Promoting the development of Sport & Physical Activity in Roscommon.

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Are you a primary school teacher looking for inspiration on what to submit to the Coillte National Schools Photography Competition?Why not head outside and snap a picture of...🌳 A tree in your school🌼 Wildflowers on school grounds🏞️ The local parkAnd be in with a chance of winning a trip to Beyond the Trees Avondale in Coillte's Avondale Forest Park, Co. Wicklow for your whole class! Don't forget to upload your picture here,Avondale%20at%.... ... See MoreSee Less
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We love this!ACTIVATOR POLES for Falls Prevention started this week at Athleague Community Centre Clg. Here is a snippet of some of the exercises from the day. Well done to all the participants, led by our expert tutors👏Tailored for older adults with concerns about falling, balance and mobility issues, and chronic health conditions#KeepingRoscommonActive | Sport Ireland | @followers | HSE Ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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A lovely tribute by Roscommon Special Olympics Club. Máire was involved with Roscommon Sports Partnership from the initial application stages and served on the Board since 2000. #volunteer #roscommonTo Remember and say Thank You, Roscommon Special Olympics are a thriving Club, based in Roscommon Town. This Club has gone from strength to strength over the last number of years. It thrives because of the commitment of its excellent volunteers, the support it receives from the athletes parents, family members and service providers but most of all it thrives because of its athletes. These athletes are a remarkable group of people, varying in age from early teenage years to older adults, they support each other, they encourage each other, they do their very best to be the very best in every activity they try. They attend to their role within Special Olympics with pride, Without doubt they are bubbly, committed supportive and vocal. Sometimes very vocal especially when a bowling strike comes unexpectantly, or a swim time or effort has been improved upon and we can all definitely be heard when that penalty is scored in our annual match versus a Roscommon Town Garda Selection. Quite simply our athletes are a wonderful group of people.On the 19th of September 2023, Our Club was left silenced crushed and broken hearted when the news of the sad passing of Maire Allen was announced. Maire wasn’t just a volunteer or a coach, she was our friend, our confidante, a lady with great patience who picked us up when we were down and settled us if we got too high!!. Her attitude was to have that shot and it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t go as planned, at least you tried. She made a hugely positive impact on our Club and the lives of its members both athlete and volunteer .Her involvement with the Lamb Festival, the GAA, the LGFA and of course amongst other things making the the tea in The Hyde for visitors have all been well noted since she passed away. At the same time she was a valued board member of Roscommon Sports Partnership and Roscommon Community Sports Park where she imparted her huge knowledge and expertise to aid the provision of sport and sporting facilities throughout the county. But, it was in the area of Special Needs and Disabilities that she truly thrived. She loved everything about Special Olympics. It brought her huge joy to see an athlete improve in whatever sport they were part of, She organised all our bucket collections so we would have a few pound to provide the activity. She held roles on national and provincial committees so our voice would be heard. She attended meetings the length and breadth of the country so that our concerns would be addressed. Maire done trojan work that people will never know about to quietly help people, particularly parents and families who received diagnosis that perhaps they weren't expecting and didn’t know where to go for advice, for help and most of all reassurance that everything was going to be ok. In her “spare” time she was renowned for the lasagne that just always seemed to appear at the right time. There are so so many stories over the years to recall the fun and devilment we all had together and all have been recalled with a smile since Maire left us. She is mentioned regularly at our weekly get togethers always with love and affection.Maire dealt with her diagnosis the same way she advised us to deal with obstacles in our lives. It will be what it will be. Throughout her illness she remained calm and dignified. She fought a very big and brave battle.When she wasn’t organising us, Maire was a wife to Christy, a hugely proud mammy of John and Paul and of course in later years a mother in law to Arlene and a wonderful granny to Kate and Jack. To all of you we say thank you for sharing your wife and mam with us, we are very grateful to you all.Maura was a huge supporter of the Roscommon Community Challenge. She understood how it was so important to get people out exercising and chatting, all the while fully aware of the man the event was started to remember. Together with Christy she was always first to volunteer to marshall and make the sandwiches. This year we are going to miss her dreadfully. She will never be forgotten. I am pleased to announce that the last mile, ( Maire's Mile ) of The Roscommon Community Challenge 2024 will be dedicated to her memory. Maire's Mile will be an opportunity to pay our respects to Maire and to most importantly thank her for all she done for us, we hope she knows how much she is missed and how very grateful we all are that she was in our lives. Roscommon lost a legend the day she passed away. To honour Maire Allen's legacy , to remember all the good work she done in the area of special needs and disability, to support Roscommon Special Olympics, and simply to remember the wonderful woman that was Maire Allen, you can should you so wish make a donation to Maire’s Memory Mile. Your contribution will help continue the thriving community that Maire was so passionate about. ... See MoreSee Less
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Introducing the "Leaders of the Future" programme in collaboration with Badminton Ireland! 🏸12 teachers were taken through basic badminton skills and techniques and received resources and a kitbag as part of the programme. The teachers will now deliver 6 weeks of badminton as part of their P.E curriculum.The programme will culminate with a social and fun blitz.#KeepingRoscommonActive | Badminton Ireland | St Cománs Wood Primary School | St. Anne's National School Castlerea | Brusna National School | Runnamoat N.S. | Tarmon National School | Rooskey National School Sport Ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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The Local Sports Partnership Initiative was developed by Sport Ireland in order to create a national structure to coordinate and promote the development of sport and physical activity at local level.

The initiative was created following widespread consultation with other agencies and organisations with an interest in the development of sport…Read more ›