Gymnastics Ireland Launched Today

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Today Irish Gymnastics revealed it’s new identity as Gymnastics Ireland,the governing body for gymnastics in Ireland, a 32 county organisation spanning 8 administrative regions.

 The new look website is fantastic, full of great content, up to date and features which are especially important in this day and age – social media links. Louis Smith was on hand in Dublin to assist with the launch. The new brand has been a long time coming for Gymnastics Ireland but Full Twist is delighted that it has all finally come together, just upset that we couldn’t make the launch today.

Ciaran Gallagher, Gymnastics Ireland CEO said:

“We are delighted that Louis could be here today to help us launch the new Gymnastics Ireland brand. He is the ideal individual as he is not only one of the best gymnasts in the world, but he is also a great personality and really conveys what Gymnastics Ireland is now all about.”

“Gymnastics Ireland is the governing body for a sport that has enjoyed rapid growth over the past number of years. Participation levels have increased from 6000 in 2007 to almost 12,000 now.  This rate of increase looks set to continue and our activity today will hopefully increase this even further,” .

“Gymnastics is one of the biggest sports in the world, one of the oldest Olympic sports and achieves some of the highest viewing figures for sports events on the planet. In Germany, for example, male gymnastics is the second most popular sport after football. Gymnastics is a sport for everyone and is the foundation for other sports like rugby, soccer and GAA, as strength, balance, agility and spatial awareness are all key gymnastic elements essential to the development of the all-round sports person”.

Check Gymnastics Ireland out on TwitterFacebookFlickrYouTube.  Read the full press release here. Images from the launch can be seen here.

 

6 Comments

  1. brian lee says:

    So Irish gymnastics is launched without Kieran Behan present and not even an interview, well done||

  2. Admin says:

    The launch was Thursday…. he began competing on Friday, just before he won his second FIG medal. So yes it was launched without him. I’m sure there will be an interview with Kieran soon.

  3. Ellen May says:

    Good to hear that the sport and the organization of the sport of gymnastics is evolving into a bigger and better entity. Hopefully people will utilize the great information on the new website to educate themselves on this great sport.

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