April 10, 2019

Youth Games a Big Hit

Hope the colours don't run! Doon Youth Club at the LYS Youth Games

Hope the colours don’t run! Doon Youth Club at the LYS Youth Games

Archery, Foot-Darts and a super colour run were just some of the many activities at Limerick Youth Service’s Youth Games held at Garryowen FC, Dooradoyle, Limerick recently.

This year LYS again teamed up with Get Wet and the result was day of high octane action, fun and young people reaching new heights- literally by scaling the largest climbing wall in Ireland!

‘This year saw youth clubs/groups take part in a number of events that challenged young people both physical and mentally,’ said Paul Broderick, LYS.

‘The variety of activities allowed the individual talents of each young person to flourish with the fact they had to work together building team spirit,’ added Paul, East Limerick Youth Work team.

Colur Run 2019

Colur Run 2019

Doon Youth Club at this year's Youth Games

Doon Youth Club at this year’s Youth Games

After a morning of intense competition across many disciplines it was Doon Youth Club and the Diversity & Youth Group that were crowned champions.

Away from the competition teenagers were treated to live performance from Music Generation, while also enjoying games and music from the team at Lava Javas Youth Café.

As a final treat young people, volunteers and LYS staff took part in a Colour Run that proved very popular.

‘It was an amazing event and it was great to see so many young people take part and enjoy themselves,’ said Paul who is already looking forward to next year’s games!

LYS wishes to thank Garryowen FC for the use of their grounds, Music Generation for the live music and the team at Get West for their support and guidance.

LYS has a special word of thanks for the young people, volunteers and staff for their support in making Youth Games 2019 one that will live long in the memory.

A member of Youth Work Ireland, Limerick Youth Service remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their future.