Sports Officer

Our Sports Development Officer, Laura Coady, is available on request to provide assistance to sporting clubs and groups in the city in relation to starting up new clubs, the availability of facilities and venues, coaching courses, etc.

Laura is also available to assist youth groups and community groups in providing after-school sports activities to young people.

Keep Well - Move!

Cycling on the Green Blarney Life Centre at FitzGerald's Park, Cork 

With so many sporting activities on hold, we’ve developed a Keep Well – Move! campaign, designed to keep Cork moving. Building on the government’s Keep Well, Keep Active programme and supported by the ETB, Move! provides people with options to stay active despite the current restrictions.

During the summer months, we ran a hugely successful series Sports on the Green starting with soccer, in collaboration with the FAI and the Cork Sports Partnership, and including Cycling on the Green and Zumba on the Green. Keep Well - Move! also includes an extensive programme of Orienteering sessions that will take place again in January 2021 (see Orienteering section, below).

Most recently, we’ve partnered with Munster Rugby and the Cork Community Gardaí to deliver a Rugby on the Green programme in local housing estates.

For more information on Keep Well – Move! contact



Due to the current Level 5 restrictions, the following events have been postponed. They will be rescheduled when conditions allow and details will be updated here.

Cork City Council is running Orienteering events for young people across the City in January 2021. We are working with Bishopstown Orienteering Club and Cork Sports Partnership on these.  

 In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, we can only have one school class/ youth group taking part at any one time.

 If you would like to book any of your groups in, please email with a preferred time slot and the number of students in your group.

 There will be a cost of €2 per student for these events, which will take place at: 

  • Monday 11th January, Rochestown Greenway
  • Tuesday 12th January, Fitzgerald’s Park
  • Friday 15th January, Passage West (start) – Rochestown Greenway
  • Monday 18th January, Gerry O’Sullivan Park
  • Wednesday 20th January, Douglas Greenway & Tramore Valley Park
  • Tuesday 26th January, Glen River Park
  • Wednesday 27th January, Ballincollig Regional Park
  • Thursday 28th January, Tramore Valley Park


Contact Us

Laura Coady, Sports Development Officer

Sports & Sustainability

Community, Culture & Placemaking

Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork.

Telephone: 021 4924741