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Judge 6k Family Fun Run/Walk

Easter Sunday at 1pm Drumconrath Parish Centre

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2015 SPORTS CAPITAL PROGRAMME OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Sports Capital Programme for applications. A fund of €40 million is available for development of sports facilities and the purchasing … Continue reading

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Minister Ring Announces €5,162,431m Investment for Irish Sport

Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring T.D., today announced an investment package of over €5.1m from the Irish Sports Council to support the National Network of Local Sports Partnerships (LSPs). €5,047,431 million will be allocated to thirty LSPs for … Continue reading

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Learn2Run to 5k 2015

Struggling with your New Year’s exercise resolution? Why not train in a group? The Learn 2 Run to 5k is a beginner jogging group for both Men & Women of all abilities. This programme is suitable for those who are … Continue reading

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Meath Running Group

Ever thought of completing a 10km, half marathon or a full marathon, but don’t know where to start, how to train for it or simply keep to a regime on your own? Meath Running Group can help you do just … Continue reading

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Spring Walk Series

Meath LSP are commencing the Spring Walk Series with 2 walks this weekend on Saturady 7th February – one in Enfield, meeting at Bridge House hotel car park at 10.15am and one in Laytown, meeting at Pat`s Centra car park, … Continue reading

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Cycle Safety Programme Sponsorship

In 2012, Eurolink agreed to become the official sponsor of the Cycle Safety programme. Since then almost 3000 primary school children have availed of training.  Eurolink commit sponsorship to primary school cycle safety programme. Eurolink Motorway Operations Ltd have committed … Continue reading

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Cycling Ireland Developing the Young Performer Workshop

Cycling Ireland is running its first Developing the Young Performer Workshops of 2015.  Athlone Institute of Technology will host the first of a series of workshops to be run in each province. Developing the Young Performer Workshop, is an interactive … Continue reading

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Meath Local Sports Partnership shortlisted for National Award

Meath Local Sports Partnership’s Games for Life programme had the honour of being shortlisted for the National Age Friendly Active and Healthy Ageing Award last Tuesday 20th January in Cavan Crystal Hotel. The ceremony was a celebration of the innovative … Continue reading

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Operation Transformation National Walk Day

Walk your way to health in 2015! Walkers both young and old from all parts of Co. Meath took part in the Operation Transformation National Walk day in association with Meath Local Sports Partnership and the Irish Sports Council. Walks … Continue reading

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Operation Motivation Returns to Meath!

Meath Local Sports Partnership are offering a number of activity programmes over the coming weeks and months which will help you kick start your own Operation Motivation for 2015. All programmes are listed below: Operation Transformation Meet ‘n’ Walks Following … Continue reading

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Fitness Testing – A Practical Approach

Meath Local Sports Partnership wish to announce that former Irish and Munster rugby star Niall Ronan will be speaking, and delivering a practical workshop in Navan  on Tuesday February 3rd. Niall Ronan a native to Meath played Gaelic Games and represented … Continue reading

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Start your transformation on the walks in Meath!

There will be 6 walks in Meath all starting at 10am on Saturday 17th January. Walk 1:Trim Castle distance 3.7km (along the Sli na Slainte route), meet in front of the castle. Walk 2: Laytown distance 4km, meet at the train station … Continue reading

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CARA National Inclusion Awards

Recognising organisations and people who contribute to the inclusion of people with disabilities in sport, physical activity, fitness, outdoor adventure and physical education.

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21 Day Walking Challenge

To encourage people to get on their walking shoes, Get Ireland Walking and the IPU is calling on people to take the “21 Day Walking Challenge” to encourage the formation of a healthy walking habit into the future. Pharmacists nationwide … Continue reading

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Operation Transformation National Walk Day

Walk your way to health in 2015! Walkers both young and old from all parts of Co. Meath took part in the Operation Transformation National Walk day in association with Meath Local Sports Partnership and the Irish Sports Council. Walks … Continue reading

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Older people in Meath benefit from grant scheme

A total of 1,023 groups of older people across Ireland are celebrating the awarding of grants to support physical activity and sport. The Go for Life Small Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and the Irish Sports Council is awarding … Continue reading

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Meath Local Sports Partnership Strategic Plan 2014-2017

Meath Local Sports Partnership Strategic Plan 2014-2017 – Read the full report here 34 pages (.pdf)

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Sports Capital Programme to run in 2015

The online system, called OSCAR (Online Sports Capital Register), is in place. All clubs/organisations hoping to apply for funding are encouraged to register now for the new online system if they wish to apply for funding under the Sports Capital fund in 2015. Many … Continue reading

