Deaflympics at Samsun, Turkey has started…

Deaflympics at Samsun, Turkey has started…

The 23rd Summer Deaflympics commenced today in Samsun, Turkey and there will be deaf athletes from Great Britain and Ireland participating in different sports including Men’s football, Ladies football, golf, swimming, athletics, tennis and much more. The athletes will be looking to bring medals home. Unfortunately for the first time since the 1970s, there will be no athletes from Northern Ireland participating at the Deaflympics. This event will end on 30th July 2017. There are different ways to follow the Deaflympics via social media: Twitter: @Deaflympics2017 @DeaflympicsGB @DeafSportsire Facebook: Deaflympics 2017 Instagram: Deaflympics2017 YouTube: Deaflympics 2017: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4F_NB0NgMfExUZIizCPBmA Some of the competitions are live streamed on YouTube You can also download the Deaflympics 2017 app on your mobile phone or tablet....
40 Years of Deaf Sports in Northern Ireland/Ulster

40 Years of Deaf Sports in Northern Ireland/Ulster

40 Years Celebrating Deaf Sports in Northern Ireland/Ulster Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October 2016 Tickets Information: Get your Early Bird Tickets on sale from 1 April 2016  – available until 30 June 2016. Combo Ticket (Friday & Saturday) £40 per person (after 1 July) £45 Welcome Reception Ticket (Friday evening only) £15 per person (after 1 July) £18 Dinner Reception Ticket (Saturday evening only) £30 per person (after 1 July) £35 Get your tickets early – avoid increased prices from 1 July 2016! Accommodation available at the Hilton Hotel Belfast at reduced rates! To purchase tickets and/or for further information on accommodation, please contact Northern Ireland Deaf Sports at info@nideafsports.org. Information about the sports tournaments will be released in July 2016. Friday 30 September ——————————- Welcome Reception 7.00pm at the Hilton Hotel Belfast. Wine and Cheese buffet, presentations and awards. Saturday 1 October ——————————- Saturday all day Football tournament, Badminton tournament and Indoor Bowls tournament in Belfast. Saturday evening Dinner Reception, 7.00pm until late at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast. Sunday 2 October ——————————- Sunday all day Golf tournament. Download Poster: NIDS_fortycelebration_anniversary Regards, Michael Johnston NI Deaf Sports Chairman Richard Dougherty Deaf Sports Ulster...

Latest Deaf Golf Report

UDGS (Ulster Deaf Golf Society) Par 3 Competition, Temple Course at Blackwood Golf Centre, Bangor On Sunday 14th June 2015, a group of deaf golfers played on a challenging parkland Par 3 golf course. The group took advantage of the good weather on the day which made the course conditions more enjoyable to play on. There were good scores from several individuals however there could be one winner! Damien Moore from Lurgan won the Par 3 competition.   UDGS (Ulster Deaf Golf Society) v IDGU (Irish Deaf Golf Union) 1st Shield Competition at Banbridge Golf Club, Banbridge – Sunday 5th July 2015 History took place for the first time when a Ulster Deaf golf team took on a ‘Rest of Ireland’ Deaf golf team for the very first time. Each team consisted of thirteen players and to be part of the winning team, each team had to combine the lowest net scores from six players out of a possible thirteen players. The completion was played on a stroke-play format. The golf course was in excellent condition however the greens were slow due to moist and the unpredictable weather. The weather during the course of play was a nuisance with the players having to play in the heavy rain at times while at other times, the sun came out, making the conditions humid. The Ulster team was bolstered with the recruitment of an international player, Gregory McCaughey who has represented Ireland in Deaf World Golf competitions. Experienced and low handicapped players, Damien Moore and Nigel Dallas were part of the Ulster team who were determined to show Ulster are a...

Deaf Coaches (Brian Babb and Barry Campbell) achieve UEFA ‘B’ License Part 1

Brian and Barry are absolutely delighted that they have passed the UEFA ‘B’ license part 1 football coaching course in Belfast last month. In attendance, there were 30 coaches from different parts of the world including America, Canada, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Italy, Qatar, England, Ireland and of course Northern Ireland. The course was held at Queens Sports Complex Upper Malone Road for a whole week.  The IFA staff coaches were very supportive and taught with an excellent attitude which made the course enjoyable. Participating in the course was a massive learning curve for Brian and Barry. They learnt a wide range of coaching techniques and methods. They are looking forward to delivering new training drills with young deaf players so they can pass on their knowledge and skills to the next generation of young deaf footballers....

Action on Hearing Loss – Divis Mountain 10K Fun Run/Walk

Divis Mountain 10k Run/Walk – Tough but worth it! On Sunday 26th July at 11am we are holding our 3rd annual Divis Mountain 10k Fun Run. Whether you want to run, walk or fancy dress your way up the mountain, this is a fun day out the whole family can enjoy! Cost to register is £12 and this includes a picnic at the finish line and prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female winners as well as to the person with the most money raised! To register, please contact us on tel: 028 9023 9619/textphone: 0289024 9462, email fundraisingni@hearingloss.org.uk or register online at...