Dublin Sportsfest 2018


From the 23rd to the 30th of September, 2018 the first ever Dublin Sportsfest will bring together the people, the clubs, the sports and the spaces of Dublin in a celebration of sport and physical activity in our city

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DUBLIN SPORTSFEST LIST OF EVENTS

Great Dublin Bike Ride

/// Sunday 23rd September – Staging pens open from [7am] @ Merrion Square, Dublin 2 ///

See greatdublinbikeride.ie for more details.



Open Day Tennis and Padel Sessions

Hosted by Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club

/// Sunday 23rd September [11am – 1pm] @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club, Rathdown Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6w ///

/// Wednesday 26th September [11am – 1pm] @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club, Rathdown Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6w ///

/// Sunday 30th September [11am – 1pm] @ Bushy Park Tennis and Padel Club, Rathdown Avenue, Terenure, Dublin 6w ///

*A note from our hosts*

We fully support this initiative to encourage all citizens to get involved in sport for Wellbeing and fitness and we hope you will take part in our activities. Our coaches will be at hand to show you what's on offer in the Club and how you can get involved on a regular basis.

Children and adults are welcome to the Open Day events at our Club. See you around!


St. Bernadette’s Beach Blast

Hosted by St. Bernadette’s Boxing Club

/// Sunday 23rd September – Registration begins at [12pm] @ Dollymount Strand, Clontarf, Co. Dublin ///

Registration from 12pm – 12.30pm

Safety briefing and obstacle info from 12.30pm – 12.45pm

Beach Blast to commence at 1pm

*A note from our hosts*

The Beach Blast is an army style obstacle course (5km long - 2.5km up the beach; 2.5km back with 3 obstacles each way) on the strand that promotes teamwork and will challenge your strength, fitness & problem solving skills! The obstacles will be age appropriate and will be tailored so each person on the team is tested.

It is a team event for teams of 5. 3 of the team members MUST be between the ages of 10 and 16 years. They must also all be of different ages (e.g. 11, 13 & 16).The other team members can be any age (coaches etc...)

For more information and to register your team please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/st-bernadettes-beach-blast-tickets-49471814529


Open Day & Introduction to Jugger

Hosted by Setanta Jugger Club

 

/// Sunday 23rd September [1pm – 5pm] @ Fairview Park GAA Pitches, Clontarf, Dublin 3 ///

*A note from our hosts*

Jugger is a 5-a-side field sport that loosely combines elements of rugby and fencing. We use foam-padded sports equipment that resemble weapons such as a sword and shield, longsword, staff, and a ball and chain. Men and women play together, and we have members from widely varied sporting backgrounds and physical abilities. It is a great sport even for people who have never played organised sport before, and our community is very inclusive of all sorts of people. 

Come join us at our Open Day on Sunday 23rd September to learn more and try Jugger out for yourself! All you need are sports clothes, runners or football boots, and a water bottle – we will supply the rest. We also train every Sunday in Fairview Park, Dublin 3, by the GAA pitches and new members are always welcome.


Yoga @ City Hall

/// Monday 24th September – Thursday 27th September @ Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, D2///

Register @ https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/yoga-city-hall-dublin-sportsfest-tickets-50065259539?aff=ehomecard

Experience Yoga in the beautiful and serene surroundings of Dublin’s historic City Hall

We have 4 pre-work classes running from Monday 24th September – Thursday 27th September [8am – 8.45am]. The class on Tuesday morning will be a special Irish language class.

We also have 2 lunchtime classes on the Monday (24th) and Wednesday (26th) respectively [1pm – 1.45pm].

*A note from our hosts*

Classes are FREE (mats provided) and will cater for all abilities – so register now!


 

Trinity College Active Week

Hosted by Trinity Sport

/// Monday 24th September, Wednesday 26th September & Friday 28th September [10am – 1pm daily] @ Trinity College Sports Centre, 43 Pearse St, Dublin 2 ///

A number of local schools and corporate bodies have been invited to come and try their hand at fencing and also tackle the challenge of the climbing wall!

On Wednesday 26th Trinity will also host a Tag Rugby blitz. This is aimed at freshers but, in the spirit of Dublin Sportsfest, local schools will also be invited to take part.


