Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bye Bye Summer, BACK TO GYM!!!


We are very excited to welcome back everyone for the new season this weekend!!  All classes will resume on Saturday 6th September for Term 1.

All children wishing to retain their place from last term will need to re-register on this date. Unless you have otherwise been advised, all class times remain the same.  Fees will be payable for term 1 on the first day back.  The recreational fee for term 1 (6th Sept to 13th Dec – 14 weeks) will be €100 plus the Gymnastics Ireland annual recreational licence fee of €20.

Please let us know if your child does not wish to take back up their place in the gym so we can offer it to the next child on our waiting list.

We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone back and ready to go!!


Summer 2014

IMG_2932Just to update you all on a few things that have been happened with the club over the summer.

First of all we need to congratulate the gymnasts who received our annual awards at the club summer competitions.

Gymnasts of the Year 2014:
Senior – Lauren Reddy
Junior – Katie O’Hara & Shauna Kelly
Minor – Saoirse Morgan
Male – Ciaran Fitzgerald

Group Awards:
Niamh Boland
Liadh Cruise
Ellen Hoey
Anna Shortt
Shannon Quinn
Ciara Boland
Kayleigh Fox
Alannah Giles
Alex Nugent
Giorgia Kirwan

Summer Training Camps:
On July 13th a group of 18 gymnasts and 7 coaches travelled to Largs in Scotland for our annual training camp.  As always the girls gained valuable training experience with all of them achieving some new skills and improving on their existing ones.  The coaches also benefitted greatly from this experience getting to interact with other coaches from UK clubs to share ideas and coaching methods.  It was a nice bonus that we got to also spend the week with the Commonwealth Team from the Turks and Caicos Islands who were preparing for the games at the Largs training centre.

RochelleOn 22nd August our Elite group travelled to Galway with coaches Evelyn and Rachel to take part in the Gymnastics Ireland camp.  The visiting coach was Rochelle Douglas from Europa Gymnastics, UK.  Rochelle coaches one of the top British junior gymnasts Catherine Lyons and she was on hand throughout the camp to offer her coaching expertise and knowledge along with plenty of new suggestions for training to take home with us.  The girls choreography sessions were led by guest choreographer Abigail Leonard who has a wealth of experience and works with a number of clubs in the UK.

Now we are ready to begin our new season which starts on 6th September.  We cant wait to see everyone back and ready to keep improving and enjoying the gym!!