New Year – New Resolutions

Each year everyone I know begins the year with a resolution. As Claremont is a sports and educational stadium, we often hear statements like; “This year I will run a marathon! This year I will drop four stone in weight! This year I will learn to speak fluent Italian! This year I will complete a novel!”

This year we will fill our garden with pollinators and invite some bees in!

The trouble is, everyone, myself included discover that, these monumental goals get lost in the everyday list of must dos and have to’s.

So this year I won’t set myself a huge goal but rather will break it down into a smaller chunk. For example “Today I will set aside ten minutes to write in my diary. Today I will walk for twenty minutes! This summer I will fill three window boxes with bee friendly plants!” My aim is actually to get somewhere, not just sit and think about it in a wistful manner. And if I forget today, there is always tomorrow.

Do you achieve your resolutions and if the answer is yes, please let us know how you manage to do so.

Clubs here in the Stadium


We often get asked, “is there any thing other than Soccer and Athletics in the Stadium?”

The answer is yes! Each Monday afternoon at 5pm a dance teacher arrives to teach boys and girls movement and dance, at 6.30pm Navan badminton juvenile club meet for an hours training and fun.

On Tuesday evenings at 6.30 Navan Athletic Club meet and they take children from the age of 6 years upwards.

On Weds afternoons after school the Parcours group meet here at 3 to 6pm, they are in the hall, and have a face book page where you can check out what they do.

Badminton group working on their hand to eye co-ordinaton

Thursday; Emma’s dance group are here again at 5pm. The local Girl Guides and Brownies group meet at 6.15pm for an hour. Parkvilla Belles soccer team for girls meet on Thursdays at 8pm

The Brickx club meet up every 2nd Friday of the month at 5.30pm.

On Saturday Morning we have a group called Little paws, (on FB) who meet and learn how to train their dogs, for agility and how to do neat tricks. This is a great club for children and their four legged friends.

So as you can see there is a good mix of sports and clubs here at the stadium.

The Trouble with Summer

The trouble with Summer, in particular Irish Summers, is its unpredictable nature. Claremont Stadium always attempts to cover all eventualities by offering Summer Camps that can happen either indoors or outdoors. Claremont is a great venue with an athletic track and a sports hall that can accommodate a large number.

This year the camps we have on offer are varied and as the posters say if you are interested either ring us or contact the number on the poster.

The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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The above picture is not  of a sporting, educational or social theme but it seemed apt as we set off on a blog journey, to simply tell it as it is, as it happens.

We are a not for profit Community Stadium, in Navan, County Meath, Ireland. This means we are a small group. You can learn more about us on our about us page.