A team representing Tipperary took part in the Go for Life Games held at Dublin City University (DCU) on Saturday last.
They were one of twenty four teams from around the country participating in a day of fun sporting activities.
Now in its sixth year, the Go for Life Games is one of the biggest social sports events for older people in Ireland and this year’s event brought together 300 older players from all over Ireland to compete, to stay healthy and to have fun.
Go for Life is the national physical activity programme for older people, run by Age and Opportunity and funded by SpoThe Go for Life programme and the Games event demonstrates that sports are for everyone, not matter what age you are.
With 24 teams from 21 counties competing, Tipperary faced some stiff competition on the day.
What began as a one-day event in 2012 is now a year-round phenomenon, with older groups training, practising, competing and coming through heats in their counties in order to compete in the finals in DCU.
The event is growing every year and it is hoped that by next year there will be teams competing from every county.
The games themselves are devised specifically for Go for Life.
‘Lobbers’ is a target game adapted from petanque and boules; ‘Scidils’ rt Ireland.