Members of Kilmessan AR representing the Meath Team in the Go for Life Games (2019)
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).
Meath Local Sports Partnership began delivering the Games for Life Programme in May 2010. To date 53 groups have availed of the equipment. 210 members of the groups are trained in bowls, Boccia, Flisk, Cornhole 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 960 older people and disability representatives in Meath have been impacted by this initiative.
Dunboyne Rehabcare won the 2019 Boccia League. The league will resume in February 2020.
Active Retirement Bowls League
Skyrne AR at the Bowls finals (Division 1 League Winners)
The Active Retirement Bowls League division 1 and 2 will recommence in October 2019.
Round Robin Charity Tournament:
The Round-Robin one day tournament will be held in September 2019. 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.
Box Hockey Tournament will take place in October 2019 in Simonstown GAA Centre.
New Age Kurling Tournament:
The New Age Kurling League will take place in September 2019 in Simonstown GAA Centre. Athboy were crowned Meath Kurling Champions 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org