From DLR Sports Partnership – Keeping families active

DLR Sports Partnership would be grateful if you could circulate the email below to your parents /student contact database. We have devised challenges to keep families active at home as we realise the importance of physical and mental health during this uncertain time. Please feel free to read the content below before sending.

Kind regards

The DLR Sports Partnership Team

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We in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership know that this is a very uncertain and daunting time for everyone. But we also know that being active and having fun with your family is so important for our physical and mental health especially at the moment. So we’ve put together four different activity Challenges to suit all ages and abilities. They’re easy to get involved in, a great way to keep motivated and best of all you can do them around the home with your family.

 

All Challenges will run for the next 4 weeks and we’d really love to hear how you progress through them by sharing on social media using #BeActive and emailing us at sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie. Of course please make sure to follow all Department of Health guidelines with regards to Covid-19 and maintain Social Distancing https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/newsfeatures/covid19-updates/

 

 

Please see our website www.dlrsportspartnership.ie to view more details on all the Challenges and on the other work we do.

 

1 -The Grandparents 15 Minute Challenge

Who – for children and their grandparents

What – a fun challenge to encourage children to make regular phone contact with their grandparents and engage in activities with them (physical, social and mental).

How – just print off the attached flyer/chart, fill it in as you go and email back to use when you’re finished.

 

2 -Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge 

Who – for children and teenagers

What – visit our new YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPhBXjgEPP2wcLJeWpwSbQw to catch our dance tutor Cayisha demonstrate part of a new professionally choreographed routine each day from Monday to Thursday. Then join her again on Friday to go through the entire dance.

How – just watch and learn the routine each day, practice at home, record yourself (and your family) bringing the entire dance together on Friday and email us a clip.

 

3 -The Fighting Fit Challenge 

Who – for teenagers and adults

What – fancy a tough but achievable fitness challenge? Have you ever played Call Of Duty and thought you could hold our own, but could you pass the fitness test to really join in? Here’s our chance. We will post a fitness program each week that if you follow will culminate in you matching yourself against the Irish Army fitness test to see if you would make the grade.

How – just follow the weekly exercise programs, get into a healthy routine and try the fitness test at home after 4 weeks.

 

4 -The Scrambled Leg Challenge 

Who – for families and all ages

What – we’ve gotten out the measuring tape and have picked a few well known Irish landmarks that you and your family can pick to add up the kilometers from your daily walks to reach your chosen destination. This is a great one to also build in elements of geography, history, and maths for the budding homeschoolers among us.

How – just print off the attached flyer/chart, fill it in as you go and email back to us when you’re finished.

 

We hope these Challenges will help to build in the important daily activity and fun we all need, but if you have any queries or suggestions for other initiatives we’d love to hear from you.

 

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership Team

Fostering Active Communities – Downloads Move to the Rhythm Dance Challenge The Fighting Fit Challenge The Grandparents 15 Minute Challenge The Scrambled Leg Walk Challenge

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course

Keane For Fitness Beginners Running Course.

This is a 10 week course aimed at those who have never run before or who have lapsed. The
goal is to get to 5k and enjoy the journey! The programme is gradual so that you make
progress each week but it is manageable and sustainable. Running in a group is a very
effective way to develop your fitness as the chat provides distraction and there is plenty of
encouragement and support along the way. Over 60 people in the local community have

Over 60 people in the local community have done this course in the last 2 years and have reached their goal. Book your place now as places are limited!

Where: Meet @ Kilbogget Carpark
When: Every Monday @ 7pm
Cost: €80 for 10 Wk Course (including your Keane For Fitness t-shirt)
Starts: Monday 18th September 2017

 

Other Classes with Keane For Fitness
Body Sculpt @ 8.55am sharp on Fridays in the Johnstown Pastoral Centre. Great exercise class with
a focus on building local muscular endurance and cardio fitness. You are done and dusted by 10 am
Running Group @ 7.45pm meeting on Mondays in Kilbogget Carpark. Suitable for anyone who can
run 5km and more. We go on a different route each week and you will always have company
regardless of what distance you want to run.

To book a place or for further information contact Gráinne on 085-1268386 or visit
http://www.keaneforfitness.com

Go Johnstown!

The Johnstown girls school have got to the finals in the national Spar 5-a-side soccer Competition!  That’s such an achievement! Johnstown are Leinster Champions so are up against woodlands NS from Donegal, Scoil Rois from Galway and Scoil Nioclais from Cork. These are the Munster, Ulster and Connaught champions.

So, Johnstown play three matches in total.

The JPA would like to wish the team the very best of luck at the Aviva on Wednesday.

Go Johnstown!

Best of luck to Mr. O’Connors team playing in the GAA semi final tomorrow

Best of luck to Mr. O’Connors team playing in Semi Final tomorrow.

If they win then it’s a final in Croke Park in the next few weeks.