‘COME AND TRY’ WITH THE DONEGAL SPORT PARTNERSHIP’S SPORTS ABILITY DAY

first_imgThe Donegal Sports Partnership will host their Annual Sports Ability Day on Saturday 24th of September in Aura Leisure Complex in Letterkenny from 10-2pm.The event, which this year runs as part of Social Inclusion week and is also supported by Donegal County Council, is a “Come and Try” event for people with disabilities and offers them the opportunity to try sports which they may not have previously tried.Donegal Sports Ability Day is part of the overall Sport Inclusion Disability Officer (SIDO) Programme which runs under the umbrella of Donegal Sports Partnership. The initiative which was launched in 2008 is supported by the Irish Sports Council has seen many positive developments to-date in Donegal with approximately 700 people with disabilities having participated in sports participation programmes or events with similar numbers having participated in education and training programmes.Speaking in advance of the event SIDO with Donegal Sports Partnership Thérèse Laverty encouraged people of all abilities to come along to the Aura Leisure Complex and join in on the day.“The event is hosted on an annual basis and gives people the opportunity to try new sports, I’d like to encourage people with disabilities, their friends and family members to attend the event and see what we have on offer.“Many individuals have a preconception about disability sport but when they get to experience the sports this normally changes. “We’d also like to see as many local club coaches come along and join in the coaching with the various National Governing Bodies of Sport which will be present such as the GAA, FAI, Badminton Ireland and Athletics Ireland, everyone is welcome. We are also hoping to have some of the Donegal GAA County Players attend on the day to meet the participants.”Further information on the event can obtained from www.activedonegal.com or by contacting Donegal Sports Partnership on 074(91)16078/79 or by email on [email protected]‘COME AND TRY’ WITH THE DONEGAL SPORT PARTNERSHIP’S SPORTS ABILITY DAY was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aura CentreDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPSports Ability Daylast_img read more

FURIOUS LARKIN ASKS COUNCIL TO SUPPORT CALL TO CHOP FUNDING FOR LITTER GROUP

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to be asked to call on the Minister for the Environment to pull the €70,000 in funding for the Irish Business Against Litter group.The call is to be made by Cllr Dessie Larkin at next Monday’s meeting of the council.It follows a survey in recent days which left Letterkenny close to the bottom of the list of tidy towns in Ireland. Cllr Larkin said the survey has the potential to do untold damage to the Cathedral Town.Cllr Larkin questioned the tactics used by IBAL to collate their list which even included a reference to he picnic area in Manorcunningham – miles from Letterkenny.Cllr Larkin pointed to the fact that the Cathedral Town is pushing to win the National Tidy Towns Award and yet has been found one of the most littered towns in Ireland by IBAL.“How can Letterkenny be pushing for Ireland’s cleanest town in a recognised competition like the Tidy Towns and be so poorly marked by IBAL. “I know the organisers and judges of th Tidy Towns have their own criteria but I have serious concerns that this will reflect badly for us.“Letterkenny Main Street is cleaned 364 days of the year and so much hard work goes in to preserving our image.“I would be the first to say something if we were falling down but I think we have ben treated badly by IBAL and it’s not the first time,” he said.He said the criteria set down by IBAL was poor and said the €70,000 spent in Government funding on the group would be better spent somewhere else.“I know form talking with my fellow councillors that they feel they same way and I will be hoping for their full support at Monday night’s meting,” he said. FURIOUS LARKIN ASKS COUNCIL TO SUPPORT CALL TO CHOP FUNDING FOR LITTER GROUP was last modified: January 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr Dessie LarkinIrish Business Against LitterLetterkenny Town CouncilTody Townslast_img read more