On June 8 almost 200 older participants along with their supporters gathered for a festival of fun sporting activities.
The South Tipperary Team competed with teams representing older people’s groups from Carlow, Cork, Dublin City, Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown, South County Dublin, Fingal, Kildare, Kilkenny, Meath, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow.
Each county had teams taking part in three games which are based on some of the activities played by Go for Life groups around the country - ‘Lobbers’ (a target game adapted from petanque and boules), ‘Flisk’ (adapted from boccia and horseshoe pitching), and ‘Scidils’ (an adaptation of ten pin bowling with one skittle).
This year’s event took place in the Sports Building of Dublin City University and the impressive sports hall was a fitting arena for the wonderful atmosphere that surrounded the games.
While South Tipperary were unlucky not to take any of the team prizes, our own Eamonn McGrath, Grangemockler, was one of the athletes honoured with a ”Spirit of the Games” award. A well deserved honour.
Well done to all participants, and we look forward to the 2014 games.
If you would like any further information on Go For Life games, please contact South Tipperary Sports Partnership on 062 64783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.