Sunday, March 26, 2017

Disability Sports and Recreation in Ireland

Disability sport IrelandSports for the disabled and special needs is very popular throughout both Southern and Northern Ireland and there is an ever-growing group of clubs and associations dedicated to disabled sports and a number of recreation activities in Ireland. Find a number of websites listed here providing information and club details for a range of sports such as wheelchair sports, deaf sports, sailing, riding, flying, gliding for the disabled and rambling along with a host of disability related sports just waiting for you to enjoy.

Disabled athletes representing Ireland in the 2012 London Olympics received an impressive eight gold medals, three silver and five bronze across a range of sports, an achievement in Irish sport well worth a mention.
 

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Ballymena Rifle and Pistol Club

An accessible gun club with a wheelchair accessible clubroom, disabled toilets and accessible shooting ranges. View images with details of the weapons used and contacts for more information. Cullybackey, Northern Ireland.

Belfast Sailability

Assisting people of all ages with physical disability to take up sailing. View details of the boats with video clips and contacts to give sailing a go with a disability in Ireland.

Cycling Ireland: Paracycling

Para-cycling is cycling for people with disabilities including handcycling road racing, assisted bling cycling and other disabilities. Find information and contacts for disability cycling in Ireland.

Deaf Sports Ireland

Offers a broad range of sporting activities to deaf people in Ireland and highlights the awards won and how to get involved.

Disability Sports NI

Details of disabled sports throughout Ireland. Includes a list of sports clubs, news and how to get involved.

Disabled Fishing: Ireland

Provides details, locations and contacts for disabled and wheelchair accessible fishing in areas of Ireland.

Glideability - Gliding for People with Disabilities

Details of trial lessons and full membership for disabled people wishing to enjoy gliding. Site includes access details, club facilities and how to get involved.

Irish Blind Golf

Explains the rules of the game, tournament details and how to get involved along with future disability golf events for Ireland.

Irish Wheelchair Sports

Details of wheelchair sports in Ireland including archery, bowls, wheelchair rugby and tennis with information supplied by the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Knights Wheelchair Basketball Club

Northern Ireland based charity that has a total of 50 players involved in wheelchair basketball. View fixtures, results and how to join.

Paralympic Ireland

Responsible for managing and preparing the Irish team for the Paralympic Games. Site highlights a number of sports with profiles and details of how to get involved.

Riding for the Disabled Association - Ireland

Offers horse riding and carriage driving activities for people with learning or physical disabilities.

Special Olympics Ireland

Details of summer and winter sports, training and competitions for people with special needs in Ireland.

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