Please be advised that following a review of the rules pertaining to the Marathon the following will apply for the event this weekend:
The Event will be a Team event with an individual element included.
Counties that have entered numbers less than the number required to make up a team may compete in the individual element this year.
After the National Festival the rules will be reviewed and Counties will be advised accordingly.
Please advise your participant Areas accordingly.
Event Type – Team Event
Age Category - U16 Over 14
Panel Details: Panel of 4 Boys / Girls
All Panel Members Should Compete
1. At county level the first four (4) competitors over the finish line, will represent their county at the National Festival in both the Boys and Girls Marathon.
2. At the National Festival the marathon (boys & girls) will be regarded as an individual event and a team event with 3 of the 4 runners to score per county. The total score per county to determine the result.
3. Prizes of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will be awarded for both the individual and team events
National Secretary Community Games
Thank you so much to the thousands of children, their family, their friends. Also a huge thanks to our large cohort of volunteers and organisers! We had a very successful Weekend 1. For all our results please click here and all our photos are available on our Flickr page and on our facebook page. To read our Press Release from the Weekend please go to our News Page.
We are looking forward to doing it all again next week!
Thanks to Michael Moore Car Sales in Athlone we have wheels for the Community Games Festival! This is a huge help to us in helping us co-ordinate this massive event!
National Development Conference 2014
There will be a National Development Conference focusing on the three unique Modules, taking place on the 12th July 2014 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath.
The three Modules are:
Module 1: Child Protection & Garda/Police Vetting
Module 2: PR & Social Media
Module 3: Core Development Support
This event is open to all Community Games volunteers and if you wish to attend, please submit your contact details to your County Secretary asap. If you have any questions on the Development Conference, please contact Murrough McDonagh by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 087-8217671.
Become a youth activist in the No Hate Speech Movement – An event for young people aged 16-25
Have you seen or experienced hate speech online – sexism, homophobia, racism, islamobhopia, disablism, gypsyism etc?
Do you want to fight online discrimination?
Would you like to become an online activist in the fight against hate speech?
Are you keen to:
Learn how to blog to make a difference?
Run a community campaign through community action or through art?
Use creative technologies to promote human rights?
Discover how to apply drama as a force for change?
When: Saturday June 21st and Wednesday June 25th
Where: Saturday: Pearse Street Library, Dublin. Wednesday: Macro offices on Bolton Street, Dublin
Application process: The event is free. Contributions toward travel costs will be available. Places are limited and will be allocated based on a brief application process.
To apply go to: www.nycitraining.org/courses/becoming-youth-activist-no-hate-speech-movement
Applicants must also fill out this short application questionnaire:
For queries email Anne email@example.com
For more information about the No Hate Speech Movement go to www.nohatespeechmovement.org or www.nohatespeech.ie
This event is a 2 day programme – all day each day (applicants must commit to attending both days)
This event is funded by the European Youth Foundation at the Council of Europe
Visit the Community Games dedicated webpage on No Hate Speech
HSE Community Games are organising a FREE PR Workshop Seminar on the 14th June.
The workshop should take 2 and a half hours and will have 4 elements to it given by experts in their fields.
Press Releases – How to write a good Press Release and get the papers to print it
Website – How to create a website for free in 5 easy steps
Facebook/Social Media – How to set up a facebook fan page and get liked
Photography – How to take a photograph that the press will print
Please send a confirmation email here by Friday 16th May as places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Venues and Times will be confirmed next week (depending on numbers)
Please note that this is open to County and Area PRO’s.
· GAA U10/ GAA U12 Girls – Gum Shields Mandatory
· Hurling – Gum Shields Recommended
· Camogie - Protective gear such as shin guards, gum shields and hand protection may be used.
· Art – Clarification that Maximum time allowed for this competition is 3 Hours
· Also Mini Rugby – Rules amended to fully reflect IRFU Mini 2 Rules – please see this link
This link has being updated in our 2014 rules.
The overage requirement for the 2014 Programme of Events for the following competitions has been rescinded:
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