Thursday, 30 March 2017

Girls Active - Soccer

Girl's Active was great fun this week! Maija and Sanita from the sports group shared their expertise by leading us through an excellent stretching and flexibility session. This was followed by an energetic game of indoor soccer where they each captained a team and laid out the rules to be followed. Thanks girls!

Lads Active - Cycling Week 2

Yesterday William Britton and Aideen brought a group of  trainees from Lads Active for a 1 hour cycle around the track in Doorly Park and up to Cairns Hill.  It was a tough climb up Cairns Hill! Well done to all the lads that took part and we look forward to next week's challenge!


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Check out our Nature Gallery for beautiful spring photographs

Said taking some photographs for the blog with our Canon EOS 1300D Camera.  Photos captured nicely by Janell.


Photos taken by Said of the beautiful Swan

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Girls Active - Rebounders


The girls had a tough enjoyable session with Mairead Keane yesterday in their rebounders class.

Lads Active - Cycling Week 1

Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership have linked with Cycling Ireland in the build up to the Sport Ireland Yeats Tour of Sligo on 30th April 2017 to offer Sligo CTC an opportunity to deliver a Cycling Initiative for teenagers.  This initiative aims to encourage teenagers to cycle more often and to take on the challenge of completing the 60km distance in the Yeats Tour of Sligo. 

Yesterday William Britton and Aideen brought a group of 10 trainees from Lads Active for a 1 hour cycle down the Back Avenue, Doorly Park and around the track.  He provided bikes and helmets for the trainees.  This was an enjoyable and wet experience!!  A few puddles along the way.......  Well done to all the lads that took part and we look forward to next week's challenge!



Pictured above the lads getting set up with bikes before heading off on their cycle

4 Week Cycling Training Programme


Refurbishments around Sligo CTC




Pictured above some photographs of recent refurbishments around the centre in Cleveragh Industrial Estate. There is a new car park and bicycle shed for staff and  trainees.  There is also a pedestrian crossing, speed ramps and safety bollards.  Thanks to Harringtons for the great work and improvements carried out around our centre.

Nature Walk 23/03/2017





Photos taken by Kayla up by the Sports Complex and the Garavogue this morning.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Welcome New Trainees to Sligo CTC

We have a new group of trainees that started with Aideen in Induction in March: Gavin, Teresa, Mateusz, Emma, Beatrice, Thomas, Brandon, Lee, Kayleigh, Daivd, Nikita, Dylan and Britney. Best of luck to them all and hope they enjoy their time in Sligo CTC.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Sligo CTC 40 Year Celebration

Pictured above Guss O'Connell (Chairperson IACTO).  
Richard Bruton (TD Minister) presenting a plaque to Gavin Dykes (Manager Sligo CTC) and
Michael Glennon (Chairperson Sligo CTC).   

Pictured above accepting the 40th Celebration Plaque -  Gavin Dykes (Manager CTC), Micheal Glennon (Chairperson CTC), Mick Heddigan (BOM CTC), Janell Carew (Tutor CTC), Mary O'Hara (Tutor CTC), Aideen Blennerhassett (Tutor CTC), Henry Cox (MSLETB) and Pat Howley (MSETB)


Our Weekly Inspirational Quote



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day from Sligo CTC

Katie and the catering trainees baked delicious green cupcakes for St Patrick's Day this morning.

Lads Active - Soccer

On Wednesday the lad's active group played soccer in Doorly Park with Ryan.
This was a fun session and well done to all trainees who participated. 

Girls Active - Gymnastics

This week the Girls Active group did gymnastics with their instructor Kate Frahill.  The Girls really enjoyed the session and tried out some challenging group counter balancing poses and even had a go at cartwheels and the splits!



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sligo CTC v Globe House

Sligo CTC played Globe House at the Astro pitch Cleveragh last Thursday. It finished with a score of 4-1 to Globe House.  Thomas Myers scored the only goal for Sligo CTC.  Well done to Globe House for a great game. 
Sligo CTC and Globe House team photo.







Thursday, 9 March 2017

Spring Nature Walk





Photos taken by Kayla along the Garavogue River on this lovely spring morning in Sligo.

Lad's Active - Rebounding

Yesterday's Rebounding session for lads active was delivered by Mairead Keane.  It was a fun, energetic activity and there first time to complete this activity. Brian did a gym session upstairs in the Complex.




Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Sligo CTC v's SCFE

Sligo CTC football team played Sligo College of Further Education and Ballinode School last Thursday in a friendly game. Well done to all the players who took part in this enjoyable match.  The games ended with a score of 0 - 0.  This Thursday Sligo CTC are playing a team from Globe House in a friendly game at Cleveragh Astro pitch at 1:30pm.  Best of luck to all the players taking part.

CATEX 2017

Mary, Denyse, Olivia, Katie and 8 trainees attended the catering expo in Dublin on Thursday 23rd February 2017. CATEX 2017 featured 250 exhibitors in the RDS and with upwards of 12,000 visitors attending the event. The show featured competitions in the contract caterers' Culinary Challenge and Cocktail Championship.  Eala Báin restaurant Sligo and Anthony Gray featured at pop-up restaurant.  An inspiring and educational day was had by all.



Sligo CTC 40 Year Celebration


A celebratory event took place on Monday 6th to mark 40 years of learner achievements in the Community Training Centres. The event was held in the Printworks room in Dublin Castle and was attended by representatives from 35 CTC’s. Speakers at the event included Guss O’Connell, Chairperson IACTO, Dr Dermot Stokes, Adjunct Professor, DCU, Dr Mary Gordon, NEPS and Mary Lyons, Director, SOLAS. Richard Bruton, TD Minister for Education and Skills also spoke before presenting plaques to each CTC Chairperson and General Manager in commemoration of the event.
Pictured above Guss O'Connell (Chairperson IACTO).  
Richard Bruton, (TD Minister) presenting a plaque to Gavin Dykes (Manager Sligo CTC) and
Michael Glennon (Chairperson Sligo CTC).   

Dr Mary Gordon (NEPS) addressing the crowd
Guss O'Connell (IACTO) addressing the crowd

Richard Bruton (TD Minister for Education and Skills) addressing the crowd



Pictured above Mary, Janell, Aideen and Gavin at the 40th celebration

Monday, 6 March 2017

Girls Active Activity Festival 2017

A group of girls from the centre attended the Girls Active Activity Festival on Thursday the 2nd March in the Knocknarea Arena at the Institute of Technology Sligo. Some of the activities the girls got to try out were: Zumba, Spinning and Gym session, Boxercise, Yoga, Tennis and Badminton, Circuit training and Martial Arts. This was a very enjoyable and fun day. Thanks to the girls who participated in all the activities and to Teresa and Kate from Sligo Sports and Recreation Partnership.  Also a big thank you to Emer, Janell and Aideen who dedicated their time organising and attending the event.






Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lad's Active - Soccer

The Lads Active group playing soccer in the sports complex with Ryan.