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Sport Ireland Press Release May 27th

Sport Ireland release Report 2 on the Impact of Covid-19 on Sport and Recreational Walking


The number of adults participating in sport and recreational walking during Covid-19 restrictions is unprecedented in the history of Sport Ireland research according to the second volume of a report published.

The research which was conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Sport Ireland which was in was in five phases, beginning on 28th February with the latest phase covering 30th April to 15th May.  In total over 5,000 interviews took place during this period. According to the research, , the current participation rate in sporting activity is 51%. Three sports dominate the sporting landscape at present with approximately 710,000 participants in exercise, 680,000 runners and 510,000 cyclists.



The full press release by Sport Ireland can be read here : Sport Ireland Press release

Full report : Covid-and-Sport-Apr-2020-V2---22-May-2020.pdf (size 1.6 MB)