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Operation Transformation star presents Goal to Work certificates to Ballina sports coaches

Thirteen jobseekers from the Ballina area have just completed a 14 week long specialised sports coaching course which it is hoped will provide them with the tools to obtain some part time employment. The two days a week Goal to Work programme allowed trainees to become fully qualified GAA, rugby, and soccer coaches with additional sports modules in child protection, first aid, disability awareness, and active leadership completed. Trainees also honed their skills while on placement in Ballina urban area national schools for one of the days, giving many school children some quality coaching experiences.

Ronan Scully of recent Operation Transformation fame presented the coaches with their Goal to Work certificates at an event held in Hotel Ballina. Ballina Town Council Mayor Peter Clarke, who earlier this year attended the launch of the initiative, commended the project co-ordinators Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Mayo Sports Partnership and Mayo County Development Board for their foresight in bringing such an innovative programme to fruition. To find out more about the programme log on to or contact Mary Glynn at Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Knock office on 094 9376627 or [email protected]

Quiz night for Claremorris AFC

Claremorris AFC will hold its annual sports quiz on December 21 at 9pm in the Dalton Inn, Claremorris. Members are looking for other clubs in the county to go along and compete for the best club award on the night. A table of four costs just €40 and there will be prizes to be won on the night. Teams will be formed on the night for any individuals who wish to go along. For more information contact Mary Stretton on 087 1227140.


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