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Fitness Testing – A practical approach

Meath Local Sports Partnership wish to announce that former Irish and Munster rugby star Niall Ronan will be speaking, and delivering a practical workshop in Navan  on Tuesday February 3rd. Niall Ronan a native to Meath played Gaelic Games and represented … Continue reading

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Men on the Move

Meath LSP’s Men on the Move project funded by the HSE reached the end of block 1 this week with the culmination of a 5k run/walk in the Blackwater Park in Navan on Sunday last. 93 men aged 30 years … Continue reading

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Irish Sports Monitor Report 2013

The 2013 Irish Sports Monitor, compiled from over 9,000 telephone interviews conducted by IPSOS MRBI, on behalf of the Irish Sports Council.was launched on the 1st October and is available at http://www.irishsportscouncil.ie/Research/Irish-Sports-Monitor-Annual-Report-2013/. This is the fifth report in the ISM … Continue reading

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Job Vacancy – North Tipperary Sports Partnership

Sports ADMINISTRATOR (This is a Temporary Specific Purpose Contract to Provide Maternity Cover for a period of approximately 6 months, commencing in December 2014) North Tipperary Sports Partnership is funded by the Irish Sports Council, to coordinate, plan & deliver … Continue reading

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Public Participation Network

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 enables Local Authorities to take all appropriate steps to consult with and promote effective participation of local communities in local government.  One of the principal implementing provisions by each local authority, is the setting … Continue reading

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Meath LSP E Bulletin Autumn/Winter 2014

Download a copy of MLSP’s Ezine Autumn/Winter 2014 – 22 pages (.pdf)

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Job Vacancy

MATERNITY LEAVE COVER FOR THE POSITION OF PROJECT FACILITATOR For Be Active After School Physical Activity Programme Meath Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Health Service Executive wish to recruit a Project Facilitator as Maternity Leave Cover for the … Continue reading

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Sports Inclusion Workshop

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Meath Running Group Block 3

Are you ready for Block 3? The third and final block of training this year starts back next Wednesday August 20th at 7pm in Claremont Stadium Navan. This 10 week block will build on the speed endurance work of block … Continue reading

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Public Participation Network (PPN)

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Meath Heritage Cycle Tour Participants Experience

Blog Check out Pat Burke’s Meath Heritage Cycle Tour Blog for details of his tour experience http://wp.me/p3pe1q-bO Photos Antonio Guevarra PSI Padyak Society IrelandFilipino Cycling Club -Team Philippines   Elva O’Brien 100km Start   Louise Eccles Blackrock Cycling Club do … Continue reading

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour Photo Gallery

Check out the photos from this years An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour in the Photo Gallery

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Tour de Meath – Out in force!

Over 4000 cyclists took to the roads of County Meath last weekend to participate in the sixth An Post Meath Heritage Cycle tour. In splendid sunshine on Sat 26th, the tour kicked off with the 11k family spin.  With the … Continue reading

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour – Entries Closing

Entries for the 50km, 100km & 160km events in the An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour close on Wednesday 23rd July at midnight online or 5pm in offices of Meath LSP. See Cycle Tour page for details on How to … Continue reading

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Sports Capital Funding Announced

Minister Ring commits €40.5M to new and improved sports facilities and equipmentThe Government’s commitment to sport and local communities was underpinned today when Minister of State for Tourism & Sport Michael Ring announced grants of €40.5 million for 880 sports … Continue reading

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Sprocket Rocket Coach Training

Sprocket Rocket Coach Training Day Sat July 12th Aimed at cycling club coaches, teachers, community representatives If your club wishes to develop its underage section, or you just wish to hold fun evenings in your school or locality for children … Continue reading

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Summer Activities Programmes 2014

See below for details on Summer Activities Programmes for Adults and Children with a disability.

