Coral Leisure announce Darragh Greene as their new Brand Ambassador
June 2nd, 2020
Irish international swimmer Darragh Greene is today announced as Brand Ambassador for Coral Leisure Ireland. Having started his swimming career in his local Coral Leisure swimming pool in Longford, Darragh continues to use his local centre as he prepares to compete at Tokyo. Coral Leisure are extremely proud to be supporting Darragh on his journey to the Olympics in 2021 as part of Team Ireland, even recently supplying Darragh with necessary gym equipment to keep his training on track during the Covid 19 restrictions.
Irish family owned Coral Leisure are Ireland’s leading Leisure & Energy Management company managing nine pool & leisure facilities nationwide. In addition to Longford they include facilities in Arklow, Askeaton, Ballinasloe, Cobh, Killarney, Monaghan, Tuam, and Wicklow. Coral Leisure are known for a personable and transparent approach and put great emphasis on building relationships with customers and local community groups.
Nationwide, their enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff pride themselves on delivering real value by providing high quality standards of customer care in a friendly and professional atmosphere. It’s these brand values that Darragh believes in, telling us “I am very much looking forward to being part of the Coral team. They have been such a big part of my junior swimming life as that’s where my training began. They have also been hugely supportive of me as my career has progressed and most recently during the current crisis, providing me with the necessary gym equipment to allow me to continue my training. I am extremely grateful to them and am excited about being able to help the Coral team and their members however I can.”
Also speaking on the announcement, Managing Director Siobhán Tighe commented “We are delighted to have Darragh as our Brand Ambassador and are very proud of all his achievements to date. We are looking forward to supporting Darragh on his journey to Tokyo in 2021.”
Following the publication of the Governments roadmap for reopening society and business, we at Coral Leisure are currently working to develop a strategy to re-open our facilities. In conjunction with our Local Authorities we are in the process of finalising the re-opening plans for each of our 9 centres.
The safety of our staff and customers has always been our number one priority. We have been in contact with industry leading experts from across the globe and are ensuring evidence-based procedures will be in place once our pools, gyms and fitness facilities re-open.
Due to the variety and diversity of Coral Leisure facilities across the country, each centre shall have a bespoke programme for re-opening. The site-specific details of these plans shall be communicated to you from your local Coral Leisure centre closer to the date of each phase in the government roadmap.
Across all Coral centres however there will be social distancing measures, hand sanitising stations, rigorous cleaning regimes and comprehensive training for all staff in place when we begin operations again.
In line with the government’s phased roadmap, Coral Leisure hopes to implement a phased reopening of it centres and a phased re-introduction of services.
Phase 2 -June 8th – Small outdoor fitness classes will resume, in some centres with appropriate facilities, with social distancing measure in place. Some centres will also be offering online classes, possibly even before this date.
Phase 4 – July 20th – Swimming Pools will reopen with social distancing measures in place and extensive effective cleaning procedures in place. Limits on numbers will apply.
Phase 5 – August 10th – Gyms, Exercise Studios and sports halls will reopen. Again, limits on numbers will apply, social distancing measure will be in place and extra cleaning procedures will be in place,
Please follow our social media channels to be kept informed of the specific plans for your local Coral Leisure centre.
We are looking forward to seeing all of our members and customers in the coming months, as always Coral Leisure is at the heart of your community and we will continue to ensure the highest possible standards as we face into the new world post Coronavirus, together.
Important Update from Askeaton Pool & Leisure.
After closely monitoring the national situation, we have made the decision to cancel all swim lessons until further notice.
As always, our main goal is to put the best interests of our customers a highest priority and we will provide future updates when available.
Over the course of the next few days, we will contact all swim lesson customers to ensure that they are fully informed and to answer any questions you may have.
All other services will operate as normal and the pool & gym will remain open to the public.
However, the sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi will continue to remain closed.
All fitness classes will go ahead albeit with reduced numbers as per industry recommendations.
We also have numerous hygiene stations set up throughout the building for customers to avail of.
Please do your part to help us, by making sure to wipe down and clean all equipment after use with the anti-bac spray and cleaning roll provided.
We are receiving regular updates from Ireland Active on their communication with the HPSC/HSE in regards to providing specific information re. Covid-19 for leisure centre operators, and we will continue to follow best practice.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 061392570 for more info.
The APL Team
EcoMerit was delighted to contribute to a Coral Leisure training event conducted recently with their Energy Champions Team in Portlaoise.
The training covered the global context for action, barriers and benefits to resource efficiency within Coral Leisure and priorities for action in the coming year.
This training was held at Coral Leisure’s inaugural Energy Champion meeting and marked a huge step in how far this role has come and how valued it is. Each Energy Champion has done invaluable work for their own Centres and it must be recognised and given the regard it deserves. It was the first time that the majority of those in the room met; to see the sharing of ideas, as well as the shared enthusiasm for the role, made the entire day worthwhile.
Environmental consciousness is the future for most businesses, as they can see the multitude of benefits that are associated with a greener view, is it any wonder that giants like Microsoft are declaring that they will be carbon negative by 2030. If Coral Leisure wants to continue to lead the way in our own industry, then the Energy Champion role must grow and evolve as well, along with the continued partnership and support from Ecomerit.
“Coral Leisure’s main goal was to create a network to allow each Energy Champion in Coral Leisure to take full advantage of each other’s experience, resources, and ideas. We have a great pool of talent across the group and it is a huge benefit to be able to tap into this and help each other.
This was the first step in taking the Energy Champion role in a new direction and giving it the status and respect it deserves. Thanks to Camillus our “Enthusiastic Energy Engineer” for all his work.
And thanks to Bobby and Christian of Ecomerit for joining us and not only educating but helping to steer us in the right direction.”
Ciarán Murtagh: Area Manager and Coral Energy Team Coordinator
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