Sports Stadium

In partnership with the FAI, Bohemians F.C., GAA, Leinster Cricket & Leinster Rugby

/// Monday 24th September [10am – 1pm] @ Dalymount Park, Phibsborough, Dublin 7 ///

Registration from 9.30am - 10am

Games & Taster Sessions from 10am - 12pm

Post-match Refreshments from 12pm - 1.30pm

If you’re over 55 years of age (male or female) and want to give WALKING FOOTBALL a try in iconic surroundings, come on down and get involved.

All you’ll need is correct footwear (good grip trainers or football boots) and comfortable clothing… plus maybe a song or two for the post-match cuppa!

 

To register, please email christopher.hopkins@fai.ie to register or text ‘Walking Football Info’ to 0833659696

 

In the afternoon we will provide a multi-sport taster session on the pitch for schools and local services (in conjunction with Social Inclusion Week and European Week of Sport). Football, Rugby, Cricket & GAA Tasters from 1pm - 3pm.


 

Indoor Bowls Event

Hosted by Poppintree Sports & Community Centre

/// Monday 24th September [2pm – 4pm] @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre, Balbutcher Lane North, Poppintree, Ballymun, Dublin 11 ///

Open invitation for anyone to try Indoor Bowls. Try a game with coaches and volunteers on hand to give tips, followed by tea and coffee afterwards.


Zumba in the Open with Deborah Ryan

Hosted by Dublin City Council

/// Monday 24th September [5pm] @ the Civic Offices Outdoor Amphitheatre, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 ///

Zumba is an activity which combines all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, using high intensity/low intensity moves to world rhythms – move to salsa, merengue, cumbia, bhangra, reggaeton and more – its exercise in disguise!

This FREE event is for men & women of all ages - no equipment needed - just register via the e-mail address below, show up at 5pm and join in! The only requirement is to wear suitable clothing (i.e. trainers/leisurewear). We have a back-up venue (indoor) on stand-by incase of inclement weather and will keep all would-be participants informed in this regard.

To register for Zumba in the Open or if you require any further information, please e-mail aamcmorrow@gmail.com


DIT Activities for Dublin Sportsfest & National Fitness Day

Hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology

/// Monday 24th September - Thursday 27th September [various times] @ DIT Grangegorman & Kevin Street ///

Various free classes, taster sessions & special officers for all DIT students and staff.


Mam’s and Dad’s Kick Start Studio Class

Hosted by Sports & Fitness Ballymun

/// Tuesday 25th September [9.30am – 10am] @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 ///

Kick Start Studio Class – 30 minutes for you!

15 places – first come, first served. Register at reception on the day (15 minutes before hand).


School’s Obstacle Course & ‘Sally Song’ Flashmob

Hosted by St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre

/// Tuesday 25th September – Friday 28th September [10am – 12pm daily] @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8 ///

Local primary schools from the Liberties area have been invited to participate in this fun event. From Tuesday to Thursday a group of pupils from each respective school will come and have a go at the specially created obstacle course. The event culminates in a flashmob on Friday when all 3 schools will come together for a mass participation rendition of the Sally Song!


Walking Group

Hosted by the Axis Centre

/// Tuesday 25th September [10.30am – 11.30am] @ Axis Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9 ///

Open invitation to join in on walking group. 45 min walk (approx.) depending on weather conditions. Tea and coffee afterwards in the Axis Centre.


Seminar: The Olympic Experience and an Insight into Elite Sport

In partnership with the IABA

/// Tuesday 25th September [2.30pm – 4.30pm] @ Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 ///

This seminar will feature some big name sporting personalities who will be imparting their knowledge and experience to a pre-selected group of transition year students from various schools who our DCSWP/IABA Boxing Development Officers have worked with.


Kids’ Aqua

Hosted by Sports & Fitness Ballymun

/// Tuesday 25th & Thursday 27th September [6.30pm – 7pm] @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 ///

/// Saturday 29th September [ 1.30pm – 2pm] @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 ///

For ages 6 - 12. 30 places per class – first come, first served. Register at reception on the day (15 minutes before hand).


Clongriffin Couch to parkrun (Launch of 8-Week Programme)

/// Tuesday  25th September [7pm] @ Unit 60 – The Hub, Main Street, Clongriffin, D13 (beside Fr. Collins Park) ///

Couch to parkrun is an 8-week programme designed to get you up and running and confident enough to join your local parkrun. No experience of running needed – just come along and join in! For more information please contact DCSWP Sport Officer Dan Russell on 0876899278.