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Meath LSP E Bulletin Summer 2014

Download a copy of MLSP’s Ezine Summer 2014 – 11 pages (.pdf)

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Bike Week 2014 14th – 22nd June

Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with the Department of Transport are supporting a number of activities for Bike Week 2014. Bike Week 2014 is a cross-community effort to highlight cycling as a fun, cost effective and healthy way to … Continue reading

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SHINE 2014

SHINE is a programme designed to support emerging sporting talent in the county of Meath. It is based around the development of skills and knowledge that will enhance these young athletes / players’ ability to fulfill their sporting potential. SHINE … Continue reading

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Recreation Week 2014 2nd – 8th June

For further information on events in Meath see http://bit.ly/1nFUmzj

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Recreation Week 2014 – 2nd to 8th June

  Timetable of Activties in Meath

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Bike Week (14th – 22nd June) Funding Available

Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with the Department of Transport are calling on groups and cycling clubs interested in running a cycling event to coincide with Bike Week to apply for funding. Bike Week is a cross-community effort to … Continue reading

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Celebrity launch of the An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour 2014

A collection of celebrities from the sporting and entertainment worlds were on hand to launch the 6th An Post Meath Heritage Cycle tour. Meath ambassador, comedian and avid cyclist – PJ Gallagher was joined by fellow cycle series ambassadors athlete … Continue reading

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FIt 4 Life & Learn2Run Programmes in Meath

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New course record for Royal County 5k.

Tom Moran from Dunshaughlin Athletic Club came home in an impressive time of 15:54secs in what is a new course record for the Royal County 5k. Nicola Welsh came home quickest of the women in 20:27secs. This is the 4th … Continue reading

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Meath Running Group Block 2

Looking to train with a group of likeminded joggers & runners this summer? Why not join Meath Running Group’s track sessions in Claremont Stadium Navan. This 11 week training programme is ideal for those wishing to take part in 5 … Continue reading

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Calling all walkers, joggers & runners!

The Royal County 5km will take place on Sunday 27th April in Kells. The event is organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership  with the support of the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells Gardai, St Brigid`s AC, Kells Swimming Pool, Kells Town … Continue reading

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Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014

The Volunteers in  Sport Awards 2014 are presented by the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Irish Sports Council, the Federation of Irish Sport and the Community Foundation of Ireland. The Volunteers in Sport Awards honour the work of volunteers … Continue reading

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All County 5k Fun Run/Walk

Over 250 participants took part in the inaugural All County 5k Fun Run/Walk in Navan on Sunday last. The event which started and finished on Kennedy Square has the potential to be a massive event, with young and old from … Continue reading

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Royal County 5k 2014 Charity Partner Required

Meath Local Sports Partnership is currently looking for a charity partner for our Royal County 5k event in Kells on the 27th of April. Interested charities need to complete and return the Royal County 5k 2014 Charity Application Form and return to to … Continue reading

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Meath LSP E Bulletin Spring 2014

Download a copy of MLSP’s Ezine Spring 2014 – 12 pages (.pdf)

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Meath Sportshall Athletics County Final 2014

Meath Local Sports Partnership in association with Meath Athletics recently held the first Meath SPORTSHALL Athletics County Final in Claremont Stadium. In an action packed day, 185 primary school children from six Meath schools competed in the following team events, … Continue reading

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International cap for Meath’s Thomas Winters

Congratulations to Thomas Winters (Trim) who received his International Cap for the Irish Powerchair Soccer team under 16-18s last night. The presentation took place during half time at the Irish game in the Aviva

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Launch of the All County 5k Fun Run/Walk

The inaugural All County 5k Fun Run & Walk will take place on Sunday 6th April at 12 noon in Navan. The event is AAI licensed courtesy of Navan AC and brings to close Meath Mental Health week. 3 charities … Continue reading

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Launch of Meath Mental Health week

Gerry Kelly from LMFM joined representatives from local organisations dealing with mental health issues to launch the inaugural week. Meath Mental Health week promoting positive mental health will take place from March 31st to April 6th. This is the brainchild … Continue reading

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Volunters in Sport Awards 2014

Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism recently launched the Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 at the Aviva Stadium.  An initiative of the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of … Continue reading

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An Post Cycle Series Launch

What do Bressie, Paul Galvin, Matt Cooper, PJ Gallagher and Marian Heffernan have in common? They’ve all committed to getting back on their bikes this summer and becoming Series Cyclists for the 2014 An Post Cycle Series. The five event … Continue reading

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Ireland to host European Powerchair Football Nations Cup

Martin O’Neill announces Ireland as hosts of Inaugural European Powerchair Football Nations Cup. The event will take place from Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th July this year in the University of Limerick. It will host 7 international squads from across … Continue reading

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Learn2Run to 5k

Struggling with your New Year’s exercise resolution?  Why not train in a group? Learn 2 Run to 5k is a beginner jogging group suited for both Men & Women of all abilities.   Participants must be over 16 years of … Continue reading

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Communtiy Walking Leader Training In Meath

