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NOW BOOKING! Come & Try It – West Waterford

Published: August 24, 2021


We are running a series of FREE ‘Come & Try’ sessions for Adults and Children
this Autumn in partnership with local clubs in Cappoquin, Lismore and Villierstown.
Places are limited so book early to Avoid disappointment!
ALL EVENTS ARE FREE | BOOKING ESSENTIAL on www.eventbrite.ie

ACTIVITY   DATE & TIME   VENUE/BOOKING
KAYAKING
for adults
Mon 6th Sept
6.30 to 7.30pm
Villierstown Boating Club
BOOK HERE
KAYAKING
for children
Mon 6th Sept
6.30 to 7.30pm
Villierstown Boating Club
BOOK HERE
TABLE TENNIS
for adults
Tues 7th Sept
10.30 to 11.30am
Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
TABLE TENNIS
for families
Tues 7th Sept
6.30 to 7.30pm
Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
FUN ATHLETICS
for children aged 5 to 17
Wed 8th Sept
6.30 to 7.30pm
Finisk Valley Athletics Club
BOOK HERE
FIT for LIFE Taster for adults Wed 8th Sept
6.30 to 7.30pm
Finisk Valley Athletics Club
BOOK HERE
INDOOR BOWLING
for adults
Thurs 9th Sept
10.30 to 11.30am
Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
INDOOR BOWLING
for families
Thurs 9th Sept
3.15 to 4pm
Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
OUTDOOR YOGA Fri 10th Sept
10.30 to 11.30am
Meet at Villierstown Hall
BOOK HERE
MEN on the MOVE Mon 20th Sept
6.15 to 7.15pm
Lismore Community Centre
BOOK HERE
TENNIS for adults
all equipment provided  
Tues 21st Sept
6 to 7pm
Lismore Tennis Club
BOOK HERE
St. Declan’s Way
7km Guided Looped Walk
Wed 22nd Sept  10am to 12pm Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
WOMEN on the MOVE Wed 22nd Sept
6.15 to 7.15pm
Lismore Community Centre
BOOK HERE
Lismore Town Tour
 1 km (40 min) Guided Walk
Thurs 23rd Sept 10am to 11am Meeting at
Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
BADMINTON
for adults
all equipment provided  
Thurs 23rd Sept
7 to 8pm
Lismore Badminton Club
@ Lismore Community Centre
BOOK HERE
Lismore Towers
3km Historical Guided Looped Walk
Fri 24th Sept  10.30am to 12pm Meeting at
Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
Virtual Orienteering Fun for all the family! Sun 26th Sept
10 to 11am
Meeting at
Lismore Heritage Centre
BOOK HERE
BADMINTON
 for adult beginners
all equipment provided  
Mon 4th Oct
7 to 8pm
Tourin Badminton Club
@ Cappoquin Community Centre
BOOK HERE
SNOOKER Come & try Snooker for men! Tues 5th Oct
7.30 to 9pm
Cappoquin Snooker Club
BOOK HERE
WALK & TALK Wed 6th Oct
10.30 to 12pm
Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE
INDOOR ROWING
for adults
Wed 6th Oct
6 to 7pm
Cappoquin Rowing Club
BOOK HERE
BADMINTON
for children aged 8 to 18
all equipment provided  
Wed 6th Oct
7 to 8pm
Blackwater Juvenile Badminton Club
@ Cappoquin Community Centre
BOOK HERE
CAMOGIE
for girls aged 4 to 8 
Thurs 7th  Oct
6.15 to 7.15pm
Cappoquin Camogie Club
BOOK HERE
Camán  & TRY Women’s taster session  Thurs 7th  Oct
6.15 to 7.15pm
Cappoquin Camogie Club
BOOK HERE
SNOOKER Come & try Snooker for women! Thurs 7th Oct
7.30 to 9pm
Cappoquin Snooker Club
BOOK HERE
OUTDOOR YOGA Fri 8th Oct
10.30 to 11.30
Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE
SOCIAL SOCCER
for women!
Fri 8th Oct
7 to 8pm
Cappoquin Railway FC
BOOK HERE
SOCIAL SOCCER
for men!
Fri 8th Oct
8 to 9pm
Cappoquin Railway FC
BOOK HERE
FOOTBALL FOR ALL
Come and Try it football for all for adults and
children of all abilities.
Sun 10th Oct
10 to 11am
Cappoquin Railway FC
BOOK HERE
FUN FAMILY FITNESS
For families with children aged 6 to 14
Sun 10th Oct
11.30am to 2.30pm
Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
BOOK HERE

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130
or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

 

Over 50’s – Walk West Waterford

Published: May 24, 2021


We are hosting a series of walks for over 50’s in West Waterford this July . . .

