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Sports Ability


Sport Ireland and its network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs) is committed to the equal treatment of all people when it comes to their participation in sport. This commitment was formalised through the publication of Sport Ireland’s Policy on Participation in Sport by People with Disabilities.  This policy outlines strong guiding principles ensuring the delivery of the sector’s efforts is more accountable and effective.  In addition, the recent announcement within the National Sports Policy 2018-2027 of a national network of Sports Inclusion Disability Officers is indicative of the commitment to create greater opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport and physical activity.

The Longford Sports Partnership recently appointed Michaela Farrelly as the Sports Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO). The SIDO role is to foster and encourage a culture of active participation, supporting opportunities for and access to sport and physical disability activity in local communities.  The LSP hope to encourage, support and promote sports and physical activity opportunities for everyone. Our mission is to increase awareness, create opportunities and remove barriers to sports participation guided by the Longford Sports Partnership Strategy for 2018-2022

For more information on the training, workshop and programme opportunities please click on the links below: 


Disability Training and Workshops

FAI Programmes

IRFU Programme

Sport Inclusion Training

During COVID we have online Disability resources for programme and activities to do at home : link for stay active at home

For more information on the Longford Sports Ability Programme , please contact:

Michaela Farrelly  (Sports Inclusion Disability Officer) 

email: mfarrelly@longfordcoco.ie

Phone: 0433343495