  The Irish Heart Foundation in conjunction with Meath Sports Partnership will run a Community Walking Leader Training Course, March 8th-9th in Simonstown GFC, Navan, Co. Meath.   The training is primarily aimed at those wishing to lead a local walking … Continue reading

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Meath Running Group

Ever thought of completing a 10km, half marathon or a full marathon, but don’t know where to start, how to train for it or simply keep to a regime on your own? Meath Running Group can help you do just … Continue reading

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Spring Activities Programme 2014 for People with Disabilities

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Job Vacancy – Training and Education Officer at Cara APA Centre

The CARA National Adapted Physical Activity Centre is committed to leading, coordinating and supporting developments in Adapted Physical Activity, Adapted Physical Education and Disability Sport. Through the development and coordination of a National Training and Education Framework, the CARA APA … Continue reading

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Sports Capital Programme 2014. Key Information for Clubs

A new 40 million euro fund for important sports capital projects was recently announced by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Mr. Michael Ring T.D. Here is some key information for Clubs hoping to apply. . . . The … Continue reading

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Walk your way to happiness!

Walkers both young and old from all parts of Co. Meath took part in the Operation Transformation National Walk day in association with Meath Local Sports Partnership and the Irish Sports Council. Walks were organised in Trim, Laytown, Slane, Mullagh … Continue reading

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Community Walking Leader Training – Wicklow

Venue: Wicklow Date: 10th & 11th May 2014 Walking Leader Training is primarily aimed at people wishing to lead a walking group or promote walking in the community or workplace. The course comprises of a weekend of training and then a follow … Continue reading

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FAI Senior Intro Workshop

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August 18 contact hours Venue: MDL Grounds, Navan Time: 9.30am to 6.30pm each day Cost: €75 Contact: Mark Scanlon, 086-7954353, mark.scanlon@fai.ie Book: https://payments.fai.ie/coach-education.html?county=33

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Meath Running Group – Block 1

Ever thought of completing a 10km, half marathon or a full marathon, but don’t know where to start, how to train for it or simply keep to a regime on your own? Meath Running Group can help you do just … Continue reading

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FAI Strength & Conditioning Workshop

3contact hours course Venue: MDL Grounds, Navan Time: 2pm to 5pm Cost: €25 Contact: Mark Scanlon, 086-7954353, mark.scanlon@fai.ie

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Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland Announce National Sports Open Day

CPSI are inviting children and adults with physical disabilities, and their families to join us at Dublin City University on Saturday 15th February to discover the range of sports and activities that CPSI have to offer. The aim of the … Continue reading

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Operation Motivation returns to Meath

Operation Motivation will return to Meath for a second year in 2014. 2013 saw in excess of 1500 people participate in walking, jogging and running programmes across the county. Operation Motivation provides opportunities for all abilities to become more physically … Continue reading

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All County 5k Fun Run/Walk

Over 250 participants took part in the inaugural All County 5k Fun Run/Walk in Navan on Sunday last. The event which started and finished on Kennedy Square has the potential to be a massive event, with young and old from … Continue reading

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour 2015

See https://www.meathsports.ie/cycle-tour.html for details

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Capital Grants Scheme

On Sunday 22nd December 2013 Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring announced a new €40 million fund for sports capital projects. The Sports Capital Programme is the main channel of Government support for developing sports facilities and … Continue reading

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Visually Impaired Soccer

In March 2014 the FAI and Vision Sports Ireland are hosting two visually impaired futsal (indoor football) representative teams from Northern Ireland. Two male five a side teams in the age brackets 13 – 17 years and 18 – 23 … Continue reading

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Largest Ever Study of Sport and Exercise in Ireland Published

The largest study of participation in sport and exercise ever conducted in Ireland was published today (18th December) by Minister for Sport Michael Ring. "Keeping them in the Game", commissioned by the Irish Sports Council and compiled by ESRI researchers, … Continue reading

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Agencies put their best foot forward to Get Ireland Walking

The Get Ireland Walking Initiative is today adopting a partnership approach in order to maximise the number of people walking for health, wellbeing and fitness throughout Ireland. Walking offers an opportunity for people who are inactive or have low levels … Continue reading

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IPB Youth and Community Fund

New Source of Funding for the Community & Voluntary Sector The Irish Public Bodies Insurance group, who provide insurance cover for the local authorities and other state bodies, have announced a new funding scheme which aims to support youth and … Continue reading

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Operation Transformation Walks 2014

Meath Local Sports Partnership and the ISC have linked up with RTE’s Operation Transformation Programme to promote the national walk day on Saturday 18th January.  There will be 2 walks in Meath both starting at 11am on Saturday 18th January; … Continue reading

