Sports you will learn about Rugby Football Swimming Athletics cycling
Things you will learn about each sport. Facts Famous sports players +athletes Pictures Local sports clubs Competitions Time durations of matches
Athletics-facts Athletics consists of some sporting events that involve competitive running, walking, jumping and throwing. The simplicity of the competitions, and the lack of a need for expensive equipment makes athletics one of the most common sports in the world. Organised athletics are traced back to the ancient Olympic Games from 776bc.The athletics meeting forms the backbone of the modern Summer Olympics and other leading International meetings include the IAAF World Championships and the athletes Summer Paralympics and the IPC Athletics World Championships.
Athletics-famous athletes Usain Bolt=sprinter, Jamacia Paula Radcliffe =long distance runner, UK. Mary Cullen =5 k runner,IRE Mo Farrah =long distance runner track, UK Greg Rutherford =long jumper,UK David Storl=shot putter, Poland
Local Athletics clubs The nearest athletics club to Strandhill is Sligo AC which is at the Sligo IT in town.Outdoor training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.15-6.00, or if outdoors is not for you Monday night training is on from 6.00-7.00 at the Knocknarea Arena at the IT. It is very fun and you will get a lot out of it!
Swimming – facts The sport swimming has been around since prehistoric times. Swimming helps makes you less stressed Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs. Over 50% of world class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain. 65% of people in the US don’t know how to swim Elephants can swim up to 20 miles a day –they use their trunks as natural snorkels!
Famous swimmers Michael Phelps=USA Rebecca Adlington =UK Missy Franklin=USA Michelle Smith=IRE Shane Gould=AUS Kristin Otto =GER
Local swimming clubs There are lots of swimming clubs in Sligo so we will only tell you a few There is The Clarion Hotel pool, The Sports Complex pool, The Sligo Park Hotel pool and The Southern Hotel pool.
RUGBY History of Rugby Popular Rugby competitions How many on a team? How long does a Rugby game last? Famous Rugby players ( 5) Pictures
History In 1854 Dublin university founded the first organised rugby football club. In Ireland students at the university had first learnt the game while at English public school's. From 1879 there were 2 unions. The Irish football union and the Northern football union of Ireland.In 1879 the 2 unions agreed to join.
How many? A Rugby team is made up of 15 players on each side of the pitch ( play ground ). These players in a team are divided into two main categories, namely the 8 forwards and 7 players who play as backs.
How long a Rugby match lasts for? According to the International Rugby Board Laws of the game, a rugby match lasts for 80 minutes. This is divided into two 40 min halves. A halftime period of no more than 10 minutes separates the halves.
Players Jonah Lomu=NZ Jonny Wilkinson=ENG Brian O’Driscoll=IRE Jonny Sexton=IRE Paul O’Connell=IRE
Popular Rugby competitions Heineken Cup RBS Nations World Cup QBE Internations British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia
Cycling-facts The most famous cycling event in the world is The Tour De France. Last year there was a very controversial time when a cyclist called Lance Armstrong was convicted of taking unhealthy medecine / drugs to make him win races. Cycling is one of the most healthy sports for your muscles.
Famous cyclists Lance Armstrong=USA Sean Kelly =IRE Bradley Wiggins=UK Steven Roache=IRE James Moore=UK
FOOTBALL History of Soccer Popular Football competitions How many on a team? How long does a football match last? Famous football players Pictures 5 Top Football Teams
History of Soccer: The history of modern day soccer was established in 1863. Eleven representatives from London clubs and schools met at the Freemason’s Tavern to set up the fundamental rules to control the matches amongst themselves. This was the formation of the Football association.
Popular Football Competitions: World Cup The European Championship Champions League U.E.F.A. Cup Premier League F.A. Cup La Liga Bundesliga Airtricity League F.A.I. Cup
How many on a team? A football team has 11 players who take part in a match. 10 of these players play out in the field, while one is the goalkeeper. In most cases 24 players are selected to create a squad and during a match 3 substitutions can be made.
How long does a football match last? The time duration for a football match is usually 90 minutes. This is made up of two halves of 45 minutes per half with a 10 minute break at half time. Additional minutes can be added at the disposal of the fourth official.
Famous Football Players: Pele Diego Maradona Michael Platini David Beckham Ronaldo Lionel Messi
5 Top Football Teams: Liverpool Barcelona Bayern Munich AC Milan Sligo Rovers Man City Celtic