Clare Local Sports Partnership CLG are leading the way to develop inclusivity within sports clubs of County Clare to ensure that they can cater for everyone. They provide opportunities for all children with a disability in Co. Clare to attend weekly Physical Activity sessions, across a number of clubs and a sports summer camp, similar to their mainstream contemporaries. Good Causes funds from Sport Ireland allowed Clare Local Sports Partnership to collaborate with Clare GAA to run a pilot disability-specific (Autism) Cúl Camp for children in 2021. They are working with other national governing bodies to run further disability-specific camps in 2022.
Established in 2001, Dundalk Sub Aqua Club has become one of the largest diving clubs in Ireland and a valuable resource in local search and rescue operations. The SAR unit is a voluntary organisation which supports and collaborates with the State’s emergency services in the search, rescue and recovery of persons lost or in danger in marine or inland waters environments. Through Good Causes funding, it allowed the team to purchase a new Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). The new RIB allows the SAR unit to operate in more demanding sea conditions.
Since receiving Good Causes funding via Sports Capital Programme, Nobber GAA Club has been able to build a modern clubhouse facility which has made a huge impact on the entire community. The updated facilities include dressing rooms, a meeting room, a club gym, referees’ room, showers, and toilets. The additional dressing rooms ensured that the club was equipped to cater for the new ladies' team. The clubhouse offers an excellent viewpoint on match days as it is situated parallel to the main pitch.
Park Rangers AFC is a rural club made up of 434 members, 77 voluntary coaches and 31 teams. The club has a 32% female participation rate as well as the only Football 4 All club which caters for children with sensory, intellectual, and physical requirements. Good Causes funding was used as part of The Female Focus Campaign to provide adequate toilets for female participation. In addition, the Female Focus Campaign addressed a key barrier to female participation in sport - the Menstrual Cycle. Park Rangers AFC is the first amateur club in Ireland to provide ongoing training workshops to members and coaches on the menstrual cycle and provide free sanitary products in toilets and in our first aid kits.
Shankill Tennis Club is a leading community tennis club who are passionate about tennis and have worked tirelessly to make the game accessible to everyone, providing low-cost access to tennis for disadvantaged communities. This amazing club provides all players including those with disabilities to learn and enjoy tennis, the club needed an indoor centre. Good Causes funding enabled the club to build this new centre, and to secure the specialist equipment necessary for disability tennis.