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Metropolitan District Mayor Sean Lynch hosts Civic Reception for successful Limerick Go for Life Team

Metropolitan Mayor Sean Lynch with the victorious Limerick Go For Life Team at a mayoral reception in Merchant’s Quay.

Metropolitan District Mayor Sean Lynch hosts Civic Reception for successful Limerick Go for Life Team

By ilovelimerick correspondent Frances Watkins

The Limerick Sports Partnership would like to extend huge congratulations to the Limerick Go for Life Team who were crowned Winners of Pool A at the National 2017 Go for Life Games in DCU, Dublin.





This event was the culmination of a yearlong programme that motivated participants to engage in sport and physical activity.  Go for Life involves three games Scidils, Flisk and Lobbers and encourages people to get moving while socialising with teammates.

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Back – Mike Fitzgibbon, Sean O Shea, Oliver Creigton, Oliver Power, Brendan Wolfe
Front: Vera O Mahony, Betty Hogan, Maureen Wolfe, Christine Creegan, Anne McAree, Teresa Hartnett

The programme is specifically designed around fun while also incorporating healthy competition.

The Go for Life Games programmes has grown in popularity over the past number of years and to ensure that these activities are available throughout the county the Limerick Sports Partnership has developed Older Adult Community Hubs in seven locations across Limerick city and county,these hubs are located in Ballybrown/ Clarina, Our Lady of Lourdes, St Munchin’s, Newcastle West, Killeedy, Irish Wheelchair Association and Croom.

The Limerick Sports Partnership also collaborates with LIT Sports Management and Sports Development students to provide an additional venue for adults over the age of 55 to get involved in the Northside of Limerick.

This programme enables the Limerick Sports Partnership to make sports students aware of the importance of developing programmes to include participants of all ages and help them understand ways and means of encouraging older adults to get involved in sport and physical activity. Thus, ensuring the next generation of sports coaches are experienced in developing programmes for people over the age of 55 years.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.