Donegal Sports Partnership

Donegal Sports Star Awards 2018

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Time to get your nomination(s) in?

Donegal Sports Star Awards 2017/18 school year – Nominations due in by friday 26th october 2018
The Committee of Donegal Sports Star Awards 2018 invite your school to submit nominations under any or all four categories (Best Sports School, Individual Awards for Best Sports Boy, Best Sports Girl and Best Sports Teacher).  Further information and application can be viewed/downloaded  in PDF format below.

Please note that all nominations should be in by FRIDAY 26th  OCTOBER 2018 and returned directly to:

Mr Paul McDaid
Donegal Sport Star Awards
Ramelton Post Office
Co Donegal              or via email to

Primary & Post Primary Schools Letter 2018




Sports Capital Funding Workshop

Posted on September 25th, 2018

Sports Capital Funding Workshop

Workshops on how to make an application under the 2018 Sports Capital Programme.  I would be grateful if you could circulate this invitation to interested parties in your organisation and/or area.
The workshops will be given by staff in the Sports Capital section and will cover common pitfalls, a page by page guide to the application form and a questions and answers session.

The deadline for making an application is 5pm on Friday 19th October. 
Organisation must be registered on by 5pm Friday 5th October
To get the maximum benefit from the event please read the guide beforehand
Book your place on eventbrite – max 2 seats per organisation

MAKE CHILDREN SAFER –  Online & in Sport

Posted on September 19th, 2018

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This FREE webinar explores what safeguarding children in the digital world means for sport.For parents/carers, volunteers, NGBs, clubs, coaches & child welfare officers
Mon, Oct 8, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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Make Children Safer

Posted on September 5th, 2018

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Please see below and attached information on a free webinar which explores what safeguarding children in the digital
world means for sport.This webinar is aimed at parents/carers, volunteers, NGB’s, clubs, coaches & child welfare officers.

You will learn:

The risks facing children in the digital world including bullying, sexting & grooming.
How to educate & empower children to better protect themselves.
How to mitigate the risks associated with consent & images.
How to go beyond compliance to safeguarding children.

To register for this free webinar please click on the image above.
This free webinar will take place on Monday the 17th of September from 4.00 – 5.00pm.


Posted on August 31st, 2018




Donegal Sports Partnership CLG (DSP) are seeking to appoint an Education and Training Coordinator (Sports Related Programme) on a 12 month fixed term contract. This new role is supported by the North West Sports Development Programme under the Programme for Regional Growth & Development together with Donegal County Council and Derry & Strabane District Council.

This role will involve planning, development and management of a sports education and training service in line with the overall objectives for Donegal Sports Partnership and the North West Sports Development Plan. The role also requires flexibility to work some evenings and weekends where necessary. A full driving licence is required, as is the ability to work on your own initiative and to engage with sporting groups and organisations.

For further information and application details please use attached link: Education & Training Coordinator Application

SHORTLISTING & INTERVIEWS: SHORTLISTING WILL APPLY – Proposed schedule for interviews – week beginning 24th September 2018. (Note: These dates may be subject to change).

CLOSING DATE: 12:00 noon on Thursday 13th September 2018 (for receipt of completed applications, late applications will not be considered).



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Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Very welcome developments being piloted in two Parkrun sites in Donegal to encourage walkers to participate.
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Posted on May 15th, 2018

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Posted on May 15th, 2018

Cricked Open Day is to promote the sport to everyone and a chance for people to see what cricket is and how easily it can be played anywhere by both children and adults.

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Posted on April 24th, 2018

Only a few places remaining!

Thursday 26th April (7:00pm, DSP Office, Letterkenny)

 Who is it aimed at? All Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Certified By:  Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of this workshop. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour session and should be over 18 years of age).

Cost: €15:00 pp (excluding Eventbrite fee €1:81)  How to book: through the Eventbrite link:

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RunDonegal Women’s 5K

Posted on April 4th, 2018

Around 700 women are expected to take part in Sunday’s Run Donegal 5k which will be staged through the Twin Towns.

Proceeds from what will be the 13th staging of the high-profile event will go to the Donegal Hospice. This year’s race/walk will be held in memory of Lisa McGranaghan, the 43-year-old mother of two from Castlefinn who passed away at the Donegal Hospice in March, 2016.

Looking ahead to Sunday, race director, Grace Boyle, who established the event with Bridgeen Doherty, said there’s big interest in the event.

“The number of pre-race entries is way up on previous years. The way things are going, we reckon that around 500 will register before Sunday, with possibly a couple of hundred more signing up on the day,” she commented.

“Lisa McGranaghan was someone who was so well thought of by so many. The McGranaghan family also have a long association with Finn Valley AC, hence the large numbers already entered,” she added.

“We want as many women to come along and walk, run or jog the 5k distance. There are many strands to Run Donegal – it’s a women’s only event, the money raised is going to a local cause and it is being held in memory of someone very special.

“We are also hoping that it will entice women who haven’t been walking or running much to come along and get involved. Hopefully, Sunday will kick-start women to get more active and enjoy the experience of exercising outdoors. There’s a great social aspect to running and walking and that’s something we are also trying to promote,” Grace said.

“While we are competing with so many races, we are really happy with the response this year. Everything is in hand now. The only thing we can’t control is the weather – hopefully we will have a dry day,” the race director added.

Lisa McGranaghan’s husband Kevin, and their two children, Joshua (11) and Robyn (8), will walk Sunday’s Run Donegal 5k which gets underway at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar at 11 am.

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