Sáile sports and com­mu­nity hub

Irish Examiner - Supplement - - KINSALE -

Sáile, Kin­sale’s sports and com­mu­nity hall, which opened in Septem­ber 2015, is play­ing a vi­tal role for all lo­cal sports clubs and com­mu­nity groups.

Along with the out­door all-weather pitches, which opened in 2010, it’s fast be­com­ing a com­mu­nity hub, a base for all lo­cal sport­ing and com­mu­nity groups. Over 1,800 weekly users are ben­e­fit­ting from the in­door hall and all- weather pitches, out­door ten­nis and bas­ket­ball court and com­mu­nity gar­den. The in­door 735msq Hall Juncker’s sprung floor has pro­fes­sional mark­ings for bas­ket­ball, bad­minton, volleyball, hockey, soc­cer and hand­ball.

What’s on

Since open­ing its doors the in­door hall has been busy host­ing a range of sports and com­mu­nity events: GAA schools in­door com­pe­ti­tions; hockey; grass­roots ten­nis coach­ing; Schools Mun­ster & County ta­ble ten­nis cham­pi­onships; birth­day par­ties; soc­cer, GAA soc­cer and rugby train­ing; bas­ket­ball; scouts, beavers, cubs; ath­let­ics; brixx club, zumba, pi­lates, fit­ball; school tours; multi- ac­tiv­ity camps; bub­ble ball; in­door archery tag; chris­ten­ing par­ties; cir­cuit train­ing; Ir­ish blood trans­fu­sion blood donor clinic; dance and ori­en­teer­ing.

The Sáile so­cial sports pro­gramme in­clud­ing bas­ket­ball, bad­minton and hockey runs through­out the win­ter months and is a great way to keep ac­tive, try a new sport, have fun and make new friends. The sum­mer months are busy with camps to help keep all chil­dren ac­tive.

July: ‘Let’s Go’ sum­mer camps run July 3-14, then a bas­ket­ball camp, July 16-21, and ‘Just 4 Fun’ Kids Camp from July 24-28.

8- 11 Kin­sale STEAM Sum­mer Camp is run by Designer Minds.

Sáile Sports and Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is now ideally po­si­tioned to pro­vide a val­ued range of so­cial and sport­ing re­sponses to the needs of the com­mu­nity and tourists to the area. Our pay as you play pol­icy en­sures that the cen­tre is ac­ces­si­ble to all

Au­gust Fi­nal fundrais­ing push

It is thanks to lo­cal fundrais­ing, val­ued donors, the Gov­ern­ment’s Sports Cap­i­tal Pro­gramme, West Cork Devel­op­ment Leader Pro­gramme, Kin­sale Town Coun­cil and Cork County Coun­cil that the project has reached this stage. The fi­nal fundrais­ing push to com­plete the fit out of two Com­mu­nity Rooms and the in­stal­la­tion of a new dis­abled ac­cess lift along with stor­age, is now un­der way.

■ If you, your club or your com­mu­nity group/school is in­ter­ested in hir­ing Saile’s hall or all-weather fa­cil­ity, or in­deed if you are in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing to­ward the cen­tre’s fi­nal fundrais­ing push, then you can call Saile on 021- 4773929 or email book­ings@ saile­sport­san­dleisure.ie

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