The inaugural World Mini Games will take place from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August in Cork as part of the Irish Gathering 2013 and in association with SpóirtFest, a not for profit organisation in Ireland that aims to promote participation in sport and raise funds for amateur sports programmes.

Featuring the second Irish Sports Summit, which brings together sportspeople and decisions makers from Ireland and around the world in an open forum to network, discuss and contribute to the development of Ireland’s sporting and industry success. The Summit takes place on Friday 23rd August in City Hall and will be opened by Minister Michael Ring.

The Summit is themed ‘Growth through Partnership’, and welcomes esteemed Special Guest Jaimie Fuller, Chairmen of SKINS International and Founder of Change Cycling as well as the Current Line up of Speakers:

John Treacy, Chief Execuiive of Irish Sports Council
Liam O’Niell, President of the GAA
Bernard O’Byrne, Chief Execuiive of of Basketball Ireland
Mary O’Connor, Acting Ard Stiurthoir at the Camogie Assocaition
Enda Lynch, Commercial Director Munster Rugby
Noel Mooney, Marketing Menager, UEFA
Christine Moloney, Executive Chairperson, Irish Leisure and Amenities Manager (ILAM)
Mick Hogan, GM at England Rugby World Cup 2015
Sinead Gordon, Head of Operations, British Basketball
Terry Jackman, County Manager, Kukri Sports
Chris Connolly, Sports Law, A&L Goodbody
Paul Collins, Today FM and Ballywire
Jacqui Hurley, RTE Sport
plus many more

We here at the Fota Island Resort Hotel Cork are delighted to annouce that we will be there too and look forward to meeting those attending throughout the day, so please do visit us at our stand.

As well as the Sport Summit on the Friday 23rd August, the World Mini Games will also feature the World Mini Games ActivExpo, an International Corporate Golf Tournament, World Mini Games After Dark as well as the following sports of the Games, such as; 5 and 9 a-side football, Cricket 6’s, Gaelic Games 7s, Hockey 8’s, Rugby 7’s, Dodgeball, Poker, Speed Chess, Darts, Street Handball, Basketball 3×3, Grass Volleyball 3×3, 5k Road Race, Cycling, Flag Football and the national Deadlift Championships.

An action packed weekend in Cork ahead, be sure to join in the events and action that will be taking place throughout the city!