Ireland Games athletes brave the cold in Kilkenny

Ireland Games training is officially underway following an action packed weekend in Kilkenny.

The cold January weather has not dampened the spirits of our athletes as they kitted out in Kilkenny this weekend to take part in training for the Ireland Games. A large range of sports provided plenty of high paced activities creating an electric atmosphere in the Watershed Complex in Kilkenny City center. The bustling state of the art leisure center has a wide range of facilities, both indoor and outdoor, allowing the Ireland Games athletes to take part in athletics, badminton, basketball, football, swimming and table tennis.

Other nearby venues hosted adventure sports like equestrian and kayaking. Golf, bocce, bowling and pitch & putt also took place over the afternoon. Upcoming regional training days like this have been organised nationwide in preparation for the Ireland Games taking place in Dublin from the 14th to the 17th June.  1600 athletes are preparing to descend upon Dublin to represent their regions and clubs by competing in 14 different sports over the 3 day period.

2018 also marks the 40th anniversary of the Ireland Games. This is a huge milestone in the history of an organisation that has grown to give athletes all over Ireland a chance at reaching their sporting potential.

If you are a resident of the island of Ireland aged 16 and over and are available on the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th of June 2018, then you can volunteer to be a part of the 2018 games. Volunteers play a huge roll in the activities of the games and volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience.

Check out the following link if volunteering in the Ireland Games interests you;

http://irelandgames.ie/volunteer/