Championing Cork

Sport for Business in Cork held the second gathering of an enthusiastic group of sports administrators, local businesses and champions of sport in Cork last friday morning.

The coming together was a follow up to an initial Breakfast held in the Metropole Hotel in February and the aim of bringing people together is to create a greater sense of collaboration across the multiple different aspects of sport in the City and County.

The Leadership Group which met at Cork Cricket Club explored the ways in which we could work together best and some of the short, medium and long term goals that the group can set for itself.

It is very much about supporting sport in every form from grassroots through to elite and building structures that will make it easier to make collective gains when it comes to campaigns, facilities, and more.

The next meeting of the wider group will take place at the National Rowing Centre and will include a workshop style approach to determining what the key elements are that can be advanced faster by working together.

The original idea for the gathering of smart minds and enthusiastic champions came about through Sport for Business and Maeve Buckley from Leading Sport.

Our ambition is to create similar groups in Galway and Belfast over the next few months and to see where this journey of sporting and business collaboration can take each area.

It is an exciting project to be a part of.

Among those who have been involved or expressed an interest in Sport for Business Cork so far are representatives from UCC, Munster Rugby, Cork City FC, CIT, Cork Sports partnership, Cricket Ireland, Athletics Ireland, Cork GAA, Rowing Ireland, Leisureworld, Fáilte Ireland, Trigon Hotels, Bank of Ireland, Olympic Federation of Ireland, Sport Ireland, Eventbrite, Grant Thornton, Laya Healthcare, Swim Ireland, the Gaelic Players Association and more.

If you would like to be involved in Cork, Galway or Belfast, please do get in touch with us via email and let’s see what might be possible.

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