Sport

 

Sport plays an integral role in the life of the local community and the town is endowed with excellent sporting and leisure facilities and boasts a large number of clubs catering for an array of different sports.

Both the local GAA and soccer clubs have top class playing pitches and training facilities and St Louis Community School is up there with the best in the country in terms of it’s sporting facilities.

In the town centre there is a fine squash/handball complex with shower facilities. We can also boast of a unique outdoor gym at the town sculpture park.

Kiltimagh can lay claim to some notable achievements and personalities in the world of sport down the years,

Sean Lavan, born in Cordarragh in 1898 was to become one of Ireland’s foremost athletes in the 1920’s and represented his country in the Olympic Games of 1924 and 1928. However he is probably best known for being the first gaelic footballer to employ the ‘toe to hand’ technique or ‘solo run’ as it’s now commonly known as and which is an integral part of modern Gaelic Football.

GAA CLUB

Founded in 1887, Kiltimagh GAA Club is one of the oldest and most vibrant clubs in the county and caters for all players ranging from U – 8s up to senior. The under age set up is one of the best in the county with the club having enjoyed regular successes down the years at Divisional and County level. The senior team currently competes in the Mayo Intermediate Championship.

Kiltimagh-Knock Utd

The first soccer club in Kiltimagh was formed in the early 1970’s and it existed under various names until 2002 when the then club, Kiltimagh Athletic merged with neighbours Knock United to form Kiltimagh-Knock United. The club have developed excellent facilities at their base in Cloonlee, three miles from town, which encompasses state of the art dressing rooms, playing pitch, training pitch and an astro turf facility which is available for hire to other clubs and groups.

Basketball Club

St Louis Community School has a long and proud tradition in basketball down the years but it was not until 2002 that Kiltimagh Giants basketball club was founded. The club, which has thrived since its formation, caters for boys and girls aged 8 to 16 years.

Golf

Kiltimagh is ideally located to take advantage of the wealth of excellent golf courses in the West of Ireland. Most local golfers are members of Ballyhaunis, Claremorris or Swinford clubs. Other courses around include Balla (Par 3), Claremorris, Mulranny, Castlebar, Ballinrobe, Westport and two magnificent championship links courses at Enniscrone and Carne, Belmullet.

Walking

There are a number of mapped walking routes for the Kiltimagh area all varying in distance and difficulty. The walker will experience varying landscapes which will include mountain, woodland, bog tracks etc. These walks which cater for walkers of all levels of experience include a selection of walks available around Kiltimagh to help walkers become familiar with the area and also the Sliabh Cairn walk which will take you into attractive hilltop se﬙ings, with marvellous views over the landscape.

Angling

The Pollagh, Glore and Gweestion, offer good brown trout fishing and are all tributaries of the River Moy, a mere 20 minutes drive away. Kiltimagh is a good central location for the plentiful salmon and trout lakes and rivers of Mayo. Kiltimagh is also in the heart of the main area, classified by the Fisheries Board, for coarse angling in Mayo. The local Angling Club has hosted a number of major events in recent years, including the All Ireland Pike Fishing Championship.

Coillte Court

Coillte Court   The newly refurbished court is located adjacent to Coláiste Raifteiri, Balla Road, Kiltimagh where the kiltimagh further education centre is located.   The court has a keypad entry system and the floodlights come on automatically if required....

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Angling

The Pollagh, Glore and Gweestion, offer good brown trout fishing and are all tributaries of the River Moy, a mere 20 minutes drive away. Kiltimagh is a good central location for the plentiful salmon and trout lakes and rivers of Mayo. Kiltimagh is also…

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Walking

There are a number of mapped walking routes for the Kiltimagh area all varying in distance and difficulty. The walker will experience varying landscapes which will include mountain, woodland, bog tracks etc. These walks which cater for walkers of all…

read more

Golf

Kiltimagh is ideally located to take advantage of the wealth of excellent golf courses in the West of Ireland. Most local golfers are members of Ballyhaunis, Claremorris or Swinford clubs. Other courses around include Balla (Par 3), Claremorris, Mulranny,…

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Basketball Club

St Louis Community School has a long and proud tradition in basketball down the years but it was not until 2002 that Kiltimagh Giants basketball club was founded. The club, which has thrived since its formation, caters for boys and girls aged 8…

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Kiltimagh / Knock United

The first soccer club in Kiltimagh was formed in the early 1970’s and it existed under various names until 2002 when the then club, Kiltimagh Athletic merged with neighbours Knock United to form Kiltimagh-Knock United. The club have…

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Kiltimagh GAA

In 1887 three years after the foundation of the GAA, a club under the name of ‘O’Donnell Abu’s’ was established in the town but there is very little known of its activities or personnel until 1910 when the club was reformed under the…

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