Tipperary Sports Partnership is proud to announce the launch of its 2018 Summer Kayak Camps on the River Suir. The camps are aimed at young people between the ages of 10 and 16 and will run during June, July and August.
• The aim of the camps is to introduce young people to a range of paddle sports in a safe and fun environment. They will get to experience short river trips and learn about their local environment. Kayaking is lots of fun and a great way to meet new friends! The camp will also cover water safety knowledge and skills.

Do you have any dealings with children with Dyspraxia/Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, Hand writing difficulties, Cycling issues and Co-ordination issues?

If so then why not attend a fun, practical and informative 1 day work-shop led by Sharon Drew, international trainer and well known author of many practical resources for schools and therapists in the UK.

Prior registration with Tipperary Sports Partnership (TSP) is necessary. A discounted fee of €20 is required and is payable on the day. Please contact the TSP office on 067-44888 if you would like to attend.

Tipperary Warriors is a new Multi Sports Club set up in Thurles for children with a physical disability and meets every Saturday morning from 11.00-12.30pm in Presentation Sports Complex, Thurles. The clubs is all inclusive and encourages all the family including siblings to come along to Saturday morning sessions.
This club is parent and volunteer lead.
To register your interest or for further information please contact:

Norma - 087 6732207 / Orla - 087 655 0315

Clonmel Hub Coordinator/Canoeing officer
(5 days a week, one year contract)

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here’s to an active and healthy 2018. Why not get it off to a good start by checking out some of the activities and training opportunities taking place early in the new year.

Tipperary Sports Partnership Newsletter - January 2018

Please follow the link below for the first edition of our newsletter ‘More Sport, More Life’.

Our 10 week coached training sessions are fully booked in Thurles, Clonmel and Tipperary Town. But don’t worry you can still complete your Swim for a Mile training yourself by signing up for free on to access the weekly training sessions, tips and a weekly newsletter.

Shane Ross T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Brendan Griffin T.D. Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, today announced €56m in allocations under the 2017 round of the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) to over 1,700 different sporting projects.

The SCP is the primary means of providing Government funding for capital projects to sport and community organisations at local, regional and national level. The 2017 round of the Programme closed for applications on the 24th February and by that date a record number of 2,320 applications were received.

Tipperary Sports Partnership in conjunction with Youth Work Ireland , Tipperary are hosting a positive youth mental health workshop for volunteers who work with young people and would like to learn more about youth mental health and what you can do to promote positive mental health in your club or organisation.
When: Tuesday October 10th 2017: 7pm -9.30pm
Where: Youth Work Ireland Tipperary 17 Bank Place Tipperary Town

Tipperary Sports Partnership are running a Disability Inclusion Training course in association with the CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre in Thurles Presentation Sports Complex on Saturday 20th May from 10am – 4:00pm.

Clonmel Cycling Club are running a Kids Cycling League for kids aged between 8-16 years.

Starting at 7.00pm on April, 6th, 13th , 20th and 27th in Powerstown Park, Clonmel.

No prior registration necessary.

The River Suir, Clonmel Camps will run from 10th to 14th July and 24th to 28th July from 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm each day and is suitable for 10 plus year olds. This is at a cost of 65 euro per child
Please see poster and application form

The River Suir, Ardfinnan Camps will run from 31st July to 4th August from 10am to 12.30pm or 1.30pm to 4pm and is suitable for 10 plus years olds. This is at a cost of 65 euro per child.

The National Physical Activity Guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderately intense activity on 5 or more days a week for adults. The 30 minutes can be accumulated in bouts of 10 minutes or more over the course of a day. Being active confers significant health and related benefits and participation in sport and active leisure plays an increasingly important role in adult physical activity levels worldwide . The benefits from activity can be gained at any age. The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing tracked participants whose average age was over 65 for 8 years.

The Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 provides a new partial exemption from commercial rates for Community Sports Clubs that are registered under the Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904. Buildings or part of buildings used for or in conjunction with the sale or consumption of alcohol or food, retail use or hire to non-community organisations continue to be liable for rates.

Go for Life is an Age and Opportunity initiativefunded by the ISC. The Go for Life team at Age and Opportunity administer the programme, working in partnership with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the LSPs. There are two Go for Life programmes:

Sports Participation Programme

Aims to increase participation rates in sport by older people. Leaders are trained locally through the LSP network, and they in turn promote participation in sport among older people in their communities.

Physical Activity Leaders (PAL)

Since its introduction the ISM has provided valuable insights on all aspects of ports participation at national and local level. As such it has become an important resource in the planning infrastructure throughout sport – from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, through the Council to the National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships. The ISM also allows the Council to monitor progress against its long term strategy to increase participation in sport.

Our Mission:
Collaboration for variety, opportunities and participants. Operating in partnership to reach and respond to our people.

Tipperary Sports Partnership strategic plan for 2016 – 2020 is structured on five pillars: