The key aim of the local sports partnerships is to increase participation in sport and physical recreation and ensure that local resources are used to best effect.

The outcomes that Sport Ireland seeks from local sports partnerships are:

  • Enhanced planning of sport at local level
  • Increased levels of local participation, especially amongst specific target groups - older people, girls and women, people with disabilities, unemployed people and those who live in identified disadvantaged communities
  • Enhanced local coach deployment
  • Club development
  • Volunteer training
  • Local Directories of sports bodies and facilities
  • Better use of existing facilities
  • Clear priorities for local facility provision and improvement
  • School/club/community  - National Governing Body links
  • Local sports events


The board of Longford Sports Partnership consists of representatives from statutory, voluntary and sporting groups.

Elected Representatives

Cllr. Mick Cahill

Cllr. Gary Murtagh

Cllr. Peggy Nolan

Longford County Council CEPaddy Mahon
Health Service ExecutiveClodagh Armitage
Longford Community Resources Clg.Adrian Greene
Longford & Westmeath ETBNomination Sought
An Garda SiochanaNomination Sought
Youth SectorBernadette Fagan
Facilities Rep.James O'Brien
Older Adults Rep.Sheila Mulleady
Disability Rep.Barney Steele
Sporting Rep. 1 / ChairpersonTony Headon (IRFU)
Sporting Rep. 2Susan Murphy (Aquatics)
Sporting Rep. 3Peter O'Reilly (GAA)
Sporting Rep. 4John Killane (Minority)
RAPIDFrank Horne


Sports Co-ordinatorSarah Mulligansmulligan@longfordcoco.ie
Sports AdministratorEileen Sorohansports@longfordcoco.ie
Sports Inclusion Disability OfficerOrla Dempseysports@longfordcoco.ie
Community Sports Development OfficerDonal Mulligansports@longfordcoco.ie
FAI Development OfficerGraham Kane



Rugby Development OfficerDylan Quinn085-1214777


GAA Development OfficerCiaran MacEochaidh



Community Sports Coordinator

St. Mary's Edgeworthstown Community Campus Clg.

Laura Doyle