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Irish Sports Monitor Annual Report 2013


O'Leary, K., Ipsos MRBI

Subject Keywords: Participation in sport
Topic: Obesity
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

· Participation in sport has risen from 44.8% to 47.2%. This last figure is equivalent to almost 1.7 million Irish adults participating in sport regularly.

· The trend towards sports participated in on an individual basis continues in the 2013 study with almost four times as many people participating in individual sports (41.5%) than team based activities (10.9%).

·Team sports are often played in combination with one another, with, for example, 29% of those playing Gaelic football also playing soccer.

· The proportions participating in personal exercise, running, cycling, weights and dancing have increased, while the proportion participating in golf has declined.










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Suggested citation:

O'Leary, K., Ipsos MRBI. (2014) Irish Sports Monitor Annual Report 2013 [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 15th October 2019].


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