Donegal girls took Gartan by storm final weekend of their first-ever Ladies’s Solely Multi-Sport Journey Problem.
Donegal Sports activities Partnership together with sponsors Workforce Donegal Oil, based by Arthur McMahon from Donegal Oil Firm held the primary ever to be held in Donegal, Ladies’s Solely Multi-Sport Journey Problem which occurred at Gartan Out of doors Schooling and Coaching Centre on Saturday twenty ninth April final.
This occasion was aimed to encourage participation in out of doors actions for all age teams and health skills, all through Donegal. 200+ girls registered to participate, with the bulk having by no means performed something like this of their lives earlier than.
This occasion was loved by completely everybody who took half and the suggestions has been extremely optimistic. A number of the feedback from the individuals are : “What a unbelievable occasion”, “Thanks for a terrific day and a problem that so many individuals like myself by no means would have gotten the chance to do if it wasn’t for this occasion”, “ You’ve all been so useful and supportive”, “ Whenever you all collect across the desk to organise the subsequent occasion please provide my honest because of all these folks concerned”, “We can’t await the subsequent one”, “ The optimistic power, the encouragement and the co-ordination was unbelievable”, and that was solely to say a number of that was taken from their suggestions.
Since Covid and all of the lockdowns now we have endured over the previous few years, Workforce Donegal Oil and Donegal Sports activities Partnership had been approached by a lot of girls who would like to take part in a enjoyable occasion that might get them again out coaching and even simply to begin doing a little coaching and still have one thing to look ahead to taking part in with their mates and work colleagues. After a number of discussions between Myles Sweeney of Donegal Sports activities Partnership, Arthur McMahon, Donegal Oil Firm, Rory Kennedy. Grace Ann McGarvey and Shaun Stewart and Gartan Out of doors Schooling and Coaching Centre, this occasion was lastly dropped at fruition. Shaun Stewart, the Course Director, designed the route that consisted of a 5km Stroll/Jog/Run, 20km Cycle and a 1km Kayak.
The occasion sponsor, Arthur McMahon, Donegal Oil Firm commented, “One of many methods we will all really feel higher is by getting a little bit of train. We’re not speaking about mad stuff right here, simply getting out within the recent air and getting the blood pumping a bit. It actually can do wonders in case you’re feeling a bit blue, and that’s what this occasion was all about. It obtained over 200 girls from across the county out doing train within the recent air after which for them to finish an journey race like this was the icing on the cake for them. It was simply superb to see the positivity and the power at Gartan final Saturday morning, really superb and the help they obtained from our volunteers and their family and friends was superb, some commented that they’d like to do it once more quickly. We can be organising one other one subsequent yr and dates can be mentioned and hopefully launched within the coming months.”
Donegal Sports activities Partnership (DSP) Co-ordinator Myles Sweeney added “Sports activities occasions which offer alternatives for ladies to take part are a key focus of Sport Eire and the Donegal Sports activities Partnership and varieties a part of the Nationwide Ladies in Sport technique. We’re delighted to companion with Workforce Donegal Oil for this occasion and our crew are delighted to have supported as many ladies as attainable which can be collaborating in what was a enjoyable occasion at Gartan Out of doors Schooling and Coaching Centre.”
Each single cent raised from Registration Entry charges and donations will go immediately to 2 Donegal Ladies’s Charities, Donegal Ladies’s Centre and Donegal Ladies’s Home Violence Service – DWDVS.
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