National Go for Life

Go For Life Games

13418912_1218158418208770_3787299746036232374_nThe overall aim of “Go for Life” is to get older people more active, more often and to involve older people in recreational sport. The games are run with the support of Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.

The Games involve the National Games (held on one day annually), Leagues and Friendly games. The emphasis of the games is on participation and fun and a team who travels from Wexford to represent the Sports Partnership in Dublin.


Go For Life Training
Training for “Go for Life” games were held in Oylegate Community Centre on Monday 14th March, 2016. The 15 participants who experienced the training will go forward to represent Wexford in the finals being held on 11th June in DCU.

Although we didn’t win on the day, we brought some new faces this year & everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day!

It can honestly be said, this group is a bunch of messers, great craic & are genuinely lovely people. Thanks to everyone who’s trained over the last few months, to those on the team & who couldn’t make it today.

A massive thank you to Age & Opportunity for another well run & organised games, every year they get better! And to DCU for keeping us well fed & watered!

13394020_1218430174848261_4707834051433030497_nAnd that’s all folks 😞 Congratulations to Wicklow & West Meath who topped the groups today. And to those who won the spirit of the games award, well deserved.







The “Go for Life Small Grant Scheme” from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland for 2016 were announced on 8 December 2015.

The Small Grant Scheme is a joint initiative between Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life programme and Sport Ireland.  Grants are available to all eligible local clubs, groups and organisations that promote increased participation in recreational sport or physical activity for older people as a main element of their activities. A total of €300,000 was available in grants in 2015.



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