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  • Integration through football on Boyneside | Show Racism The Red Card
    Fields on Sunday June 1st and there were 14 teams involved from Drogheda Ardee and Dundalk with participants ranging in age from 8 years to 14 years Louth County Councillor Immela Munster has been in full support of the initiative from it s early stages and was on hand to present the Le Cheile Cup to Moneymore Football Club Chairperson Frank Thornton and very close Runners Up were Eagles Wings YC Gordon Hatch of the Drogheda Leader attended to present the the Le Cheile Cup U 10 s Round Robin to Glenmuir United and Youth Work Ireland Louth Director Kevin Matthews who was highly involved with last year s event presented Ardee Celtic with their medals for being Close Runners Up A spokesperson for the event commented This event is an initiative that will encourage to break down barriers and promote sport in Co Louth for all cultures the success of today s event is surely owed to the hard work and relentless efforts made by MFC Frank Thornton and Stephen Ojo of Eagles Wings YC and they need to be thanked immensely for their selfless contributions Also a special thanks to Boyne Og Sports Solutions who volunteered their services to co ordinate the event and handled all the administration Terry Boylan Kennedy Motor Cycles Image Business Centre MFC and Stephen Ojo sponsored the Cups medals and Trophies Boyne Og Sports Solutions Ltd The Team Email boyneogss team hotmail co uk Tel 00353 0 41 9834831 Mob 086 0456984 Url http boyneogss myblogsite com This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Unions sever links with London festival Fan banned for life over racist abuse Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition

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  • Unions sever links with London festival | Show Racism The Red Card
    was no longer appropriate to have overtly political campaigning groups involved The trade union Unison has withdrawn its 25 000 sponsorship in response while the TUC has also withdrawn support from the festival stating that money earmarked for anti racism will be beter spent elsewhere while RISE has become just another music festival UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said As long as the anti racist message is removed from the Rise festival UNISON will have no part in funding it London is a city of 270 nationalities It is a city where different cultures should flourish and racism should have no place Sadly on the streets of our capital many people face inequality abuse and even violence on account of their race This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Show Racism the Red Card presentation to Oireachtas Education Science Committee Integration through football on Boyneside Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August

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  • Show Racism the Red Card presentation to Oireachtas Education & Science Committee | Show Racism The Red Card
    a great way of integrating Travellers with the settled community I note that in my home town of Bray every year the local Traveller community development group sponsors and organises a five a side soccer tournament which is extremely popular Teams are comprised of members of the settled Traveller community and also nomadic Travellers It is a great event which lasts for four weeks The delegation may be able to include coverage of this event in future publications because it demonstrates what is happening in Bray and north Wicklow Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill Information Zoom I add my words of welcome to the delegation The project is very clever in that the medium of sport is used Young people identify with sport which facilitates in getting the message across to them I refer to title of the project Show Racism the Red Card which echoes the sporting language used I ask the delegation for an outline of the work done to date and the number of schools involved How many have been reached with the programme and what is the age profile Deputy Behan asked about the cost involved How much money has been expended to date Has it been just 25 000 or has more been expended The funding provided by Pobal would be additional to the 25 000 Will sports organisations such as the FAI and the GAA provide funding I am glad to see the sports partnerships involved I am a former chairman of the Donegal sports partnership of which I am still a member It brings together on a county basis sports organisations both voluntary and statutory The linkage with schools is also commendable and critically important Schools are where kids congregate on a daily basis and they are easy to reach using this method Teachers are willing to work closely with the project What is the plan Is there a template for the roll out of the programme on a county by county basis Chairman Information Zoom I direct my first question to the representatives from the major sporting bodies the FAI and the GAA While I know Mr Farrell is not representing the GAA he could probably speak very knowledgeably on the subject The most recognisable FAI players are professional or semi professional in most cases Players will give of their time on a worthy issue such as this one However if they are amateur rugby or GAA players sometimes they have difficulty with giving extra time If additional funding were made available could expenses be paid to allow people have time off work or to cover their travel expenses Would the witnesses envisage that happening in the future Various sporting bodies have schools programmes involving mentoring children Is it too early to start these programmes at primary level I note in the examples given of the three schools they started off with children in a second level age group Is that the appropriate time or would it be better to start at a much earlier age This brings me on to a question for Ms Leyden I know she is speaking for all three bodies Let us talk about second level Every school has a different post of responsibility What would be the most effective channel in which to push the work of Show Racism the Red Card Would it be better to have one co ordinator