Supporting sport & active recreation in Louth

parkrun Update

September is a busy month for Dundalk parkrun starting with Celebrity Operation transformation on the 10th. Mary Maher Dundalk parkrun OT ambassador is once again at hand to welcome and advise any first timers to parkrun. Anyone who would like to take part just need to register and print off their barcode and take it with them every Saturday to receive their result.… Read More

European Week of Sport 10th – 18th September 2016 Events

As part of European Week of Sport 2016 the following events are happening around Louth. This page will be updated as more details become available: 10/09/2016 Park Run Dundalk:   Free 5km timed run suitable for all the family. 10/09/2016 North East Runners:(and every Saturday) 8am St Helena’s Lidl. Longer steady/easy run on road with Noel Litchfield. Route changes weekly 11/09/16: Dundalk Marathon 12/09/2016: Aura Dundalk: Kids Aqua (8+) at 4pm 13/09/2016 : North East Runners  (and every Tuesday)Beginner/Intermediate (if your  5km race time … at the moment… is 23/24minutes +, this is your group). … Read More

Vision Sports Ireland August Newsletter

About Vision Sports Ireland Vision Sports Ireland is the officially recognised national governing body (NGB) for blind and visually impaired people in Ireland. Funded principally by the Irish Sports Council and NCBI, VSI strives to manage, develop and encourage sporting pursuits, always emphasising the many benefits that participation can offer. For more on who we are and what we do check our website{ Please click here to go to the Vision Sports Ireland website Cycle, run, walk, crawl – next month’s GNEC will have it all.… Read More

Community Walking Leader Training Level 1 Course Information 2016

Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in their community or workplace.The course comprises of a weekend of training followed by a 4 walk task to try out your new Walking Leader skills. Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Sports Council and the HSE are subsidising the Walking Leader Training weekend and there is a nominal cost of €50.… Read More

Irish Red Cross Healthy Steps

The Irish Red Cross will launch their Healthy Steps lifestyle walking group in Drogheda on Thursday 11th August 2016 at 7pm. This walking group is open to all ages and fitness levels.… Read More

Irish Heart Month 2016

Irish Heart Month 2016 ‘Stop the Drama’ is the message from the Irish Heart Foundation this September. They’re aiming to take the drama out of family meals by providing child-endorsed, parent-approved heart-healthy recipes. They’ve gathered expert tips on managing children’s behaviour at mealtimes, healthy food swaps, snack ideas and key nutrition tips. Materials will be available online from mid-August at www.irishheart.ieRead More

Club Welcome Programme – Show Racism the Red Card

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Zeminar

Please find below details of Zeminar which is a youth summit (age 15 to 20) that will take place this October in the RDS www.zeminar.ie. Details of the speakers, which include Bressie, Maria Walsh, Dermot Whelan, John McAreavey and Jamie Heaslip, are available on www.zeminar.ie/speakers/. There are early bird tickets available at €5.00 per youth and free for their teachers / coaches.… Read More

Triathlon Ireland’s Para TID day on Sat 2nd July 2016 in Antrim Forum

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour

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Aura Dundalk – supporting Dundalk Rotary Club to send bicycles to Africa.

In the aftermath of National Bike week and in order to encourage our children to support children in Africa to both get to school and enjoy the fun and benefits a “bike” has to offer, Aura Dundalk have set up a drop off point to collect old and unused bicycles to send out to Africa. The Rotary Club in Dundalk have initiated this very worthy project and Aura are getting behind them to help communicate and assist in the collection of these bicycles.… Read More

parkrun First Anniversary

Every Saturday morning for the past 11 months in DKIT sports grounds the gates open to volunteers and park runners in all weathers to run, jog or walk the 5km route. parkun is community run for the community and is a free timed run which has become popular since we started June 2015. Carmel Drumgoole set up the event with the support of Derek Crilly, DKIT, Louth Sports Partnership, and Tesco Extra, Dundalk.… Read More

Aura promoting the benefits of Fitness and exercise for our exam students

Aura Dundalk wants to highlight the importance of fitness to de stress and unwind. With this in mind and in support of our local junior and leaving cert exam students Aura is offering them the opportunity to use the leisure centre for free during their exams. Taking part in a gym session, a fitness class or a swim release those endorphins and help them get through this challenging time!… Read More

All Ability Sail Training Bursaries Available 2016

An all ability sub-committee was formed under Sail Training Ireland to create access to sail training voyages for people of all abilities and backgrounds. The committee outlined four initial objectives for 2015/16 Take actions to raise awareness of sail training opportunities for people with disabilities. Establish a list of vessels that can facilitate disabilities (Including the level of ability they can cater for) Establish links with organisations and individuals that work with people with disabilities.… Read More

Wheelchair Rugby 7s open trials

We want you! There will be an open trials on Sunday 24th April from 3pm to 6:30pm and Sunday May 15th from 3pm to 6:30 pm for players wishing to be part of the Wheelchair Rugby 7s Squad(s) to play in upcoming test matches and tournaments taking place over the summer and autumn 2016.  These trials will encompass a variety of drills on basic rugby and chair skills as well as scrimmages.… Read More

National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016

With reference to the above the Department of Justice and Equality has advised that the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012 will be commenced on 29th April 2016. In order to facilitate a smooth transition, the National Vetting Bureau has requested that proper provisions are put in place to ensure that the appropriate timelines hereunder are adhered to in preparation for this changeover.… Read More

Irish Olympic Handball Association Category 0 Coaching Course

We wish to bring to your attention details of the upcoming Category 0 Coaching Course. When Sunday April 10th from 11.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. Where University of Maynooth Sports Hall (Details below) https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/campus-life/student-life-sport/sports-facilities Cost €50 Cash will be taken on the day or through the IOHA’s online registration (see www.olympichandball.org) The aim of the Category 0 coaching course is to create an understanding of the nature of coaching Olympic Handball arouse interest in coaching and create awareness and understanding of the National Coaching Development Programme.… Read More

Vhi Women’s Marathon Transition Year Challenge in association with Get Ireland Walking

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon covers 10k and takes place on bank holiday Monday 6th June 2016. With over 40,000 participants, the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is one of the largest all-female events in the world.  The event is hugely important for many charities throughout Ireland, participants raised over €197 million since the event began. This is just one of many programs that Get Ireland Walking is supporting this year.… Read More

Aquatics for Children with Special Needs

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Para Talent Identification Day – 7 February 2016

Demonstrate your abilities and learn what you need to develop at Triathlon Ireland’s Talent Identification Day. National Team coaches in Paratriathlon will be on site to assess developing athletes of all ages and current skill. Dublin 1, February 7th 2016. This free event will introduce individuals with physical and visual impairments, including youth and adults to the sport of Paratriathlon. Prospective athletes will be tested on the three disciplines of triathlon, through a variety of sport drills that can help determine their aptitude for Paratriathlon and identify potential future Irish Paralympic athletes.… Read More