Go for Life Games

Go for Life Games
Go for Life Games

Every year in June

Dublin, Ireland

Age & Opportunity organisation, Local Sports Partnerships

300 older people in 2016

The overall aim of Go for Life Games is to get older people more active, more often and to involve older people in recreational sport.

The Games involve the National Games (held on one day annually), Leagues and Friendly games. These games involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams:
  • Lobbers- adaption of Petanque and Boules, – Flisk- adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching,
  • Scidil-adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and Skittles.

Almost every county in Ireland is represented by a team from their Local Sports Partnership. In 2016 Go for Life Games took place on Saturday June 11th in DCU. Over 300 older people from 24 different counties came together to participate in a day of sport and inter-county friendly rivalry. Each county sent a team of 15 players along with their family, friends and supporters.

Occupation: Working

Location: City, Small village

Age: Adult