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Par Q- Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire

If you haven't been active in a while talk to your GP before you exercise. Filling out the Physical Activity Readiness Questionaire PARQ will help you know if you should contact your GP prior to becoming more active.

Click here for the PARQ.

Easter SportsABILITY Week 2012

Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th April 2012

at Castlepark School, Dalkey

Children with intellectual disabilities and a sibling are welcome 10.00am to 11.00am each of the three days, and

Adults with intellectual disabilities are welcome from 11.00am to 12noon each of the three days. 

It's €3 a day again - cheques/ postal orders would be very much appreciated, by post with the completed forms, made out to DLR Sports Partnership. 

It promises to be a funfilled few mornings, and places are limited, so please book early!


Contact Phena at 01 271 9506 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Amputee Football Article


New Calendar for 2015

Calendar of Training Programmes & Events for 2015.

Click here to view our new calendar of events for 2015.

News Update

Operation Transformation 2012

Huge Turnout at the Operation Transformation Walk in Marlay Park on Saturday 14th January.

Operation Transformation fever seems to have gripped the nation if the numbers who attended the walk in Marlay Park and across the Country on Saturday last is any indication. Click here to find out more about the event.....

New Greenway Opens for National Trails Day

Wed 21st September 2011 - A new and exciting recreational greenway is being officially launched by a combined effort of Waterways Ireland, , South Dublin, Fingal and Kildare County Councils, Dublin City Council, Office of Public Works (OPW) the Irish Heart Foundation and the Irish Sports Council this week.

The Green Loop Trail (An Ceangal Glas) is a 36km multi-use trail suitable for walkers and cyclists. It extends from the Dublin City area out to Leixlip in Co. Kildare, along the Royal Canal and back along the scenic Grand Canal to the Irish National War Memorial Park and Phoenix Parks.  All together it's a varied trail, predominantly off-road that brings people into some of the most scenic parks, canals and green spaces in the Greater Dublin region including the Royal and Grand Canals, the Phoenix Park, St. Catherine's Park, Lucan Demesne, Griffeen Valley Park, Liffey Valley Park and the Irish National War Memorial Park.

The trail is being opened initially for one day, on the 2nd October to celebrate National Trails Day 2011 but depending on public interest it may be opened as a permanent trail at a later date.

A number of events are being organised in various parks along the trail including a Green Loop Trail Cycle which will cover the entire trail. In addition to these events, clubs, companies, community groups and individuals are also invited to organise events on the trail during the day. 

Further information on the Green Loop Trail can be obtained from the website

The Marley Movers


women-walking-sl-2005-gallery-xTHE MARLEY MOVERS

Saturdays at 11.00am

24th September to 29th October 2011

Don't sit at home, come walk with us!

Six week Walking Programme Suitable for:

-  all fitness levels

-  anyone who likes walking

-  meeting new friends through social walks

-participants must be over 18

Cost of €10 per person includes:

-  Guided by a walking expert

-  Step counter for everyone

-  Route maps and local history


Pre-registration is essential so please call us today


To register or if you have any queries please contact

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership on 01 271 9502

Barnardos 5K Bunny Run

Barnardos 5k Bunny Run will take place this April. This is a sponsored 5km fun run with a difference!!

Bunny ears are not compulsory BUT fancy dress is encouraged! Prizes will be given for those dressed in an Easter Theme costume...are you going to complete the fun run dressed as an Easter chicken or a funny bunny? You decide! Medals will be given to young and old!

Please bring along your young bunnies as there will be lots of free family entertainment like face painters and bouncy castles to keep everyone entertained after the fun run!  

Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14

10.30am Sunday 17th April

5Km Fun Run for all the family! Each participant will get a chip timer to record your run or walk (or hop!) 

You can choose the section to compete in: walking or running!

In December, Santa lent us lots of his suits at Christmas time to take part in the Barnardos 5K Santa Dash but it kept on snowing and snowing so Barnardos had to tell everyone to come back in 2011 and for another fun run, and here it is!!

The fun run will raise much needed funds for Barnardos this year. Their work with vulnerable children and families would not be possible without your support.

If you had registered for the Barnardos Santa Dash please contact Barnardos directly at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 01 7080480 to receive your new pack!

Why not try and encourage friends, colleagues and family members to join and you can all hop along together on this Spring time Fun Run!!

For more information please go to Barnardos website

Students host free fitness day

Business students at IADT Dun Laoghire are putting of Ireland's first free health and fitness exposition.

