Trevor Ringland to kick-off ‘Pitching for Peace’ in Manorhamilton

Not your usual sports team but  great fun and good use of pitches by everyone!
‘Pitching for Peace’, a programme for clubs looking at the need for shared sports facilities, will be launched on Wednesday, August 28, in Manorhamilton.

‘Pitching for Peace’, a programme for clubs looking at the need for shared sports facilities, will be launched on Wednesday, August 28, in Manorhamilton.

Trevor Ringland, the well known Irish and British & Irish Lions rugby international will speak at the launch of ‘Pitching for Peace’, a programme for sports clubs looking at the need for shared sports facilities in Leitrim and Omagh. Trevor is involved in ‘Peace Players International ’ which uses sport to challenge how we view each other.

All sports clubs and anyone interested in hearing Trevor are invited to The Glen’s Centre in Manorhamilton on Wednesday, August 28, at 7.30.

‘Pitching for Peace’ recognises the power of sport to contribute to a peaceful society on both sides of the border. It is part of the County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership’s Cross Border Agency Collaboration Project, aiming to “build a more integrated and connected cross border community.”

‘Pitching for Peace’ is supported by the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership.

There are also two seminars (see right) in the coming months.

Leitrim County Council’s Cathaoirleach, Sean McDermott said “I’m delighted that we can offer ‘Pitching for Peace’ to sports clubs on both sides of the border and look forward to seeing how the programme can make a difference to cross border relations and to sports facilities.”

Omagh District Council’s Chair, Ann-Marie Fitzgerald said “ Sports clubs can pave the way for people living and playing together in peace and I welcome this opportunity for cross-border working”

So if your sports club struggles with poor facilities and if you’re interested in looking at a multi-sport or multi-club solution then ‘Pitching for Peace’ is right for you!

For further information and to book a place, contact 071 965 0498, email: sports@leitrimcoco.ie or visit www.leitrimsports.ie. Don’t miss this important opportunity!