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Longford Sports Partnership is currently conducting a mid-term strategic review and is seeking the public's assistance in identifying future potential sport and recreation projects for the County. We'd appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete this very short questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MRN3BLQ... read more
The Sin Bin Events Centre was full to capacity on Friday night, 20th November for the fourth annual Longford Sports Partnership Awards. An enthusiastic crowd turned out to support our local sporting talent, with Tony Ghee an excellent and charismatic MC. Mulleady Properties and Co. Ltd. were main sponsors for the event and oversaw the presentation of the 2015 Perpetual Longford Sportsperson of the Year Trophy. Martin Mulleady presented the Award to up and coming rugby star, Eoin Corcoran. 2015 was a great year for Eoin, gaining Leinster and National honours at U-18 and U-19 level on several occasions. Eoin acknowledged the great support he'd received from the 'dedicated staff and coaches' of Longford Rugby Club over the last 7 years. Twelve other 'Club Person of the Year Award' were presented by local sponsors. They were Gary Brady, Longford Triathlon Club (The Sin Bin); Eoin Corcoran, Longford Rugby Club (Carrigy Stores); Killoe Emmet Og, Longford GAA (Longford Leader); Vinny Forde, Torpedo Basketball Club (Shannonside); Bernie Harold, Lanesboro Boxing Club (Cameron Willis); Fergus Hilliard, Abbeyshrule Canoe Club (Torc Cafe & Foodhall); Joe Kelly, Longford Scuba Divers (Kanes Travel); Killoe U-13 Soccer Club, Longford Community Games (The Richmond Inn); John Maloney, Longford District & Schoolboy League (KM Cycles); Michael O'Hara, Longford Athletics Club (Midland Trophies); Micháel Price, St. Christopher's Sports Club (Gilmore Securities); Shane Quinn, Longford Cycling and Racing Club (Optimum Events). Longford Sports Partnership wishes to extend its sincere thanks to all of our sponsors. As the Awards appeared to be wrapping up, there was one final surprise for attendees. Siobhán McGuinness, Co-ordinator of Longford Sports Partnership explained that judges had identified one individual who had 'demonstrated outstanding dedication to sport and exceptional leadership skills' which warranted recognition. Founder of Torpedo Basketball Club and lifelong sports lover, Vinny Forde was greeted with an emotional standing ovation when he was called to receive his 'Exceptional Service to Sport: Hall of Fame' Award. Vinny's involvement in sport has spanned decades, numerous sports including Basketball and Soccer, as well as various roles from club president to physio and referee. Chair of Longford Sports Partnership, Stephen Coy congratulated all winners and highlighted the exceptional work and achievement in the County, recognising that for a small County, Longford 'punches well above its weight'. Longford Sports Partnership would like to congratulate all winners and clubs, extend its thanks to its judging panel and to Martina Glennon of Optimum Events for their ongoing support of the event and their professionalism. The LSP hopes that the Awards will continue to raise the profile of sport in County Longford for many years to come. ... read more
Longford Sports Partnership (LSP) is now inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to join our Approved panel of Tutors. Longford LSP, an Irish Sports Council initiative, plan, lead and coordinate the development of sport and physical activity in county Longford. Longford LSP deliver physical activity programmes to specific target groups including older adults, women, and men aged 30+ and people with disabilities. Longford LSP is seeking applications from tutors who can demonstrate relevant expertise and experience in the following areas: - Health/fitness qualifications- Facilitating and leading group physical activity sessions- Working with groups to increase their motivation and confidence in relation to physical activity- Experience of working with specific target groups as outlined above All successful applicants will be engaged through service delivery contracts and must have a valid first aid certificate. ... read more