Donegal Sports Partnership

Outstanding Coach Award – Eamon Harvey

Posted on December 6th, 2018

Eamon Harvey Athletics Ireland

Eamon is an active member of Athletics Ireland High Performance and C&D committees as well as coach to a number of International athletes. He is also heavily involved in working with a team of coaches at Tir Chonaill AC mentoring juveniles across a range of disciplines.

Cara Challenge 2019

Posted on November 20th, 2018


Cara Challenge 2019 calls for applications from charities and community groups

Charity and community groups local to the Bundoran and the North West region are invited to apply to become beneficiaries of the 2019 Cara Bundoran Challenge, which will take place from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March 2019.
The Challenge now in its 9th year, attracts elite athletes, runners, joggers, walkers and cyclists from all over the country and internationally to the South Donegal seaside town.

The challenge recognised as one of the top annual Irish events boosts superb organisation, a prize fund of over €20k, a user friendly flat course that includes breath taking stretches of the Wild Atlantic Way and an unequalled local welcome and hospitality.

A significant donation is made each year to charities and local community groups from funds raised through entry fees and sponsorship.  Local charity and community groups are invited to make submissions to be one of this year’s beneficiaries.

Cara Pharmacy joint director and main sponsor of the event, Canice Nicholas is encouraging lots of submissions


“Each year we like to give back to the local community and many local groups have benefited over the past number of years. To date €125,000 has been donated to deserving charities and community groups. All applications will be considered and the lucky recipients will be notified early in the New Year. The email address is For participants, the race will once again be capped at 2,500 entrants — so we would encourage all considering doing the challenge in 2019 to get registering – registration is open now on our website with discounted entry rates for those registering before Monday December 31st. All registration will once again be done online with no registration on the day.”

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

Cricket Open Day is a come and try event 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.Cricket Flyer V1.1


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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