Developing Sport in Co. Laois

The LSP initiative was developed by the Sport Ireland in order to create a national structure to co-ordinate and promote the development of sport at local level. Sport Ireland identified that the effective development of sport and recreation at the local level would be best delivered through the adoption of a partnership approach between all bodies and organisations involved in the delivery of sport and recreation.

Laois Events

May
30
Thu
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
May 30 @ 11:00 am – Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm
Social Tennis for Over 50's @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Social Tennis For Over 55s Laois Sports Partnership in partnership with Abbeyleix Tennis Club announces the opening of a Social Tennis Programme for over 50’s in Abbeyleix Tennis Club. This new initiative will be launched with registration on the 4th of April 2019 in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel at 11am, All welcome.  The programme will then commence on 9th April at 11am Tuesdays and Thursday in Fr. Breen Memorial Park, just off the main street of the town. Since its establishment in 1909, Abbeyleix Tennis Club has been (and still is) renowned for its ability to welcome people of all ages and ability into their club, and by launching the aforementioned initiative, the club is once again showing its welcoming nature. This launch is aimed at any person over the age of 50 who has previously played tennis or has been a member of the Abbeyleix Tennis Club in the past. The club is also open to new players joining the club, as this new initiative is suitable for any level of skill and experience. The tennis sessions will take place over 8 weeks. The sessions will include a warm-up consisting of balance and strength exercises that can be carried out on the tennis court before the main activity begins. The combination of balance and strength exercises ensures that the participants are acquiring the necessary and basic fitness components required to play tennis, which in turn will help to improve their overall fitness and tennis game. The main activity will consist of tennis drills that can be performed with a partner, thus ensuring that the participants are improving their tennis game while also enjoying the social aspect of the sport. Following this short tennis matches will be played, in which the participants can enjoy playing the game that they love while using the skills that they obtained from the aforementioned tennis drills. The sessions will conclude with a light cool down, consisting of simple and light whole body stretches. We are proud to be launching this initiative, and are looking forward to seeing you all on the day.
Jul
21
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

Jul
22
Mon
Multi-activity camp for children with additional needs @ Portlaoise Leisure Centre
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm

 For children with additional needs

Jul
23
Tue
Blazing Saddles, 3 Day Cycling & Activities Camp, July 2019 @ Rockview Walkways
Jul 23 @ 10:00 am – Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm
Jul
27
Sat
Beginners Kayak Course exclusively for Ladies @ Laois Kayak & Canoe Club
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jul
28
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

Aug
4
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

Aug
6
Tue
Portlaoise Street Soccer League @ Portlaoise Leisure Centre
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug
11
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

Aug
18
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Aug 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

The SVT Activity & Wellness HUB are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at Vicarstown junior parkrun – a weekly 2KM run, for 4 to 14 year olds, along the Grand Canal grass bank. 🏃‍♂🏃‍♀

The SVT junior parkrun challenge shield will be awarded four times annually. 🏆
It will be competed for by any primary schools in the area that are interested, and the format could not be easier. 😄

The shield competition for the four events will vary between participation and performance: for a “participation” event the school children just need to participate, and for a “performance” event the school children must run the course within a particular time.
🏫 For your school, it is also very simple. Encourage the children to get registered on the parkrun database, using their primary school name as their “running club”. Notify the students well in advance when the competition is coming up, and encourage as many as possible from your school to attend.

OUR FIRST EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH.

It will be “participation” based – the primary school with the most participants will win the shield. In the event of a tie, the placing of their last finisher will decide the winner.

So, inform the students and their parents, get them to register on www.parkrun.ie – registration is quick, it is simple, and it is FREE! Then get them to Vicarstown for 10:30AM on Sunday, February 17th.

IF NEEDED, INSTRUCTIONS ARE POSTED CLEARLY IN THE FACEBOOK EVENT DISCUSSION SECTION.

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Sports Inclusion Disability

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