Mayo Sports Partnership News June/ July 2014
- Bike Week 2014 a Great Success
- Erris Little Athletics Jamboree
- Mayo AC 5K Series
- Directory of Summer Camps
- Explore a Blueway this Summer
- €19,000 in Small Grants announced by Mayo Sports Partnership
- Goal to Work Sports Coaches Complete Swinford Training Programme
- 11th National Coaching Forum due to take place in Sligo this September
- Participation Opportunities this Summer for People with a Disability
- Other Upcoming Events this Summer
Did You Get on Your Bike during Bike Week 2014?
National Bike Week was launched in 2009 to raise the profile of cycling as a healthy and fun mode of transport. Mayo Bike Week is an integral part of the overall National Bike Week initiative and is organised by a local steering committee comprising of representatives from Mayo Sports Partnership, Mayo County Council, Westport Smarter Travel, An Taisce and the Road Safety Authority.
Bike Week ran from the 14th - 22nd June and with weather conditions absolutely fabulous the centre of this years Bike Week activities was 5 school / public cycles which took place in Ballina, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar and Westport. These lunchtime cycles through the towns were highly successful with 300 participants with many thanks to the Gardai who provided an escort for all the different groups. In addition to the above cycles the committee invited community groups / organisations to organise their own event during the week and a number of events were organised. These events included a Family Day for Cyclists on Lacken Strand, Bike Fest in Lecanvey Westport which had 120 participants, a bike history tour in Ballinrobe, Childrens Bike Day in Ballindine organised by Davitts GAA, Duathlon and Fun Day in Killeen Louisburgh and many more.
Other events included Mens Shed Castlebar and Westport Bike Days and Family Cycles in Belleek Woods Ballina. In total 16 events from Kilmovee to Belmullet were run with a total of over 600 participating.
More information on Bike Week can be found at www.bikeweek.ie
Erris Little Athletics Jamboree 2014
The ‘Little Athletics' Programme for all primary school classes and ages proved to be an outstanding success in the Erris area over the 10 week period. 15 schools in total took part in the programme and received two visits from coaches over the ten weeks. On June 10th all 15 schools with approximately 390 pupils came together for our Little Athletics Jamboree. The day was a brilliant success and thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils, teachers and coaches.
To follow up on this programme and ensure sustainability of the initiative, Mayo Sports Partnership plans to run a training day for teachers of Primary Schools involved in the programme. An incentive for schools to become involved would be a subsidy towards the purchase of appropriate equipment.
For more information contact either Anne Ronayne Community Sports Project Worker or Ray Mc Namara Sports Inclusion Disability Officer at 094-9047025
Mayo AC 5k Summer Series
This year will host the 5th annual Mayo AC 5k Summer Series. Five races will take place on five Tuesday evenings at 8pm beginning in Ballyhaunis on June 17th.
As in previous years the organisers are anxious to point out that this is a "no frills" fun event its open to all but the emphasis is on those who wish to run jog or walk at their own pace in a fun sociable environment. All courses are AAI measured, well stewarded and there will be a time clock on the finish line. Spot prizes will be drawn among those who participate each week.
Full series details:
1. Ballyhaunis 5k June 17th contact Martin 087-2455989
2. Castlebar 5k June 24th contact Ann 0868635534
3. Ballinrobe 5k July 1st contact Joan 0866726029
4. Brickens 5k July 8th contact Ambrose 0862558383
5. Ballyhaunis 5k July 15th contact Sean 0877472830
*Entries now open on www.runireland.com
Updated on www.mayoac.com
Directory of Summer Camps in Mayo
Mayo Sports Partnership has once again compiled this directory as an information resource for parents or for those wishing to make contact with organisers of Sports Camps around Mayo. To view this resource click on this link 2014 Directory of Summer Camps in Mayo .
This information resource gives information on different camps per area
- - Adventure Sports Camps
- - Achill
- - Ballina
- - Ballinrobe
- - Ballyhaunis
- - Castlebar
- - Claremorris
- - Charlestown
- - Erris
- - Foxford
- - Kilmovee
- - Newport
- - Swinford
- - Westport
- - Miscellaneous
Inclusion in this directory is not an indicator of the quality or value of the camp. All camps listed are independently run and all related queries should be directed to the camp contact as listed. The listed camps are those who we are aware of at this moment and time. If there are any others who would like to be included on our web based directory at www.mayosports.ie please contact us at 094-9047025 or e-mail us the details to firstname.lastname@example.org . Click on this link Parents Guide to Sport and Summer Camps to obtain information for parents on their childrens involvement in sport.
Explore A Blueway Today!
‘Blueway Taster Days' are being held in Mayo and Galway throughout the summer.
The Taster Days are an opportunity to take part in a reduced cost water activity from mid-morning to early evening. Activities at the different venues will vary but include kayaking, snorkeling and coasteering (wet climbing fun). The next Blueway taster days are Saturday 19th July at Keel and Keem Achill and Saturday 3rd August in Old Head Louisburgh.All ages are invited to come along and join in on the day, but please let us know if you are coming so that we do not disappoint anyone. Email the Blueway team at email@example.com
Blueways offer an entirely new perspective on Ireland's magnificent wild Atlantic coastline. The Blueway initiative provides visitors with a safe haven to immerse themselves in some of the most glorious coastal waters anywhere in the world. Activities such as kayaking and snorkeling and other water-sports are provided in the Blueway area by local activity operators. Checkout www.facebook.com/BluewayIreland Tweet /bluewayireland or www.blueway.ie
€19,000 in funding distributed to 37 Sports and Recreation groups by Mayo Sports Partnership
At a recent Mayo Sports Partnership Board meeting €19,000 was allocated to 37 clubs / organisations in Mayo through both the Partnerships 2014 special participation grant scheme. Special guest at a recent presentation evening, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring, complimented the work being done on the ground by many volunteers and how it was important to recognise their contributions in whatever way possible.