Gaelic for Mothers and Others

In partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) & the NEIC

Two 5-week programmes to launch during Dublin Sportsfest!

/// Tuesday 25th September [7pm – 8pm] @ Ballybough Community Centre, Ballybough Road, Dublin 3 ///

/// Thursday 27th September [5pm – 6pm] @ St. Laurence O’Toole Recreation Centre, Sheriff St, Dublin 1 ///

The programmes aim to engage women (age 18+) in a fun and welcoming environment.


Professional Coaching Sessions

Hosted by Fairplay Badminton Club

/// Tuesday 25th September [8pm – 10.15pm] @ St. Vincent’s CBS, St. Philomena’s Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11 ///

Professional taster coaching sessions with a Badminton Ireland coach.


 

Ballroom Dancing & Sequence Dance Classes

Hosted by The Orchard Community Centre

/// Wednesday 26th September [11am – 12.30pm] @ The Orchard Community Centre, 10 Cherry Orchard Grove, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10 ///

*A note from our hosts*

Come along with a friend or on your own to this fun morning and try your hands and feet at dancing. Total beginners are very welcome.

This is a free event with tea, coffee, biscuits and a friendly chat after the class. For more information, ring Paul on 0876125520.

Our dance teacher Marion has years of experience and makes fun and enjoyment a big part of the dance classes.


GLOW Events

Glow Fitness

/// Wednesday  26th September [6pm – 9pm] @ St. Catherine’s Sports & Community Centre, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8 ///

Choose from 3 different classes – Step Fresh, Box HIIT & Spin!

Register @ www.eventbrite.ie/e/glow-fitness-dublin-sportsfest-tickets-50061778126

Glow Football

/// Friday 28th September [6pm – 10pm] @ Cabra Parkside Sports Complex, John Paul II Park, Ratoath Rd, Cabra, Dublin 7 ///

Six different sessions catering for teenagers to adults

Register @ www.eventbrite.ie/e/glow-football-dublin-sportsfest-tickets-49743846183

GLOW activities take place in a darkened space under UV lights. Participants will wear neon bibs & accessories including face-paint if they wish – all to the tunes of a live DJ!


Older Adult Sports Day

Hosted by DCU

/// Wednesday 26th September [10am] @ DCU Sports Centre, DCU, Whitehall, Dublin 9///

Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership’s annual Older Adult Sports Day will take place again, this time under the banner of Dublin Sportsfest and for the first time in the fantastic surroundings of the DCU Sports Centre.

DCSWP Sport Officers from across the city will bring groups along to participate in the event. Our Sport Officers will have worked with these groups on an ongoing basis in their respective local areas The day itself will encompass activities such as chair aerobics, go for life games, chair volleyball, modified athletics, yoga and an indoor golf game.


Docklands Fitfest

In partnership with Ireland Active

/// Thursday 27th September [7am – 7pm] @ Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 ///

For more information and further details please go to: http://nationalfitnessday.ie/dockland-fitfest/

Book your free class here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/docklands-fitfest-national-fitness-day-27th-september-tickets-49733715883

The day will be packed full of fun exercise classes and activities with lots of giveaways and prizes to be won!


Open Day

Hosted by Ierne Social & Sports Club

/// Thursday 27th September [9am – 11pm] @ Ierne Social & Sports Club, 12-32 Grace Park Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 ///

Pitch & Putt coach from 10am – 12pm

Outdoor Sports from 9am – dusk

Indoor Sports from 9am – 11pm

Free use/access to all sporting facilities for the day including a pitch and putt course, outdoor bowling green, tennis courts, snooker room, table tennis.


Garda Blue Light Fun Run

Hosted by An Garda Síochána & Dublin North East Inner City

/// Thursday 27th September – Registration [7.10pm] & Run Time [7.30pm] @ Sean McDermott St. Church, Mountjoy, Dublin 1 ///

Join in with your local Gardaí - run, jog or walk

Do from 1 to 4 laps (depending on your ability) of a 1.25km route through the North Inner City

Register on the night. Light refreshments will be served after the event.


