Gymnastics In Ireland
Gymnastics is ever increasing in popularity in Ireland with currently approx. 14,000 direct members involved in the sport making us one of the largest Olympic sports in the country.
New clubs are springing up all over the country and our membership is growing every year so the future looks bright and full of opportunity!
Outside Gymnastics Ireland’s direct membership, gymnastics is a one of the few mandatory sports in the Physical Education curriculum in Ireland so we can be confident that the participation numbers, once you bear this in mind, far exceed the 14,000 direct members of our organisation! Gymnastics Ireland is committed to working within this system to build the sport for the future.
Gymnastics Ireland is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of Gymnastics in Ireland and is officially recognised as such by the Irish Sports Council (ISC).
Gymnastics Ireland is affiliated to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) and the Federation of Irish Sport (FIS).
Gymnastics Ireland spans 8 administrative regions, each operating through the coordination of a ‘Regional committee’ (RC).
North Dublin, South Dublin, South East, Southern, South West, West, Midlands, Northern
Gymnastics Ireland caters for 8 disciplines of Gymnastics, each governed nationally by a ‘Technical Committee’ (TC).
4 Olympic disciplines
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG), Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG), Trampoline Gymnastics (TRA), Rhythmic Gymnastics (RHY)
4 Non-Olympic disciplines
Acrobatic Gymnastics (ACRO), Tumbling Gymnastics (TUM), Gymnastics for All (GFA),
Sports Aerobics (Aero)
Gymnastics Ireland as an organisation is funded through 3 separate tiers of funding:
Public sector funding (ISC, Government Department fund etc...)
Internal finance (membership fees, core activities, commercial initiatives…)
Private sector sponsorship