Sáile sports and community hub
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.
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