Sport is an important part of community life in South Tipperary. As such, we’ve developed some excellent sports facilities for golf, tennis, football, hurling and almost every other activity you can think of.
The South Tipperary Sports Partnership has a remit of encouraging people of all ages to get involved in sport. It supports the development of facilities and the promotion of participation in physical activity. The Partnership programme includes walking programmes such as Sli na Slainte, the Buntus Programme in the schools, and other adult activities. Contact the Partnership directly for details of clubs and associations in your area.
Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find a local club to share it. GAA Hurling and football clubs are very popular in South Tipperary, and most towns and villages have facilities. Swimming pools and recreation/leisure centres are located in all the main towns. Equestrian activities – such as show jumping, dressage, trekking, eventing competitions and polocrosse – are also very popular; there are three racecourses (in Clonmel, Thurles and Tipperary). Greyhound racing takes place at Clonmel and Thurles. Cycling, too, has a long tradition here: top cyclist Sean Kelly was born here, and a stage of the Tour de France was held here in the 1998.
Cycling Clubs: Carrick Wheelers, the Sean Kelly Racing Academy and Clonmel Cycling club.
Golf Clubs: Cahir Park Golf Club, Slievenamon Golf Club outside Clonmel, Ballykisteen Golf & Country Club at Limerick Junction, Tipperary Golf Club and Clonmel Golf Club.
Tennis Clubs: Ballypatrick, Castleview in Carrick on Suir, Hillview Sports Club in Clonmel, Larkspur in Cashel, Lattin, Tipperary town (3), Rosanna, Tipperary Co and Canon Hayes.
Soccer Clubs: Clonmel Town, Cahir Park, St Michael in Tipperary town and Carrick United. (12 boys’ and 30 adult’s clubs in total.)
Rugby Clubs (all levels): Clonmel, Carrick on Suir, Cashel, Clanwilliam, Thurles and Fethard.
Athletics Clubs: Clonmel, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary town, Ballynonty, Fethard and Coolaquill.
Sporting Facilities in South Tipperary
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