It will give students and local sports teams access to various health and fitness professionals who will be passing on a vast array of knowledge through a series of seminars and demonstrations.

The event is completely free to attend and will feature car lifts, long runs and various other feats of strength.

It will take place on Tuesday, March 29 from 9am onwards and will culminate with a sports tournament on Saturday, April 2 with Tag rugby and 5-a-side football.

For more information tel. 085 1028393.

Vacancy - Carlow Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator


is currently recruiting to fill the post of

Sports Partnership Co-Ordinator - Maternity Leave Cover

                               (Fixed Term Contract)

                               Salary Scale €47,013


Curriculum Vitae should be submitted to Human Resources, Carlow County Council, County Buildings, Athy Road, Carlow or by emailing your Curriculum Vitae to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The latest date for receipt of completed Curriculum Vitae is 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 25th March, 2011.

Details in relation to this position are available on our website and

Carlow County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Amputee Football

Amputee Football Programme

The FAI and Amputee Ireland have linked in previous months to look at establishing an amputee football programme across Ireland.

All are welcome male and females, boys and girls. The workshops will see experienced coaches from the English Amputee Football Association delivering the theory and practical sessions included.

Please see attached poster re Dublin workshop: Saturday 9th April 2011, 12 noon to 3.00pm at Mountview Community Sports Centre, Clonsilla


I.R.F.U. / Leinster Rugby Open Fitness Seminar

irfuThe I.R.F.U. and Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that the second annual fitness seminar will be held in St. Mary's RFC on the 30th of March 2011. This workshop will be aimed at rugby coaches working at all levels but is open to coaches from all sports. The seminar will be held in the main function room at St. Mary's RFC. Last year's seminar was very successful and was attended by over 70 coaches. This year more presenters and different topics have been added to the lineup. The topics that will be covered are as follows -

Topic 1 - How to Develop Speed in our players.

Presenter - Des Ryan (IRFU Fitness Education Manager)

Topic 2 - Introducing Olympic lifting as a training tool. 

Presenter - Sami Dowling (Leinster Rugby N.T.P. Fitness Coach)

Topic 3 - Leinster Rugby Academy - Strategies used to physically develop rugby union players.

Presenter - Tom Turner (Leinster Rugby Academy Fitness Coach)

The seminar will be of great use to coaches who would like to know what is the most appropriate and practical method to develop their players. Also the seminar is ideal for coaches who would like to introduce something new and challenging to their training. The seminar is open to any coaches especially from Leinster and the sounding area.  Similar workshops have been run and will be run in the Connacht, Leinster and Ulster Areas. Information on these workshops and others during the year will be found on as soon as details are available.

The Details for the workshop are as follows -

Date -              30th March 2011
Time -              7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue -            St. Marys RFC
Cost -               10 euro

Registration -  Places are limited and coaches should register by the 23rd of March 2011 to ensure there place on the seminar. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to register once registered coaches will receive information and a timetable one week before the course.

For more information please click here

Top News

Irish Sports Council logoLaunch of Report- Sport & Physical Activity among those aged over 16 in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown 

The launch of this important report on participation took place on the 15 June in the National Yacht Club. Its positive findings highlight the great work that has been done in the County towards increasing participation. The report highlights a range of positive findings for physical activity levels in the County. Included among these:

  • Over 55% of the population are active in sport at least once a week
  • Participation in walking and running is higher than the national average.
  • Disability sport participation levels are higher than the national average.
  • 7.7% were found to be sedentary compared to a national figure of 13.2%

To read more click here...



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Over 250 cyclists of all ages attended the Blackrock to UCD cycle on June 14th in glorious sunshine. This free family event planned by dlr Sports Partnership and the County Council, it was one of a number of events planned as part of National Bike Week. A shorter 4km route was also available for younger cyclists through Blackrock Park with everyone getting a goodie bag and refreshments at the finish.

For more details on this event and National Bike Week click here...



Active 4 All Flyer 2015 Print-page-001Active 4 All Events

On the 13th and 14th May 200 older adults take part in fun activity days in dlr Leisure Services Loughlinstown. The focus of Active 4 All was on group activities and light exercise, promoting movement and an introduction to various exercises to improve and enhance a healthy lifestyle. Participants took part in Dance, Snag Golf, parachute Games and Pickleball. Participants also got an opportunity to try out the Go for Life games and maybe qualify to take part in the National Games in June.


dlrsp-best logo with straplineDLR Sports Partnership Calendar of Events/ Courses 2015.

