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

Mar
23
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – Apr 27 @ 12:30 pm
Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events. Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove. By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished. They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.  
Mar
30
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – May 4 @ 12:30 pm

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Apr
6
Sat
Park Walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – May 11 @ 11:30 am

Parkrun Ireland have piloted Park Walk at various events in 2018 and on Saturday 2nd March a six week Park Walk initiative will start at all 84 parkrun Ireland 5k events.

Walkers are always welcome at parkrun so the Park Walk initiative is about breaking down any barriers for walkers to participate at parkrun. Surveys have shown that fear of being last or standing out as very unfit, alongside the associated embarrassment are the biggest barriers that Park Walk is aiming to remove.

By marketing Park Walk for a fixed time period we will hope to attract walkers of all abilities in numbers and overcome fears by providing them pier support during the initiative. From experience we also know that once they attend parkrun their fears are greatly diminished.

They are teaming up with The Irish Heart Foundation and Get Ireland Walking. The Irish Heart Foundation will produce weekly advice for walkers to be shared via social media. Both Irish Hearts and Get Ireland Walking will share information to their groups and contacts; asking people to come along and will appeal for walk leaders to volunteer.

 

Apr
9
Tue
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – May 30 @ 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.

Apr
11
Thu
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 11 @ 11:00 am – Jun 1 @ 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.

Apr
16
Tue
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – Jun 6 @ 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.

Apr
18
Thu
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 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.

Apr
23
Tue
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – Jun 13 @ 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.

Apr
25
Thu
Social Tennis for Over 50’s @ Abbeyleix Tennis Club
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – Jun 15 @ 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.

Apr
28
Sun
Football For All @ Portlaoise A.F.C.
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Football for All run by Portlaoise A.F.C is now on every Sunday from 10-11am in Rossleighen. This session is for children with disabilities. Ability and previous experience are not necessary as the main aim is to have fun. For more information please contact 087 0969081

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