The Leisure Centre Committee are happy to relate that the Winter-schedule of activities in the Centre are up and running. There is a great buzz throughout the week, as the various groups come and go to their respective weekly gatherings, at their allocated times. The young people of the area are well catered for, with the large and efficiently-run clubs of both Badminton and Basketball. In these areas, the youth are afforded the opportunity of expert coaching, keen competition and good clean fun. All age groups and catered for and the community as a whole are indebted to both Mary Forde (Badminton) and Maura Harte (Basketball) who are the backbone of these clubs.
Up-the-stairs, the Scouts and Venture Scouts have their Den which is yet another outlet for the young people of the area, and they are very happy to have the facility of the Centre at their disposal.
Adult Indoor Soccer is a major feature in the Leisure Centre, especially since the new floor has made the hall such an attractive venue. Many groups from Galway City and outlying areas have their weekly sessions booked for the duration of the Winter Season. All of these activities provide valuable income which is essential to the maintenance and ongoing improvement in the Centre.
There is an Aerobics Class/Circuit Training, on Wednesday Evenings. A First Aid Course has run, over a number of weeks, which has been very well attended.
In addition to the above, many meetings take place in the Meeting Room which has also benefited from the overall upgrading of the centre, thanks to the all those in the Community who have supported all of our Fund-Raising exercises.
Many groups e.g. The Agricultural Show Committee, The Amenity Group, The Claregalway Historical and Cultural Society, all hold their meetings in the Centre on a regular basis.
Should you require any information regarding the Centre, your may make your enquiries directly to the Centre (tel.798371) or to Mary Reidy (tel.798887).