This year the scheme has funded initiatives including the set up of a new Athletics Club in Ballycastle, a basketball club in Ballintubber, the development of girls soccer in Kiltimagh / Knock Utd, Camogie programmes in Ballina and Westport, the development of a Mayo Table Tennis Academy, a Fit4Youth teenage fitness initiative with Ballina Athletic Club, swimming and exercise classes in the travelling community, sports / activity programmes for autistic children, a sports / activity initiative for youth in Ballinrobe and much more.
To view a full listing of recipients go to www.mayosports.ie/news
Goal to Work Sports Coaching Initiative in Swinford due to complete 12 week training programme.
11 Un/Under employed people in the Swinford area are due to be presented with their Sports Coach qualifications at an event on Friday 4th July in the Swinford Cultural Centre. The coaches will be part of a network of over 50 qualified leaders trained in this multi faceted programme. After receiving training in GAA, Soccer and Rugby Sport Coaching along with other training in Child Protection, Disability Awareness, Active Leadership, personal effectiveness etc coaches will be well equipped to put these skills in to practice in their local communities. The Sports Coaches organised and led a Multi -Sports Day which took place on Tuesday 24th from 1pm - 2.30pm at Bohola National School.
11th National Coaching Forum
The 11th National Coaching Forum will take place at Institute of Technology Sligo, 26th-27th of September 2014. This Forum promises to be the biggest and most extensive gathering of professionals and volunteers involved in Sport Coaching. The Forum will attract coaches, physical education teachers, sports scientists, National Governing Body personnel and policy makers. Leading National and International presenters will take part in this event titled "Fun to Full Potential - Coaching the whole Athlete"
The Forum will combine Keynote speakers, with practical and applied sessions, with opportunities to network with coaches from different sports. Previous National Coaching Forum has welcomed up to 800 coaches, both National and international. The Forum has become a "can't be missed" event on the sporting calendar, involving coaches at all levels from up to 48 different sports.
See the exciting programme and register NOW- Places are limited
Participation Opportunities this Summer for People with a Disability
Inclusive summer camp for children with a disability and their friends 14th - 18th July in An Sportslann Castlebar 10am - 2pm for more information contact Ray or log on to www.mayosports.ie
Surfing day for children with Autism (Surf2Heal) with Mayo Surf School, will take place on Saturdays over 10 weeks beginning 21st June, at Carrownisky Strand Louisburgh.
Boccia league continues in Belmullet on Monday the 7th July from 12-4pm
There has being a good turnout at events so far with teams travelling from Galway and Ballina as well as local clubs such as Parke, Charlestown and Turlough.
Sailing for people with a disability at UISCE outdoor centre, Belmullet.
Day 1: Sunday June 29th from 2pm - 5pm
Day 2: Tuesday July 29th from 2pm - 5pm
Limited places available, to book a place contact ray on 087 6973093 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Claremorris Athletics Track every Monday between 4.30pm and 6pm starting Monday 7th July
For more information contact ray on 087 6973093 or email@example.com
If you are interested in participating in wheelchair Hurling please contact Adrian Hession on 087 9316286 for team training times and blitz and league information.
If you are interested in any of the above activities contact Ray on 087 6973093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other upcoming events:
The New Town Park four week Sports Activity Programme for boys and girls aged 8-16 years. Wednesdays (July 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd) from 3-4pm. Activities include Soccer, Hip-Hop etc. There will be a small cost of €1 per child for this event.
A one week Summer Camp will take place from the 21st - 25th July in Greenhills estate, Ballina hosted by Moy Sports Form. Activities will include: Camogie/Hurling, Gaelic, Soccer and Tennis.
For further details on these programmes, please contact Anne Ronayne on at 094-9047025 or email email@example.com
Upcoming race events:
Ballina AC Summer Series, 5k Wednesday 25th June @7pm, Ann Egan 087-4186895
Padraig Cullina 8k, Sunday 29th June @12pm, Michael 086-8534729
The Quit man triathlon, Lisloughrey house, Sunday 29th June, more info www.trilakestc.com
Ballinrobe 6k fundraiser for local Order of Malta Sunday 29th June, Ann Burke 087-2972251
Westport parkrun Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July @ 9.30am, Weekly event, www.parkrun.ie/westport
Castlebar parkrun Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July @ 9.30am, Weekly Event, www.parkrun.ie/castlebar
Salmon Run Triathlon Ballina, Saturday 5th July, www.liquidmotion.ie
Achill Half Marathon, Saturday 5th July @ 10am, www.runireland.com
Castlebar, Snugboro 8k Sunday 6th July @11.30am, www.runlreland.com
Ballina AC 10k Tuesday 8th July @ 7pm, Ann Egan 087-4186894
Race 2 glory, Kiltimagh Saturday 12th July, www.raceglory.com
Lahardaun mountain race Sunday 13th July @12 noon, for more info email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballina AC Summer Series 8k, Wednesday 23rd July @7pm, Ann Egan 087-4186895
Balla 10k Saturday 26th July @7pm, Brendan 087-2941227
Swinford Humbert Olympic Challenge, Sunday 27th July, www.swinfordtrisports.com