Sports Jamboree at O Boyle Park
On Thursday last 5th October, O’Boyle Park Forthill was the venue for a highly successful community sports jamboree involving over 250 participants from St Edwards and St Brendans local primary schools and adults from the wider community. This fantastic sporting facility in Forthill which commands spectacular views of Benbulben, Knocknarea and Sligo Town was a hive of activity with children enjoying a range of sports including Basketball, Athletics, Rounders and Multi Sport. The park is home to Glenview Stars and Cllr Gino O Boyle and his fellow coaches at the club were on hand to facilitate a ‘come and try’ Soccer session. Adults had an opportunity to try out the new Outdoor Gym suite of equipment while also enjoying stepping it out on the walking trail. The event was co ordinated by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership with support from Sligo County Council and local community organisations. Sports Co ordinator Deirdre Lavin stated “O Boyle Park is a great facility developed by Sligo County Council and the sports jamboree has provided an opportunity to showcase the park at its best with opportunities to play so many different sports on the Soccer pitches, Athletics track and Basketball court”. She added, “The facilities which also include a walking/ cycling trail and outdoor gym ensures that there are opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to get active”.
Make sure to check out this fantastic facility on Forthill. (Entrance is from Connaughton Road – opposite The Model).
To view photos from the day click HERE .