Psychological Skills Workshops for Coaches

FREE Psychological Skills Workshops for Coaches
Clarisford Park, Saturday 11th February 12.00 to 1.15pm
Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist, Nollaig O’ Sullivan will deliver the psychological skills workshop focusing on Effective Goal Setting and Effective Communication Skills.
RTE/TG4 GAA and Sports Reporter Maire Treasa Ni Cheallaigh, who completed her Masters in Sport and Exercise psychology in University of Limerick will be attending in which she will speak about her research on “The Lived Experiences of elite male athletes in Gaelic games. This research was recently highlighted by Joe Brolly in the Irish Independent, findings from this research are very interesting and applicable to all sporting domains
DEADLINE for registering places for coaches is Thursday 9th Feb. There is LIMITED SPACES. Please e-mail to register your place.

RTE Nationwide visit Clarisford Park

RTE Nationwide visited Clarisford Park to have a look at the efforts being made to make Killaloe Ballina Ireland’s Healthiest Town. The Nationwide programme which brings Irish viewers an eclectic round-up of news, views and events from around the country broadcast its visit to Clarisford Park on 4th January 2017. The programme showcased some of the fitness and wellbeing programs that are being run in the community including muscle strengthening for older adults, mindfulness workshops, business walking challenge and a wellbeing programme in the local St Annes Community College.

If you missed it watch it Here and see some familiar faces from our community talk about their experience of the health and wellbeing initiatives being undertaken.

For further information on Healthy Killaloe Ballina contact

Muscle Strengthening for Older Adults


Clarisford Park is a Finalist in the 2017 Community & Council Awards

Clarisford Park has been announced as a finalist in the Best Public Park Category at the 2017 Community & Council Awards presented by IPB Insurance & LAMA. The winner will be revealed at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday 4th February at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dublin Airport.

Best Public Park
• Clarisford Park – Ballina Killaloe Sports & Community Facilities Development Company
• St. Catherine’s Park, Lucan – Fingal County Council
• Mungret Park and Playground – Limerick City and County Council
• Tramore Valley Park – RPS on behalf of Cork City Council
• Wexford County Council

You can view the full list of categories and finalists HERE.


You’re Invited – Official Launch of Clarisford Park

Clarisford A5 InviteOfficial Launch of Clarisford Park, Killaloe.
5:30pm Community & Club Showcase
6:00pm Official Launch by Michael Noonan, TD, Minister for Finance
6:30pm Fun Rugby/Soccer Game with International, National, County & Community Players.
Ref: Pat Shortt
Team Captains: Keith Wood & Anthony Foley
Team Managers: Jamsie O’Connor & Liam Sheedy

Followed by Refreshments in Clarisford Pavillion

‘ Powerful You’ Workshops


Killaloe Ballina First Healthy Town in Ireland program and the Community Sports Hub are holding  “Powerful You” Workshops.

There are 3 workshops in this series. They can be attended separately but there is real value in the link and continuity, the arc that runs between them all:

  • We start with tools we can use throughout the workshops and beyond.
  • We then look at how we are often influenced by external events and pressures and lose sight of who we are and what we want.
  • Lastly, we look at specific triggers that drive stress and unhappiness and look at ways of dealing with these to create a more fulfilled, successful and balanced world.

The programme is all focused on empowering ourselves, getting to know ourselves, expressing ourselves and being more fulfilled.

We will use the environment as much as possible i.e. get outdoors and explore the idea of working in nature, whether walking, feeling the sun or wind  on our face or just noticing the weather, the movement of the trees

Workshop 1: Sat 14th of May, 9am to 1pm  :Meditation, Mindfulness, Being in the Now

We have all heard about these in recent years. This is an opportunity to understand what they are, what are the benefits, are they for me, how do I start to develop the techniques and use them in my every day activity? We focus on the tools we can use during the workshops and in our daily life to bring more balance, satisfaction and peace to ourselves and those around us.

Workshop 2: Sat 28th May, 9am to 1pm:  Being myself in a busy world –

This programme is aimed at people leading busy lives whether at home, in an office or both. Whether we have jobs, children, hobbies or other responsibilities, we often forget about ourselves. This workshop is about reclaiming some time for ourselves and understanding how best we wish to spend that time. It will help us develop a greater understanding of what we want out of life and what fulfils and motivates us. We look at how society influences us; how we can get caught up in a version of ourselves that we and society have created. We look at the stress this causes and how we can deal with that. We learn some tools to get to know ourselves, our own desires and wants; how to define and protect our boundaries and create a more fulfilling world for ourselves.

Workshop 3: Sat 11th of June 9am to 1pm: Managing Stress and being Happy

This workshop looks at how well we manage our own stress and focus on what makes us happy. We look at our own patterns.  We look at dealing with specific triggers and patterns of behaviour and how we manage them. How important is our attitude? How do we cultivate an attitude of gratitude and appreciation? We look at what drives our happiness and how can we bring ease to our lives. We cover how we deal with specific triggers and patterns of behaviour and how we manage them. How important is our attitude? How do we cultivate an attitude of gratitude and appreciation? We consider at what drives our happiness and how can we bring ease to our lives.

These workshops are open to everyone.

They are held in Clarisford Park. Cost 20 euro per workshop or 50 euro for all three workshops

If interested please book or for more information please contact  Stephen 0866235551 or nollaig

or book online at:

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