 

The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience these wonderful Waterford Walks.

 

So, lace up your walking shoes and come along to a walk near you. Don’t miss this chance to meet new people in your area and discover local walking opportunities

Cost: €5pp per walk | LIMITED PLACES | BOOK NOW!

Monday 5th July @ 10.30am | Cappoquin GAA Club | ‘Explore the new Community Walkway’ | Meeting at Cappoquin GAA Club | BOOK HERE

Tuesday 6th July @ 10.30am | Glenshelane Woods Walk | ‘A feast for the senses’ | Meeting at the car park at the woods | BOOK HERE

Wednesday 7th July @ 10.30am | Villierstown Village | ‘Enjoy the charm of this picturesque village’ | Meeting at Villierstown Community Centre (Old Church) |
BOOK HERE


Thursday 8th July @ 10.30am |
Ballysaggart Towers | ‘Explore this stunning heritage site’ | Meeting at the Car Park at the Towers | BOOK HERE

For more information, please contact: Peter Jones, Hub Development Officer on 087 101 5130 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

 

Come & Try It – West Waterford

Published: May 24, 2021


We are running a series of ‘Come & Try’ sessions for Adults & Children this July

– in partnership with local clubs.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Come & Try Kayaking  
FREE TASTER all equipment provided
Want to try Kayaking?
Join us for an introductory session on the beautiful Blackwater

Monday 5th July 4.30 to 5.45pm at Villierstown Boat Club
Adults BOOK HERE
Children aged 8 to 14
BOOK HERE

Monday 5th July 6 to 7.30pm at Villierstown Boat Club
Adults BOOK HERE
Children aged 8 to 14 BOOK HERE

Tuesday 13th July 7 to 8.30pm at Villierstown Boat Club
Adults BOOK HERE

Children aged 8 to 14 BOOK HERE

Tuesday 27th July 7 to 8.30pm at Villierstown Boat Club
Adults BOOK HERE
Children aged 8 to 14 BOOK HERE


Come & Try Rowing 
FREE TASTER all equipment provided
Want to try Rowing?
Join us for an introductory session and learn from the experts at Cappoquin Rowing Club
on
Monday 12th July 6 to 8pm
Adults BOOK HERE
Children aged 8 to 14 BOOK HERE


Come & Try Fishing
FREE TASTER all equipment provided
Want to try Fishing?
Join us for an introductory session & learn all about this great leisure activity with Cappoquin Salmon
& Trout Anglers Association
Monday 19th July 6.30 to 8pm Adults
BOOK HERE
  

 

Men’s Health Week 2021

Published: May 24, 2021


International Men’s Health Week 2021 runs from Monday 14
th to Sunday 20th June and is celebrated in many European countries.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Men, mental health and COVID-19, what next ?’

Celebrated internationally, the overall aims of Men’s Health Week are to:

  • Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.
  • Support men & boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.
  • Encourage early detection & treatment of health difficulties in males.

To celebrate Men’s Health Week, we are running a number of FREE taster sessions across Waterford as follows . . .

 

YOGA: Monday 14th June | 6.15 – 7pm | Via Zoom
Book HERE

FISHING: Monday 14th June | 6.30 – 8pm | Cappoquin Salmon & Trout Anglers Association
All equipment provided. Book HERE

MUAY THAI: Tuesday 15th June7.45 – 8.45pm | Waterford Muay Thai, Unit 1b, Lacken Road, Lacken Road Business Park, Waterford, X91 VW5H
Outdoor Session | Book HERE

Men on the Move: Tuesday 15th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Cappoquin Railway FC
Book HERE

ROWING: Wednesday 16th June6.30 – 8pmCappoquin Rowing Club
Book HERE

Social Cycle: Wednesday 16th June | 6.30 – 8pmWalton Park, Dungarvan
We can provide a bike! | Book HERE

Social Cycle: Wednesday 16th June | 6.30 – 8.00pm | Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford
Book HERE | We can provide a bike!

Men on the Move: Thursday 17th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Regional Sports Centre, Cork Road, Waterford.
Book HERE

Tennis: Thursday 17th June | 7 to 8.30pm | Lismore Tennis Club
All equipment provided
BookHERE

Men on the Move: Friday 18th June | 6.15 – 7.15pm | Tramore Promenade
Book HERE

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information please contact Peter Jones on 087 101 5130.

 

 

Now Booking – Stretch & Stride Programme

Published: May 10, 2021


West Waterford Women’s
Stretch & Stride Programme

Do you want to feel fitter and increase your energy levels?
Would you like some ‘you’ time in a relaxed social setting?

