News 2019

Title:  Sport Ireland Announce Women in Sport Funding; Mountaineering Ireland Receive €50,000
Date:  10/09/2019

Mountaineering Ireland are delighted to be named as one of National Governing Bodies selected to receive the latest round of Women in Sport Funding from Sport Ireland. This funding will aid in the advancement of already existing Women In Sport programmes within Mountaineering Ireland, as well as enabling the introduction of new programmes over the next two years. These programmes will help deliver Mountaineering Ireland’s goals with regards to female participation as identified in the current Strategic Plan, launch last year.

Mountaineering Ireland’s Strategic Plan links the Women In Sport programmes with the four pillars outlined by Sport Ireland in their Women In Sport Policy – Coaching & Officiating, Active Participation, Leadership & Governance and Visibility.

  • Coaching & Officiating – Broaden the coaching base to include more women from grassroots to high performance. Increase the number of women officiating.
  • Active Participation – Significantly reduce the active sport participation gradient between men and women. Reduce the drop-out from physical activity and sport in young girls. Engage with women of a minority background.
  • Leadership & Governance – Progress towards greater gender balance in Board membership of funded bodies. Provide a pathway for women aspiring to become leaders of funded bodies.
  • Visibility – Increase the visibility and profile of our female role models in sport. – Use the heroes of today to inspire the next generation of future Olympians and Paralympians.

Mountaineering Ireland’s CEO; Murrough McDonagh, would like to thank Sport Ireland and Minister's Brendan Griffin and Shane Ross for their support and investment towards increasing and supporting female participation in hillwalking and climbing throughout the island of Ireland.


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