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.
After a chance to mingle over a hot cuppa, participants were talked through the rules of each game and the league kicked off. The games played (skidiles, flisk and málaí) are primarily target sport games and points were awarded after each game, which added a sprinkle of competitiveness to the event.
Shane McArdle, Coordinator, DLR Sports Partnership commented ‘We love working with this group, they love to laugh so we keep the activity light and throw in a lot of cups of tea, this combination ensures that they’ll be back for more’
It was the Red Team that came out on top in the end and each member was awarded our highly sought after ‘Go For Life Blitz Winners Cup’. Participants enjoyed a well-earned lunch afterwards and individuals then got the chance to put their names forward for the National Games.