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.
The Balally COPD peer support and exercise group will launch on Monday May 13th 2019 in the Balally Family Resource Centre, The Scout Den, Wedgewood, Dublin 16. The aim of the group is to provide peer support and exercise for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other lung conditions in a friendly supportive environment.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Health Simon Harris TD and Minister for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD have today (Monday) launched the 2019 Healthy Ireland campaign and announced funding of €1 million to boost community engagement on health and wellbeing in every county.
Analysis by the Healthy Ireland Unit in the Department of Health shows that 60% of Irish adults are overweight or obese, with only one in three adults meeting physical activity guidelines or eating enough fruit and vegetables.
On a sunny April morning, all of the pupils in Our Lady of the Wayside National School were walking/jogging/running 6 laps of their school yard to complete their mile. This is a regular sight in the school with all classes taking part in The Daily Mile, a health initiative which improves children’s physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing. On the 4th April Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership and representatives from Athletics Ireland joined An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Ossian Smyth in celebrating the children’s hard work, presenting everyone with a medal and words of encouragement to keep up the great work.