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Go for Life Grant Scheme

The Go For Life Small Grant Scheme Winners Were Announced On Wednesday November 27th. Over 1,000 Groups And Clubs Around Ireland Will Get Grants Under The Scheme To Get Ireland’s Older Population Moving. The Winners Were Announced By Minister Michael … Continue reading

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Two Age and Opportunity Bursaries

Two New Age & Opportunity bursaries Have you got a dream? A burning ambition? If you had a little help, would you do something about it? Age and Opportunity have launched 2 new exciting bursaries as part of their 25 … Continue reading

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Disability Inclusion Training

Congratulations to everyone to completed the first Disability Inclusion Training in County Meath on Saturday 2nd November. I hope the theory and practical elements covered on the course will give you the inspiration to adapt your sessions to make them … Continue reading

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Silver Surfer Towns coming to Navan!

Google are running a programme called ‘Silver Surfer Towns’ in Navan. The aim of the programme is to help the Navan community get their older residents online. Some older adults have been left behind by digital advancements, so this is … Continue reading

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Disability Inclusion Training launched by Minister Michael Ring TD

  Minster Michael Ring, TD, Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport recently launched the innovative National Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) course developed by the CARA Adapted Physical Activity Centre.   The course is designed to assist participants with … Continue reading

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Meath LSP E Bulletin Winter 2013

Download a copy of MLSP’s Ezine Winter 2013 – 21 pages (.pdf)

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Hockey 4 All Receives a ‘Helping Hand’ from SPAR

Olympic hero Katie Taylor presents local Meath organisation with funding from SPAR 50th Anniversary bursary Local retailer SPAR announced the Navan Hockey 4 All as a recipient of its ‘Helping Hand Community Fund’, a nationwide campaign aimed at supporting stand … Continue reading

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Paratriathlon Introduction Day

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Important Information about Sports Capital Grants

The Sports Capital Programme (SCP) is operated by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and provides grants to assist in the development of sports facilities and the provision of sports equipment throughout the country. OSCAR The Sports Capital Programme … Continue reading

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Bike for Life Project to give Cyclists Confidence on the Road

  The HSE, in partnership with Cycling Ireland, has created a brand new programme: Bike for Life aims to make cycling more accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability.  Sponsored by the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative, the … Continue reading

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Sports for all in Meath!

Do you want to up skill yourself, your staff, teachers, coaches, volunteers on how to include people with a disability in your sports, recreation or physical education sessions? If yes, Meath LSP will be hosting  a Disability Inclusion Training (DIT) Course on … Continue reading

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Reminder to Join Get Ireland Walking

Please help us to get every community, village, town and city in Ireland walking by registering your local walking group with Get Ireland Walking.  Registering your walking group will create opportunities for more people to get walking for health, for … Continue reading

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‘Get Active’ Guiding framework launched

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, launched the Get Active Guiding Framework, which aims to create a co-ordinated approach to physical education, physical activity and sport in school and community settings for children and young people. Developed in partnership by the … Continue reading

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National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People 2013

Applications for National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People 2013 are now open. Funding available under this grant scheme provides your group with an opportunity to buy equipment, run sports events or try new activities. Grants are … Continue reading

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Positive Ageing Week 2013

Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made to their communities. Meath Local Sports Partnership are organising the following free activities for Positive Ageing Week 2013: … Continue reading

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Job Vacancy: Project Facilitator Be Active ASAP

Meath Local Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Health Service Executive wish to recruit a Project Facilitator for the Be Active After School Activity Programme (ASAP) on an initial 6 month fixed term contract commencing in October 2013. Click here … Continue reading

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Happy Heart Walks

The Irish Heart Foundation is marking World Heart Day this year by encouraging, communities, families and friends to organise a ‘Happy Heart Walk’ on Sunday 29th September 2013  in a national bid to walk 50,000km. This event marks an opportunity to … Continue reading

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour on Irish TV

  The An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour featured on IRISH TV  recently. Please see link below to content. The cycle tour is 34:10 minutes in.  http://vzaar.com/users/mayotv/videos?search_title=KILTEELY+WEB  

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Positive Ageing Week

Positive Ageing Week (PAW) is a festival which highlights the positive aspects of ageing and celebrates the contribution older people have made and continue to make to their communities.   We are asking individuals and groups to join in the festivities … Continue reading

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An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour Photo Gallery

Check out the photos from this years An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour in the Photo Gallery

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