Our four week ‘Stretch & Stride’ programme, which will include aerobic exercises and yoga, will be delivered outdoors by two qualified tutors.

Starting Tuesday 25th May | 10 to 11am
@ Affane/Cappoquin GAA Club
€10 per person

Book HERE now!

For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 087 101 5130 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

€228,190 Boost for Waterford Sport and Physical Activity Measures

Published: September 28, 2020


Sport and physical activity in Waterford has received a welcome boost, with €228,190 being allocated to Waterford Sports Partnership through the Dormant Accounts Fund.

The allocation is part of a total investment package of €7.3m in Dormant Accounts Funding announced by Sport Ireland for a wide range of sport and physical activity measures countrywide.

Sport Ireland’s investment aims to engage with communities across the country, focusing on people with disabilities, people who are educationally disadvantaged and from disadvantaged communities.

Included in the allocation to Waterford Sports Partnership is €30,000 for the Cappoquin, Lismore, Villierstown Community Sports Hub, €70,000 for Active Cities, €100,000 for Innovation for Sports Inclusion, €15,590 for Urban Outdoor Adventure Initiatives, €8,600 for Volunteer Supports and €4,000 for Youth Leadership.

Speaking about the new round of Dormant Accounts Funding, Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, said: “A key priority for Government is the targeting of resources at programmes that seek to address inequalities in sports participation, in particular socio-economic disadvantage. Similarly, we are keen to ensure that interventions are in place to boost participation levels among people with disabilities. The range of measures funded through the Dormant Accounts Fund is helping to make sport and physical activity more inclusive and accessible for many people right across Ireland.”

Minister of State for Sport and the Gaeltacht, Jack Chambers TD, added: “The positive impact of sport and physical activity on our physical and mental wellbeing cannot be overstated. The current pandemic has confirmed the critical importance of sport to Irish society and the uplift it provides to people’s spirits. While keeping us fit, regular physical activity is an excellent social outlet for many. The investment package announced today will have a positive impact on the health of the nation, and support the growth of community and social cohesion through sport.”

Among the successful Dormant Accounts Fund projects announced are thirteen new Innovation projects.

Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey, commented: “Sport Ireland is delighted with the significant investment of €990,000 in Innovation for Sports Inclusion. These creative Innovation projects have the potential to create solutions to the problems that exist in sports participation. The announcement of thirteen innovation projects is very welcomed, stimulating collaboration within and beyond the sports sector.”

Chief Executive of Sport Ireland, John Treacy, commented: “The increase in Dormant Accounts Funding will enable Sport Ireland, supported by National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of communities throughout Ireland. Key to the work of Sport Ireland is the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to partake in sport and physical activity, no matter what their circumstances.”

As with previous funding announced, the investment is closely aligned with the National Sports Policy and the National Physical Activity Plan.  A particular emphasis is placed on implementing programmes to promote physical activity, making sport and physical activity accessible to people with a disability and the development of programmes to address transitions and drop out from physical activity.

Rosarie Kealy, Coordinator of Waterford Sports Partnership said: ‘We are absolutely delighted with the funding allocated to Waterford Sports Partnership for Waterford sport and physical activity initiatives.  This was a competitive process and we acknowledge the confidence and trust placed in the WSP team by Sport Ireland to deliver on this investment.  Sport and physical activity is of critical importance, now more than ever, for our physical and mental well being.  This funding aims in particular to increase inclusion and increase participation rates in areas of socio-economic disadvantage.’

See the full list of funded projects here.

West Waterford Rural Hub Needs Analysis

Published: September 28, 2020

WSP has been working with Ian Dempsey from Prescience Business and Management Development to engage with the local communities to conduct a needs analysis for the CLV Hub Area. The needs analysis will assist us in formulating an action plan to make sure that all work undertaken by WSP is sustainable, ensuring physical activity will continue to thrive post dormant accounts funding.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were not able to meet with the public face to face , so using a variety of methods from zoom calls and an online survey we were able to capture data from a wide range of people from the Hub communities.

We were delighted that 282 people responded to the survey. This shows great buy- in from the local community , even more impressive is that 100% of people, that started the survey, fully completed it!

The Need Analysis Report will be made available to the public early in 2021.
Here are a few of the provisional findings . . . .

