Activity toys are a great way to encourage children to take part in outdoor activities. As our society veers evermore towards a sedentary lifestyle, it becomes increasingly important to introduce children activities that will get our children up and about, incorporating much-needed exercise in their daily routine.
There are many benefits, both mental and physical, to daily exercise. These include:
In answer to the increasing demand for quality archery accessories, McSport now stocks a full range of premium archery sporting goods, including the Petron brand - the world’s most popular archery equipment manufacturer since 1963. Our comprehensive range of accessories and sports equipment means that we are the one stop shop for archers of all levels, from the complete novice to the seasoned competitor.
Our most popular archery equipment includes:
Archery has grown and continues to evolve in Ireland among players of all ages, with two main areas of archery prevalent in Ireland, namely:
Proper athletics equipment is of vital importance for any athlete who takes their sport seriously. That is why the team at McSport Fitness and Sports Retailers has done all the legwork, sourcing the very best track and field equipment available on the market today.
Today’s athletics have benefited greatly from technological developments, and indeed stands alone as a sport in its own right. McSport.ie stocks a range of quality track and field equipment that includes:
These are just some of the quality athletics apparel and accessories we currently have in stock at our online store. Please do not he
Badminton is fast becoming one of the most popular participant sports in Ireland and the demand for quality badminton equipment has increased accordingly. It appeals equally to both sexes and can be enjoyed by young and old in equal measures. The finals day for the Irish schools' badminton competition in March of each year is attended by over 300 competing youngsters, which attests to the sport’s rapidly growing popularity. That is why the team at McSport has gone to great lengths to source and stock only the very best badminton supplies and sports equipment.
Our superior range of badminton equipment includes:
A Barbell is a common type of fitness equipment that is used in all forms of resistance training including bodybuilding and power lifting. Used with Weight Plates the barbell will help you reach your training goals whether you intend to build muscle or tone up! Use with a Weight Bench and a Power Rack to perform a wide variety of exercises like bench press, squats, dead lifts, and more. We offer standard barbells for non-advanced weightlifters or for use in a studio environment. For intermediate or advanced weightlifters we recommend our Olympic barbells which are thicker in diameter and can hold much more weight. We stock barbells standalone but also offer a selection of barbell kits that come with weight plates up to 145kg in weight.View products
Cardiovascular training has a wide range of benefits from helping you to burn calories, to increasing your heart and lung capacity all while reducing stress and improving your sleep, which all contributes to making you feel amazing!
We at McSport are Ireland's Premier Supplier of Home & Commercial Gym Equipment.
From cardio machines like treadmills, crosstrainers, and spin bikes, to strength equipment like weights, kettlebells, & racks we have all the latest gym equipment from the worlds leading brands including Precor, Nordictrack, Bodymax, and Jordan.
Cricket equipment is a must-have item for any home, school and holiday house. There is nothing quite like a good game of cricket to keep children occupied and out of trouble in a healthy, competitive environment.
As a sport, cricket is enjoyed around the globe and much loved by millions of spectators and players, professionals and amateurs alike.
No office recreation room, pub or home bar area is complete without a dart board and darts accessories. Darts is a game that can be enjoyed by a very wide demographic and also has the advantage of taking up a minimum of space (as apposed to a snooker table or table tennis table), which accounts for its worldwide popularity as both a sport and pastime.
Playing darts is beneficial for a number of reasons, including:
As a team-building exercise a game of darts can be used to address, amongst other things:
Furthermore, darts has been shown to positively influence concentration ability and spatial awareness, self-esteem, as well as improving general math skills! What more do you need to know?
Now you can buy darts and other dart equipment directly from McSport. We have done the legwork for you in sourcing only the very best darts accessories. All you have to do is browse, click, select and purchase!
Exercise Bikes provide the perfect way to strengten your lower body and your core.
McSport is Ireland’s largest specialist sports retailer and we are proud to announce that we have one of the widest ranges of fitness equipment in the country. For over 25 years, we have supplied fitness enthusiasts with specialised yoga, Pilates, boxing, fitness equipment and much more.
Due to increased public demand, we now supply popular brands such as Reebok Home and Reebok Commercial Fitness, York Fitness, Fitness Mad and Adidas Boxing. We also carry a great selection of ladies’ fitness equipment and other related accessories. For those who wish to tone and tighten, McSport sells weight training and lifting equipment to suit any strength level. Our products are of the highest quality and McSport regularly supplies gyms, clubs and leisure centres with a vast range of commercial exercise equipment.
