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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

Government Announcement – Sport & Physical activity

The following email was received today from Sport Ireland following yesterdays Government announcement re COVIF restrictions.

Dear Sport Ireland Stakeholder,

As you may be aware, on Tuesday, the Government announced a number of new public health measures coming into place from April 12. Full details of the announcement can be found at : gov.ie – Level 5 (www.gov.ie)

Below you will find a summary on the Sport & Physical Activity elements of the announcement.

Sport Ireland welcomes any questions NGBs or LSPs may have and will continue to provide additional details in advance of each of the key dates.

 

Training

·       People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

From 19 April

Training for additional high performing athletes, as approved by Sport Ireland can resume.

NGBs are recommended to contact Sport Ireland to discuss the individual needs within their sport.

Protocols which protect all participants by ensuring strong levels of control and oversight will be required.

Training can also resume for sanctioned and organised adult intercounty National Gaelic Games Leagues.

From 26 April

·       Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can recommence.

Outdoor distanced sport for adults can begin to take place. Activities should be on a socially distanced basis and may take place between a maximum of two households. NGBs can revise any previously approved protocols accordingly and submit to Sport Ireland in advance of the 26th.

Matches and events

·       Certain professional, elite sports and approved equestrian events continue to be permitted behind closed doors.

·       No other matches or events are to take place.

Facilities

·       From 26 April outdoor sports facilities can reopen (examples include pitches, golf courses and tennis courts).

·       Club houses and other indoor facilities (for example: changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms), remain closed. 

·       Essential toilet facilities may open.

·       Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools remain closed.

 

Domestic Travel

·       From 12 April, travel is permitted within your own county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries.

 

 

Shane Califf – Director of Governing Bodies

List of Walk In Testing Centres

Sport Ireland have requested all NGB’s to post the following on their website.

Please find below a list of Walk-In Covid-19 Testing Centres, which are opening this week. We would ask you to please circulate these through your club network and on social media to support the identification of asymptomatic cases in the community.

 

Opening Thursday, 1 April:

·        City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Coláiste Eoin, Cappagh Road, Dublin 11, D11 AY65 (for 7 days)

·        Quay Street Car Park, Quay Street, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, K32KD57 (for 7 days)

·        Navan O’Mahonys GAA Club, Paddy O’Brien Park, Brews Hill, Dillonsland, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 V383 (for 5 days)

 

Opening Friday, 2 April:

·       Naas Racecourse, Tipper Road, Tipper West, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 ED00 (for 5 days)

·        Crumlin GAA, Club House, Lorcan O’ Toole Park, Park Crescent, Crumlin, D12 NX33 (for 7 days)

·        Athlone Regional Sports Centre, Brawny Road, Curragh, Athlone, Co. Westmeath N37 W3W0 (for 5 days)

·        Town Hall/Library Car Park, Ballinasloe, H53 F2K3 (for 3 days)

Local Funding Opportunities – April ‘21

Folks
 
Following on from today’s exchanges on the Club Rep Whatsapp Group, please find attached current funding opportunities.  A number of these represent a great chance to help cover the cost of your clubs marketing and advertising activities for the Open Weekend.
 
Please keep sharing this information and don’t assume that we have seen something – this will ensure that nothing is missed and we avail of all funding opportunities open to Clubs.
 
Best regards.
 
Ian Wilson
Development Officer
County Council / Local Sports Partnership Current Funding Opportunities April 21
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 Await update from Siubhean @ Sligo Sport
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

LBLI Leagues and Championships

LBLI Executive Officers had a zoom meeting on Tuesday night the 23rd of March .
 
It was agreed that due to the current situation with regards to the COVID19  pandemic and the slow roll out of vaccines that the LBLI would not run the LBLI  leagues and competitions for the season 2021.
 
We have been informed by the IWBA that the IWBA National Championships are cancelled for 2021.  The winners of the 2019 National Championships will be going forward to the British Isles Series in 2022

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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