Author: Damien

Sport Ireland Covid-19: Return to Sport Online resource

Sport Ireland has developed a very useful course for anyone involved in sport. Whether you are a parent, player, coach, club official or volunteer this free online course will ensure you are informed and up to date on public health guidelines and recommendations for returning to sport.  This course is […]

Gareth Mc Neilly- I’m in too

cara launched their “I’m in too“ movement with the aim to capture the voices of people with disabilities to understand the impact that physical activity and sport has on their lives. Gareth Mc Neilly is their newest ambassador. Gareth talks us through his golfing journey as an amputee.   My […]

Birdie Golf Lifts

With golf courses beginning to re-open from today, clubs are looking for ways to ensure their members are kept safe. We talked to Larry Higgins, director of LA engineering in Co. Kildare, who designed and manufactured Birdie Golf Lifts. What is Birdie Golf Lifts? Birdie Golf Lifts is a new […]

The Putt Buddy

The Putt Buddy was designed to make retrieving the ball from the hole safer when golf returns after Covid-19. I talked to Conor O’Boyle from Drogheda who came up with the idea along with Shane Ennis. What is the putt buddy? The Putt Buddy has been designed to provide a […]

Trickshot challenge for Feed the Heroes

Great work is being done by golf clubs across the country to keep their members engaged during these uncertain times. While greenkeepers are carrying out essential maintenance work to ensure the courses are in top condition when their members are able to return, PGA professionals have had to adapt to […]

The Phoenix Cup 2020

Congratulations to Carol Brill (Stackstown golf club) and Kevin Cassidy (Dungannon golf club) who have been selected to represent Europe during the 25th anniversary of the Phoenix Cup. Carol and Kevin are two of fourteen players who make up the European side who will take on the USA in Scotland in […]

Sport Wellbeing Hub launched by Sport Northern Ireland

Sport Wellbeing hub launched by Sport Northern Ireland  The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is the biggest health crisis for generations. The pandemic has increased the mental health risks for our society. Before the crisis hit mental illness was already the single largest cause of ill health and disability in Northern Ireland […]