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Give it a go at Cork Sportsability Day

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 4:21pm

A showcase event for people with a disability will take place in the Mardyke at the beginning of April. Cork SportsAbility Day 2019 is also for anyone who is interested in physical activity with a wide range of sports to try on the day.

The event, which takes place on 6 April, was recently launched at the Mardyke with international para athletes Mary Fitzgerald and Cian O’Neill (athletics), Ruairi Murphy (amputee football) and Special Olympics athletes, Wayne O’Callaghan (football), Gary O’Sullivan (shot put) and Rosarie McCarthy (bowling) all in attendance.

Kate Feeney, Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Cork Sports Partnership, said: “Find your activity is the theme for this year’s event, it is fitting as the event aims to increase awareness of, and participation in sport and physical activity for people of all abilities in Cork city and county.”

This year’s SportsAbility Day, which is sponsored by Blackwater Motors, will include archery, indoor rowing, powerchair football, wheelchair basketball, climbing wall, adapted tag rugby, dance demo and fundamental movement, a motor skills programme, and more.

Over 20 information stands from a range of clubs and organisations will be sharing their inclusive club information on the day. A sensory room will also be on site for any visitors who may need some quiet time during their visit.

2019 will see the first Your Voice In Sport discussion take place, where a panel of experienced para sport athletes and coaches will discuss their journey through sport as athletes and coaches from both mainstream inclusive clubs and disability sport clubs. To register and for further information, log on to corksportsability.ie or check out Cork SportsAbility Facebook page.

Help promote all things SportsAbility in Cork with our Facebook & Twitter #CorkSportsAbility Campaign.

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