Tipperary Sports Partnership (TSP) is a local sports partnership established by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) via the Tipperary County Council to coordinate, promote and develop recreational sport in Tipperary.


Background to the Local Sports Partnership Initiative

Sport Ireland (then Irish Sports Council) in its first strategy, A New Era for Sport 2000-2002, proposed the establishment of a nationwide network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) that would promote participation in sport at a local level. It identified that the effective development of sport and recreation at local level would be best delivered through the adoption of a partnership approach between all bodies and organisations involved in the delivery of sport and recreation locally.
There is now a network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships around Ireland. The key aims of the local sports partnerships are to increase participation in sport and physical activity especially amongst specific target groups and to ensure that local resources are put to their best possible use.
The three main functions of LSP's are summarised as follows:
Information:- To provide information on sport and physical activity
Education:- To provide/support quality opportunities for education and training at local level
Implementation:- To implement a locally developed Strategic Plan which will include the implementation of national programmes at local level


Background to the Local Sports Partnership Initiative

Through the merger of North Tipperary Sports Partnership and South Tipperary Sports Partnership, in line with local government reform, Tipperary Sports Partnership became establised in July 2015.
Tipperary Sports Partnership (TSP) is a local sports partnership established by the Irish Sports Council via the Tipperary County Council (the Local Authority) to coordinate, promote and develop recreational sport in Tipperary.

Strategy

Tipperary Sports Partnership Strategic Plan for 2016 – 2022 is based on the following vision, mission and five pillars:
Our Vision:
Tipperary experiencing the fun, health, social interaction and wellbeing from participating in sport and physical activity
Our Mission:
Collaboration for variety, opportunities and participants. Operating in partnership to reach and respond to our people.

Our Strategy:
1.Participation: Sharing the enjoyment that comes from participation in sports and physical activity. In so doing we will increase the numbers, volume and range of participation across our community, especially amongst those who participate the least and those who are excluded the most.
2. Sustainable Infrastructure: Sustaining existing natural and built infrastructures. Planning and developing sustainable new infrastructures Encouraging multi-use and accessibility.
3. Training and Education: Supporting the training and education needs of the volunteer coaches and administrators who are the sport-makers in our communities.
4. Information and Communications: Provision is nothing without awareness. TSP will work with others to become an information hub for sports and physical activity for Tipperary.
5. TSP Structures and Administration: as part of our governance process, we will continue to make best use of our resources to strengthen and develop sports and physical activity in the County.

Our Target groups
Older People/ Women in Sport / People with a Disability / Disadvantaged Communities / Unemployed

TSP Committee
The Board of the Tipperary Sports Partnership consists of the following 16 members:
Kevin Cummins; PPN - Sports Representative - Chairman
Cllr. Shane Lee; Tipperary ETB - Vice Chairman
Isabel Cambie; South Tipperary Development Company
Kieran Kennedy; Tipperary Education Training Board
Cllr. Peggy Ryan; Elected Representative Tipperary County Council
Cllr. Seamus Hanafin; Elected Representative Tipperary County Council
Dan Downey; Tipperary County Council
Tony Lanigan; North Tipperary Development Company
Seamus Hoyne; Technical University of the Shannon
Tracey Tobin; HSE South East
Brian Boyle; PPN - Sports Representative
Martin Hehir; PPN - Sports Representative
Tony McCarthy; PPN - Sports Representative
Edel Carey; PPN - Disability Representative
Cillian Dunne: PPN - Sports Representative
John Tooher: PPN - Sports Representative

Tipperary Sport Partnership Information
TSP is a proud member of the Federation of Irish Sport and is signed up to the Cara Disability Charter.
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Meet the Team

Clonmel Office Nenagh Office


Valerie Connolly Mary Stephens
Sports Co-ordinator Sports Administrator
T: 052 616 6226 T: 052 616 6380
M: 087 7551176 M:087 7189091
Email:vconnolly@tipperarysports.ie Email:mstephens@tipperarysports.ie


Marie Maher Maria O’Sullivan
Sports Administrator Sports Inclusion Disability Officer
T: 052 616 6201 M:087 1804191
M: 087 0699734 Email: mosullivan@tipperarysports.ie
Email:mmaher@tipperaysports.ie

Bridget Ryan
Community Sports Development Officer
T: 052 616 6228
M: 0873173587
Email: bryan@tipperarysports.ie

Kasia Mielniczuk
Outdoor Sports Development Officer
M: 087 7390571
Email:kmielniczuk@tipperarysports.ie



Tipperary Town Community Sports Hub
Barry Mullane,
Community Sports Hub Development Officer,
Canon Hayes Recreation Centre,
Tipperary Town
M: 087 3489898
Email: bmullane@tipperarysports.ie



Contact Information
The Tipperary Sports Partnership has two offices, one in Clonmel and one in Nenagh. The TSP is based in the offices of Community and Economic Development (CED) section of the Local Authority

TSP Clonmel Office:

TSP Nenagh Office:

Tipperary Sports Partnership
Ballingarrane House
Ballingarrane
Co.Tipperary
Tel: 052 616 6201
Email: info@tipperarysports.ie
Tipperary Sports Partnership
Civic Offices
Nenagh
Co. Tipperary
Tel: 052 616 6380
Email: info@tipperarysports.ie


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