Families Flock to Sport Ireland SportsFest

Over 3,000 people took refuge from the rain at the Sport Ireland Campus yesterday experiencing over 30 different sports at the Family SportFest 2019.

Part of #BeActive European Week of Sport the Family SportFest aim is to introduce people to the wide variety of sports that are available to the community.

The event is part of the #BeActive European Week of Sport and provided opportunities for both adults and children of all ages and abilities to trial the world-class facilities at the Sport Ireland Campus and sample over 30 different sports that were showcased throughout the day, alongside well-known faces from Irish sport.

Hurling All Ireland Winner Michael Breen, 3 time All Ireland winner Ciara Trant and Dublin GAA star Alan Brogan were among the stasrs in attendance.

“Our hope is that the Family SportFest will not only help to inspire the next generation of Irish stars but to also foster a lifelong love of sport and show them they are always welcome here at the Sport Ireland Campus, the Home of Irish Sport,” said Sport Ireland CEO John Treacy.

“That this celebration of sport can be held during European Work of Sport, for which Sport Ireland is the national co-ordinator, is even better.”

“Today was a significant day for the Sport Ireland Campus,” added Michael Murray, Chief Operating Officer at the Campus.

“It gave the chance to showcase the world class facilities to the general public, and highlight the vast range of classes and programmes that are available here all year round to the community.”

“The turnout today was fantastic and to see so many families enjoying a range of sports is what this campus is all about. While these facilities are home to some of Ireland’s top sports and sports stars, they are also for the public and after today we hope to see families coming back to enjoy everything the Sport Ireland Campus has to offer.”

“Sport plays a massive role in Irish society, said Brogan. “I’m very lucky to have played football for Dublin and played a game that I’m hugely passionate about.”

“Sport has the unique ability to bring people of all ages and abilities together. The facilities at the Sport Ireland Campus would inspire anyone to get involved in sport, it’s fantastic to see so many people as possible to come down to Family SportFest to enjoy the facilities and sample some sports they may have never tried before.”

Join us tomorrow when we take a look back on the opening day of activity at the Dublin SportsFest

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