Sports Chaplaincy in Ireland


What a privilege it is for Sports Chaplaincy Ireland to serve people in clubs and associations up and down the country! Every person is important and valuable – from the athlete, to the supporter, and every staff member, volunteer and helper in between. As a team of volunteer chaplains, we can bring a gospel of care and love that does not have to fit a budget or particular outcome. We are instead able to bring pastoral and spiritual care that cuts across all agendas and is totally people centred.


We have as a club benefitted enormously from having a Chaplain and Dario has been of value to not only the players and staff, but also the board.

Gerard Lawlor
ex Chairman, Cliftonville FC

Our club chaplain has helped me to gain a unique perspective on issues I had. He went above and beyond for me in my time of need.

Marcus Kane
Glentoran FC Captain

There are so many things people don't see going in an athlete's life away from the playing arena - and this is where the chaplaincy can play a pivotal role.

Megan Bell
Northern Ireland International

Meet the team

Chaplaincy Ireland Resources

Ireland General Donations

Ireland Chaplains Donation

Useful Resources

Ireland Induction & Refresher Training
Wellbeing Booklet
Serving Sport in Ireland 2021/2022
Introduction to Sports Chaplaincy
Code of Practice