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Help with applying for Sports Capital Funding

If you are looking for help on 'How to Make an Application under the 2017 Sports Capital Programme', The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in partnership with Local Sports Partnerships have organised a workshop in Thomond Park, Conference Centre Limerick on Monday 6th February 2017 from 7 to 9pm

Register here


Operation Get Active in January & February 2017

Operation Get Active in January & February 2017

Well it's that time of year again when the belly is full and we begin to feel guilty about the indulgences of the holidays! Well, if you want to get active in January and February, we have the solution for you!

We will once again host the National Operation Transformation walk at the beautiful surroundings of the Cascades in Lissycasey on Saturday 7th January @9.30am

All ages & abilities are welcome. U18 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not permitted. 

Following this, as part of 'Operation Get Clare Active', we will  host a weekly walk/run programme in Kilrush and Ennis. Starting Monday 9th January in Ennis, and every Monday for 8 weeks with fitness tutor John Conroy. This will take place at St Flannan’s Hall at 6.30pm with a warm up followed by a 3-5km walk/run and cool down back in the hall afterwards.

In Kilrush, following from the huge success of last year, every Saturday morning at 9.30am (from January 14th) in Vandeleur Gardens, we have teamed up with parkrun to run a 'Couch to 5k' programme. Afterwards, the Vandeleur Cafe will be open for a Healthy Breakfast.

Both the National Operation Transformation walk and the 8 week programme are free and you can register here. 

In Clarisford Park Community Sports Hub, we are finalising details of an 8 week 'Fit for Life' programme. Final details were not at hand as we went to press, Sorry!! It will start in January though and it will be mid-week. We will send on details as soon as they become available.

Keep an eye on our social media sites - Facebook and Twitter @claresports for updates.

If you are using social media and taking part, use #activeclare and #newyou
€30M Grant scheme for improved sports facilities and equipment
€30M Grant scheme for improved sports facilities and equipment
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D. and the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’ Donovan T.D., announced today that €30m is being made available under the Sports Capital Programme to develop sports infrastructure around the country. 
Pre-Christmas 20 day Fitness Challenge

Ladies & Gents... our pre-Christmas 20 day fitness challenge is ready to go and best of all...... It's FREE!! Follow our daily workout challenges to get you ready to look and feel your best this Christmas 🎄 🎄🎅🏽💪

Here is what you need to do 
1. Register following the link below
2. Choose your fitness level
3. You will receive your challenge card via email
4. Get crackin' from Monday 5th Dec 
5. Let us know how you are doing #activeclare

Clare Older Adults Physical Activity Programme is Life Changing

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Clare Local Sports Partnership has recently evaluated its programme of work with older adults and the results have shown that their work is Life Changing for the participants. Speaking on the success of the programme, Chairperson of the Sports Partnership, Cllr. Tom Mc Namara said that:

We have known from the start that this programme was having a positive impact on the daily lives of the participants, but the results have really exceeded our expectations. Since 2014, we have established 13 new groups across the county with 272 people activity registered. Nearly 91% of all participants have told us that their lives have been positively impacted because of the programme as they now have greater mobility, less pain and less medication.’ 

Study shows economic boost from increased participation in sport

A new study into public participation in sport and exercise, the first of its kind ever undertaken in Ireland, has found that the Clare economy could benefit from an annual injection of 1 million euro as a result of just 5% of the population taking up a new exercise or sport activity.

A Sports Impact Review undertaken by W2 Consulting on behalf of Clare Local Sports Partnership (CLSP) examined teenage participation in sport through the GOYA programme and the Youth Basketball initiative, as well as female participation in sport through the Meet & Train programme and Women on Wheels cycling initiative.

parkrun Ennis



parkrun is a free timed 5k that takes place every Saturday morning in Lees Road, Ennis. It is important that you register with the event and you only need to do this once. Log on to and register your details.  When you have registered, you will receive a unique barcode that you must print out and bring along on Saturday mornings. Without it you will not get a time. Follow the link below. If you have any trouble, please add a comment here. Please share the link with your friends, colleagues and family

Meet and Train / Running in your area

If you are interested in progressing from walking to jogging/running check out your local Meet & Train group

East Clare Women's Meet & Train Group
East Clare Women's Meet & Train Group are calling women of all ages and abilities to Get Fit at the Scariff Rugby Grounds weekly