Bike Week 2022 Grant Application Now Open

 

Bike week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year Bike Week will take place from Saturday 14th May – Sunday 22nd May 2022.

As such, Carlow Sports Partnership are now accepting Expressions of Interests from clubs, schools, organisations and community groups who may be interested in hosting an event for Bike Week 2021.

A sample of what may be applied for includes, but is not limited to:

  • A cycling event (race, family cycle, cycling tour etc.,)
  • Refreshments for an event
  • Learn to cycle programmes (for adults and children)
  • Cycling workshops
  • Electric Bike Workshops

To access an expression of interest form please click:

Here for a Microsoft Word format

Here for a PDF format

Or, for more information, please contact deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Buggy Buddies Programme 2022

Buggy Buddies is coming to Carlow Town Park

This unique class is a great way for new parents as you can bring your baby ‘n buggy along. It gives Mums the chance to get in shape. Dads are welcome too.

Parents can swap stories, get some top tips; it will get you outdoors helping you to engage in nature and lift your mood. You can get fit and active, feel energetic and positive and most of all, help you lose the weight and tone up.

We hope to see lots of mums, dads and babies for some fitness and chats at Buggy Buddies - a great way to make new friends, get fresh air and exercise, all with baby in tow. After your exercise session for those who wish to go for a coffee there will be a designated area available to relax and socialise together in a friendly atmosphere.

What are the benefits of attending a 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme! Improve your fitness level - Improve your well-being and mental health - Strengthen your pelvic floor & abdominal muscles - Increase your flexibility - Tone and define your body - Increase your energy level - Engage and be part of your community.

If you are interested in joining this 6-week Buggy Buddies Programme, please send an email to Majella Fennelly via mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie


Bagenalstown Activity Hub Sub-Committee Recruitment

Bagenalstown Activity Hub Sub-Committee Recruitment

Carlow Sports Partnership are seeking expressions of interest from members of the Bagenalstown community and surrounding areas to join the Bagenalstown Activity Hub Sub-Committee.

Background

The key aims of the Bagenalstown Activity Hub are to ensure that local resources are used to best effect. With the vision of creating long-term sustainability and a legacy from 5-year hub dormant account funding via Sport Ireland. The hub will operate within the existing structures of Carlow Sports Partnership. The Activity Hub objectives are to provide:

  • Funding
  • Information
  • Support
  • Training
  • Programmes

 

Duties

The remit of the proposed subcommittee will be to oversee the development of the Activity Hub plan. To support the Hub Coordinator in promoting and developing an Activity Hub for the community and Municipal District and to increase levels of participation in sport and physical activity through existing community groups, schools, clubs, and organisations in and around Bagenalstown.

 

The sub-committee will aim to bring Bagenalstown representatives together and draw on their individual expertise, independence, and diversity in line with the objectives of the Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub.

The subcommittee will meet once a month online or in person where possible. The agenda will be set prior to each meeting and sent to the subcommittee. Please note that no meeting will take place in July & August.

Structure

The Bagenalstown Activity Hub subcommittee will be overseen by the current Bagenalstown Steering Group which comprise of the following members: John Murphy, Paddy Gardiner, Colin Rea, Keara O’ Dea & Carol Clarke. Furthermore, Carol Clarke will act as a representative from the main steering group and will sit on the Hub subcommittee.

On a wide range of sports and physical activities to make it easier for people to get involved and engage in a more active and healthier lifestyle in Bagenalstown.

Application

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Bagenalstown Activity Hub, please complete the Expression of Interest form.

Please note that the closing date for the receipt of expressions of interest is Friday 28th January 2022. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

If you have any queries or require further information, contact Majella Fennelly on 087 9185466 or via mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie

Expression of Interest 2022 Bagenalstown Activity Hub Subcommittee

Expression of Interest form Bagenalstown Activity Hub Subcommittee

Expression of Interest 2022 Bagenalstown Activity Hub Subcommittee

Expression of Interest form Bagenalstown Activity Hub Subcommittee

 


Invitation for Clubs, Groups and Organisations to a Public Meeting in Tullow

 

A Public Information Workshop

 will be held on

Wednesday 10th November at 7.30pm

in Murphy Memorial Hall, Tullow.

 

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss preparing a Dormant Accounts Fund application, to secure the potential of 5 years funding for a Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub in Tullow, Co. Carlow.

This is a Hub where the community is at the heart and is centred around community participation. Includes developing and strengthening linkages between the community, sports clubs, and other physical activity groups.

This is a Hub that will maximises sports facility usage through linkages with the local schools, create training opportunities and the Hub will focus on the development of the outdoor spaces.

 

 Vision and Mission of the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hubs:

 

Vision: The vision of a Hub is to increase the number of people of all ages participating in sport and physical activity in their communities.

Mission: The mission of the Community Sports and Physical Activity Hub is to bring local people together and provide a home for local clubs and sports organisations.

For questions or queries email: mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie


Learn to Cycle Camp - Bagenalstown

Learn to Cycle Camp - Bagenalstown

Get cycling this summer.  We have a learn to cycle for 5-7 years in Bagenalstown.

Own Bike and helmet is essential.  Each child participating must have a parent/guardian stay onsite for the duration of the camp.

Venue: Queen of the Universe NS

Date: 21st, 22nd & 23rd July

Cost: €15 per child

Learn to cycle: 5-7years – 11am-12.30pm

Bookings only through Eventbrite at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/learn-to-cycle-bagenalstown-tickets-160752130951

For more information contact Teresa on tomeara@carlowcoco.ie or Deborah on deborahfoley@carlowcoco.ie


Nifty 50’s 21 Day Walking Challenge

Nifty 50’s 21 Day Walking Challenge

Bagenalstown Activity Hub is delighted to work with Bagenalstown Family Resource Centre to challenge their Nifty 50's Group to walk at least once a day for 21 days in a row.

Even with something as enjoyable and easy as walking, it can be hard to stick with your promise to be active more often. To help individuals get out in their community with these free walking packs we also encourage downloading the Get Ireland Walking 21 Day Walking Challenge App.

This can turn your walk into a healthy habit in just three weeks.

Aim to walk for at least 30 minutes each day. Just keep increasing the length of your walk, and watch the minutes add up and notice how much better you feel.

Secondly, make sure you keep a record of your walking every day: By tracking how long or how far you walked, you'll see proof of your improvements. This is a great motivation to keep going!

Make sure to download the App from the Play Store on your smartphone look for Get Ireland Walking app and start to record your 21 Days.

Let’s Get Walking...

If you want to get your group involved in upcoming initiatives in the Bagenalstown area contact; mfennelly@carlowcoco.ie

Majella Fennelly

Community Sports & Physical Activity Hub Coordinator

Carlow Sports Partnership