The Irish Judo Association met with representatives of Judo Ireland at the offices of the Irish Sports Council, which meeting was chaired by the Sports Council. The meeting discussed the possibilities of Judo Ireland and its members taking part in national events organised under the auspices of the IJA or member clubs of the IJA. The Irish Judo Association made a proposal at this meeting to the representatives from Judo Ireland and this remains open to Judo Ireland and its members.
We are happy to reiterate our offer here so that all our members are aware of the efforts made by their association to be fully inclusive to all those who are playing Judo in Ireland and who are not members of a National Governing body which body is recognises by the Olympic Council of Ireland the EJU and IJF and the Irish Sports Council.
The Irish Judo Association will recognise Judo Ireland as an “associate member” of the IJA on the payment of a €10.00 annual subscription. The Irish Judo Association will allow members of Judo Ireland to take part in national events organised and run under the auspices of the IJA or member clubs of the IJA, where such person agrees to take out a day membership with the IJA at a cost of €5.00 in addition to paying the tournament entry fee.
The Executive of the Irish Judo Association wish to confirm, that this offer remains open to Judo Ireland or members of Judo Ireland who wish to take part in our national events.
24th February 2014
Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 launched by Minister Ring
Minister Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport and Tourism today launched the Volunteers in Sport Awards 2014 at the Aviva Stadium. An initiative of
the Federation of Irish Sport in conjunction with the Irish Sports Council, the Department of Tourism, Transport and Sport and The Community Foundation of Ireland, the Volunteers in Sport Awards are run to honour the work of volunteers in Irish sport. The Minister was joined at today’s launch by John Treacy, CEO, Irish Sports Council, Olympic Gold Medallist Ronnie Delany, Fiona Coghlan, Captain, Irish Women’s Rugby team, Stephanie Roche, Peamount Utd and Republic of Ireland Women’s Football Team, Keith Fahey, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Republic of Ireland and Irish Olympic Boxer Darren O’Neill.
Minister Michael Ring TD “The work of volunteers is the foundation on which sport in Ireland is built – without volunteers there would be no sport in Ireland.”
The first awards were presented in 2007 and are designed to recognise the contribution, commitment and dedication of the 500,000 volunteers who give so generously of their time to sport every year. Sport remains the single biggest driver of voluntary activity in Ireland.Ten winners will be selected to receive an award from the nominations received. An Overall or Lifetime award to honour a volunteer, who has consistently given of their time for a sport, a team, or an event over many years, will also be awarded. Full details of the scheme and how to enter can be found on line at www.volunteersinsport.com
Previous winners include Liam Sheedy, who managed Tipperary to All Ireland Senior success in 2010, Oliver O’Neill, youth coach and father of Olympic Boxer
Darren O’Neill and Dublin City Marathon organiser Jim Aughney. The deadline for nominations for the 2014 Volunteers in Irish Sport Awards is 12noon, Friday 25th April 2014. The awards will be presented to the winners at a ceremony in the Aviva Stadium in early Autumn.
Access to the new rules from the IJF is readily available here
IJF New Rules 2013-2016
The Refereeing Commission has issued a number of articles on updates & courses since January 2013 with more to follow during the year.