Ballinrobe Community School, Mayo

Ballinrobe Community SchoolOn 7th April Olivia Daly from the Kiltevna Tug of War club in Galway visited Ballinrobe Community School in Co. Mayo. The school is trying to get the Active  Flag so they are keen to introduce the students to new sports. Olivia gave Tug of War demonstrations to a 5th year class and two 2nd year classes. The students showed great interest and loved participating in pulls at the end of each class.

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Tug of War sessions to be held at Lakers “Meeting Special Needs”

Tug of War tutoring at Lakers special needs facility

Tug of War tutoring at Lakers special needs facility

Following on from the excellent exhibition from the All Ireland ladies champions in the Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow on 13th Feb last, we are adding Tug of War to our calendar of events after the Easter break.
There was core strength individual work done, team work, fun and it spanned all age ranges.
Cathy O’Toole and athletes from the Leinster Branch tutored and encouraged those on the day and were just brilliant as the following pictures show.
This Sport/Activity is getting popular in Primary and Secondary schools alike and we are opening it, in the evenings from 7:30pm, to all age ranges from 4th April 2016 in the Centre. Please let the office know if you would like to be involved as places are limited.

Anthony Finnegan, Services Manager, Lakers “Meeting Special Needs”

Tel:01 2022694 or 0860403739  www.lakers.ie

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St Clare’s, Templeogue

St Clare's, Tempelough

St Clare’s, Tempelough

Students from St Clare’s Templeogue in Dublin enjoying their school tug of war day on the 12th Feb. It was the last day of their active week and what a way to end it. A lot of really good tug of war was pulled on the day.

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Mac Dara’s, Terenure

Mac Dara'sTransition Year Students from Mac Dara’s in Terenure receiving a tug of war rope from Cathy O Toole, schools development officer  from the Irish Tug of war association on the 25th Feb.

Our Lady’s secondary school in Terenure

Our Ladys secondary school

Our Ladys secondary school

Cathy O Toole and Mary Catherine Murphy visited Our Lady’s secondary school in Terenure on the 25th Feb. They showed the girls some of their medals and gear that is used for tug of war. The girls were split up into teams of six, there were eight teams in total. A competition was run on a round robin taking turns in pulling each other until one team were crowned champions of the school.

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Irish Primary PE Association annual conference in UCC

Last Saturday (27th February) the Irish Primary PE Association held their annual conference in the UCC Mardyke Arena in Cork. The conference was attended by nearly 100 primary school teachers. 12804900_10154083248939367_7212749777088363989_nA number of classes were ran throughout the day, designed to give teachers ideas and activities to promote quality PE and sport in primary schools. One of these classes was Circuits with a Twist and it focused on fun and easy ways to improve physical activity and muscular strength development.
Martin Hogan, Paul Hogan and Ronan Casey from Cuan Rithe TOW gave a brief Tug of War presentation during this class. They gave the teachers in attendance a quick rundown and demonstration of the basics of tug of war. They told those in attendance how to quickly and easily get kids pulling tug of war and showed how the sport is an excellent way to improve teamwork, stamina and strength in a fun, enjoyable way.
The participant’s of the class were told about the ITOWA initiative being run by Cathy O Toole where schools can arrange for a demonstration day and a junior rope to be provided to them. This will allow schools to get a more in depth explanation and demonstration of how to get kids pulling tug of war. All attendees of the conference also received a flyer with more information about this initiative.
We would like to thank Susan Marron from the IPPEA for allowing us to take part as it has already lead to enquires from schools around the country looking to get involved. Martin Hogan

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