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This issue . . . CAVAN WALKING FESTIVAL • MINI BASKETBALL • SPECIAL SCHOOL SPORTSHALL • CLUB FOCUS • DISABILITY INCLUSION TRAINING HAT TRICK FOOTBALL • GAMES 4 ALL • RUN WITH CATHERINA and more . . . turnout for fourth annual Fantastic Walking Festival Over the 10 days, approximately 1500 walkers took part in Cavan Walking Festival. The festival accommodated all walkers, from beginners to experienced ramblers and hikers. It hosted 30 walks of varying distances and grades all over the county. It contained all types of terrain, from forest tracks to lake trails to river walks to mountain climbs. Check out the festival photo’s inside! A special word of thanks to local communities and walking clubs, without their eagerness and hard work the Walking Festival would not have grown to be such a success. A key element of the Cavan Walking Festival is how local communities and walking clubs are so proud and are so willing to share their local knowledge and showcase their community to walkers. If you missed out walk maps can be downloaded from www.cavansportspartnership. ie and walking groups are continuing with weekly walks. Check out the facebook pages of Arva Trotters, Bailieborough Walking Group, and Cootehill Happy Feet Walkers for more details. For more details on weekly walks. Check out Facebook for Arva Trotters, Bailieborough Walking Group, and Cootehill Happy Feet Walkers Cootehill Family Walk Summer 2014 Edition July, 2014 www.cavansportspartnership.ie


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2 SUMMER 2014 Operation Transformation Walk RTE’s Operation Transformation teamed up once again with the Irish Sports Council and Cavan Sports Partnership to organise a walk as part of Operation Transformation National Walks. Walks took place in 42 locations all around Ireland, the highest number to date. This year over 150 people took part in Cavan’s Operation Transformation walk in Cootehill on 18th January. The walk was a great success and enjoyed by all those who participated. CAVAN WALKING FESTIVAL 3 Published by Cavan Sports Partnership An Irish Sports Initiative Sports Coordinator Nadine McCormilla Sports Administrator Blaithin O’Reilly Sports Inclusion Development Officer Dean McElroy For more information Please contact us; t (049) 437 8582 e info@cavansportspartnership.ie w cavansportspartnership.ie Design and artwork Martin Gaffney Design Printing Harvest Moon In the compilation of this publication every care was taken to ensure accuracy. Cavan Sport Partnership cannot, however accept responsibility for errors or omissions, but where such are brought to our attention, future publications will be amended accordingly. Follow Us 4 Cavan Sports Partnership would like to thank Happy Feet Walking Group, Cootehill and Cavan County Council’s Road Safety Officer for their support. 5 6 7 8 Wake Up and Walk To get in gear for the Walking Festival, CSP hosted “Wake Up and Walk Programme” This occurred in three venues across the County – Castle Lake Bailieborough, Radission Blu Farnham Estate Hotel and Killeshandra Town Lake. For six weeks walkers met once a week and were guided by a trained leader for one hour. The final week all participants took part in the Cavan Walking Festival. 9 12 www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative 0 RUN WITH CATHERINA 0 GAMES FOR ALL 0 Walkers getting warmed up in St. Michael’s Hall, Cootehill ahead of Operation Transformation Walk HAT TRICK FOOTBALL 0 DISABILITY INCLUSION TRAINING 0 CLUB FOCUS 0 SPECIAL SCHOOL SPORTSHALL 0 MINI BASKETBALL


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Cavan Walking Festival 2014 ar Walkers Teddy Be Summer 2014 3 “En jo muc yed ve ry hw bac i k ne ll be xt y ear” Cavan Walking Festival participants on The Cavan Way 0 Darkness into Light Walk in Cavan Town was terrain ’s y a d o t cellent, ved the y “It is ex tiful. Also lo or au he hist truly be sessions on t y, Great lit fo short in gy of the loca paths, lo o r e a g ye – and ce last in s s e g chan ” ges etc bog brid Bailieborough Walking Group Well earned snack on top of Cuilcagh At the launch of Cavan Walking Festival in Cootehill; Ger Finn, County Manager, Minister Ring TD Junior Minister for Sport and Tourism, Mairead McGuiness MEP join Cavan Walking Festival committee; Grainne O’Connor Geopark Geologist, Ann-Marie Ward Heritage Officer, Marian Smith C & E Department, Blaithin O’Reilly Sports Co-Ordinator, Derry Scanlan Senior Executive Engineer, and Joanne Hayes Tourism Officer. “Month long fes tival?” “Keep it going” 0 0 Teddy tags along! Walkin g Festiva l Laun ch at Bell amo Wow! Nearing the end ily Walk ill Fam nt www.cavansportspartnership.ie Cooteh House Sports Partne Comhpáirtíocht An Irish Sports Co


