This weekend sees the last of the NEBB Top 4 and Plate tournaments for this season with the U12 Boys and Girls Top 4 in Virginia College and the U12 Boys Plate in St Pat's Navan on Saturday 1st April, and the U16s Boys and Girls Top 4s in Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblayney and the U16 Girls' Plate in Streete Parish Hall on Sunday the 2nd.
Full details of draws, times and venues are listed below.
On Sunday the 30th of April, Liby Dynamites will be hosting a Mini U10's tournament in Dromiskin. The tournament will be open to both boys and girls and any clubs interested in taking part should contact Liby Dynamites no later than Saturday, April 1st.
Well we are not sure if basketball was around when St. Patrick landed on our fair isle but if it had been, he certainly would not have banished it.
East Cavan Eagles have been selected to host this year’s NEBB (North East Basketball Board) Senior Men & Ladies Top Four Tournament.
The games will take place in Virginia College over two days, Saturday 18th of March for the semi-finals and Sunday 19th of March for the finals.
Teams from Castleblayney, Oldcastle, Navan, Drogheda and Virginia will take part in what promises to be a very exciting weekend of sport.
The schedule for the Top Fours will be as follows:
Saturday 18th March
15:30 Senior Ladies Semi-Final 1
Muckno Lakers vs Navan Cougars
17:00 Senior Ladies Semi-Final 2
East Cavan Eagles vs Drogheda Sparks
18:30 Men’s Semi Final 1
Savi B.C vs Navan Cougars
20:00 Men’s Semi-Final 2
Blayney Blazers vs East Cavan Eagles
Sunday 19th March
17:30 Senior Ladies Final followed by Presentation
19:30 Senior Men’s Final followed by Presentation
The senior game of basketball has enjoyed a tremendous resurgence in the North East Region over the past few years and the numbers of spectators have grown steadily. The games are fast paced and contested with great energy, many new spectators are amazed at the pace of the game. If you have not yet witnessed a game, we suggest to come down to Virginia College and be entertained.
The club have also organised some juvenile matches for the weekend of the tournament to add to the excitement:
Saturday 18th March
10:30 Eagles Under 14 Boys vs Drogheda Bullets
12:00 Eagles Under 18 Boys vs Drogheda Bullets
13:30 Eagles Under 12 Boys vs Drogheda Bullets
Sunday 19th March
11:30 Eagles Under 10 vs Drogheda Sparks
12:30 Eagles Under 14 Girls vs Drogheda Sparks
14:00 Eagles Under 12 Girls vs Drogheda Bullets
15:00 Eagles Under 16 Girls vs Drogheda Bullets
Admission is free and East Cavan Eagles would love to welcome you.
Juvenile leagues are also all finishing up this weekend with their Top 4s/Plates happening over the next two weekends:
Sat 25th March: U14s
Sun 26th March: U18s
Sat 1st April: U12s
Sun 2nd April: U16s
Meath Local Sports Partnership are organising a number of workshops and events in the the coming weeks, including SAY, a Yoga and Athlethics programme for children with special needs and their siblings, and a talent ID day for the Irish Paratriathlethic team.
Concussion in Sport Awareness Workshop
The next workshop in our 2017 Club Development Series is Concussion in Sport Awareness on Monday 13th March at 7.30pm in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan. The content has been designed to educate coaches, parents, players and referees OF ALL SPORTS on the dangers of concussion and how to recognise it. The workshop will include modules relating to Concussion Recognition Management and Return to Play protocols followed by a Question and Answer session.
WORKSHOP PRESENTER | SHANE MOONEY
Shane is responsible for all IRFU medical training and education and is the programme manager for Safe Rugby. His background is pre hospital emergency medicine with over 24 years experience in providing frontline care, training and development.
How to Book: Places are limited so please fill in the Registration Form and return with €5 payment to David McCaffrey, Meath Local Sports Partnership, Enterprise Centre, Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath by Friday 10th March.
Alternatively, you can book and pay online here.*
*Please note €1 online processing fee applies.
Child Protection Workshops
Safeguarding 2 Club Children’s Officer (CCO) Training is taking place on Thursday 4th May, 6.30pm-9.30pm in Windtown Unity Centre, Navan. Every club involved with children and young people should appoint a Club Children’s Officer. They act as the link between the children and the adults in the club and also take responsibility for monitoring and reporting to the Club Management Committee. It is essential that those who wish to attend this training have attended the Safeguarding 1 Basic Awareness in Child Protection Workshop. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath.
Please call Meath LSP office on 046-9067337 to book as there are limited spaces left!
Safeguarding 3 Designated Liaison Person Workshop is taking place on Wednesday 31st May, 6.30pm-9.30pm in Windtown Unity Centre, Navan. Every club/organisation should designate a person to be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children. The Designated Liaison Person is responsible for reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to TUSLA Child and Family Agency and/or An Garda Siochána. It is recommended that this person is a senior club person. Cost: €20 per person for clubs in Meath, €30 per person for clubs outside Meath.
Please call Meath LSP office on 046-9067337 to check availability of spaces or click here for more information.
“SAY”- Special Athletics and Yoga programme
Special Athletics and Yoga programme will commence on Monday 6th March at 4-5pm for 7-12 yr olds and 5-6pm for 13 yrs + in Dunboyne Athletics Club. The cost is €52 for 4 weeks. This programme is aimed at children with special needs and their siblings and provides a unique opportunity for them to increase their fitness and well being, improve their concentration and decrease symptoms of anxiety. We have 2 very experienced tutors delivering the programme which involves 30 minutes of athletics followed by 30 minutes of yoga.
To register or for more information, please call Elaine on 046-9067337.
Paratriathlon Talent ID Day
Calling all Para-athletes! Do you have what it takes to make the Irish team, do you fancy yourself for the games in Tokyo? Now is your chance to find out! Come along to Talent ID Day on Sunday 12th March from 8.30am-2pm in Valley Leisure Centre, Newtownabbey. This is a free event and is open to all levels and standards over 14 years of age.
For more information, please contact Eamonn at firstname.lastname@example.org