Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Boxing Champion

Thomas Myers, a trainee in the sports department won an all Ireland quarter final and semi-final in boxing at the weekend.  He will now box in the all Ireland final this coming Friday 1st Dec in Dublin.  Well done Thomas on this huge achievement and best of luck on Friday from all at Sligo CTC.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Girls Active - Circuit Games

The Girls Active group did a circuit games class with their instructor Kate Frahill last Wednesday.  The Girls really enjoyed the session with plenty of running, exercise and activities to keep them fit!

Lads Active - Gym

Last Wednesday the lads went to the sports complex for a gym session. They enjoyed it and got some good exercise, thanks to Wesley for assisting the trainees in their work out.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Sligo CTC vs Ballinode College

Yesterday trainees from the Sports course played against Ballinode College at Cleveragh, both sides played well. The final score was 7-2 to Sligo CTC! Well done lads!

The football match from yesterday between Sligo CTC and Ballinode College

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sports Group Football Match Preparation

The gear for the match 

Sports trainees preparing for the match against Ballinode College at Cleveragh pitch today 

B4uDecide Personal Development Programme

Catherine McCann from North Connaught Youth Services is taking a group of girls from the centre every Wednesday morning to facilitate a personal development programme with an emphasis on sexual health. For more info go to B4uDecide.ie

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Girls Active - Zumba

Girls had great fun doing Zumba with their instructor Barbara Aluk yesterday in the sports complex.

Lads Active - Gym

Some of the male trainees went to gym at the Sports Complex, thanks to Wesley for assisting the trainees in gym work.
Trainees at the gym working out

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Quitting Smoking Impact

Pauline Kent gave an informational talk at the centre yesterday in which many trainees attended, we all found the information helpful and gave some of us the motivation to try and give up smoking. Pauline brought a jar full of tar to demonstrate how much tar a person who smokes 20 cigarettes a day for two years would have in their body, it was quite alot of tar and gave me and many other trainees a visual representation of how much damage we were doing. I also found some of the points Pauline brought up very interesting such as once you attempt to quit smoking you are much more likely to keep trying even if you fail which I found quite motivating, Pauline also highly recommended that when trying to quit it is very important to take up exercise as a way to relieve stress and replace the time with something more beneficial for your body. There are supports out there for people who wish to quit. A good website for further information and services is https://www.quit.ie/

Pauline works full time helping people quit and finding what works for each individual she helps. Personally I feel much more motivated after hearing the talk and I will be trying to quit with the supports available, if you wish to quit please contact your doctor or Pauline (information below) these services are free for medical card holders.

Pauline Kent
Sligo Smoking Cessation Specialist
Sligo University Hospital
071 9174547
087 0519789

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Quitting Smoking

Thanks to Pauline Kent from Sligo Tobacco Cessation Support Service for visiting the centre today to give a very  informative talk to staff and trainees on quitting smoking.  This is in conjunction with Sligo CTC's Smoke-free Campus Policy.