The Go for Life Games brings together almost 300 older players from all over Ireland to compete, get active and most importantly to have some fun. Now in its eight year, it has grown to become one of the biggest social sports events for older people in Ireland.
Go for Life is the national physical activity programme for older people, run by Age & Opportunity and funded by Sport Ireland. The Go for Life programme and the Games event demonstrates that sports are for everyone, not matter what age you are.
This year 24 teams from 20 counties will compete. What began as a one-day event in 2012 is now a year-round phenomenon, with older groups training, practicing, competing and coming through heats in their counties in order to compete in the finals in DCU.