In the Irish Sports Council’s (ISC) strategy “A New Era for Sport 2000-2002″, The Council proposed to establish a nationwide network of Local Sports Partnerships to create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sport at a local level.

The ISC identified that the effective development of sport and recreation at a local level would be best delivered through the adoption of a partnership approach between all bodies and organizations involved in the delivery of sport and recreation locally.   Following the Irish Sports Council’s competition process in 2007 South Dublin County was designated as a Local Sports Partnership site and the recruitment of a Co-ordinator took place in November 2007