Courses, Sports and Events

October has arrived and brought with it new courses, and events here at Claremont.

Art classes are always popular and tend to become a social event, with Tutor Carol O’Connor steering them back to art. Art Classes take place on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Fitness for over 50’s will start on the 15th October at 10.30 in the morning. This course is aimed at those who take no exercise at all. It will be a gentle start to get everyone up and moving, along with some cognitive exercises to keep everyone’s memory as sharp as possible. The course is supported by Athletics Ireland who provided training for the leaders/coaches.

Parkvilla FC are fundraising to improve the junior pitches and we are supporting them by providing a team to take part in the Lip Sync Event on the 14th October. We are also holding a Coffee Morning on Friday 4th October to raise awareness and funds for the Club.

Claremont Stadium is currently working on a biodiversity project, at the Stadium where we have some patches of waste ground. We would love to brighten the area by planting pollinator plants, wild flowers and providing the odd hotel for any passing bugs. This is one of our projects for the next few months, along with holding information events on topics such as upcycling, recycling and how we each can play our part in this fight against climate change.

#bewildwithflowers

We are all aware that foster parents improve the lives of children. However, there is a shortage of foster parents and TUSLA (The Child and Family Agency) are holding an information evening on the 10th October in Claremont Stadium at 7pm.

For more information on any of these courses or events please contact us on 046 9029693

Fit4Fifty+

Life expectancy is increasing year in year out, this is a simple fact. So, with this in mind, it is important we look to having a “Healthy Old Age”. And this term covers not only an increase in the number of years we live but the key is to avoid or prevent enduring chronic disease in our old age.

Last year, Claremont Stadium was the venue for the Athletics Ireland Memtrain Erasmus + programme which aimed to improve cognitive skills in mature adults by combining physical exercise + brain training. We were not the only group testing this project. It was used across other European countries.

The result was the development of the FIT4FIFTY+ . The idea is to get people of 55 years and older who are currently living a sedentary lifestyle to become more active, starting with a walk to jog program. Their goal being to be able to walk or jog for 2.5k or 5k.

If you are interested in taking part in this program please contact us at 046 9029693 and we will get back to you.

Fit4Fifty+ will start on October 15th here at Claremont Stadium at 10.30am The cost of the program is €40 for six weeks.

Keeping the lights on….thank you

Many of us fail to understand the importance of the few cents we throw in donation tins on retail counters throughout the country. But Claremont Stadium is living proof that every cent and every kind word counts.

In a world dominated by a drive to “have”, we witness many who are driven by a need to “give”. We see evidence of their kindness when we hold charity events or fundraising events, they are the first ones who laughingly ask, “what do you want me to do?”

We appreciate their generosity of time and their good humour. Without both, our lights would never continue to shine and to them we say Thank you.

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To book a meeting room, pitch, sports hall or the athletic track at our venue

As a community sports stadium office we are aware how important social media is in today’s world. More importantly we realize that time is short and often clicking a button to book a venue is a simple option. With that in mind, we have put our venue on line with a booking group called Book a pitch.com.

If you wish to book a room, the track, sports hall or check on the availablitiy please click on this link

This allows you, the customer to see what is available, and us to keep track of who is coming in and what they will need. It is a simple but effective way of dealing with customers.

Kind Words

Claremont Stadium is a large stadium. Many people drive by it and do not know what happens here or how a not for profit community stadium manages to survive in this busy polished world.

Below Helen tells her story of the connection she made with us and it is a connection as Helen brightens everyone’s day whenever she is in the stadium.

I want to thank Claremont Stadium for all of the wonderful years there, the staff is and always has been so helpful and supportive.

My children and grandchildren have been to numerous summer camps, the International days and sports days.

My journey started in Claremont stadium with Andy Connelly. I started a group in Claremont stadium for family’s to support each other. I did this for many years and the support that I got from the staff was outstanding.. I loved being a part of the community.

My journey changed last year when I was diagnosed with lung cancer and lost half of my lung and of course the staff of Claremont Stadium rang me to see did I need any support. I mentioned I needed to start walking again so that I could build myself back up and of course they offered me the facilities of the track and gym. Thankfully it helped me to recover I would like to thank all the staff for their support over the last year and previous 20 years, I’ll always be very grateful to them.

Helen Callan

May 2019