Mayo Sports Partnership

  • RTE's Operation Transformation is once again joining forces locally with Mayo Sports Partnership to encourage people to become more physically active in 2019.  A number of walks will take place across the country on Saturday 12th January with Mayo walks taking place in Achill, Aughamore, Ballina, Ballyhaunis, Ballinrobe, Belmullet, Castlebar, Claremorris, Kiltimagh, Kilmovee Newport and Westport.

    The walks, either 3 or 5km in length will be led by suitable leaders who will be on hand guide participants through the walk and also to give advice about follow on programmes etc.

    Details of the events are as follows (See also attached poster, please note that all walks commence at 11am with meeting time at 10.30am):

    Walk Locations

    Centre                       Meeting Point & Time                               Time of Walk

    Achill                          Saula National School                                            11am

    Aughamore                Aughamore GAA Club                                           11am

    Ballina                        Belleek Woods                                                       11am

    Ballyhaunis               Friary Field                                                               11am

    Ballinrobe                  The Green                                                                11am

    Belmullet                    Aras Inis Gluaire (Civic Centre)                               11am

    Claremorris                Clare Lake                                                                11am

    Castlebar                   Castlebar Tennis Club                                              11am

    Kiltimagh                   Market Square                                                         11am

    Kilmovee                   Community Centre                                                  11am

    Newport                     The Statue, Medlicott St.                                          11am

    Westport                    Westport GAA Grounds                                           11am

    County co-ordinators Mayo Sports Partnership and local organisers such as Achill Athletic Club, Aughamore GAA Club, Ballina Athletic Club, Ballinrobe GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Sports Network, Castlebar, Claremorris and Claremorris parkruns, Erris Community Health Forum, Kilmovee Community Centre, Newport Business association, Kiltimagh Tourism and Westport GAA and are encouraging people of all age groups to turn out on the day.

    In all the events there is no cost involved, participants are asked to wear loose clothing and to bring some water. However no dogs are allowed. Further information on Operation Transformation can be viewed at :

    Details of Mayo Sports Partnerships follow on 5 week initiative “Operation Get Active Mayo” involving approximately numerous communities / groups throughout Mayo will be promoted at and also in local media. Other Mayo Sports Partnership programmes such as Men on the Move, Couch to 5K, Meet and Train, Swim for a Mile, parkrun, Active 55 etc will also form part of this county wide call.

    If you are interested in getting your community involved in the Get Active Mayo Campaign please contact Community Sports Development Officer Deirdre Donnelly at 094 9064386 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Sport Ireland today announced an investment of nearly €32 million in National Governing Bodies for Sport, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network for 2019.

    The funding announced, which represents a significant increase on 2018, includes an investment of €12.845 million in the core activity of National Governing Bodies for Sport (NGBs), €8.46m in NGB High Performance Programmes, €820,000 in high performance funding for the Olympic Federation of Ireland and Paralympics Ireland, and €7.29 million in the work of the Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs).

    Sport Ireland also announced €500,000 in targeted funding for projects, to assist with the preparation for key events in 2019, along with a further €1.93 million for the International Carding Scheme.

    The funding announced today includes €266,960 in funding for Mayo Sports Partnership, made up to €2358,560 Core funding and €8,400 for Women in Sports initiatives.