Meditation & Indian Head Massage Class

Hosted by Clogher Road Sports Centre & Inchicore Sports Centre

/// Thursday 27th September [7pm – 9pm] @ Clogher Road Sports Centre, Grounds of Pearse College, Clogher Road, Dublin 12 ///

/// Friday 28th September [7pm – 9pm] @ Inchicore Sports Centre, St. Michael’s Estate, Dublin 8 ///

20 Minutes of group meditation with the option of an Indian Head massage to follow. Advice on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Group discussion on these topics and the option of a more private setting for any queries.

*A note from our hosts*

Pre register with centre staff on 01 2228592 (Clogher Road Sports Centre) / 01 2228598 (Inchicore Sports Centre) or sign in on the evening of the class. Open to public (all adults over 18).


Walking Football

Hosted by Poppintree Sports & Community Centre

/// Friday 28th September [1pm – 3pm] @ Poppintree Sports & Community Centre ///

Walking football is generally aimed at those 55 and over, however this event is open to all ages for anyone that would like to give it a try.

Open invitation to all to come along and try walking football. Participate in a game with FAI Coach on hand for skills tips. Tea and coffee afterwards.


HIIT and Row!

Hosted by Sports & Fitness Ballymun

/// Friday 28th September [1.15pm – 1.45pm] @ Sports & Fitness Ballymun, Ballymun Road, Dublin 11 ///

High-Intensity Interval Training

Adults’ class in studio/top of gym. 15 places – first come, first served. Register at reception on the day (15 minutes before hand ).


Dance, Dip & Dive

Hosted by Age and Opportunity & Swim Ireland

/// Friday 28th September [2pm – 4pm] @ Clontarf Baths, Clontarf, Co. Dublin ///

Dublin Swim Event for Over 50’s

*A note from our hosts*

Refreshments and goodie bags will be provided. This event is FREE but registration is essential! To book your place, call 01 8057709 or email gfl@ageandopportunity.ie.

Family and friends welcome.


Girls’ Fest 5’s

In partnership with the FAI

/// Friday 28th September [6pm – 9pm] @ Irishtown Stadium ///

For girls born in 2007, 2008 and 2009

Limited spaces (192) – first come first served basis

To register please email girlfest2020@fai.ie with name and date of birth

*A note from our hosts*

The unique element to this tournament is that participants will pre-register as individuals rather than as a team. They will then be allocated a team on the night. The event will act as a pilot for a series of 5-a-side tournaments, catering for a wide variety of different age groups that will be delivered nationwide by the FAI as part of the build-up to Euro 2020.


parkHIIT

Hosted by parkHIIT

/// Saturday 29th Septemeber [9am] @ Martin Savage Park, Ashtown, D15 ///

parkHIIT is a free outdoor interval training session based around bodyweight resistance exercises

*A note from our hosts*

Strength / resistance exercise doesn’t have to involve lifting heavy weights in the gym. Bodyweight exercises are a great starting point for resistance training. Include the resistance exercises as part of a high intensity circuit and you can develop fantastic full body workouts to accommodate different fitness levels. Don’t let the “high intensity” part scare you off by the way. Participants push themselves as much (or as little) as they choose.

Register @ https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-ashtown-free-group-exercise-september-29th-tickets-50218886040


parkrun

/// Saturday 29th September [9.30am] @ various locations, listed below ///

 

- St. Annes Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

- Poppintree Park, Dublin 11

- Father Collins Park, Donaghmede, Dublin 13

- Bushy Park, Terenure, Dublin 6

- Poolbeg, Sean Moore Park, Sandymount, Dublin 4

- Fairview Park, Dublin 3

- Darndale Park, Dublin 17

- Brickfields Park, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

- Tolka Valley Park, Finglas, Dublin 11

See parkrun.ie for more details.

Turn parkrun blue ­– in celebration of Dublin Sportsfest we invite everyone to wear something blue!


junior parkrun

/// Sunday 23rd & 29th September [9.30am] @ various locations, listed below ///

- St. Annes Park, Raheny, Dublin 5

- Albert College Park, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

See parkrun.ie for more details.


