SHINE is a programme designed to support emerging sporting talent in the county of Meath. It is based around the development of skills and knowledge that will enhance these young athletes / players’ ability to fulfill their sporting potential.

SHINE is a Meath Local Sports Partnership initiative rolled out every two years and has been going since 2010. To-date over 30 talented 15- 23 year olds in their sporting disciplines has taking part on this programme

Robert Whelan – (SHINE 2012) Long Jump & Sprinter Navan AC

The Shine programme provided me with the opportunity to learn from some of Ireland’s top sports performance coaches, many of whom have worked with Olympic squads. It was this knowledge that I found most beneficial. SHINE participants were provided with the same information that many of the world’s top athletes put into practice on a daily basis. In the words of one performance expert, if we can pick the brains of those already at the top, the path to the top becomes a lot easier.

SHINE 2014 – Eligibility

All sportspeople in Meath between the ages of 15 and 23 participating in sports recognized by the Irish Sports Council are eligible to apply for a place on this programme.

The support will be offered in the form of a place on the programme run over two years. Young sportspeople in Meath will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of places. Selections will be made by a panel based on a number of factors including sporting potential and need.


We expect to deliver this programme from October 2014. The development areas that we are aiming to support these athletes’ / players’ in are the following:

– Programme planning – Nutrition

– Performance Psychology – Strength & Conditioning

– Media & Communications              – Role of Physio/Rehab

– Brand Management              – Performance Management

We will be using some of Irelands’ top practitioners in these areas to ensure we deliver a programme of the highest standard to maximize the potential of Meaths’ emerging Athletes and Players.

SHINE application forms can now be downloaded from our website . Closing date for applications is Wednesday September 30th 2014. Candidates will be shortlisted for interviews based on information supplied on applications.

For more information contact: Meath Local Sports Partnership: or on Tel: 046-9067337

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