Older Adults

Get Active: Older Adults

Encouraging older adults to participate in sport and physical activity within their community, while also providing access to competitive sports which are fulfilling and inclusive for interested participants. Our older adults programmes assist in broadening the range of sport and physical activity opportunities within local communities, increasing awareness, access, and choice.

Go for Life Exercise Classes

The older adults programme in County Clare has proven to be extremely successful over the years. The main thrust of our work at present is to support, through the services of Fitness 4 Fun, the development of new groups in communities and to support the groups that are already in existence. If you feel that you would like a group in your area, please contact us for further details. Alternatively, have a look at this map to see if you have a group nearby you. Clare Sports Partnership are members of the Clare Age Friendly County Programme and we are committed to delivering our services in accordance with Age-Friendly Principles.

Go for Life Games

The overall aim of Go for Life is to get older people more active, more often.The Go for Life Games League has been a great success in County Clare. We run 2 leagues, one in the winter and one in the spring. The spring league is a precursor to the national event that usually takes place in June. The Go for Life Games adapted by Go for Life involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams. Lobbers- adaption of Petanque and BoulesFlisk- adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching Scidil-adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and SkittlesIt is important to remember: The emphasis of the Games is on participation and funPlayed in a non-competitive way as much as possible.

Group Development & Support

Group Development and Support

Since 2014, we have been involved with setting up new groups in local communities. This has been especially succesfull in North Clare, where we have teamed up with the North Clare Primary Healthcare Team. Groups have been established in Ballyvaughan, Carron, Tubber, Corofin, Crusheen. In addition to this, we have also set up new groups in Kilkishen, Ennis and Kilmaley. If you feel that you would like a group in your area, please contact us for further details. Alternatively, have a look at this map to see if you have a group nearby you.

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The 'Night into Day' cycle consists of an 80km cycle departing Ballyvaughan at 2AM with a world legend of road cycling Sean Kelly. Returning into Ballyvaughan at around 6am just in time for breakfast in Monks Ballyvaughan. There you have time to refuel, recharge and rest until you take off again for a day cycle. You can choose from 135km, 85km or 60km cycle. Registration fee is €60 and includes entry to both the night and your choice of day event, event t-shirt, event hat, full breakfast in Monks, food stop in Lisdoonvarna on the day event and of course an ice cream when you cross the finish line. Not to mention event marshals and all the safety measures the Tour de Burren always has to ensure it is the most enjoyable leisure cycling sportif. Register now as places are limited www.tourdeburren.com/route/night-into-day/

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Children from Scoil Mhainchin, Ennistymon having fun at a Children’s Active Storytime in association with the Clare Local Sports Partnership as part of the Healthy Ireland at Your Library Event.

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