  • 282 respondents; 100% completion rate – (average 7 minutes, 50 seconds to complete)
  • Strong engagement & interest overall
  • Permanent and rooted in area
  • Some localised differences between settlements
  • Notable gender split -70% female/30% male
  • Economically active and family cohort
  • Healthy and active
  • 50% primarily self exercise
  • 33% member of club/team

Here are some more of the results :-

  • Respondents are active (91% regular/occasional exercise, <1% not exercising)
  • People participate in mostly individual sports (50% self exercise, 18.5% team)
  • 57% said that opportunities, facilities and amenities need improvement – WSP to work with key agencies to develop Opportunities.
  • 70% were not aware of WSP’s plans for Sport and Physical Activity Hub in West Waterford. WSP to work with the public on our communication, promotion and connection with the local areas.
  • Respondents stated that the primary reason for limited activity was the lack of awareness of options. WSP will work with the local sports clubs, groups and communities to improve this.

Did we get enough information from everyone?
WSP will follow up with the local communities in 2021 to continue to ensure we meet the needs of the local population in creating more physical activity opportunities. We are also focusing on liaising with other organisations to discuss the needs of the community. Listed here are the main physical activity opportunities that people wanted. Whilst all of these are not feasible with large scale infrastructure not coming under WSP’s remit, it is important for
us to know what is needed. Ironically, some of the activities listed are actually on offer in the local community, highlighting the need for improved awareness of options.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC FROM THE ONLINE SURVEY  . . .

For further information or if you have any questions in relation to the Rural Sports Hub please contact: Peter Jones, Hub Development Officer on 0761 10 2191 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Now Booking! Men on the Move Cappoquin

Published: September 27, 2020


The Men on the Move Programme encourages men to get more active, have fun and improve their fitness levels through twice weekly activity sessions. The programme offers men the chance to learn and take part in safe, effective exercises tailored to suit their needs. Participants  should see both physical and psychological benefits such as improved mood, increased energy, weight loss/control and improved mobility and greater functional fitness. The sessions focus on aerobic exercises for forty minutes and work on core strength and flexibility for twenty minutes.

We to recently completed a very successful four week Men on the Move Programme in Cappoquin in partnership with Cappoquin AFC. WSP tutor Shauna Walsh and WSP COVID Officer Peter Jones put the guys through their paces as the group worked on improving their core strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity in a safe and socially distanced way.

The feedback was so good, that we are now delivering a further eight week session running from this Wednesday 30 September to Wednesday 25th November! 

NOW BOOKING! Men on the Move follow on Programme

Cappoquin Programme
8 weeks | Wednesday nights
Starting Wednesday 30th September | 6.30 to 7.30pm
@ Cappoquin Railway AFC

€10pp – BOOK HERE NOW!

For further information or if you have any questions in relation to the Rural Sports Hub please contact:
Peter Jones, Hub Development Officer on 0761 10 2191 or email pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Come & Try Kayaking for Adults

Published: September 18, 2020

Celebrating European Week of Sport

Come and Try Kayaking for Adults in West Waterford

Wednesday 30th September 5 to 6.30pm@ Villierstown Boat Club

Join us for a FREE kayaking session – all equipment will be provided

LIMITED PLACES REGISTER FREE HERE NOW!

 

Walk West Waterford

Published: September 14, 2020

POSITIVE AGEING WEEK 2020 | SEPT 28th to OCT 2nd

We are hosting a series of FREE walks for over 50’s in West Waterford during Positive Ageing Week 2020. The aim of the series is to give people the opportunity to create links with others in their locality and experience these wonderful Waterford Walks. So, lace up your walking shoes and come along to a walk near you.
Don’t miss this chance to meet new people in your area and discover local walking opportunities!

Tuesday 29th September @ 10.30am
Cappoquin GAA Club
‘Explore the new Community Walkway’
Meeting at Cappoquin GAA Club
Wednesday 30th September @ 10.30am
Ballysaggart Towers
‘Explore this stunning heritage site’
Meeting at the Car Park at the Towers
Thursday 1st October @ 10.30am
Villierstown Village
‘Enjoy the charm of this picturesque village’ Meeting at Villierstown Community Centre
(Old Church)
Friday 2nd October @ 10.30am
Glenshelane Woods Walk
‘A feast for the senses’
Meeting at the car park at the woods

ALL WALKS ARE FREE | LIMITED PLACES | PRE-BOOK HERE NOW 
For more information please contact:
Peter Jones on 0761 10 2191 or pjones@waterfordsportspartnership.ie

Waterford Sports Partnership

Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) was established in 2002 by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) as part of the Local Sports Partnership initiative with the aim of increasing participation in sport and physical activity in County Waterford.

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Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
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Contact Details

County Office:
Civic Offices
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2194

City Office:
Regional Sports Centre
Cork Road
Waterford
Tel: 0761 10 2682

Email: info@waterfordsportspartnership.ie
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