Donegal Sports Partnership

PARK RUN

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Very welcome developments being piloted in two Parkrun sites in Donegal to encourage walkers to participate.
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CRICKET OPEN DAY

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Cricket Open Day is a come and try event to promote the sport to everyone and a chance for people to see what cricket is and how easily it can be played anywhere by both children and adults.Cricket Flyer V1.1






CRICKET OPEN DAY

Posted on May 15th, 2018

Cricked Open Day is to promote the sport to everyone and a chance for people to see what cricket is and how easily it can be played anywhere by both children and adults.

Cricket Flyer V1.1






SAFEGUARDING 1 (BASIC AWARENESS IN CHILD PROTECTION)

Posted on April 24th, 2018

Only a few places remaining!

Thursday 26th April (7:00pm, DSP Office, Letterkenny)

 Who is it aimed at? All Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport.

Certified By:  Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of this workshop. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour session and should be over 18 years of age).

Cost: €15:00 pp (excluding Eventbrite fee €1:81)  How to book: through the Eventbrite link: https://tinyurl.com/y8dz9k6p

Donegal Sports Partnership:  danny@activedonegal.com  Tel: 074-9116078safeguarding 1 logo photo 2016






RunDonegal Women’s 5K

Posted on April 4th, 2018

Around 700 women are expected to take part in Sunday’s Run Donegal 5k which will be staged through the Twin Towns.

Proceeds from what will be the 13th staging of the high-profile event will go to the Donegal Hospice. This year’s race/walk will be held in memory of Lisa McGranaghan, the 43-year-old mother of two from Castlefinn who passed away at the Donegal Hospice in March, 2016.

Looking ahead to Sunday, race director, Grace Boyle, who established the event with Bridgeen Doherty, said there’s big interest in the event.

“The number of pre-race entries is way up on previous years. The way things are going, we reckon that around 500 will register before Sunday, with possibly a couple of hundred more signing up on the day,” she commented.

“Lisa McGranaghan was someone who was so well thought of by so many. The McGranaghan family also have a long association with Finn Valley AC, hence the large numbers already entered,” she added.

“We want as many women to come along and walk, run or jog the 5k distance. There are many strands to Run Donegal – it’s a women’s only event, the money raised is going to a local cause and it is being held in memory of someone very special.

“We are also hoping that it will entice women who haven’t been walking or running much to come along and get involved. Hopefully, Sunday will kick-start women to get more active and enjoy the experience of exercising outdoors. There’s a great social aspect to running and walking and that’s something we are also trying to promote,” Grace said.

“While we are competing with so many races, we are really happy with the response this year. Everything is in hand now. The only thing we can’t control is the weather – hopefully we will have a dry day,” the race director added.

Lisa McGranaghan’s husband Kevin, and their two children, Joshua (11) and Robyn (8), will walk Sunday’s Run Donegal 5k which gets underway at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar at 11 am.

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Safeguarding 1 Workshop

Posted on January 10th, 2018

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Thursday 15th February at 7:00 pm in the Donegal Sports Partnership, Pearse Road, Letterkenny.  Please use the link below to register your place.

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Operation Transformation Nationals Walks Day 2018!

Posted on January 3rd, 2018

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Donegal Sports Partnership to host 4 Walks for Operation Transformation Nationals Walks Day 2018!

Operation Transformation’s 2018 National Walks Day will take place on the 13th January. To kick start the New Year, the organisers of the popular TV series will once again team up with Sport Ireland and the network of local Sports Partnerships to host over 70 walks across the country! With improved access and ongoing developments to local routes and trails, recreational walking continues to be one of the fastest growing, popular and easiest forms of physical activity.

In Donegal, the Local Sports Partnership, with the support of walking leaders in the community, will host 4 walks in the following area’s;

Killybegs, Stranorlar, Rosnakill (Fanad) & Letterkenny (see poster for details)

DSP are inviting every member of the community to come out and celebrate National Walks Day in their respective communities. People of all ages, abilities and fitness levels are welcome on the day; the walks will be led by fully qualified Irish Heart Foundation Walking Leaders and the total distance will be between 3 & 5 km!

Locally, Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure is gearing up to run their very own Operation Transformation – with 4 leaders identified (Chef Martin Anderson, Dunfanaghy woman Amanda Witherow, Glenswilly native Aisling McDaid and Letterkenny man Benny Sweeney), the programme will get underway on Monday 8th January and will follow the National OT programme. Follow their progress daily on www.facebook.com/michaelmurphysports/ or http://www.michaelmurphysports.ie/blog .

The Letterkenny Walk will coincide with week 1 of MMS Operation Transformation, so come along and support the 4 leaders along with their friends & family!

All walks will be FREE of charge – Registration will take place from 10.30am on the Saturday morning, with all walks commencing at 11am. Refreshments provided afterwards. Further information will be available from Donegal Sports Partnership on 074 9116078/16079 or at info@activedonegal.com






Donegal Sportshall Athletics – Primary School Programme 2017/18

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Donegal Sports Partnership delivers this programme in partnership with the Donegal Athletics County Board, Athletics Ireland and local clubs. The programme has been an exciting addition to sport in primary schools in Donegal and has ensured that children have an opportunity to learn new PE skills in agility, balance and coordination as well as an opportunity to participate in high energy fun events.  Schools can enter either the Small Schools (<100 pupils) or the Medium to Large Schools (>100 pupils).

TO BOOK: Programme Information and Expression of Interest Form   TO PAY: Eventbrite or payment link

CLOSING DATE: for receipt of Expression of Interest Forms is Monday 16th October 2017

 

TEACHERS INFORMATION WORKSHOP (free) Wednesday 18th October, Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny (4-6pm)

Learn how to organise, plan & coordinate your schools Sportshall Athletics Programme in preparation for the Donegal Regional Events. Understand the running/relays and field events and the equipment required for each activity. Examine the rules of entry/team declarations and how the competition is run. PLEASE NOTE: this session is both practical and theory in nature and teachers are encouraged to take a full and active part.  TO BOOK: https://tinyurl.com/ybtayjnz

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Safeguarding 1 (Thurs 09-Nov-17) Letterkenny – SOLD OUT!

Posted on October 4th, 2017

SOLD OUT! – Contact DSP for alternative workshops

Aimed at Volunteers, Coaches, Children’s Officers and Designated Liaison Persons (DLP) involved in any capacity with children in sport must first complete the 3-hour Child Welfare & Protection Basic Awareness Course. This course educates participants on the implementation of best practice in protecting the welfare of children involved in sport. Certification is awarded by Sport Ireland on completion of this workshop. (*Participants must attend the full 3-hour session and be over 18 years of age). Further details on the Safeguarding 1-3 workshops contact Danny at danny@activedonegal.com or Tel: 074-9116078

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Social Inclusion Week 2017

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

As part of Social Inclusion Week 2017 and in conjunction with Donegal County Council, Donegal Sports Partnership will host 2 Sports Inclusion Come & Try events. These events are open to children with a disability aged 7-12 years. All details are included on the flyer.

Social Inclusion Week 2017






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