the overall objective of the campaign in providing pathways and opportunities for females to develop their skills, gain meaningful experiences and to actively stay involved in sport at whatever level they feel comfortable at.

The Purpose of the Programme

The Beyond 20×20 programme is being developed to support females already involved in or interested in getting involved in sport at a level which will suit the individual’s needs. Focus will be in the following areas:

  • Coaching
  • Refereeing/ Officiating
  • Administration
  • Media/ Communication

Donegal Sports Partnership’s aim is to equip female club volunteers in becoming more effective and efficient in their role, while creating invaluable experiences for those involved in the programme.  The programme will focus on areas such as;

  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Communication, Confidence and Resilience
  • Health & Wellbeing – maintaining a healthy mind and a healthy body
  • Mentoring and placement opportunities

Who is the Programme for?

The programme is open to females 16 + with passion, commitment and a genuine interest in sport at all levels and with a view to developing a concept of ‘Sport for Life’.  Participants are encouraged to apply from all sports, at all levels. From those that have a current role in their Club to those who want to get involved with no experience.

Programme Costs

The programme is funded by Donegal Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland which will allow participants to attend all seminars for free.

Programme Benefits

  • The programme is free of charge
  • Participants chose a strand relevant to their needs
  • Engage with like-minded people
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and attributes needed
  • Hear from a diverse range of experienced female leaders
  • Build confidence in your own abilities through practical learning and application.
  • Certificate of completion.

Programme Details

The programme will run from March to October 2020. Participants are asked to commit to the programme, with attendance compulsory for all workshops. Participants will be asked to attend core workshops over 6 weekends with 3 evenings specific to their strand. Participants will focus on a specific strand of personal development and can choose between four options: Coaching, Officiating, Administration, Media/ communication.  Participants will be assigned a mentor who will guide them through the programme.

Programme Dates

  • 8th March
  • 3rd & 4th April
  • 1st & 2nd May
  • 20th June
  • 19th September
  • 16th October

How can I apply?

Participants must be female, over 16, and demonstrate an interest in progressing in their chosen field. Complete application form and return to Maggie Farrelly at

Closing date is Friday 21st February at 12 Noon.

For further information, please email Maggie Farrelly at

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