Since launching our new online shop, namely McSport.ie, our most popular selling products within the main fitness categories include:
The Irish fitness market has grown rapidly and continues to evolve based on consumer demands. Public awareness to fitness has never been more prevalent than it is today. In our fast-paced lives, it is often difficult to find the time to exercise during the day, but with home-based gym equipment solutions, anyone can now tone up and improve their confidence, image and health situation. Let McSport take your fitness goals to unprecedented heights with our wide range of quality home fitness equipment.
Test your endurance levels with the Reebok Step. The Step is perfect for compact and accessible home fitness. It takes the place of many expensive gym machines, all in one simple device. Use it at home or in the office and turbo-charge your workouts. Why not add the Bosu Balance Trainer to your routine and improve your core body strength? The home model of the Balance Trainer can easily integrate itself into any workout routine and is especially vital for cardiovascular training. The included eating plan, DVD and fitness chart makes it easy to track your progress and workout correctly. Make sure to include the Aerobic Pro Mat with Eyelets in purchases for a home gym. This non-slip mat is the ideal piece of exercise equipment for yoga, Pilates or any other form of home fitness.
Snooker is fast becoming a growing leisure sport amongst both young and old. This exciting table sport is not only being played at pubs and bars but in homes across the world. Snooker is a cue sport that is played on a large table with pockets in each of the four corners, and one in each of the middle long side cushions. The game is played using a cue, one white cue ball, 15 red balls, and six balls of different colours: yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black. One of the advantages of having your own snooker table at home is that you and your friends can play anytime you want.
Some of the benefits of playing snooker include:
Snooker was believed to have been invented in India, but it is popular in English speaking countries and it has become a mainstream sport in UK, Ireland and Commonwealth countries. There has been a steady growth of interest in game in Asian countries too.
The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent by potting object balls in a predefined order. The magic of this game is that both children and adults can play and learn to become masterful with patience and practise.
Did you know that the word snooker is actually slang for first-year cadets or inexperienced personnel (snookers). It seems that this sport hooked 18.5 million people in 1985, when Dennis Taylor played and beat Steve Davis after a momentous battle; Taylor won the game when he finally potted the last possible ball at midnight.
McSport has sourced the most outstanding table for customers and it is well worth viewing. If you are looking for a fun brain twitching activity, a snooker table for sale is what you need.
Gymnastics mats may be the last thing on your mind while you are busy training for tumbling, martial arts, aerobics or calisthenics, but the truth of the matter is that a good gym mat is an indispensable training aid that should not be ignored. It is very easy to assume that all gym floor mats have been created equal and that one is pretty much like the other, but there can actually be a world of difference.
Here is what you should look for when you purchase a gymnastics mat:
Investing in gym mats for a home gym or school PT area can be quite a big expenditure, which is why you have to be sure to make the right decisions the first time around. If you feel at all unsure as to which product will best suit your particular needs and requirements, we recommend that you consult one of our friendly in-store sales assistants who will be able to help you select the perfect piece of fitness equipment.
Looking for a fun way to get fit and master your body at the same time? Invest in some gymnastics equipment and let the fun begin! Although gymnastics is a very serious and competitive sport it can be enjoyed at home, at school or in the gym as an entertaining alternative to conventional aerobic exercise, as well as flexibility and strength training.
Participating in gymnastics has a multitude of physical, cognitive and psychological benefits, which include:
Furthermore, gymnastics can be enjoyed by a wide demographic, including children and the elderly. You can join a class, get a book or an instructional DVD or simply learn the fundamentals from a friend and go from there. Whichever way you choose to enjoy gymnastics you are sure to reap the benefits. Here at McSport, we have done the legwork for you in sourcing only the very best gymnastics mats, benches, bridges, wedges and more. All you have to do is browse, select and purchase!
Thinking of getting into Olympic handball? Excellent choice! Playing handball is a great way of getting your body fit and keeping it healthy by means of a fast-paced exercise regime. Aside from being a fun, sociable activity that requires the bare minimum of equipment, handball also has the potential to improve your levels of agility, flexibility, as well as your overall cardiovascular health.
In the rapid-flowing game of handball the basic aim is to throw the ball into your opponent’s goal as frequently as possible during two thirty-minute stretches. Players work together by passing and dribbling the ball up the court to score a goal. Since the game is very fast-paced a great number of shots are taken and a score of more than twenty points to a side is not an uncommon occurrence.
Although men’s handball already debuted at the 1936 Games that was hosted in Berlin, the indoor game was first introduced in Munich in 1972; while women’s handball first made its appearance at the Olympics hosted by Montreal in 1976.
