NEWS NEWS NEWS
Coral Leisure are to star in this years "The Apprentice"
Bill Cullen gets behind that famous boardroom desk for the third run in the multi award winning series, THE APPRENTICE. Starting September 20th 2010 on TV3 the big boss man will line out with co-sharks Jackie Lavin and Brian Purcell to begin the drill of finding this year’s best business head amongst 16 hopeful candidates.
The eager entrants will battle it out for 13 weeks in a series of weekly tasks set by Ireland’s top brands in what is still one of Europe’s toughest economic neighbourhoods. They have left successful careers behind in the hope that they will be the one chosen by Bill Cullen - the self -made rags to riches millionaire - as the aspiring tycoons compete in the toughest challenge of their lives.
Last year, Coral Leisure’s own Gearldine O’Callaghan finished in the semi finals.
Coral Leisure manage 7 leisure facilities all across Ireland and own one private leisure facility in the heart of Dublin 2, The Fitness Dock. They are considered, in the industry, Ireland’s leading operator of public facilities.
Coral Leisure add Killarney Sports and Leisure Campus to the Group
12th January 2010
S.P. Sports Management are delighted to announce the addition of Killarney Sports and Leisure Campus. Killarney Sports and Leisure Campus is the eighth centre to join the Coral Leisure group. The Campus has a 25 meter, 5 lane pool, Learner Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, state of the art, fully equipped gym, a multi purpose sports hall and a fabulous studio.
White Flag 2009
Coral Leisure are delighted and very proud to announce that our centres, that went for their White Flag award, all achieved their White Flag at a star studded gala dinner in the Burlington, Dublin 2 on Friday 23rd October. The White Flag shows our commitment to the public and our members. We are also delighted to announce that David Moore, our centre manager from Monaghan Leisure Complex, won the very special Manager of the Year Award. Pitcures and more news to follow ...........
Spinathons at the Ready – Coral Leisure Group get on their bikes for suicide prevention
Irish Fitness company, Coral Leisure Group, will be getting on their bikes over the next year all in aid of the charity, Suicide or Survive (SOS).
The company has chosen SOS as their charity of the year for the next 12 months and will be pulling out the stops to raise as much funds as they can to help make a difference.
Coral Leisure Group has seven centres throughout
These include bike spinathons, Guess the Baby competitions, Football matches and staff auctions. All money raised will go towards SOS’s suicide prevention services, including their innovative and unique Eden Programme, which is a six month educational and therapeutic programme for those who are suicidal or have attempted suicide.
Rachel Brennan, Coral Leisure’s Marketing Manager said:
“Suicide is a big issue in today’s
Caroline McGuigan, SOS’s Founder and Chief Executive said at the launch of the partnership:
“Suicide or Survive are delighted that Coral Leisure Group have chosen us as their charity of the year. We work towards making a positive difference with regards to suicide in
For further information, please contact Leo Donaghy, Fundraising Manager at Suicide or Survive on 1890 577 577 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coral Leisure are growing
Coral Leisure are delighted to announce the opening of our seventh Leisure Centre, Coral Leisure Cobh. Coral Leisure Cobh has a 25 meter, 5 lane pool, Learner Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, state of the art, fully equipped gym and a superb studio. Come on down or call our team on 021 420 1696
Coral Leisure Askeaton Official Opening
21st January 2008
Today saw the official opening of Askeaton Pool and Leisure. The event attracted huge attention and the centre was opened by none other than President Mary McAleese. Camillus Muldowney, Managing Director of the management company Coral Leisure said, "It was truly a momentus occasion for Askeaton town. We are very proud to be associated with a project like this. The centre has been a huge success with the local and surrounding areas and I would like to thank the staff and management of Askeaton Pool and Leisure for all their hard work over the past 6 months."
Set on picturesque grounds, Askeaton Pool and Leisure opened its doors in September 2007. Since then the centre has gone from strength to strength. Askeaton Pool and Leisure has a fully equipped gym with the best cardio and weights equipment. A fabulous Sauna, Steamroom, Jacuzzi and 25m Pool.
