Meath Local Sports Partnership: March 2021 Update

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Please see Meath LSP’s planned programmes below. All programmes are delivered whilst adhering to current public health guidelines.



Virtual Royal County 3k, 5k & 10k Walk/Run

It’s a VIRTUAL return for our Royal County 3k, 5k & 10k Walk/Run event on May Bank Holiday weekend!

It’s our 10th anniversary of the Royal County event! The 3km distance is a new addition this year! All participants will receive a bespoke exceptionally designed t-shirt and to celebrate our 10th year, a commemorative medal.

You virtually have no excuses not to be a part of it!!!

We are inviting you to take part in the 10th Royal County Walk/Run (distances – 3k, 5k & 10k) over the May Bank Holiday weekend (Sat 1st, Sun 2nd, Mon 3rd May).

You MUST register to take part in this event. Registration will open on Monday 8th March!

If you thinking that you would like to be part of this great event, we are launching our beginner runner & improver podcasts over the coming weeks to support you with a training plan – podcasts designed to suit beginners and those who wish to complete the 10k event.

For more information, keep an eye on www.meathsports.ie or our social media channels in the coming week!



Podcast Running Series

Reach your fitness goals by Summer 2021!

Meath LSP are bringing a complete Podcast Running Series to suits all fitness levels. All podcast programmes will consist of an 8-week structured training plan that includes 3 weekly training sessions of 40 minutes each. Our tutor Andrea McGuinness will be you own personal trainer and TALK you through 3 sessions each week.

Each podcast programme provides you the opportunity to complete the programme outdoors, in your garden, indoors and can be done at a time that is most convenient to you (please adhere to the 5km restrictions). Once you register with us you will receive your podcast three times a week to complete at a time that suits you.

0-3k Walk to Jog Programme – suitable for complete beginners. If you have always wanted to run but didn’t know where to start, this is just the programme for you! This is also suitable for those returning to exercise after a prolonged absence.

3-5k Jog to Run Programme is aimed at participants who have completed our beginner 0-3k programme and those who have some walking/jogging experience. It is a step by step guide where our tutor Andrea McGuinness will build on your fitness level and bring you to jogging/running a distance of up to 5k.

5k+ Programme is a new programme designed for those who want to further challenge themselves to comfortably run 5k and more. It is recommended for those who have completed the 3-5k programme or have experience of jogging/running up to 3-5k.

Registration is NOW OPEN! See http://www.meathsports.ie/podcast-running-series/

All podcast programmes will start on Monday 8th March! 






Fitness Made Easy

Meath LSP want to help you get active at home with ‘Fitness Made Easy’ online home circuits!

Beginners Ciruit Training

This beginners circuit class is suitable for adults with any level of physical activity. This is a 4 week programme with two classes per week (Mon & Thurs) that are pre-recorded and sent via email. There is no gym equipment required (mat & chair optional). There will also be an additional progression programme after completing these 4 weeks.

Improvers Circuit Training

Improvers Circuit Training is for people who have some experience of circuit training. This is a 4 week programme with two classes per week which will be held live via Zoom on Mondays & Thursdays @8pm. Starting Monday 1st March & Thursday 4th March. There is no equipment required. If you have weights/bands/water bottles – you can make exercises more challenging if needed!

This is a great opportunity to build a basic level of fitness which will lead you to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Cost of Beginners or Improvers Classes: €10 for 4 weeks (2 sessions per week)

How to book: See https://eventmaster.ie/event/0p4xczqsA1






Yoga Relaxation Programmes

Beginners and Improvers yoga classes will start on Monday 22nd March once a week for 4 weeks. The 30 minute classes will focus on clearing the mind and taking a breath.

Beginners Class – If you are a complete beginner to yoga, this is the class for you!

Improver Class – If you have done some yoga before and would like to challenge yourself a little bit.

Cost is €10 for 4 classes. To register contact Ruairi at rmurphy@meathcoco.ie





Older People – Move Well Exercise Videos

Meath LSP in association with Meath County Council, Age Friendly Meath and Sport Ireland have produced an exercise DVD for older people and people with a disability. The resource includes 4 dance and 4 seated Pilates classes which can all be completed from your home. The resource is also available on USB so it can be used on a laptop, tablet or Smart TV.

This new and exciting resource is NOW AVAILABLE! If you would like to find out more or want to order a copy email Luke at luke.condie@meathcoco.ie or call 046-9067337.






Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection

 7th April | 6th May | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (ONLINE)

 This workshop will highlight the main principles of the Code and look at measures that clubs can take to create and maintain the safest possible environment for sport for young people. This course is essential for anyone who is in contact with children in their club.

Due to COVID-19, courses will now take place via online platform – Zoom. The course is certified and it will have the same content and tutor delivering. The cost of the course is €20 if you are in a club in Meath and €30 if you are in a club outside of Meath.

Places are limited. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337 or email lynn.oreilly@meathcoco.ie.






Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer Workshop

22nd April | 27th May | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Zoom (ONLINE)

Every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Club Children’s Officer. They act as the link between the children and the adults in the club. It is essential that those who wish to attend have completed Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness Training. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath.

Places are limited. To book a place, please call Lynn on 046-9067337 or email lynn.oreilly@meathcoco.ie.



iCoachKids Online Programme for coaches

  • Improve coaching technique
  • Motivate coaches
  • Improve coaches understanding of how children learns
  • Learn how to keep safe & fun environments for children
  • Keep children in sport
  • Understand physical literacy

This online iCoachKids course with Meath LSP is delivered in conjunction with Sport Ireland Coaching Children & EU iCoachKids. The course is for coaches of any sport. Coaches will complete online theory work and reading in their own time with zoom workshops at a set time and an assessed practical session at the end of the programme (should restrictions allow for a practical session).

The zoom workshops will take place during 2 weekday evenings every week for 4 weeks, with the full course taking 6 weeks. Coaches have two options for completing the course depending on time available.

Option 1 – Full Course

6 weeks

Option 2 – Part Course

4 weeks


iCoachKids (sections of MOOC 1)

Additional reading

Video resources

Coaching Children workshops 1, 2, 3 & 4


iCoachKids (sections of MOOC 1)

Additional reading

Video resources

Coaching Children workshops 1 & 2

Normal Cost: €70 Normal Cost: €40
Cost now: €40 Cost now: €20

For more information or to request an application form please contact Una Pearson at upearson@meathcoco.ie. *Please note places are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis, shortlisting may apply. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and have Safeguarding 1 and Garda Vetting completed.



Sport Inclusion & Disability Awareness Online Workshop

The Sport Inclusion and Disability Awareness workshop is an awareness building workshop developed to increase awareness around providing opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport, physical activity within a school, club, leisure or recreational setting.

Date: Wednesday 21st April

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Cost: Free

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 046-9067337



Autism In Sport Online Workshop

This online workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of Autism focusing on the delivery of sport. This workshop is suitable for Sports leaders, coaches, volunteers, teachers, principals, special needs assistants (SNAs), parents or anyone who has an interest in making their sport accessible and inclusive for people with Autism.

Date: Wednesday 28th April

Time: 7pm-9:30pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 046-9067337



Run Jump Throw Online

This online weekly slot will see participants enjoy 30 minutes of fun movements, challenges and dance delivered live by our experienced tutor. The programme is aimed at children with Autism / Intellectual disability aged 6-18 years.

Date: Monday 8th March – Monday 12th April

Duration: 6 weeks

Time: 4.30pm-5pm

Cost: €10 per participant

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 046-9067337



Inclusive Family Pilates

Inclusive Family Pilates is a 6 week programme aimed at children with a disability and their parents/siblings. The programme involves all family members in fun inclusive sessions to help improve mobility, flexibility and posture. All participants will be guided through the programme, progressing at their own pace!

Date: Wednesday 17th March – Wednesday 21st April

Duration: 6 weeks

Time: 6pm-7pm

Cost: €15 per family

Platform: Zoom

Contact: Terry on tdonegan@meathcoco.ie / 046-9067337



Community Sports Hub Navan

Meath LSP have a timetable of programmes ready to go in early April (pending Government restrictions). 

Please keep an eye on the Community Sports Hub Facebook page HERE for more details!



Community Sports Hub Navan  – Easter Camps

Dates for your diary – Tuesday 6th April to Thursday 8th April 

Meath LSP hope to hold two outdoor Easter Camps in two areas of Navan over the Easter Holidays (if government restrictions allow).

These camps for 5-12 year olds will be held in outdoor venues from 10am-12pm on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday of the second week of Easter holidays.

Please keep an eye on the Community Sports Hub facebook page HERE for more details.



Schools – Physical Activity Programmes for Children and Young People

Meath LSP have developed a range of online physical activity programmes suitable for students. These programmes are available to schools/teachers for distribution during school teaching hours or after school initiatives.

Programmes include:

  • Teen Fitness Challenge
  • Teen Dance
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Kickboxing


If your school wishes to register for any of the above programmes please contact Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie



Teacher Training Programmes

Teacher Training – Basketball School Programme

In collaboration with Basketball Ireland, Meath LSP are inviting 15 Primary Schools to express their interest in taking part in a new online school Basketball programme. This programme includes online teacher training videos demonstrating skills and teaching techniques aimed at children 5yrs+. Each school will receive a school basketball pack which includes basketballs, hula hoops, cones and training bibs. Everything you need to introduce basketball in your school for a cost of €25!

To register your schools’ interest please email Lisa at lodowd@meathcoco.ie

‘Ready to Go Orienteering’

Ready to Go Orienteering aims to equip teachers with the skills to teach the fundamentals of the sport to their class and provide them with the necessary resources to do this. Cost: €60 per school (1 teacher).

Programme consists of:

  • 2 hour online teacher training (April)
  • 3 hour face to face training (May)
  • Resource folder
  • Equipment pack (10 kites, 10 punches and 100 control cards)

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