Games for Life

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Dunboyne Rehabcare (Boccia League Winners 2016)

In May 2010 Meath Local Sports Partnership introduced our Games for Life Programme to older people’s groups and members of Active Retirement groups.

Games for Life aims to provide Bowls, Kurling and Boccia equipment at a reduced cost and training in the games to older people, community groups and disability groups. Games for Life now also provides Flisk equipment and the new activity Box Hockey (pictured below).

Box Hockey info morning

Meath Local Sports Partnership began delivering the Games for Life Programme in May 2010. To date 45 groups have availed of the equipment. 190 members of the groups are trained in bowls, boccia and Kurling.The purpose of the training is to equip the representatives with sufficient knowledge and skills which enables them to go back to their group and demonstrate to the group how the activity runs. Over 850 older people and disability representatives in Meath have been impacted by this initiative.

Boccia League

The Boccia League will start Tuesday 28th March at 11.30am. All active retirement, ICA, Men’s Shed and disability groups are welcome to attend.

Active Retirement Bowls League

Div.1 winners.Kilmessan

 

Pictured above Kilmessan Active Retirement – Meath Active Retirement Bowls League division 1 Winners 2016

Kingscourt.winners shield.

 

Pictured above: Kingscourt A.R  – Active Retirement Bowls League Division 2 Winners 2016

The Active Retirement Bowls League division 1 and 2 will recommence their 2016/2017 season on Monday 20th February. The league finals for each division will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017 in the Showhall, Oldcastle.

Round Robin Charity Tournament:

The Round-Robin one day tournament will be held on Thursday 18th  May 2017 in Skyrne. Players will drawn on a team (Trips) on the day. Teams will be evenly match, this will be a great event open to beginner  and experienced players.

Summer Outdoor Bowls:

Outdoor Bowls.2

The Summer Outdoor bowls will restart in May 2017.

Box Hockey:

Box Hockey info morning

Box Hockey Come n Try was a great success in November 2015 (see photo below). 60 participants from 15 groups attended the morning and really enjoyed playing the game against other groups from around the county. The Meath Box Hockey League commenced on Tuesday 26th January 2016 in Simonstown GAA Centre. This was the first year of the league and the groups really enjoyed it. The final came down to St. Brigids v Dunboyne Rehabcare and both teams showed they are practicing hard as they produced an excellent game of Box Hockey. Dunboyne Rehabcare were crowned Meath Box Hockey League winners for 2016.

Simonstown Box Hockey tournament November 2015

Go for Life Games Meath League Finals:

This league final will commence on Monday 6th February at 11.30am in Simonstown GAA Centre. The league finals will include 3 games which are Lobbers, Scidils and Flisk.

New Age Kurling Tournament:

The New Age Kurling Tournament took place Tuesday 21st February in Simonstown GAA Centre. 15 teams participated on the day with the final coming down to Athboy AR and Prosper Meath. After a very competitive match Athboy were crowned Meath Kurling Champions 2017.

Winner.Athboy AR

New Activity – Cornhole:

The objective of the game is to pitch the bags from the pitchers box to the opposite side and land the bags on the board or in the hole.

If your group would like to participate in the Games for Life Programme please contact Ruairi Murphy, Meath Local Sports Partnership on 046-9067337 or email rmurphy@meathcoco.ie

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