Sport Ireland Winter Initiative

The Winter Initiative campaign developed by Sport Ireland is a 90-day challenge across November, December and January encouraging participants to increase their daily activity over the course of the campaign.

The main aim of the program is to get as many people active as possible.

We need you to #getcavanactive this winter.

  • The challenge requires participants to track their chosen physical activity using minutes of exercises. This can be any form of sport or physical activity such as walking, running, cycling, gym class, dancing etc.
  • Participants track their daily activity through a downloadable exercise calendar provided by Cavan LSP with the aim of reaching 90 minutes of exercise per week which can be spread across the week or in 2/3 sessions.
  • The challenge will also promote a healthy lifestyle incorporating the 5 ways to wellbeing.
  • Participants who sign up for this initiative will receive the activity tracker calendar as well as weekly motivational messages & exercise tips via email.

If you would like to take part in the Winter Initiative please sign up via the registration link -

A full list of all the events and activities planned all around the country that people can get involved in is available on the Sport Ireland website at

Pictured at the launch of the Winter Initiative at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena are (L-R); Kevina Malone, Programmes Manager DLR LSP; Shane Califf, Sport Ireland Director of National Governing Bodies; Ellen Keane, Paralympic Swimmer; Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht Jack Chambers; Shane Ryan, Olympic Swimmer; Una May, Sport Ireland CEO; Nicola Tuthill, Irish international hammer thrower; Louise Burke, Sport Ireland Director of Participation; Declan McMahon, Communications Officer, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown LSP.