in every school What is the situation at present Is it hit or miss at the moment What needs to be done by the various schools to play their part I believe there are only 16 or 17 sports partnerships in the country at the moment Where they do exist there is a link with local authorities Has any effort been made to try to get funding via the sports partnerships themselves or to try to leverage something from the local authorities which would be another source of funding Small amounts of money can add up and even a grant of 1 000 or 2 000 from each local authority in which the sports partnerships are involved would be money into the pot I echo my colleagues comments about trying to leverage funding from the Minister of State with responsibility for integration or any other channel It is worthwhile and the work should be expanded Mr Garrett Mullan I have taken note of a few of the questions and I will try to remember the rest We have visited ten schools in recent months to carry out workshops One of our key activities was carried out jointly with the FAI The education pack contains coaching activities at the back This initiative took place over three and four weeks in two separate schools The idea behind the coaching activities is to go into schools provide education workshops with young people and the FAI personnel provide coaching with a theme In Scotland it is called coaching with a conscience The different learning games are activities adapted from the FAI kick start coaching course They are not football specific and therefore can involve people who are not necessarily involved in football They have themes such as emphasising communication teamwork and discrimination The aim is to encourage empathy so that the whole coaching programme can complement an education programme Regarding the school visits we have done Deputy Behan suggested that we are a very lean machine We would need to become a very fat machine if we were to try to personally visit every school in the country because there are thousands of primary schools and hundreds of secondary schools How do we go about getting a common agenda I hope the education pack is relatively easy to use However it still requires an element of training of personnel I may ask Ms Leyden to deal with it in more detail We would like the Department of Education and Science to have a strategic relationship with us in order to get the pack into the schools and used by them The ASTI has circulated 750 to the CSPE co ordinators in each school Eircom League club promotions officers in 15 clubs have circulated education packs to primary schools HyperLink HyperLink Page 2 of 3 HyperLink HyperLink Mr Garrett Mullan On the issue of whom we target this programme goes down best with 11 to 15 year olds who are coming out of primary school and in the early years of secondary school We have done training since the launch of the programme with personnel in the FAI and the Irish Prison Service in Mountjoy Women s Prison We have engaged in such programmes with adults The message does not stop with children but they are the optimum group for the education pack We wrote it emphasising CSPE and transition year curricula as good opportunities to use the pack Ms Leyden may say something about the education centres around the country which may represent a way for us to provide the training Many summer courses are available for teachers We are getting images and links to our website and general promotion of the pack as part of training programmes developed by the Marino Institute of Education and we are also to approach St Patrick s College We engaged in the pilot initiative to establish the idea of a coaching and education programme Members might have comments to make about the number of hours schools allocate to PE It touches on that also That was about a whole school approach In one school in Navan we did the work with the teachers first and then with the students so that the teachers would have an understanding and it would be a more cohesive approach than just working simply with the students That was the approach we took in the pilots and it worked quite well We learned some good lessons from it Deputy Feighan asked about funding Last year we got a grant from the Pobail fund for integration of immigrants It was established as a one year fund However most organisations that applied thought the fund would continue However half way through 2007 obviously after the general election the office for integration was established Although an additional 4 2 million was added to the existing 5 million in the fund for integration giving 9 2 million allocated in the budget the funding streams that the Minister of State is emphasising are different The money is not going to NGOs or local area partnerships that established integration projects last year under the fund for integration It has been indicated that it will go to local authorities It is now half way through the year and no announcements have been made as to how this funding will be distributed Local authorities and three national governing bodies of sport are being targeted for this funding as are some faith based organisations They are the three streams of funding Some 22 projects have been affected detrimentally by that decision and we are obviously one of them We believe our work should continue That was the decision made by the Office of the Minister for Integration Although 9 2 million was allocated to that office in November no announcements have been made on how it will be spent Broadly that is the case as to where the funding will go I will speak about our funding and what we have succeeded in doing We have a relationship with organisations like Basketball Ireland Smaller sports governing bodies such as the Irish Table Tennis Association were mentioned in the project summary Basic funding of 94 000 was provided for the education pack That helped to pay for the bulk of the pack The matching contribution of 15 000 from the FAI last year was crucial A contribution of 5 000 was made by the Irish Sports Council We asked the council for an arbitrary amount Bodies of that nature tend to have objectives which are funded by programmes It can be hard for them to find resources in