27 Apr

Community Games – Everyone’s a Winner!

The Goatstown Community Games, that were held on Rosemount field last Sunday 22nd April, were a great success. The weather wasn’t the best – cold with some showers, but it didn’t stop all the hardened Goatstown athletes from competing. It was lovely to see so many kids trying their best to get a medal. Well done to all the competitors, and a huge thanks to the organisers for all your hard work. Next stop Santry!

Also, well done to all the OLG kids who designed and created the beautiful posters which could be seen around the area last week.

Thanks too to Smart Dental, the new dental clinic down at the shops, who were there to hand out bottles of water and rice krispie cakes (unusual dental marketing technique). Welcome to the neighbourhood.

 

24 Jan

Community Games – Meeting Wed 31st

There will be a meeting about the setting up of a local Community Games area next Wednesday, 31st January, from 8.45pm to 9.30pm in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Someone from Community Games will be there.

Background
As you may know, some residents are in the process of setting up a local group for the Community Games. For many years the children of this area could not compete in the Community Games due to there being no group set up here. So this is a great initiative, and one the Residents’ Association fully supports, and is actively helping where we can. The Community Games covers many different team and individual sports, as well as lots of other activities. For example did you know Art, Handwriting, and even Model Making are some of the events children can compete in?
(More info here.)

So what’s the next step?
There will be a meeting next Wednesday evening (31st Jan) from 8.45pm to 9.30pm in Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The purpose of this meeting is to:
1. Provide an update on the Community Games
2. Form a committee to allow entry into the Community Games
3. Kick-off a Sports Day conversation, which will most likely happen in April/ May.

What we want from you?
Please come along to this meeting if you are interested in this initiative. Or if you think you might send your kids to compete in any of the stages, please consider helping out the very small number of people who are behind this. They really need people to help out, or it won’t get off the ground. You can offer as much or as little time as you can spare.

Some documents from the Community Games:
1. Schedule for 2018 (Provisional)
2. Full list of activities/sports

To sign off, here’s an often-overlooked classic from times past

29 Aug

Sports Day – The Aftermath!

Over 100 kids from Roebuck and the surrounding areas participated in our Sports Day last Sunday afternoon in Rosemount field. There was great competition in the sprint races, novelty races and obstacle courses. A few games of soccer were played, overseen by a local Rosemount soccer legend. The parents’ races were a sight to behold – “healthy” competition is alive and well in Goatstown! We couldn’t have asked for better weather, it was a beautiful day. And to top it all off, we managed to finish in plenty of time for the Dublin fans!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the group who organised the day, in particular Daithí Ó hAoláin, Aoibhinn Woods and Shane and Suzanne Cotter. We’d also like to thank everyone who volunteered on the day, and to those who helped out in other ways. Thanks also to DLR County Council for facilitating the use of the grounds and toilets, and of course to Lynam’s for the much appreciated jellies and juice, and for being so accommodating in collecting names before the day.

As you know, this was a precursor to starting up a Goatstown branch of the Community Games. At the moment kids from our area cannot enter. If you are interested in being involved in the Community Games for 2018 please contact us at roebuck.residents@gmail.com. So far we do not have an organising committee set up for this, so we would be happy to hear from some willing volunteers.

17 Jul

Residents’ Association Sports Day!

We are planning to hold a sports / fun day in Rosemount field on the last Saturday of August. Further details (e.g. exact timings and sports events) are to be announced later, however it is expected that the sports day will start after lunch on the 26th of August and will run for a few hours.

Adults
Can you volunteer to help? If so, in what capacity (e.g. prepare the field in advance, administration on the day, supervise races, referee a soccer game, judge a long puck competition etc.)?

Kids
If your kids are interested in participating, can you let us know:

  • How many?
  • What age are they?
  • What events would they like to participate in?
Events
We are open to all suggestions, but here is a list to give you an idea:

  • Races (60m, 100m, Longer Distance)
  • Novelty Races (Egg & Spoon, Sack, Wheel Barrow, Three Legged etc)
  • Penalty Shoot Out
  • Long Puck
  • Tug of War
  • Soccer
  • Rounders

We’d like to encourage everyone in our association’s area to participate, but we understand that some kids may be a bit shy. If they are and would like to bring a friend from outside the residents’ association area, that’s allowed! Also, if anyone is interested in a mini road competition (in any event) then let us know.