Fundamental Movement Skills through Basketball

Hosted by Oblate Basketball Club

/// Saturday 29th September [10am – 1pm] @ Oblate Basketball Hall, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8 ///

4 – 6 yrs: 10am – 11am

7 – 8 yrs: 11am – 12pm

9 – 10 yrs: 12pm – 1pm


Try-A-Tri, Sprint & Team Relay Events

Hosted by Sports & Fitness Ballyfermot

/// Saturday 29th September – Begins at [10am] @ Sports & Fitness Ballyfermot, Blackditch Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 ///

The Try-A-Tri consists of: 250m Swim, 6km Cycle, 3km Run

Wave one starts @ 10am

Wave two starts @ 10.15am

The Sprint consists of: 750m Swim, 20km Cycle, 5km Run

Wave one starts @ 1pm

Wave two starts @ 1.30pm

The Team Relay consists of: 750m Swim, 20km Cycle, 5km Run

Main event starts @ 3pm

*A note from our hosts*

To celebrate National Fitness Day we invite you to take part in our charity Triathlon event on September 29th in aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNDA).

Entries are individual or part of a three-person team. To register yourself or your team, please call into reception or contact us by phone on 2228580 / 2228566. Please ask for Sinead, Emer or Nhaida to receive your sponsor card.


Health and Wellbeing Sports Day

Hosted by Cumann Báire Setanta

/// Saturday 29th September [10.30am – 1.30pm] @ Setanta Clubhouse and Grounds, 123 Ballymun Road, Ballymun, Co. Dublin ///

League of rounders for kids and adults.

Teddy bears’ picnic.

 Healthy snack stall with nutritional speaker giving child focused advice.

Promoting the need for healthy eating and physical activity, and maintain the wellbeing of all in Ballymun.


Lord Mayor’s Liffey Bridge Paddle

In partnership with the Lord Mayor, Ballyfermot Youth Service & Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club

/// Saturday 29th September – Starts at [1pm] @ Poolbeg Yacht, Boat Club & Marina ///

Check-in from 10am

Start time 1pm

*A note from our hosts*

This event will consist of a

10 kilometre looped paddle starting and fnishing at Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend. The route will take participants up along the north quays under many of Dublin’s iconic bridges, continuing past Dublin City Council’s Civic Offces at Wood Quay to the designated turning point at O’ Donovan Rossa Bridge. Participants will then return along the south quays back towards Poolbeg.

This event is open to any craft that use a paddle such as kayaks – river or sea, canoes, sit-on-tops, stand–up paddle boards and rafts. It’s FREE and open to the general public – however, for safety reasons, all participants must satisfy the organisers they have the suffcient ability to participate. Therefore participants must meet certain minimum requirements. To view these, and for more information or to register for the event, go to:

https://dublincity.clr.events/


Club Showcase

Hosted by Good Counsel GAA and Camogie Club

/// Saturday 29th September – [10am – 2pm] @ Good Counsel GAA and Camogie Club, Davitt Road, Goldenbridge, Drimnagh, Dublin 12 ///

10am – 2pm: Junior Academy showcasing their Camogie/Hurling/Football skills and participating in group games – with the opportunity for visitors to join in

12pm – 2pm: Mixed Match between men’s and women’s adult teams, displaying their skill in Camogie/Hurling/Football

*A note from our hosts*

Our Healthy Clubs Committee will be present on the day and will have a stand showcasing different events they have held in the community over the past year to promote healthy living. Our club shop will also be open on the day to allow people to avail of our great selection of different GAA gear and equipment.


Smithfield Boxing Club Open Door Community Day

Hosted by Smithfield Boxing Club

/// Saturday 29th September [12pm – 3pm] @ Aughrim Street Sports Hall, Aughrim Street, Dublin 7 ///

*A note from our hosts*

We're holding a Open Door event on September 29th – a showcase of  boxing, sport, community and wellbeing. Our friends at St.Catherine's Boxing Club are coming to Aughrim Street for a North Inner City vs South Inner City exhibition. We’ll have some celebrity boxers on hand to launch Smithfield Boxfest 2018. All ages welcome.


