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.