One of our most enjoyable initiatives this year, The Daily Mile Schools Event, took place in Marlay Park on Thursday 9th May. Nearly 1,300 primary school children from six schools around the County ran a mile route within Marlay Park and were awarded a medal of achievement at the finish line.
This event was held to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the students to the Daily Mile initiative throughout their school year. A simple concept where students leave their desks for 15 minutes a day to run a mile around their yard or local green space. It doesn’t require equipment set up, helps children increase their fitness while improving concentration levels.
The DLR Go For Life Games were held in dlr Leisure Loughlinstown on Thursday 16th May for anyone over 55 years of age, linking in with the weekly activity sessions taking place in the four dlr Leisure centres across the County.
Ladies and gents from across the County came together to enjoy a morning of fun activities and light refreshments. The purpose of the games were to have a friendly inter-centre competition between our public dlr leisure centres and choose a team of 12 people to represent DLR at the National Go For Life Games in UCD on the 8th June.
Sunday 8th September 2019- Glencullen, Co Dublin
A cycle sportive through Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, hosted by Stars of Erin GAA in support of the Dublin Mountain Community Centre. Departing from and returning to Glencullen, the ride will take place on predominantly quiet country roads, follow a clearly marked and marshalled route and have official refreshment and water stops along the way.
With a choice of 55km and 100km circular routes, the event is designed to appeal to everyone – experienced cyclists, recreational riders, commuters and non-cyclists who are willing to rise to a challenge!
All you need is a bike, a bit of determination and a spirit of adventure! Mechanical support, emergency cover and our team of volunteers and marshals will be on hand along the route. Our main objective is that you enjoy the day and the sense of achievement that completing the ride will bring.
Stars of Erin look forward to welcoming you back to the Dublin Mountain Community Centre in Glencullen for post event refreshments.
Are you or someone you know 50+, then please join us for a free morning of light activitites and lunch in dlr Leisure, Loughlinstown on Thursday, 16th May.
The Go For Life Games are fun and social games suitable for all fitness levels. The activities will be followed by a free light lunch. We plan to choose a team of 12 people to represent Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County at The National Go For Life Games which take place in DCU on Saturday 8th June.
For those who do not live close to Loughlinstown, a bus will collect and return you from dlr Lesiure Meadowbrook, Monkstown and Ballyogan centres.
The next meeting of the Sports Forum is taking place on the 8th May at 7pm in Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney. As well as important information and updates for clubs, this session will focus on the area of disability sport in the County and how we can work together to progress opportunities for all abilities. Inclusion is something that a lot of clubs are already doing very well and there are others looking to gain insights and ideas to meet the needs of children looking to join their clubs.