Disability: Sports Inclusion Disability Programmes



Spokesports Sports Club

Every Wednesdays, 6pm – 8pm, Loreto Sportshall

Activities include Wheelchair Basketball and Boccia. For more information, contact Tony Coy on 056 7762775.
Kilkenny Spokesports join with Carlow to participate in Division One of the Irish Wheelchair Basketball League.

Kilkenny Kats Special Olympics Clubs

Thursday 6pm-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.


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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