Performance Planning

Performance Planning is the mechanism that Sport Ireland uses to invest in High Performance National Governing Bodies of Sport. Its purpose is to drive performance and development of sports and athletes in the High Performance system to achieve consistent success at the World level. It enables Sport Ireland and the Sport Ireland Institute of Sport to determine the medal potential of individual sports and athletes. It provides the underpinning evidence for investment decisions to be made where resources are targeted at sports best places to succeed at World level. It is the basis for the subsequent oversight of investment in ensuring that a return on investment is delivered for public funds.


Sport Ireland administers the Performance Planning process which has been designed in conjunction with the IIS since 2009. For more information on the background to the development of the process during the London Cycle.

A Performance Plan can be delivered by a sport in whatever format it sees fit to best convey the medal potential of their sport. Sports are required to submit four constituent parts of a Performance Plan, namely; Competition Plan, Preparation Plan, Human Resources Plan and Performance Services Plan A budget costing all elements of the plan is also required to be submitted which constitutes each sports official application for High Performance investment.


All Performance Plans are assessed to determine the medal potential of each sport based on the following criteria;

  • Athlete Potential

  • Drivers of Performance (NGB HP Programmes)

  • Organisational Enablers (NGB Organisations)

 

 

High Performance Programme Investment 2009-2012*

Sport2009 Allocation2010 Allocation2011 Allocation2012 AllocationTotal London Cycle
Olympic Council€363,000€350,000€418,000€440,000€1,571,000
Paralympics Ireland€400,000€500,000€561,000€660,000€2,121,000
Athletics€738,000€657,000€851,000€885,000€3,131,000
Badminton€140,000€90,000€72,000€80,000€382,000
Boxing€741,000€588,000€832,000€755,000€2,916,000
Canoeing€250,000€190,000€129,000€0 (tbc)€569,000
Clay Pigeon€60,000€70,000€70,000€20,000€220,000
Cricket€50,000€60,000€80,000€70,000€260,000
Cycling€457,000€410,000€322,000€260,000€1,449,000
Golf - Ladies€118,000€125,000€118,000€115,000€476,000
Golf - Men€330,000€300,000€285,000€280,000€1,195,000
Hockey€525,000425,000€446,000€450,000€1,846,000
Horse Sport€600,000€600,000€540,000€500,000€2,240,000
Judo€0€0€11,000€10,000€21,000
Pentathlon€0€15,000€43,000€80,000€138,000
Rowing€452,000€550,000€553,000€490,000€2,045,000
Sailing€450,000€430,000€602,000€600,000€2,082,000
Swimming€465,000€335,000€547,000€555,000€1,902,000
Tennis€180,000€180,000€185,000€180,000€725,000
Triathlon€52,000€100,000€196,000€245,000€593,000
Wrestling€0€0€0€5,500€5,500
Total€6,371,000€5,965,000€6,861,000€6,680,500€25,877,500


* Excluding Core, Direct Athlete and Women in Sport investment