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4 Summer 2014 SCHOOLS CORNER A group of Primary School teachers where put through some “hoops” at Mini Basketball Training on 4th March 2014 led by Laura Deeney, Basketball Ireland Coach. The aim of Mini Basketball training is to establish a teacher led basketball committee which would support the improvement of basketball delivery for Primary School Pupils. For more information contact Basketball Ireland at www.basketballireland.ie The following schools were represented Killgarry N.S. Crubany N.S. Aughadreena N.S. Killyconnan N.S. Milltown N.S. St. Felims N.S. Ballinagh Knocktemple N.S. Ballyconnell Mixed N.S. Scoil Bhride, Mountnugent. Scoil Bhride, Killeshandra St. Michaels National School, Cootehill, St. Clares N.S. Teachers in Mini Basketball training ATTENTION... All Primary School Teachers Do you want to gain more knowledge and confidence for teaching gymnastics in your school? Be Active After Schools Activity Programme Be Active After Schools Activity Programme (ASAP) provides opportunities for children to engage in physical activities in a non competitive after school setting. The programme includes a comprehensive resource folder, teacher handbook, teacher training, support and school visits. It is FREE to all schools. If so, attend the “GYMSTART” module training session conducted by a Gymnastics Ireland Tutor. The GYMSTART module covers the key fundamental curriculum based gym skills suitable for school settings. Contact Cavan Sports Partnership to register your interest. For more details, contact; Jennifer McAloon, Project Facilitator Tel 046 906 7346 www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative


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Summer 2014 5 A Running Start for the Special School Sportshall Athletics Programme In February 2014, 34 pupils from Holy Family School, Cootehill and Knocktemple NS experienced that athletics can be inclusive and is for all abilities. They completed a 6 week programme of various running, jumping and throwing activities. This Special School Sportshall Athletics Programme is for Special Needs Schools or Special Units within mainstream schools. The programme is part of the new Acessible Sports Initiative in conjunction with CARA National Adapted Centre. The pupils improved core fundamental skills of running, jumping and throwing and also develop co-ordination, balance and mobility which enables them to have a greater degree of skill and independence when taking part in sport and physical activities Contact SIDO Dean McElroy on 087 2623956 for information on current programmes. Knocktemple National School Holy Family School Knocktemple National School Knocktemple National School Holy Family School, Cootehill www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partne Comhpáirtíocht An Irish Sports Co


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6 Summer 2014 CLUB FOCUS CLICK ON... The Orange Box Check your Sports Club Details on our Website www.cavansportspartnership.ie • • • • Confirm your Club, is your club one of the 369 Sports Clubs registered with CSP Don’t miss out on any funding streams available for clubs by registering with Cavan Sports Partnership. Facilities database, are you aware what’s available Club Development , see how CSP can help you to build a strong club structure. Flourishing Open Day . . . Cavan Lakers Juvenile Basketball Club where successful in obtaining funding from CSP Small Grant Scheme in order to run an open day. The event provided girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class in 9 schools with the opportunity to experience the sport of basketball. It successfully raised the profile of the sport in these schools. As a result of the event 15 new members joined the U10, U12 and U14 girls training sessions. For more details, follow their facebook page or email cavanlakersbc@gmail.com . St. Clares National School team at Cavan Lakers Basketball Open Day www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative


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Sport Development Training Activities CLICK ON Code of Ethics Training Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Children’s Sport is a programme for coaches, volunteers, parents and committee members in sports clubs. The programme delivers a 3-hour introductory workshop, which provides information on codes of conduct, bullying, recruitment, etc. as well as child protection guidelines. CSP delivered training to three clubs at the convenience of their own club premises: Cavan Triathlon Club, Cavan Rugby Club and UCL Harps Soccer Club. Summer 2014 7 The Blue Box To find out full training details, click on this blue box on our website www.cavansportspartnership.ie Feedback from the training; “Very informative course” “Excellent information on tell-tale signs of abuse and what to look out for” “First rate information on what a club should have in place, club management and procedures”. Children Officers Training This workshop follows on from the Code of Ethics Training. It is designed to develop child protection policies within clubs. It is recommended by the Irish Sports Council that each club should have a male and female officer dedicated to child protection policies. For the next training workshop. Register online at www.cavansportspartnership.ie Disability Inclusion Training Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnership facilitated their second Disability Inclusion Training on 5th April at Aidan’s Comprehensive School, Cootehill. 29 people successfully completed this course and it will allow clubs to make sport and physical activity more inclusive in Cavan. Next date for this training is 1st November, register online at www.caraapacentre.ie to avail of Early Bird Discount registration fee Presentation during Disability Inclusion Training www.cavansportspartnership.ie www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partne Comhpáirtíocht An Irish Sports Co Sports Partn Comhpáirtíoc An Irish Sports C