ILAM White Flag / Quality Leisure Management / STEM (Sustainable Together through Environmental Management)
Coral Leisure - Monaghan Leisure Complex were last night (18th October 2007) awarded the prestigious ILAM White Flag Award at a ceremony at the Annual ILAM Ireland conference dinner in the Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort in Trim Co. Meath.
The White Flag Award is a Quality award with key criteria classified under a number headings including facility interior, exterior & grounds; staff training and qualifications, disability access and provision, swimming pool hygiene; operations; environmental management; water quality and treatment and education information. Each leisure facility must have safe and easy access, qualified and trained staff, good health & safety procedures, follow industry codes of practice, are also imperative for the White Flag. By following White Flag criteria, making some necessary changes, a leisure facility can reach a very high standard, offering the best possible service, without resorting to major structural changes.
The success of the White Flag Award is clearly demonstrated by the significant increase in both applications and awards. Since the awards inception in 2001, there has been an increase from 28 to 80 awards. The White Flag Award has established itself as the quality mark that all leisure facilities must strive to achieve and is endorsed by Failte Ireland and the Irish Hotels Federation. It is also a mandatory requirement for Health Spas seeking funding from Failte Ireland.
“The White Flag Award is fast becoming an essential mark of quality within the health and leisure industry. A leisure facility can reach a very high standard, offering the best possible service, without resorting to major structural changes. The recent case of Legionnaires in a Donegal hotel spa highlights the need for strict regulations to be enforced to ensure high standards within leisure centres, spas and other facilities. Without legislation to govern such facilities the White Flag Award ensures key criteria are maintained and that high standards are met."
Back in August of this year Coral Leisure - Monaghan Leisure Complex were also awarded the Quality Leisure Management (QLM) Award which qualifies them as an Approved Training Centre for the delivery of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. This was awarded following an external verification visit from Charley Ramsey from Edinburgh, Scotland and John Tibby will be commencing courses at the centre soon.
Coral Leisure – Monaghan Leisure Complex were also one of the last companies to get enrolled on the STEM Project. As the project nears completion MLC are proud to have achieved accreditation to BS 8555.
The STEM Project
The STEM Project is a three year project which was established in 2004 and concludes in October 2007. The project is funded by the EU INTERREG IIIA Programme for Ireland/Northern Ireland, nine participating Councils and Southern Group Environmental Health Committee.
A business or organisation will have an impact on our environment regardless of its size. This impact can be controlled and managed by implementing an Environmental Management System (EMS).
MLC Manager’s Comment
Since opening our doors back on 19th August 2006 Coral Leisure’s Monaghan Leisure Complex has gone from strength to strength. This success has been down to the exceptional continued support of the people of Monaghan and neighbouring counties. Add to this the commitment and enthusiasm shown by each of the 32 employees at MLC and it’s not hard to see why we’ve been recognised with these 3 awards. I personally want to thank you the public for your continued support and all my staff who strive to ensure we offer a quality service. Without the vision of Declan Nelson our County Manager we wouldn’t have our state of the art facility, without you our customers we couldn’t stay open and without our team of staff hired by Coral Leisure we couldn’t operate so this clearly is a team venture. Thank you.
Another new leisure centre has now joined the Coral Leisure group. Askeaton Pool and Leisure in Askeaton, Co. Limerick. We are proud to announce this new addition to the Coral Leisure Group. Officially opened on the 5th of August. The Leisure centre includes a 25meter pool, Learner pool, Sauna Steam room and Jacuzzi, Fully equipped gym, Pro shop plus much much more. Askeaton Manager, Eamon Ryan has said "In Coral Leisure Askeaton we believe in the health driven approach focusing on health, fitness and wellness. We are very exited about this opportunity with Askeaton Pool and Leisure. Coral Leisure have a successful proven track record in the managing public facilities” We would like to welcome everybody down to the fabulous, state of the art facility.
Check back again soon for more full details of what the Askeaton facility has to offer.
Two new centres have now joined the Coral Leisure group. The Forest Park Leisure Centre in Courtown, Co. Wexford and the Leisure Complex on Clones Road, Monaghan. We would like to extend our warmest welcome to these centres and all their customers.