The main skills required to be a successful handball participant include strength, speed and agility. The sport has been compared to a cross between soccer and basketball even though participants (apart from the goalkeeper on either side) are not allowed to kick the ball or manoeuvre it with their feet in any way. The health and fitness benefits of participating in handball are numerous and include:
Now you can buy all your handball equipment (including handball gloves) from McSport fitness and sports retailer. Simply browse our extensive selection of quality merchandise, click and purchase!
** Please note that handball as referred to here is normally termed ‘Olympic Handball’ in order to distinguish it from the informal game that involves hitting a small ball by hand in a walled court.**
McSport now stocks a wide range of hockey equipment, including hockey sticks and helmets.
Hockey has been played for centuries and cannot be said to have one single point of origin, since hitting a ball with a curved stick seems to have been a popular pursuit the world over for quite some time now. A game similar to field hockey (a term that is used to distinguish the game in countries that also practise ice- and street hockey) has been found depicted in 4000-year-old Egyptian drawings, as well as in Greek manuscripts and the Mongolian oral tradition. The modern game and its rules are said to have evolved from a winter sport that Middlesex cricket clubs played to keep fit during the rainy season.
Today hockey is played all over the world by both men and women on surfaces as varied as gravel, grass, sand and artificial turf. Some of the countries that are particularly involved at an international level include Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The sport is governed by the International Hockey Federation, which is made up of 116 members.
Playing hockey has a variety of physiological- and psychological benefits, especially for school children. These include:
These are just some of the benefits associated with participation in a team sport like hockey. Are you looking to invest in some quality hockey equipment? We have done the legwork for you in sourcing everything from bibs to hockey helmets. All you have to do is browse and select our wide range of sports equipment.
McSport.ie, Ireland’s largest specialist sports retailer has been supplying high quality rugby equipment to clubs and schools for over 20 years. We have been supplying all levels of Irish rugby teams including school teams, clubs and provincial teams. Over the years we have supplied every professional team in Ireland. The rugby products we sell targets specific areas of training, namely technique development, rugby speed, -power, -agility and -balance.
Clubs can now order their equipment using our McSport Schools / Clubs Order Form and fax it to us instead of ordering online. This form has been designed specifically for schools and clubs as an alternative way to obtain there equipment from McSport without the use of the e-commerce website.
Our top selling rugby equipment includes:
For the team:
For the coach:
For the public:
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Dublin University, founded in 1854, was the first organised Rugby Football Club in Ireland. Other clubs that were established at the time and exist to this day include the Wanderers founded in 1869; Lansdowne (1873); Dungannon (1873) and UCC (1874)
Tag rugby recently became the fastest growing summer recreational sport in all of Ireland. This exciting and dynamic team sport can be played by both men and women of all ages and skill levels. It is also fun, sociable and appeals to everyone aged between the ages of 20 and 60. Tag Rugby is primarily about running and passing, which means agility, speed and good hand-eye coordination become more important than brute force and strength. It therefore compliments a whole range of other sports, from soccer to Gaelic football, swimming and tennis.
McSport.ie, Ireland’s largest specialist sports retailer has been supplying high quality sports equipment to clubs and schools for over 25 years.
We supply a whole range of goods to schools for a large variety of sports such as:
These are just some of the many different sports we supply equipment to schools for but there are much more.
Schools can now order their equipment using our McSport Schools / Clubs Order Form and fax it to us instead of ordering online. This form has been designed specifically for schools and clubs as an alternative way to obtain their equipment from McSport without the use of the e-commerce website.
McSport can also supply your school teams with customised Teamwear in variety of colours and designs from numerous ranges such as:
Please take your time browsing our website and don't hesitate to contact our friendly Sales Team if you require any equipment you are unable to locate online.
Over the years, McSport has been closely involved in the area of soccer equipment. We are pleased to announce that we are Ireland’s number one sports equipment supplier and will continue to grow thanks to increasing demand from our many happy customers.
We supply discount soccer training equipment, portable soccer goals, balls, training tools and much more, to a full spectrum of players. From major soccer teams to junior league players, McSport can manage the equipment needs of any player. McSport has an immense variety of products that provides an endless amount of options for the avid player, so browse our ever-expanding stock online or visit our stores in Ireland. McSport will always be your first choice for the best in soccer equipment.
Schools, gymnasiums and private sporting facilities often have a problem with sports equipment storage. Many pieces of equipment are cumbersome and bulky, taking up a lot of space when not in use. Luckily, there are ways and means of organising a storage space that allows you to use the area efficiently.
Your first step should be to evaluate the dimensions of the space you have available. Bear in mind that floor space is only one area that can be used - you still have plenty of space on the walls and even against the ceiling. Taking this into account, you should then proceed to systematically assign and arrange wall-, floor- and ceiling space.
