On Saturday 20th October all County Secretaries, Children Officers and Treasurers are asked to attend the Aldi Community Games Training Workshop. To confirm your attendance please email email@example.com
Agenda - Saturday 20th October - Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone
The AVM awards will be held in Cavan Crystal Hotel on Saturday 1st December.
Hotel Accommodation can be booked by contacting Cavan Crystal Hotel 049 4360600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel rates are as follows:
Single rate: Bed & Breakfast - €75.00
Double/Twin – Bed & Breakfast - €120
Please mention Community Games when booking.
Kilmore Hotel is the overflow hotel which is 4-minute drive from Cavan Crystal Hotel:
Single: Bed & Breakfast - €99.00
Double/Twin - Bed & Breakfast - €140.
Appointments can be booked in Cavan Crystal Hotel by contacting the following:
Evita Hair - 049 4360660
Utopia Beauty - 049 4360675
Invitations / Tickets:
Complimentary tickets will be allocated to each County (for the Volunteer’s/Area nominees who confirm their attendance) – they will be allocated as follows; one for the Area winners, one for the Youth Volunteer Recognition Award winner (there will be one extra Youth ticket available for purchase at half price), one for the Adult Volunteer Recognition Award winner and two for County Executive members.
Extra tickets will be available for purchase from Community Games, they cost €50 each., this can be done via link on the website, details to follow. Each County nominates a person from their County Executive who will be responsible for confirming the number of Complimentary tickets and for confirming and paying for the number of purchased tickets. All members and nominees wishing to purchase extra tickets will contact this County representative directly. This total number of tickets will be final and each County will be invoiced directly for the amount of tickets they confirm by 5:00pm on the 16th November. Payment to be arranged in advance. No cash or cheques will be accepted on the night.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, are pleased to announce that the 2018 Sports Capital Programme is now open for applications.
Applications are being sought from sports clubs, voluntary and community groups, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities. Third level colleges, Education and Training Boards and schools may only apply for funding jointly with sports clubs.
Following a review of the last round of the programme it has been agreed that an even greater emphasis should be placed on applications for facilities in disadvantaged areas. Accordingly, any assistance you can provide in terms of raising awareness of the programme and increasing applications from these areas would be appreciated.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR REGISTRATION IS 5PM ON FRIDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2018.
THE CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS 5PM ON FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018.
Click here to apply
What a weekend it was in University of Limerick from 18th to 19th August. Thousands of kids came to Limerick to run, play and jump! Medals galore and some sunshine added to the smiles on everyone's faces.
For the first time ever we live-streamed all our races and had a big screen on campus of 25m2 so that no one missed out. We also filmed most events and you can visit our Facebook page to relive your favourite moments.
Paul O'Connell, Ciara Neville, Molly Scott and Michéal Donoghue joined us over the weekend to hand out medals and to support the children.
We also had great interaction at our 3 sponsor zones - Aldi, HSE and Kia Ireland and we were delighted to see children of all ages eating and drinking healthy and wearing some very colourful Make a START t-shirts!
All the results from the weekend are here.
As usual Sportsfile were our go-to photographers on site as well as our volunteers Anthony Leonard, Michael Brophy and Joe Sheeran!
Calling all Sports Clubs!
Athletics Ireland is currently recruiting stewards for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon on Sunday 12th August. They require course marshals to cover from 07:45-12:00 along the Dublin City Centre route.
Grants of €30 per person will be paid to clubs for stewards provided so this can be a great fundraising opportunity for clubs. Clubs and organisations from all sports are welcome, and all clubs will be well briefed beforehand so no previous experience is required.
Athletics Ireland require over 500 marshals for the event, so will be more than happy to take groups of any size (big or small!) All marshals will also receive a goody bag and tee-shirt. If your club or organisation is interested in helping out please contact Sliabh Wells at any time on 085-7638827 or email email@example.com.
Recreational Running Manager
Former Aldi Community Games participants make up the perfect foursome for a World Championship silver relay finish!
What do Ciara Neville, Patience Jumbo Gula, Gina Akpe Moses and Molly Scott have in common?
Well besides making history and winning silver in the 4 x 100m in the World U20 Championships, they are ALL former Aldi Community Games participants!
Gina and Patience represented Louth Community Games, Ciara was part of Limerick Community Games and Molly represented Carlow Community Games.
Gina Akpe-Moses, one of a family of five, came to Ireland from Nigeria as a two-year old and aged just eight and racing barefoot, she won the under 10 100m at the Community Games Finals. With Aldi Community Games the possibilities are indeed endless!
Well done from all of us at Aldi Community Games.
#getinthegames #endlesspossibilities #communitygames
We were delighted to have Paul O'Connell as our guest of honour on 27th May in UL as we launched our May Festival. Take a look at some of the photos from the event.
Over the next few weeks take a look at billboards all over Ireland....you might see an Aldi Community Games hero from your County!
Wouldn't it be amazing to go shopping at Aldi with a bag that's been designed by your son, daughter, grandchild, niece or nephew? Or someone from your local Aldi Community Games Area?
This competition is open to children from all over Ireland between the ages of 6 and 16. All they need to do is simply draw or paint on a4 what Aldi Community Games means to them, download an entry form and cover sheet from www.aldi.ie and post off their entry to PO Box 726, Naas, Co. Kildare before 10th May. Full t's and c's are available on the Aldi website.
Best of luck!
Phase 1 Events (for the May Festival) deadline is May 7th 2018 11:59pm
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