South Dublin County Council

Sport in the Community Development Officers

The Sports & Recreation Office co-funds and provides support and direction to our team of Sport in the Community Development Officers across the sporting disciplines of Soccer, Rugby, Cricket & GAA

These development officers promote their respective sports across the county providing and facilitating a varied range of programmes to include training, education, integration, women in sport, and disability sport in conjunction with the Sports Office.  These officers deliver coaching and training to both, primary and secondary schools, community groups, and sports clubs right across the county. They assist to develop club structures and promote the ethos of fair play, sports inclusion among their various disciplines. They provide teachers and students with an opportunity to learn and up skills in their relevant sports while promoting schools club links throughout the county providing teachers and students with an opportunity to learn and up skills in their relevant sports while promoting schools club links throughout the county.

Themes across all codes: 

Disability 

  • Football For All Programmes,
  • Terenure Tigers,
  • Table Cricket,  

Community:

  • Drop In’s
  • School Blitz
  • Give it a try – Taster session,
  • Fundamental Movements  
  • School Holiday Camps 

School’s/College Programme

  • Primary & Secondary School Sports Development Programmes & Competitions 
  • 3rd Level development 
  • Delivery & support of the sports training programme Sportivate South Dublin in partnership with the DDETB

Social Inclusion in Sport 

  • Walking Football Club / Player Development - Coach Education
  • Nursery development
  • Emerging Talent / High Performance Programme 
  • Club Development Workshops (quarterly)
  • International Programmes
  • Girls in Sport Programmes
  • Late Night Leagues  
  • After School Programmes 
  • Show Racism the red card
  • Drug Rehabilitation Interventions
  • Training Centre Programmes supporting people with a learning disability

Sport in the Community Development Officers  

FAI Officers

Stephen Rice
Stephen.rice@fai.ie
087 7725857  

JJ Glynn
gerard.glynn@fai.ie
086 0489870 

Jim Crawford
jim.crawford@fai.ie
086 8251165 

Mark Connors
mark.connors@fai.ie
087 4137932  

Rugby Officer 
ken.moore@leinsterrugby.ie
0872832989 

Cricket Officer
kenny.carroll@cricketleinster.ie
087 2757486