It is best to use:
Another handy way of organising your gear is to ensure that you arrange things in terms of category. Confine smaller items to a drawer system; or boxes and bins that sit on shelves. Drawers and bins should have clearly visible identification labels or numbers that correspond to a printed inventory.
Have a look at our comprehensive range of sports equipment storage solutions and organise your space today. We stock everything from wall brackets to skipping rope racks, drawstring storage bags and storage chests.
Table Tennis Equipment at McSport: Almost everyone has, at least once in their lifetime, batted a few table tennis balls across a net - whether it be competitively or out of sheer boredom over the summer holidays. Although table tennis is a fairly young sport, it has seen its fair share of modifications, evolutions and even controversy during its short, but fascinating history.
Tennis Equipment: McSport recognises the need for quality tennis accessories such as tennis racquets, balls, nets and tennis coaching sets. Through training, dedication and years spent on the court, you too can reach the great heights of Pete Sampras, Serena Williams, Roger Federer and many others. Men and women of any age can get in on the action, as tennis is fun, exciting and competitive all at the same time. The subtleties of hand eye coordination can increase the dexterity of young and old alike. So take your game to the next level with our quality equipment.
Use the Advantage Senior Tennis Racket to up your game at school or in the gym. The racket is 27" in length and has a two tone colour scheme, with an aluminium frame that boasts a fitted head protector and a soft PU (polyurethane) handle. For tennis coaches, the Tennis Coaching Set is invaluable and contains many pieces of sporting equipment that will help in assisting tennis athletes of any level. Comes with: six 19" racquets, six 21" racquets, one set of 25 markers, twelve low compression tennis balls, eight 9cm foam balls, a holdall and twelve super tournament tennis balls. This is the perfect discount tennis equipment set, as it contains many accessories that would cost much more if purchased separately.
Phillips Official tennis balls are made of the finest Melton 32oz cloth, ensuring that you have first-rate match ball that slams firmly against the racquet with every back-serve, forehand and smash. Or choose a bucket of tennis balls, available in Super Tournament, First Quality and Coaching Quality ball grades. For the world’s best tennis ball, opt for the Wimbledon Ultra High Vis Hydroguard. The Ultra VisTM cloth is manufactured using a particular dye that makes use of a patented application process, increasing ball visibility in tennis games. The patented HydroguardTM technology fends off up to 70% more water than a normal tennis ball. With approval by the ITF, USTA and FFT, you are guaranteed a fast-moving game of tennis every time.
For those who want to learn the game of tennis, the Slazenger Smash tennis racquet is the perfect introduction to this regal sport. This is an incredibly lightweight racket that is available in a wide range of colours and striking designs. Tubular aluminium construction keeps the weight down and your speed up. This is the ideal racquet if you are looking to perfect your backhand stroke.
If you have a tennis court but do not yet have the all-important tennis net, then visit McSport and grab the Harrod Freestanding Tennis Posts before they are all gone! These posts are ideal on any surface, including grass, clay and asphalt. Each set is manufactured from 76mm square x 3.2mm steel rods and polyester powder-coated in green. Three 50mm square detachable middle sections come apart for easy storage and the rubber pads on each leg are used to protect the surface. Harrod tennis posts are also available in both heavy duty steel and aluminium.
We also stock a wide range of tennis racquets which are not on our website, as we update our in-store stock quite regularly. So visit our site daily to keep up to date. Whatever your tennis equipment needs are, McSport can and will always deliver.
Treadmills are some of the most common pieces of gym equipment you'll see in homes and gyms across the world and that’s because of the many benefits they can provide you no matter what your fitness goals.
Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon and once you decide to join the revolution, you can get a yoga mat at McSport. Along with this vital yoga tool, we also offer a wide variety of accessories that you can use to get the most out of your training. Seen by many as a way to refresh mind, body and soul, yoga provides many positive results for those who have stuck to their routine.
Better breathing and increased flexibility will naturally come over time when taking up yoga, but it is also a fantastic way to shed weight and boost your fitness levels. With the hectic lifestyles we lead today, you will also be pleased to know that yoga sessions will reduce stress levels and tension, while also assisting in improving your overall strength and balance. Although this is all on offer, you should be serious when you decide to take up this form of exercise, or any other for that matter, as breaking your routine and doing things incorrectly will spoil all of the effort you have put in and not give you the results you so desire.
To assist you in doing yoga correctly, here are some tips for when you are just starting out:
McSport offers everything you need from a quality yoga mat to belts, blocks, resistance bands and more so stock up and start yoga or Pilates exercises today.