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In Pictures: Laois Sports Partnership launch their fifth Strategic Plan

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Pupils from Scoil Bhr’de Mountrath with teacher Ms Claire Whelan and coach Shay Dooley, Portlaoise Panthers at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Laois Sports Partnership launched their fifth Strategic Plan at an event in Mountrath last week.

The plan has been developed around five thematic themes; Active People, Active Places, Active Partnerships, Active Promotion and Active Governance.

These have been identified and refined to address challenge, barriers and gaps in existing provision which are aligned to other policy documents such as the National Sports Plan, Sport Ireland Statement of Strategy, National Physical Activity Plan, Sport Ireland Participation Plan, Healthy Ireland Framework for improved health and wellbeing, Laois County Council Development Plan and Laois County Council Local Economic and Community Plan.

These themes define the type and nature of work that Laois Sports Partnership are engaged in.

Each theme is expanded through a strategic aim along with a series of key objectives. Each objective has action areas and key performance indicators which will form the Annual Operational Plans.

Caroline Myers, Laois Sports Partnership said: “It is also now more important than ever that we continue to invest and develop opportunities for participation for an active and healthy Laois.

“We will continue to work together with our partner agencies and local communities to create an environment that improves activity, health, and wellbeing.

“With a growing population it is key that Laois Sport Partnership continues to grow its strategic capacity and is supported as the lead agency for sports participation in County Laois.

“We are excited for what is to come and look forward to working with you all in delivering this Strategy “Everybody Active in County Laois.”

Among those in attendance to launch the plan was Dr. Una May, CE Sport Ireland, who stated: “Laois Sports Partnership have identified the need to create sustainable pathways for all to participate in sport, physical activity and recreation in the county.

“Their proactive approach to strengthening partnerships with agencies, organisations, clubs and communities will ensure that sport and physical activity opportunities are accessible to all across the county.

“I commend Laois Sports Partnership on the extensive consultation, evaluation and research carried out during the strategy development, during a period when such work became more challenging than ever.

“This process has led to a strategy that meets the needs of the communities in Laois and has buy in and support across the county. I would like to thank, in particular, the staff and board members of Laois Sports Partnership, as well as all stakeholders and partner organisations who were involved in developing this strategy and who will contribute to its successful delivery.”

Photographer Alf Harvey was present at the launch and you can check out his pictures below:

The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Pupils from St. Fintan’s School Mountrath and teachers Mr Guilfoyle, Ms Ryan and SNA Ms Clancy with coach Shay Dooley, Portlaoise Panthers at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Pupils from St. Fintan’s School Mountrath and teachers Mr Guilfoyle, Ms Ryan and SNA Ms Clancy with coach Shay Dooley, Portlaoise Panthers at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Pupils from Scoil Bhr’de Mountrath with teacher Ms Claire Whelan and coach Shay Dooley, Portlaoise Panthers at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Pupils from Scoil Bhr’de Mountrath with teacher Ms Claire Whelan and coach Shay Dooley, Portlaoise Panthers at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Honorary chairman Louis Brennan is presented with a birthday cake at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
The Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Students from Mountrath Community School at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Members of Portlaoise Irish Wheelchair Association at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Laois Sports Partnership board members and staff and development officers with Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland and Louise Burke, Sport Ireland at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Bernie Turner is presented with a painting for her daughter Nicole Turner by Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Gary O’Reilly is presented with a painting by Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Regina Dunne, Bloom HQ; Gina Reidy, Mountrath Forum; Louis Brennan, honorary chairman LSP; Martin Meade, Mountrath Forum; Eibhlin Smith, LSP chairperson; Caroline Myers, LSP co-ordinator; Ruth Delaney, Mountrath Forum; Andrea Deering, S’ol Foundation and Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Laois Sports Partnership board members and staff with Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland and Louise Burke, Sport Ireland at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.
Anne Marie Kirrane, Healthy Ireland Laois; Caroline Myers, Laois Sports Partnership co-ordinator; Dan Bergin, Laois PPN; Eibhlin Smith, chairperson Laois Sports Partnership; Donal Brennan, director of services Laois County Council; Dr Una May, chief executive Sport Ireland; Se‡n Quinn, general manager Laois Leisure and Diane Seale, Laois PPN at the Laois Sports Partnership Activity Showcase and launch of their strategic plan 2022-2026.
Picture: Alf Harvey.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.