Sligo Triathlon Club

Welcome to Sligo Tri

We are an all-inclusive club, welcoming and supporting members of all ages and abilities.

We believe in building friendships and lasting bonds through a community of like-minded people, an aim which is fostered through events and activities including club duathlons and triathlons, annual ‘away’ Triathlons and regular social activities.

The club has an active Junior club and also runs a men’s initiative and women’s initiative. 

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New members are always welcome to join Sligo Tri, whether you’re interested in improving your fitness, meeting new people, or competing in the different triathlon events.


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Club Members Coaching Achievement

Club members coaching achievement

Sligo Tri Club are delighted to have four newly qualified Level 1 Coaches join our coaching team.

Having first completed the Tri Leaders Course in 2021, Cindy McCarthy, Gemma Maguire, John Hanley and Dermot Cunningham continued with their studies in order to be qualified to design and deliver training sessions for our members.

The training programme involved completing a number of weekends in face-to-face sessions, as well as online sessions via Zoom. The programme was delivered by Triathlon Ireland in conjunction with World Triathlon. It involved both online assessments and practical assessments of designing and delivering training sessions in each of the three disciplines.

The four coaches appreciated the opportunity to complete the programme and are delighted to not have any more assignments to submit!


Thank you to our Sponsors

Sligo Triathlon Club would like to acknowledge Mullane Plant Hire, The Value Centre Cash & Carry and The Sligo Weekender for their support and sponsorship for our recent Hazelwood Triathlon event which took place in lovely Sligo in September. Thank you so much!


Working with local charities


Race Reports

Cascais Ironman 70.3 – October 2022

A race report by Grace Callaghan  Once upon a time, in a land far far away,….., a Tri Club travelled to take part in an Ironman event. The faraway land- Cascais, Portugal, and the Club- Sligo Tri Club of course. This race report is based on actual events. The initial...

Tri with Pride 2022

Race report by Oisin Keighron.  Signing up I saw the Tri with pride event come up on my Facebook feed a few times and something in it had piqued my interest. I suppose curiosity more than anything made me sign up. Done, got my confirmation from Eventbrite “Christ I’ve...

Sligo Pool Sprint 2022

Race report by Lewis Clarke. Sign up and Tri As a brief introduction, I moved to Sligo at the end of December 2020 with my wife, who grew up in Sligo, and two children who've visited many times. Having run with three different clubs in England prior to lock-down I was...

Croatia Race Report

Report by Vanessa Scanlon. My name is Vanessa and I joined Sligo Triathlon Club after completing the women’s Try A Tri initiative in October 2019. I joined the triathlon club purely based on the positive experiences I had during the Try A Tri. People think when they...

Junior Tri April 2022

We asked some of our junior participants to write about their experience of the Junior Pool Tri in April 2022. Jessica Gardiner, age 9 At first, I was excited but nervous. As soon as I heard the bell, I started swimming the four lengths of the pool. When I got out of...

5K Run Series 2022

Ruth Walsh – Lead femaleNeil O’Rourke – Lead maleBy Rod Toner To gently ease members into 2022 and help kickstart their preparation for a variety of run events in February and March leading into a summer of triathlons, Sligo Tri Club ran a series of 5k runs over six...

My journey to the Return to Triathlon event August 2021

A report by Ciaran Maguire on the Return to Tri. Anyone that knows me, knows that triathlon and me don't go into the same conversation 😅. It started out with me trying to swim in the pool because a work colleague recommended it for back and shoulder pain. I have an...

Return to Tri – 8 August 2021

A report by Colette Young. To mark the 10th anniversary of the Sligo Tri Club's hugely successful Women's and Men's Initiatives, a new plan to inspire people to 'Return to Tri' and provide some guidance, support, and connection after the impact of the pandemic, was...

Hardman Bantry Bay – Middle Distance Triathlon 31st July 2021

A report by James Coulter This was an event I have been wanting to do for a couple of years now, as I heard it was a tough challenge and a good alternative to Ironman events. Little did I know just how tough it was going to be. Getting all of my preparation done,...

Half Iron Bantry Hardman – 8th Aug 2020

By Kate Hawney What a way to start our summer holiday! A wee drive to Banty, Co Cork, getting lost on the way and pitching our tent the night prior. I slept well in the tent and got up before sunset to light the camp stove for my porridge. It was difficult to know...

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