Updated: 15/12/16 : 08:20:53
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Good news for 29 Sligo clubs

The recipients of 'Age & Opportunity’s Go for Life Grants Scheme 2016' has been announced.

€8,640 has been allocated to  29 Clubs and groups in County Sligo. Each grant is usually between €100 and €700.

The funding was welcomed by the Cathaoirleach of Ballymote-Tubbercurry-West Sligo District, Cllr Dara Mulvey.

A breakdown of Sligo recipients is as follows:  

 Lakeview ICA Sligo
 Arthritis Ireland Sligo Sligo
 Ransboro ARA Sligo
 The Avalon Bowls Club Sligo
 Womens Group Coolaney Sligo
 Skreen Dromard Community Centre Sligo
 Gurteen Ladies Social and Wellbeing Group Sligo
 Riverstown ICA Sligo
 Sligo HSE, North West Retired Persons Group Sligo
 Collooney & Ballinacarrow ARA Sligo
 Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership Sligo
 Nazareth Villagers
aka Nazareth Social Club Sligo
 Sligo Lend a Hand Sligo
 Cliffoney ARA (Young at Heart Club) Sligo
 Gurteen Active Age Group Sligo
 Coolaney ICA Sligo
 Sligo Men'sShed Assoc Sligo
 Sligo Town ICA Sligo
 Alzheimer Day Care Centre, Sligo Sligo
 Star of the Sea Strandhill ARA Sligo
 Carrigans Day Care Group Sligo
 Calry ARA Sligo
 Tubbercurry ARA Sligo
 Irish Wheelchair Association, Sligo Sligo
 Thursday Ladies Group Sligo
 Ballymote ARA Sligo
 Dunally ICA Sligo
 Collooney Day Centre Sligo
 Abbeyquarter Men's Group Sligo
Total: €8,640

The 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 approx €300,000 was available in grants in 2016.

The National Grant Scheme aims to assist in the implementation of locally-developed, well-planned initiatives designed to increase participation in recreational sport and physical activity by older people.

In particular, the scheme is aimed at supporting the work of Go for Life including the network of PALs (Physical Activity Leaders) and the development of Go for Life Games and other initiatives such as;

To assist local clubs/organisations to enhance existing opportunities for their members in recreational sport and physical activity;

To assist local clubs/organisations to start new initiatives geared at involving older people in recreational sport and physical activity.


Meanwhile at this week's meeting of Sligo County Council Cathaoirleach Mulvey called upon the council to make safe a section of road (L4703) at Allen's crossroad near the old handball alley at Cauraun travelling from Tubbercurry towards Cloonacool.

The road has seen numerous accidents due to it's slippery surface.

The location location is used as a stop for school buses and is popular with walkers.

(Left) The dangerous section of the Cauraun to Tubbercurry road.