Dún Laoghaire Sports Partnership has drawn up its calendar for 2015.

We offer a wide range of physical activity programmes, events and training workshops across the county.

To view our 2015 calendar please click here...


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Staying active is of great importance to your health and wellbeing. It can be for relaxation like taking a leisurely stroll in your local park. For competition, like playing a football match with your club on the weekends. Even for the pure fun of it! Whatever your reason, they all come under a particular type of activity. But how much physical activity should we be doing?

For further information on physical activity guidelines for your age group, click here.


Don't wait, register your club with

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership now!!!


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Free talk on nutrition for serious student athletes, gym enthusiasts, professional and elite athletes in training


Sunday  Feb 20th at 2 pm

Glenview Hotel, Glen O'The Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

When training, if you don't provide your body with the correct nutrients your results will STOP!
Are you wasting your money on supplements and powders!?


Special Guest Speaker: Dave Sheahan

Dave Sheahan is Ireland's Most Qualified Fitness Professional and has earned the title of Worlds #1 No Holds Barred Elite High Achievement Consultant.  Dave's distinguished and successful 15 years in the industry has seen him operate a chain of fitness centres for 10 years, as the Celebrity Personal Trainer to likes of Cranberries and many National TV Personalities, Elite Coach to N.S.C.A. Bronze Medalists in 2008 International Index Championships, Corporate Fitness Advisor to Large Multinational Companies, Elite Coach to Body For Life winners 5 years running, Elite Mentor of Trainers & Fitness Business Owners plus thousands of Clients whose lives have been transformed.

As well as being seen and heard on several top rating National T.V. & Radio Stations plus National Newspapers Dave are an International Speaker and organiser of his own International "Body And Mind For Life" and "Living With Purpose" events.  He is also the author of "6 Weeks to a Cover Model Body - Possess a Lean Sculpted Body & Grace any Magazine Cover" and "Body And Mind For Life - Make Your Dreams Your Reality" and a number of other books. In recent times Dave mainly works online as an Internet Marketer transforming lives through web based products, seminars and services. Among Dave's physical achievements are becoming Body for Life Champion 2004, competing in many triathlons and marathons internationally and at one stage holding a record in Guinness Book of Records for rowing.

Free admission ~ Pre-registration REQUIRED to ensure a seat

Please email your reservation requests to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Operation_Transformation200The Operation Transformation 5k Fun Run will be held in Phoenix Park on Saturday the 19th of February, starting at 10am on Chesterfield Avenue- Main Road in the park (route map). The event will be organised by Athletics Ireland in conjunction with Irish Sports Council, Dublin City Council & The Phoenix Park. The event will be accurately timed and a digital clock at the finish will allow you to check your performance. This 5km Fun Run is open to walkers, joggers and runners.

This event is free to enter, however you must register to take part. Please use this online registration form...

Registration will open on Wednesday 2nd February at 8pm and will close at 12 midnight on Wednesday 9th February. Do not register before 8pm on 2nd Feb. Your registration may be accepted but it will not count.

Places are limited to 5,000 applicants. Acceptance of an application does not guarantee a place in the event. Successful applicants will receive confirmation by email and race numbers and final instructions will be sent through the post. Water will be available at the finish line. However, If you require refreshments throughout the race please bring your own. Parking will be restricted so, where possible, please use alternative transportaion.

This event will be televised for RTÉ television.

Second Gold for Ireland at IPC Athletics World Championships

Wexford's Catherine Wayland collects a second medal in Christchurch, NZ

Catherine Wayland secured Ireland's second gold medal of the IPC Athletics World Championships when she took top spot in the F51 Discuss in Christchurch, New Zealand today.

Wayland from New Ross in Wexford added gold to the Club throw silver she won last Saturday with a seasons best performance of 5.89m.

Following the presentation of her gold medal, Wayland said, "Everything has come together for me performance wise here in New Zealand. I could never have imagined coming away from the World Championships with a gold and a silver medal "

Irish Team Manager, James Nolan commented, "Catherine carried the confidence gained from her silver medal win in the club into the discus event today, improving on her seasons best. This has been a magnificent Championships for Catherine and the Irish team"

European champion Orla Barry just missed out on a podium finish in the F57 Discuss throw event.  The Cork woman's throw of 28.95m, the third best of her career, left her fourth overall

After the event Barry said, "I am happy with the distance but naturally disappointed to miss out on a major championship medal. Its head down now and focus on a podium position at the Paralympic Games in London"

Yesterday Michael McKillop broke his own world record by 0.49sec in setting a new T37 800m world record of 1.58.90 when he claimed the Irish team's first gold medal of the Championships.

