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New public health measures – May & June 2021

From: Shane Califf 
Date: Wed 5 May 2021, 12:14
Subject: New public health measures – May & June 2021
To: Participation Unit <participation@sportireland.ie>, NGB <NGB@sportireland.ie>

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder

Please find below additional information in relation to the recent government announcements.

Sport Ireland will continue to engage with the sector in advance of each reopening date to provide additional information and clarifications as required.

 Training

·       From May 10th outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can return. This includes contact training.

·       On that basis, outdoor, contact training will also be permitted for those under the age 18 in pods of a maximum of 15 people.

Competition

·       Outdoor (non-elite & club) matches and competitions may recommence on June 7.

·       Such competition must take place without spectators.

·       Sports that do not have a fixed number of competitors (i.e. non team sports) should engage directly with Sport Ireland to discuss the capacity requirements of their individual sports.

Indoor facilities

·       Indoor facilitates such as gyms, swimming pools & sports / leisure centres can reopen from June 7th for individual training.

·       The Return to Sport Expert Group has developed guidance for sports bodies in relation to the delivery of this individual training. The most recent version of this guidance is attached.

·       Final information in relation to capacity levels within indoor facilities is still to be confirmed. Sport Ireland welcomes submissions from indoor sports with regards to the capacity requirements of their individual sports.

In the meantime please feel free to submit any additional queries or clarifications that may be required.

Regards

Shane

New public health measures – May & June 2021

From: Shane Califf – Sport Ireland
Date: Fri 30 Apr 2021, 14:36
Subject: New public health measures – May & June 2021
To: Participation Unit <participation@sportireland.ie>, NGB <NGB@sportireland.ie>

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

A number of new public health measures were announced by Government yesterday evening.

Full details can be found here:

gov.ie – New public health measures announced: The Path Ahead (www.gov.ie)

 Sport Ireland will provide additional guidance on the  below items in the coming days as further detail emerges and the formal Regulations are drafted.

Sport & Physical Activity:

 FROM MAY 10

·       Inter-county travel can resume

·       outdoor training for adults in pods of a maximum of 15 people can return

FROM JUNE 7  (Subject to the Public Health Situation)

·    Recommencement of outdoor competition (without spectators)

·    Indoor facilities such as gyms, swimming pools & sports-leisure centres can reopen. (individual training only)

Further announcements will be made at the end of June in relation to indoor team sport including training and competition.

Further details will also be provided then in relation to exercise classes.

Thanks,

 

Shane Califf – Director of Governing Bodies

Kieran Birchall R.I.P.

It is with great regret that we have learned of the death of the BLI  assistant secretary, Kieran Birchall, a member of Skerries  B.C. When we have details of the funeral arrangements we will put them on the website. May he rest in peace.

Local Funding Opportunities Update

County Council / Local Sports Partnership

Current Funding Opportunities April 21

Cavan

Funding opportunity through Cavan Sports Partnership will arise towards the end of April 2021.

Cork

Cork Sports Partnership – Active Cork Communities Resilience Fund

Dublin City

 https://www.dublincity.ie/residential/sports-and-leisure/dublin-city-sport-wellbeing-partnership                                                               scroll down to the section under Sport for Young People – Small Grant Scheme 2021 to download the grant information booklet and access the online application form.   

Dunloaghaire Rathdown

Round 2 of the Grants Scheme is now open – this tranche is closing 16 April.

 

dlr Grants Scheme 2021 | Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (dlrcoco.ie)

Fingal

Sport Equipment Funding Scheme now open online:    

 

https://www.fingal.ie/council/service/community-grants-and-funding

Kildare

No relevant details on LSP or Coco website.

Monaghan

No relevant details on LSP or Coco website.

Sligo

Ongoing funding through Sligo Sport Partnership.

South Dublin

Details of upcoming funding meeting passed to relevant Clubs.

Waterford

Sports Capital grant has now closed.  No further relevant details on LSP or Coco website.

Wicklow

Community Awards Scheme | Wicklow.ie

Clarification of 2 household rule

Sport Ireland have clarified the “two households” directive in their 1st April announcement on a return to sport following the recent government relaxation of Covid related restrictions.
Bowls can only be played in singles and pairs. Pairs are confined to bowlers belonging to a maximum of 2 households.
They say that the aim of the easing of restrictions is the gradual reopening of activities so a cautious approach is recommended to begin and that  “Ideally we have to keep numbers down, ensure no large/multiple groups are coming together, staggering start and finish times etc.”
 
Charlie Lynch
Hon Secretary
Bowling League of Ireland

Guide to this website

 

If you are having problems finding your way around this website hopefully the guide below will help you find what you are looking for.

 
Website Guide

IRISH LAWN BOWLS

Welcome to the official site of the Bowling League of Ireland and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland.

Irish Lawn Bowls is the combination of the Bowling League of Ireland (BLI) and the Ladies Bowling League of Ireland (LBLI), the governing body for Lawn Bowls in the Republic of Ireland. The game is fast growing with clubs now in the following counties: Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Sligo, Waterford, and Wicklow. There are however many other counties where clubs are in the process of being formed.

Lawn bowls is a sport for all ages with competitors aged from under 10 to almost 100 currently playing in BLI/LBLI affiliated clubs. 

If you are new to the sport of bowls and want to find out how to play the game have a look at the following link which will help you find out how to play.

Link to How to Bowl

 

Map of Bowling Clubs within the BLI / LBLI 

Click on the “view larger map” button at the top right of picture for more details.  Note the details are what the individual club has put on Google and may not always be a 100% correct.  

A full list of BLI Member clubs together with their website details can be found at

BLI Clubs 

For club addresses and Secretary Details see

Club Secretaries

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