Meath Local Sports Partnership: December 2019 Update

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Operation Transformation National Walks 2020

Meath Local Sports Partnership and Sport Ireland have linked up with the OT team to promote National Walk Day on Saturday 18th January.

Organisers welcome all ages and abilities on the day and would love to see families getting involved. The event is ideal for beginners to come out and give it a go. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the interest of safety and out of respect to other walkers, dogs are not allowed.

There are a number of walks happening across the County on the day – check out walks below for one that suits you:

  • Ashbourne: meeting at Ashbourne Garda Station at 10am.
  • Ballinacree, Oldcastle: meeting at walking track in St. Brigid’s GAA at 11am.
  • Carnaross: meeting at Carnaross Community Centre at 10am.
  • Castletown: meeting at Castletown Pitch & Putt club at 10am.
  • Cormeen: meeting at Cormeen Sports Complex at 10am.
  • Kilmainhamwood: meeting at Kilmainhamwood GAA at 9.30am.
  • Gibbstown: meeting at Wolfe Tones GAA at 9.30am.
  • Trim: meeting on Castle Street (across from Garda Station) at 10am.

Participants are also welcome to join Parkrun on the day. Parkrun is suitable for walkers, joggers and runners of all ages! Parkrun is a free 5km timed course which takes place every Saturday at 9.30am in the following locations in Meath:

  • Oldbridge (meet at Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre, Drogheda)
  • Blackwater Park, Navan
  • Deerpark, Carlanstown


Following on from the National Walk Day, a number of areas are planning weekly walks in their locality to coincide with the 8 Week Operation Transformation programme.

See below for details:

Area Walk leader Contact Start date Start time Meeting point
Ashbourne Theresa Byrne 087-2376175 January 13th


7pm Ashbourne Garda Station
Athlumney, Navan Paul McGee 087-7874424 January 11th




Athlumney Castle


Ballinacree, Oldcastle Norman Coyle 087-9197378 January 23rd


8pm St. Brigid’s GFC Walking Track
Blackcastle, Navan Pamela Farrell 086-3521481 January 14th


9.30am St. Oliver’s NS, Navan
Castletown Nicola Smith 086-8617289 January 11th


10am Castletown Pitch and Putt


Noeleen Farrelly 086-3260857 January 13th


7.30pm Carnaross GFC
Cormeen Elizabeth Bennett 087-6416339 January 11th


10am Cormeen Sports Complex
Duleek Carol Saurin 085-7538995 January 15th


7pm Duleek Village Green


Malena McLoone 087-6890892 January 13th


7pm Parish Car Park
Fordstown Aisling Clarke 087-9006119 January 5th


10am Girley Hall
Gibbstown Alison Ward 087-2892304 January 11th


9.30am Wolfe Tones GAA Gibbstown Pitch
Johnstown, Navan Joe Adams 086-8600961 January 6th


7pm Taylors of Johnstown
Kilmainhamwood Bernadette


087-2910896 January 18th






Kilmainhamwood GAA
Navan Mary Clifford 087-9760824 January 15th


10.45am Claremont Stadium
Stamullen Linda Dungan 087-6503124 January 13th


7pm St. Patrick’s GAA


0-3k Walk to Jog Programmes

0 to 3k Walk to Jog is a 6 week programme designed to equip complete beginners to increase walking fitness and progress to jogging with relative ease. It is a simple progressive programme that begins with more walking than jogging and gradually evolves into more jogging than walking.

A number of Athletics Clubs are rolling out a 6 week 0-3k Walk to Jog programme in association with Meath LSP. Please register by downloading a registration form at http://www.meathsports.ie/women-in-sport/0-3km-walk-to-jog-programme/ and bring along on the first night or email to lodowd@meathcoco.ie.

Locations and start dates are as follows:

Club Venue Start Date & Time
Navan AC


Claremont Stadium Monday 13th January @7pm
Moynalty AC


Mullagh Sports Centre Monday 13th January @7pm
Tara AC Tara Track – Ross Cross


Tuesday 14th January @7pm

For more information please contact Lisa on 046-9067337 or email lodowd@meathcoco.ie



Training & Education Courses

Details of dates for training and education courses for 2020 including Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Training, Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Training, Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person (DLP) Training, Sports Injuries First Aid and other NGB training courses are now available on http://www.meathsports.ie/events/

If you wish to book a course, please call Meath LSP office on 046-9067337 or email mlsp@meathcoco.ie.



Men on the Move

Are you Male aged 30 plus? Worried about that extra weight? Thinking about getting more active? Want to improve your overall health and wellbeing?

Men on the Move is a beginners physical activity programme aimed at adult men to get active, have fun and improve their fitness levels.

  • Kells: Monday 13th January at 8pm in Kells Handball Alley.
  • Navan: Tuesday 14th January at 7.30pm in St. Oliver’s School, Blackcastle, Navan.
  • Ashbourne: Wednesday 15th January at 7.15pm in Impulse Fitness Ashbourne.
  • For more information please call Ruairi on 046-9067337 or email rmurphy@meathcoco.ie



Royal Rockets IWA Junior Sports Club Meath

The final session of Royal Rockets IWA Junior Sports Club before Christmas will take place on Wednesday 18th December at 6.30pm-7.30pm in Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan.

The club will recommence on Wednesday 8th January 2020 in Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan at 6.30pm. New members and volunteers are welcome! For more information, please contact Terry on 046-9067337 or email tdonegan@meathcoco.ie

 *Above is a snap shot of the events/training/activities that Meath LSP organise at present. For a more detailed look at what we deliver in Meath please see www.meathsports.ie



Meath LSP would like you wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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