Older people in sport and physical activity programmes
The Older People in Sport working group of Offaly Sports Partnership advanced plans to support the increased participation of older people in sport and physical activity.
Offaly Sports Partnership wishes to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the members of the working group and the organisations that they represented for bringing this project to fruition. They were Clodagh Armitage Physical Activity Coordinator with the Health Services Executive, Cllr John Carroll, Declan Costello West Offaly Partnership, John Kincaid, John Leahy Games Promotion Officer GAA, John Moran Offaly Leader+ and Nick Devery Health Services Executive. This working group has been disbanded but increasing the participation of older people in sport continues to be a priority of the Partnership.
For more information on Older People in Sport programmes or on the o50s boccia programme, please contact Olivia Murphy (administrator, Offaly Sports Partnership) on 057 93 57462 or by email.
Keep an eye on the events page for dates of upcoming older people in sport events.
20 expressions of interest to participate in the 2011 / 2012 programme were received.
Three groups received an introduction to Boccia. Of these three groups, one group went on to register to play in the o50s Boccia League 2011 / 2012.
17 teams from eight...
Following the limited success of the o50s Men's Boccia programme, this programme was expanded in 2010 / 2011.
Active Retirement groups and Mens groups now participate in the programme.
As a result of the expansion of the programme, 10 teams from 7 groups now...
Following the establishment of the Older Men in Sport working group in 2008, an initial consultation was held with 25 men attending and receiving the opportunity to participate in a variety of new activities (eg Boccia, Kurling, Pitchy, etc).