Seminar - The Sports of War: The Impact of the First World War on Sport in Ireland

/// Saturday 29th September [1pm – 4.30pm] @ Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, D2 ///

As part of Dublin Festival of History 2018


Family Fun Day

Hosted by Old Belvedere Rugby Club

/// Saturday 29th September [1pm – 6pm] @ Old Belvedere Rugby Club, 28a Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 ///

*A note from our hosts*

We encourage you, family and friends to come down to the Club and partake in Kids and Parents Mixed Touch Rugby, with the support of the IRFU and Lucozade. We will also have our minis displaying their rugby skills and their coaches will be showing the basic skills of rugby to all kids on the day. With plenty of other activities including Adventure Bounce on the day for kids of all ages and Face Painting as well as BBQ Burger Deals and Drink Deals from our bar, it promises to be a great day out for all. With special thanks, there will also be complimentary admission for all kids to Panda Play Cafe in our Ballroom - kids to be accompanied by an adult in Panda Play Cafe.

Come along anytime that suits you between 1pm and 6pm, as activities will be running all day.


Open Day for All Age Groups

Hosted by Templeogue Tennis Club

/// Saturday 29th September [2pm – 4pm] @ Templeogue Tennis Club, Templeogue Village, Dublin 6w ///

*A note from our hosts*

BREAKING! We're delighted to announce that we are holding a number of Open Days here at Templeogue Tennis Club, and you’re invited to attend. This is a completely FREE event and an opportunity for you to view our facilities and to take a few shots on our courts. All you have to do is register yourself or your child via our online registration form here -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdBus-CGq9nQkm4z8yNsH8yyv5BXSXoWkIR54dhJHXjHcm84g/viewform We look forward to welcoming you to Templeogue Tennis Club!

Event Link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/287491695334624/

Promotional Video: https://www.facebook.com/templeoguetennis/videos/10155290909406910/?t=36


Open Event

Hosted by Stratford Lawn Tennis Club

/// Saturday 29th September [3pm – 7pm] @ Stratford Lawn Tennis Club, Grosvenor Square, Rathmines, Dublin 6 ///

Free coaching for families and adults along with trials of grass tennis courts.

*A note from our hosts*

We have four all weather courts plus four real grass tennis courts, giving people a chance to play on the sport’s original playing surface. We find that visitors to the club enjoy the novelty of playing on grass - it either reminds them of playing in their youth or it’s a brand new experience.

We will be emphasizing how tennis is a great sport for all ages and for both genders. Sport promotes well being and tennis provides effective exercise and social interaction. It helps families get out together actively. Being a member of a local sports club also promotes the development of a local community, something getting harder to find in Dublin. We regularly hold open events and community days and we enjoy being able to bring people in the local community of Rathmines together through sport.


Laser Run World Championship

Hosted by UIPM, Pentathlon Ireland & Trinity College

/// Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th September @ Trinity College, Dublin 2 ///

This exciting event will feature over 450 competitors, from over 20 countries.

Laser Run is one of the components of the Modern Pentathlon but has recently emerged as a stand-alone activity in its own right. Participants in Laser Run commence the competition with a short sprint to a shooting range. From there, using a laser pistol, they shoot their designated target until they register 5 successful hits or shoot the target for 50 seconds, whichever comes first. Competitors then leave the range and run a circuit, returning to the shooting range for round two of the shoot. They complete this circuit four times alternating between running and shooting.

On Saturday, why not take the chance to come along and catch some of the elite competitors in action (from 9am).

On Sunday 30th from 12 noon, Pentathlon Ireland are delighted to hold a Team Fun Charity Event, with all proceeds going to the Laura Lynn Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. We invite participants to try out this fast growing sport. No experience is required for this event and all you will need is a pair of runners as laser pistols will be supplied.

Teams for the charity relay will consist of 2 adults and 2 children (under 15). Each team member will shoot a series of 5 hits targets followed by 400m run around a grass track. Why not get all the family involved! Entries can be made online (recommended) or register on the day - but spaces may be limited depending on numbers.

See www.laserrun.ie or e-mail info@pentathlon.ie for more information.


Family Sportfest

Brought to you by Sport Ireland & the National Sports Campus, in conjunction with European Week of Sport #BEACTIVE

/// Sunday  30th September [11am – 4pm] @ National Sports Campus, Snugborough Rd, Blanchardstown, D15///

See https://www.nationalsportscampus.ie/familysportfest for more details


School Swimming Lessons

Hosted by Sport & Fitness Finglas

/// Various Times @ Sport & Fitness Finglas, Mellowes Road, Finglas South, D11 ///

Various local schools will be offered FREE swimming lessons during the week of Dublin Sportsfest.

 

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