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8 Summer 2014 Sports Inclusion Programmes Hat-Trick football 1st of its kind to “kick” into a County Cavan Football Club Ballyjamesduff AFC has launched Hat-Trick football – a new inclusive football programme for children aged 6-12 years with Aspergers, ASD and ADHD. This allows these children to play football in a fun environment. They play games such as crossbar challenge, peno shootout, football golf, big ball penos, dribble and shoot, water bomb challenge and many more. These games teach a child turn taking, waiting, queuing, hand, foot and eye co-ordination and to achieve a task. This programme is fully supported by FAI and Cavan Sports Partnership. Hat trick Football Programme occurs on Wednesdays at 6.00pm at Cavan Box Park, Ballyjamesduff If you have a child who would like to get invloved, please register with Ballyjamesduff Soccer Club by contacting; Ciaran on 087-1230244 or email ballyjamesduffafc@gmail.com. Children taking part in Hat-Trick football, Ballyjamesduff Line Dancing Steps into Adult Disability Services in Cavan February this year phrases been echoed around four Adult Disability Services in Cavan was ‘Kick Ball Change’, ‘Shuffle’ and ‘Jazz Box’ when 99 participants took part in a Line Dancing Programme. It proved highly popular and CSP SIDO Dean McElroy is already organising the next howdown. Contact Dean on 087 262 3956 if you want to get involved. Service Groups who participated were: Cavan Choices Group, Rehabcare Cavan, Rehabcare Bailieboro, Cavan Deactivation Unit and Virginia Deactivation Unit. G.A.A Skills The GAA Skills Programme, a favourite among Disability Inclusion Groups re-occurred in March. This 4 week programme was held in Stradone with 34 players from a variety of adult of adult disability services taking part in the fun and inclusive skills programme. Thanks to Ryan Mellon, Ulster G.A.A and Cavan G.A.A for their continued support. Colette Sheanon puts participants through their steps! Participants taking part in the GAA Skills Programme www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative


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9 Games 4 All Cavan and Monaghan Sports Partnerships through the Sports Inclusion Development Programme have developed “Games 4 All” Resource Pack. Games 4 All Programme aims to support people who deliver physical activity to people with disabilities It comprises of training, resource cards and equipment for schools, services and clubs who want to promote inclusive sports. Games 4 All has been designed for those with little or no sporting background as well as those with coaching experience and qualifications. Activities have been designed to be inclusive and adaptable so the games are suitable to any group, club, school or organisation that provides sport for adults and / or children with disabilities. Funding was accessed through the Dormant Accounts Fund from Pobal for this resource. Games 4 All was officially launched by Mr John Treacy, CEO, Irish Sports Council on Wednesday 11th June 2014 in the Errigal Hotel, Cootehill, Co Cavan. To find out more; Contact Sports Inclusion Development Officer Dean McElroy on dmcelroy@cavancoco.ie or 087 262 3956. SIDO Dean McElroy speaking at Games4All Launch Drumlin House participants at Games4All Re-Launching Buntús Start CSP in partnership with Cavan County Childcare Committee are running a two hour refresher course on Thursday 25th September 2014. This programme will cover various techniques to help you to develop physical activity in your crèche/playcentre in a safe environment so that children can enjoy and develop a positive attitude to physical activity and healthy lifestyle. Register with Cavan County Childcare on 049 4365856 Pre-Schools... ... this is for you. Buntus Parachute game www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partne Comhpáirtíocht An Irish Sports Co


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10 Summer 2014 Active Adults (50+) Programmes Community Activity Classes Cavan Sports Partnership worked with a variety of local groups to organise physical activity classes in Ballymachugh,Clifferna and Ballinagh. The classes have proven a great success with 58 participants taking part in these classes to date. The activity options include line dancing,pilates,yoga, gentle aerobics, tai chi and much more. So if your group are interested in having classes in your local area Call Dean on 087-2623956 Pilates, Ballinagh Community Centre PALS Dancing Workshop In February Cavan Sports Partnership facilitated a successful dance workshop for local physical activity leaders(PALS) at Castle Saunderson, Belturbet. This workshop was specifically for PALS, who lead their own groups in things like short exercise routines and fun games. The workshop provided participants with suitable dances that they can teach within their own community groups. The workshop was delivered by Go For Life, who provide a National programme of sport and physical activity for older people. Aqua Aerobics going Swimmingly The Active Adults Aqua Aerobics programme continued to grow in 2014 with a new 4 week programme being facilitated at Zest Health and Fitness club at the Cavan Crystal Hotel along with the class at Cavan Leisure Complex. Overall 28 participants have completed the aqua aerobics programme. Aqua Aerobics is an excellent and enjoyable way to burn off fat, build strength and aerobic capacity as well as being ideal for people undergoing rehabilitation exercise. You don’t even have to be able to swim to take part. Walk Active PALS warming up at workshop Cavan Sports Partnership delivered its second Walk Active programme in January as part of our active adults 50+ programme. The Walk Active 6 week programme was held in Killeshandra, every Tuesday with 10 women registering for the programme. The walk active programme provided participants with guidance on how to get the maximum benefits from walking from an experience leader. The programme was suitable for all levels of ability and was delivered in a fun relaxing environment. All smiles for PALS training at Castle Saunderson www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative


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Calendar of Events Training Course Code of Ethics Children’s Officer Summer 2014 11 Date Venue Time For Coaches, parents and volunteers in sports clubs Dedicated children’s officer within sports clubs Contact Register on cavansportspartnership.ie Register on cavansportspartnership.ie Register with Cavan County Childcare Committee 049 436 5856 admin@cavanccc.ie Cavan Sports Parnership Dean McElroy, SIDO 087 262 3956 Cavan Sports Partnership 6th October Bridge St. Cavan 6.30 – 9.30pm 13th November 26th - 27th Bridge St. Cavan 6.30 – 9.30pm November Buntús Start 25th September Cavan County 8.00 – 10.00pm Preschool Teachers Childcare Centre Play Rugby 25th September Stradone 12.30 - 3.30pm Primary School Teachers Community Centre Games 4 All 16th October Buntús 4th November GymStart Be Active after school Stradone 12.30 - 3.30pm Primary School Teachers Community Centre Stradone Community centre 12.30 - 3.30pm Primary School Teachers Please contact the Cavan Sport Partnership to register your interest on this primary schools teacher sports programme Various Please contact Jennifer Hill, project facilitator for details St. Aidan’s 10.00 - 4.00pm Comprehensive School, Cootehill Teachers, coaches, parents and volunteers in sports clubs Teachers, coaches, parents and volunteers in sports clubs Jennifer Hill 042 690 67337 Register Online www.caraapacentre.ie Cavan Sports Partnership Disability Inclusion 1st November Training Active Leadership 7th - 8th November Bridge St. Cavan TBA Events Activity Date Venue Castle Lake Bailieborough Time 12pm Open to All welcome More Information www.runireland.com cavansportspartnership.ie King of the Castle charity Cycle Cavan cycle challenge cavansportspartnership.ie register online with www.breffnichallenge.com register online at www.pinkgoldfund.com www.cavankayakarun.com info@cavankayakarun.com Loop the Lakes page www.killeshandragaa.com Breffni duathlon mcbrendan7@hotmail.com cavansportspartnership.ie www.runwithcatherina.ie Bailieborough 8th June Castle Lake 10km King of the Castle 15th June Charity Cycle Bradys Skoda 22nd June Cavan Cycle Challenge Cabra Castle, 10am – 4pm All welcome Kingscourt Brady’s Skoda Dublin Rd. Cavan Register at All welcome 7.30am Breffni Challenge 2nd August Cavan to Arva TBA All welcome Attracta Doherty 3rd August Virginia College 3.00pm All welcome Pink ‘ Gold Triathlon Cavan Kayakrun 9th August Adventure 2014 Gallonray house TBA 16+ Maudabawn Cootehill, Co Cavan Loop of the Lakes 6th September Killeshandra 12.00 All welcome Breffni Duathlon 27th September Maudabawn TBA All welcome Cootehill, Co Cavan Run with Catherina 12th October Cavan TBA All welcome An Post Cycle Series Activity Date Location Contact An Post 21st June Burren, Clare www.tourdeburren.com Tour de Burren An Post Meath Heritage Cycle Tour The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford 26th - 27th July Meath 23rd-24th August Waterford Cork www.meathsports.ie www.theseankellyyour.com www.corkrebeltour.ie Cavan Sports Partnership Events Partners An Post Rebel Tour of Cork 13th August www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partne Comhpáirtíocht An Irish Sports Co


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12 Summer 2014 Run with Catherina Bike Week SUNDAY 12TH OCTOBER 20 14 Forest Run 6 week learn to run programme starting first week in September. For more details go to; www.cavansportspartnership.ie www.cavansportspartnership.ie Sports Partnership Comhpáirtíocht Spóirt an Chabháin An Irish Sports Council Initiative



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