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

Sep
22
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Sep 22 @ 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.
Sep
28
Sat
Riverdance #BeActive Night @ Grand Canal Bank
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Riverdance #BeActive Night @ Grand Canal Bank

Riverdance #BeActive Night

On April 30th, 2000 in Vicarstown the record was set for the World’s Largest Riverdance.  This year as part of European Week of Sport #BeActive event Laois Sports Partnership in partnership with SVT Activity & Wellness Hub and the Buggie School of Irish Dancing wish to invite everyone to join us for a Free, fun family event on the Grand Canal Bank, Vicarstown at 4pm on 28th September.  Let’s get over 1,000 people to join us in a Riverdance on the Canal Bank to beat the record, have fun and be active!  This event will be followed by a family fun evening showcasing the variety of sports and physical opportunities available in the SVT Activity & Wellness Hub with live music from local ceoiltus groups, mini blitzes, bouncing castles, refreshments and lots more fun things to do for everyone.

To register for this fantastic event visit https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/beactive-riverdance-family-fun-night-tickets-71293672293?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

Sep
29
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Sep 29 @ 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.

Barrow Way Walk 2019 @ Fishersman's Inn
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Barrow Way Walk 2019 @ Fishersman's Inn
The Barrow Way Walk offers fun and fitness for all!
The Barrow Way Walk, will take place across Carlow, Kildare, and Laois on the September 29th, 2019 as part of the European Week Of Sport.
Taking place on the Barrow towpath and starting in a variety of locations in each county, participants can chose to walk 5KM, 10KM or 20KM. Choose to walk the one nearest you, or select a walk in a new location for a different experience. Transport will be provided to bring the registered participants back to the start.
Families, clubs, friends and individuals are invited to pre-register on www.BarrowWayWalk.ie to secure a place and ensure sufficient transport is provided. Visit the site to see the route maps, find further information and book your place.
Outdoor activities can have a significant positive impact on health and well-being, and walking in particular can provide an opportunity for fun, fitness, meeting old friends and new people and reconnecting with nature. The Barrow Way Walk provides all these things in an idyllic waterfront setting. The walks are graded easy and the surface is flat but variable.
The Barrow Way Walk is the first event organised by a strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland, Get Ireland Walking, Sport Ireland and the Carlow, Kildare and Laois Local Sports Partnerships.
Oct
4
Fri
Glow Football @ Mountmellick Sports Complex
Oct 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
6
Sun
SVT Vicarstown junior parkrun @ Vicarstown Canal
Oct 6 @ 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.

Junior Parkrun to celebrate Laois Connects @ Grand Canal Bank
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – Oct 13 @ 12:00 pm
Laois Connects Junior Parkrun 2k run/walk @ Grand Canal Bank
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
7
Mon
Laois Connects “Overcoming Adversity through Adventure” An Evening with Nikki Bradley @ Portlaoise Parish Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Overcoming Adversity through Adventure with Nikki Bradley Adventurer @ Parish Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sporting Events

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Sports Inclusion Disability

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