Disability: Sports Inclusion Disability Programmes



Inclusive Summer Programme Dates TBC 2018

Hand Cycling for People with Physical Disabilities

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th of June, 20th and 27th July, The Watershed @12.30

Waterford Greenway Trip: 3rd August


Thursday June 14th Kilkenny Cycle Trip, 11am FREE!

Canal Square, Kilkenny, Bikes available!

Followed by Healthy Lifestyle Talk

Kilkenny City Library at 12 noon


Tuesday 19th June Surf Trip – €15

T Bay Surf School, Meet at the Cinema, Must be booked by 15th of June


Wednesday 27th of June, Orienteering Trail, 11am FREE!

Kilkenny Castle, Meet at the Parade Tower


Friday 6th and 13th of July, Boccia, Skittles and Flisc

Games on the Green, Kilkenny Castle, Meet at The Parade Tower


Wednesday 11th July, Castlecomer Activity Park €10

Team Building, High Ropes /Zip Line or Archery

Meet at Reception, Castlecomer Discover Park


Wednesday 1st August, Canadian Canoeing, Canal Walk €10 TBC


Any morning with prior booking: Pitch and Putt €4 St Canices, Kilkenny City,

Please contact KRSP if you want additional support

Volunteer Training

12th and 13th of July, 10am to 4pm

Sports Leader UK Award

14 years plus

(Priority will be given to those volunteering on Camp)


Nore Valley Camp

16th to the 19th July, 10am to 2pm

€45 per child


St Patricks Camp for Children with Disabilities

23rd   to the 27th July, 10am to 2pm

€55 per child


Athletics/Cycling and Swim Camp for Children with Disabilities


€30 per child


Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Clubs

3pm, Thursday 6 – 7pm The Loreto

Kilkenny Kats is a sports club for children with a learning disability, open to children from 6 upwards. Contact  Caitríona on 056 7794990.


Kilkenny Multi Sport Club for Children with a Physical Disability

Wednesday 6.30 – 7.30pm The Loreto

This is a sports club for children with a physical disability, try athletics, unihoc, basketball and lots more. Contact  Caitríona on 056 7794990.

Football for All for Adults

3pm, The Watershed, Every 2nd Monday  

The Team trains once a fortnight in the Watershed at 3pm and  participate  in the FAI Football Blitzes.  All adults with an intellectual disability are welcome to join the sessions. Check our calender for the date of the next training session.   Contact Caitríona 056 7794991  (087 9750501)

 Camphill Soccer

Football For All For Children

 Evergreen FC, Saturdays

This is a new initiative for Kilkenny and will take place in conjunction with Evergreen Football Club.  

Sessions run every Saturday in the Evergreen Grounds on the Kells Road.

Special Olympics Club – Boccia and Athletics

The Watershed/St Canices Hospital 5.45pm to 6.45pm

The Senior Special Olympic Club meets on Tuesday in the hall in St Canices Hospital for Boccia or the track in the Watershed for athletics. Please contact Brenda Whitely beforehand for more information. This club is for adults and older children with a learning disability. Contact Brenda Whitely for more information 087 2802418 or Caitríona on 056 7794990. 

Boccia League 

Boccia and Go For Life Leagues will be held throughout the year for older adults and people with disabilities.  As part of the league, you will have an opportunity to host games and travel to other local communities or participate in competition days in the Watershed.

Special Olympic Club – Swimming

4pm on Wednesdays

This club is for older children and adults who can already swim. Contact Brenda Whitely for more information 087 2802418  or Caitríona on 056 7794991/087 0650983.  

Swimming Lessons for Children with Disabilities

Tuesdays 5pm – 6pm

Wednesdays 3.30pm, 4.15pm and 5pm

The lessons will take place in St Patricks Hydrotherapy Pool and The Watershed. The lessons can be booked in blocks of 10 at a cost of €50 for 10 lessons. The sessions are tailored to ensure your child is in an appropriate group. If you are unsure about what lesson would suit your child, please contact me or you are more than welcome to bring your child to the pool by arrangement to meet the swim teacher.  For more information, contact Caitríona on 056 7794990. 


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  • Department of Education: Great little resource focusing on the fundamental movement skills, look at activity cards about half way down the page.
  • Participating in Sport Australia: More great stuff form Pete Downs in Australia, download free cards.
  • European Inclusive Physical Education Training: Full  online inclusive physical education training course but also a great resource for those of you that want a little more information.   
  • The Inclusion Club: Free resource with great ideas from all across the world.
  • Youth Sport Trust(UK):The Youth Sport Trust is an independent charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport. Established in 1994, we are passionate about helping all young people to achieve their full potential in life by delivering high quality physical education and sport opportunities. 


The Inclusion Club: – PDF File: TIC_TOPSportsability

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