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The Boys' Club

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“There is nothing as Galway as Our Lady's Boy’s Club,” was how our president Michael D Higgins described OLBC some years ago at a function in the Columban Hall. It is more than 80 years since it was founded and it is the longest-running youth club in the country. It was set up by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ at a time when there were was a lot of grinding poverty in Galway and no recreational facilities or extra-curricular activities for young people in areas like the Claddagh, Bohermore, Shantalla, and ‘The West’. The club provided these and has been a source of guidance and inspiration to thousands of young men and boys since, especially those from a working class background. From that first day of nervous membership, right through their teens, and even after they had taken up the challenges of adult life, the spirit and watchful eye of the Club is ever with them.

The Boys' Club

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“There is nothing as Galway as Our Lady's Boy’s Club,” was how our president Michael D Higgins described OLBC some years ago at a function in the Columban Hall. It is more than 80 years since it was founded and it is the longest-running youth club in the country. It was set up by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ at a time when there were was a lot of grinding poverty in Galway and no recreational facilities or extra-curricular activities for young people in areas like the Claddagh, Bohermore, Shantalla, and ‘The West’. The club provided these and has been a source of guidance and inspiration to thousands of young men and boys since, especially those from a working class background. From that first day of nervous membership, right through their teens, and even after they had taken up the challenges of adult life, the spirit and watchful eye of the Club is ever with them.

Closing date for 2020 Mayo Sports Partnership small grant scheme is this Friday

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Having had to postpone its normal scheme launch date in March due to Covid- 19 Mayo Sports Partnership has announced details of its revamped Sports Investment Scheme for 2020.

Athlone native to compete at World Transplant Games

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An Athlone native will be part of a 39 strong Ireland team to compete in the World Transplant Games from August 17-23 in Newcastle.

Our Lady's Boys' Club

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This club is one of Galway’s treasures. It was founded in 1940 by Fr Leonard Shiel SJ at a time when there were no after-school recreational facilities for working class-area boys in the city. The Jesuit Community gave them the use of a clubhouse at the back of the Columban Hall and here the boys were involved in many activities that helped prepare them for life. They were taught loyalty, self-respect, how to help others, and the importance of team spirit. Much of this was through the medium of sport — soccer, swimming, boxing, Irish dancing, table tennis, snooker, etc.

Creativity to the fore as the Athlone East Community Games logo formally unveiled

A recent competition to design a logo for the newly formed Athlone East Community Games area received a high number of entries all of very complimentary standard and it was a difficult task to pick an overall winner and a runner up from each school.

Center Parcs Ireland announces tranche of activities

With less than a year to go until Center Parcs Ireland opens its doors, the company has today announced a raft of exciting activities that Irish families can expect to see and enjoy at the much anticipated Longford Forest Resort.

IWAS Youth World Games underway at AIT

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Athletes from around the world have gathered in Athlone in anticipation of the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Youth World Games.

Mayo Sports Partnership launches annual sport investment scheme

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Mayo Sports Partnership is pleased to launch details of its upcoming Special Participation Sports Investment Scheme for 2018.

International Wheelchair and Amputee Games coming to Athlone

The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) has awarded this year’s Youth World Games to Athlone.

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