At the launch of Cork SportsAbility Day 2020, were back l-r: Lily Byrd (Rebel Wheelers), Thomas O’Herlihy (Special Olympics Athlete), Cork SportsAbility Forum member Terence McSweeney (COPE Foundation), Ella (Royal Cork Yacht Club and NCBI), Wayne O’Callaghan (Special Olympics Athlete Leadership Programme), Kate Feeney (Sports Inclusion Disability Officer); Front l-r: Isobelle (FAI Frame Football), Cian O’Neill (CIT Athletics Scholarship Programme), and members of Rebel Wheelers, Alan Dineen, and Dylan McCarthy. (Vitaliy Makhnanov)

Promoting sport and physical activity for people with a disability, Cork SportsAbility Day 2020 will take place at the Mardyke Arena UCC on Saturday, 21st March from 11am-2pm.

The event is open to people with disabilities, families, teachers, sports coaches or anyone interested in sport or physical activity for people of all abilities.

This year’s Cork SportsAbility Day aims to be better than ever before with a huge variety of Come and Try Sessions and Activity Demonstrations on the day.

Taster sessions include archery, GAA for all, gymnastics, wheelchair basketball, climbing wall, adapted tag rugby, and Fundamental Movement and Motor Skills Programme to name just a few.

Over 20 information stands from a range of inclusive clubs and organisations will be sharing their information on the day.

A sensory room will also be on site for any visitors who may need some quiet time during their visit.

All visitors will be invited to take part in the ‘Move a Mile Challenge’, to finish a great day of activity for all. 

‘Positive event’

David Quinlan, assistant sales manager with Blackwater Motors Volkswagen, highlighted: “Blackwater Motors Volkswagen are excited to continue their sponsorship of Sportsability Day, it is such a positive event promoting sport for all abilities.

“The initiative behind SportsAbility Day is great as it not only creates a wider awareness about sports inclusion but also gives people the chance to try out a range of sports and find one that suits their interest all in the one venue.” 

This free family friendly event is not to be missed, with activities for people of all ages and abilities to join in. We look forward to seeing you all there.

To register and for further information log on to or check out Cork SportsAbility Facebook page.