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
EducationLuke Casserly 
An Garda SiochanaGarda Anthony Scanlon
Youth - PPNNomination Sought
Facilities Rep.James O'Brien
Older Persons - PPNPamela Martin
Disability - PPNNomination Sought
Sporting Rep. 1 / ChairpersonTony Headon (IRFU)
Sporting Rep. 2Peter O'Reilly (GAA)
Sporting Rep. 3Nomination Sought
Sporting Rep. 4Nomination Sought
RAPIDDavid Bardon


Sports Co-ordinatorSarah Mulligan


086- 0446693

Sports AdministratorEileen Sorohan


043 33 43495

Sports Inclusion Disability OfficerVacant 

Community Sports Development OfficerVacant

Outdoor Sports & Diversity Inclusion Officer Michael Reilly 


086 102 0680

FAI Development OfficerAisling Conway


086 191 7549

Rugby Development OfficerAoghan Clarke 


087 672 7002

GAA Development OfficerEnda Gillen 


086 927 0658

Community Sports Coordinator 

Drumlish Community Sports Hub 

Edel Murray


085 754 8083 

Community Sports Coordinator

St. Mary's Edgeworthstown Community Campus Clg.

Laura Doyle 


087 908 3039

Community Sports Coordinator

Longford Sports Hub

Ryan Francis


085 776 8711