The Irish Team in New Zealand made up of eight athletes has delivered two gold medals, one silver medal and two world records.

Top Irish Team Performances

Athlete                         Class   Event            Performance       Result
Catherine Wayland       F51     Club Throw  13.56m               Silver Medal
Michael McKillop          T37     1500m         4.14.81              New World Record (non medal event)
Michael McKillop          T37     800m          1.58.90              Gold Medal / New World Record
Catherine Wayland       F51     Discus         5.89m               Gold Medal (seasons best)
Orla Barry                   F57     Discus         28.95m             4th

McKillop sets World Record in Golden 800m Performance

McKillop Ireland's First World Champion of 2011

Belfast's Michael McKillop became Ireland's first world champion of 2011 when he took gold in a world record 800m performance at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand.

McKillop, the reigning Paralympic and World 800m champion, broke his own world record by 0.49sec in setting a new T37 800m world record of 1.58.90 earlier today.  McKillop who turned 21 yesterday beat Brad Scott of Australia into second place while Khaled Hanani of Algeria took the bronze medal.

Following his victory, McKillop commented, "My plan was to hit it hard with 450m to go as the Australian is a strong 400m runner, I knew I could psychologically break him with a long kick for home. It wasn't easy in the wind and I tightened slightly in the home straight but just managed to scrape under the old World Record."

James Nolan, Irish Team Manager, commented, "Sometimes it can be more difficult when you are expected to perform and deliver, Michael handled himself very well. He had a plan, executed the plan and the end result is a gold medal for Ireland and a new World Record."

Three Irish athletes are scheduled to compete tomorrow on the final day of the IPC Athletics World Championships.  Catherine Wayland, a silver medal winner in the F51 Club throw earlier this week, competes in the F51 Discus final, Rosemary Tallon will feature in the F53 Discus final and reigning European champion Orla Barry is a real medal hope in the F57 Discus final.


Gice_sport_a_go.250Give a Sport a Go! That's the call from RTE's Operation Transformation team. Following last weekend's successful nationwide walk, Westmeath, Longford and Offaly  Sports Partnerships will host a 'Give a Sport a Go' day in Athlone IT on Saturday, 5th February 2011 from 12-3pm. Leaders and presenters from the Operation Transformation show will attend the event and we'd like you to be there!

Families are invited to come along and sample a variety of activities, all of which are available free of charge. So whether you fancy 'tossing the Scottish Caber', doing a spot of dancing, practising your archery skills or simply taking a cycle or stroll, there'll be something for everyone, regardless of your age, fitness level or ability. Activities will be indoor and outdoor, so no need to worry about the weather.

The Local Sports Partnerships are delighted with the response shown. "People are really getting involved; we had over 200 walkers out in wet, blustery condition last weekend and over 3000 nationwide. We are inundated with queries looking for information about upcoming events and the 'Give a Sport a Go' day will offer a great opportunity to sample lots of different types of sports. Having the leaders and Operation Transformation team there on the day will be a brilliant motivation for people to come along, have a chat and get moving".

Should you be interested in the 'Give a Sport a Go' day, please contact Westmeath Sports Partnership on 044-9390208 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or check out our facebook page. Alternatively, keep an eye on the Operation Transformation website and the OT facebook page.

So, don't forget: Give a Sport a Go' day in Athlone IT on 5th February 2011 from 12-3pm. Registration will be open from 11am on the day. Look forward to seeing you there!



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Girls and boys from 6 - 17 years can discover hidden talents, make new friends and have lots of active fun. Affordable subsidized tennis coaching takes place at local public courts in Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown area in Spring 2011. Beginners and improvers. All equipment supplied. Fee for 8 weeks €20.

Class Times 6-8 yrs. first hour  9-11yrs second hour  12yr plus last hour
Registration & Coaching on first day;-

Marlay Park,Rathfarnham - Saturday 12th Feb.  starting 10am

Meadowvale Tennis Club,Cabinteely - Tuesday 15th Feb. starting 3.30pm

The Gallops,Leopardstown Valley - Wednesday 16th Feb. starting 3pm

Sallyglen Park, Glenageary - Friday l8th Feb. starting 3.30pm


This programme is subsidized by the above sponsors.

Tel: 8338711
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