Go for Life Games

The overall aim of Go for Life is to get older people more active, more often. The aim of the Go for Life Games is to involve older people in recreational sport. The games are run with the support of Local Sports Partnerships and the HSE.

The Games involve the National Games (held on one day annually), Leagues and Friendly games. These games involve three sports - see below. 

Sports played in the Go for Life Games

The Go for Life Games adapted by Go for Life involve three sports that can be played in Singles, Pairs and Teams.

  • Lobbers- adaption of Petanque and Boules
  • Flisk- adaption of Frisbee and Horseshoe Pitching
  •  Scidil-adaption of Ten-Pin Bowling and Skittles

It is important to remember:

  • The emphasis of the Games is on participation and fun
  • Played in a non-competitive way as much as  possible
  • Participants encouraged to umpire their own game

National Games 

The 2016 Go for Life Games took place on Saturday June 11th in DCU. This year over 300 older people from 24 different counties came together to participate in a day of sport and inter-county friendly rivarly! Each county will send a team of 15 players along with their family, friends and supporters. The games played on the day included: Flisk, Scidils and Lobbers. See 'Useful Guidelines' below to find out how these games are played and how to get your group to start playing the games themselves.  

We are currently planning and preparing for the Go For Life Games 2017 which will take place on June 10th in DCU. We expect that most counties throughout Ireland will be represented by a team from their Local Sports Partnership. Take a look at some images from the previous Games on our Facebook page

Go for Life Leagues, Friendly Games

A recent innovation has been the development of Go for Life Leagues, organised by LSPs. The Leagues involve teams from various areas coming together to play each other on a round -robin basis. Leagues can comprise of a minimum of three teams and a maximum of eight teams.

If you /your group wish to take part in Leagues/Friendly Games please contact your local LSP.

Useful Guidelines 

You may download the following documents:

Go for Life Games Rules

Organising a League 

Team Score Sheets:

Hosting a Challenge

Hosting a Friendly

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