the pot When one contacts various bodies to ask for programme funds it is hard to have an impact on them We have asked the Department of Education and Science to provide core funds to meet the cost of employing one office staff member and meeting the office s expenses We paid the travel expenses of an amateur sportsperson who attended the launch of the campaign in Malahide We also have other everyday expenses I will comment on our other programme work If we had a strategic relationship with the Department of Education and Science we could get additional resources Such moneys might pay for the secondment of a teacher to the project for example We have met officials from the probation service with a view to making a proposal to it in respect of another programme I wish to emphasise the project s core strategy and focus The fact that the Gaelic Players Association Basketball Ireland and the Irish Sports Council contributed towards the funding of our education pack is an indication of where our support lies at present Our support is growing We would like that growth to continue Chairman Information Zoom I ask Mr Tomlinson of the Football Association of Ireland to make a few comments Mr Des Tomlinson The FAI contributed funding towards the development of the education pack mentioned by Mr Mullan because it sees its involvement in Show Racism the Red Card as an important aspect of its corporate and social responsibilities I have done a great deal of work with Mr Mullan in relation to my own job Mr Mullan referred to the two pilot projects which have been run by the FAI One of the projects was based in a secondary school in Navan and the other was based in a primary school in Tallaght Our local development officers linked some of their coaching activities to the themes of the pack That approach was based on a coaching programme Football for Peace that is running in Northern Ireland I was asked about North South co operation and was previously run in Israel The programme involves trying to establish values in children through sport It inspired some of the exercises which are mentioned in the campaign under discussion today The exercises involve the use of sport as a way of helping children to understand specific values Our work is not limited to the provision of funding to the campaign We are involved in real work that is aimed at assisting the project to have an impact on the ground in schools for example I was asked about North South co operation and the role of local sports partnerships I was contacted yesterday by the co ordinator of the Donegal partnership who is trying to encourage other non governmental bodies to offer training in the area He spoke to me about that in the context of the North South link We are working with Mr Michael Boyd who is the Irish Football Association s community relations manager We may have an opportunity to work with Mr Mullan on the development of a strategic alliance in providing training that touches on some of the issues in the North I would like to say that people sometimes understand racism to be black When one watches the DVD and hears the experiences of the children one can see how that message might be conveyed I wish to give the committee a feel for what Mr Mullan and others do to assist children in this regard When one is working with children one s starting point is to ask them what the word racism means to them If one can get them to express their understanding of racism one can then get them to fill in the gaps Perhaps Ms Hill can expand on that We do not define racism purely in terms of colour we refer to colour nationality and religion We try to work with children on such themes It is important to recognise that We are talking strategically about matters like funding but we should not forget that at a core level it is about trying to get children to have a clear understanding of what racism means and how it can have an impact on other people That is the only comment I would like to add at this point Chairman Information Zoom The fact that the children in the schools in which the pilot projects were operated had vastly changed opinions at the end of the scheme demonstrates the validity of what Mr Tomlinson and Mr Mullan are saying Before I ask Ms Hill to contribute I will invite Mr Farrell to speak on the same theme Mr Dessie Farrell The important role of sports stars in conveying critical messages has been mentioned This initiative has achieved some success in that regard We hope to harness that further in the future I do not think the value of such projects can be understated The Gaelic Players Association which I am representing today has been involved in this scheme As we can provide direct access to players we are inundated with requests from various charities which want us to promote their initiatives If we get involved with too many organisations we run the risk of spreading ourselves too thin In such circumstances our endorsement of a scheme might not be worth what it should We have to make measured decisions when we are considering who we should get involved with The players bodies and the players themselves feel passionately about this campaign Many players have experienced abuse from the terraces More often of late there has been racial abuse as well linked to what has gone on in this country over the last couple of decades While we like to think that Ireland is a tolerant nation the findings outlined in the 2006 ESRI report suggest otherwise Throughout its history Ireland has had to ask for the tolerance of other nations particularly the US We would like to think that such tolerance is being reciprocated today as people from other countries who are in need come here but the ESRI findings I mentioned suggest that is not the case I am amazed that there is a suggestion that funding should be withdrawn from a project of this nature It sends out a bad signal not just to the citizens of Ireland but also to people throughout the world Some people do not think racism is widespread in Ireland but others suggest differently To withdraw funding from campaigns and initiatives of this nature would be to set a dangerous precedent Politicians parents teachers sports organisations and sports stars need to be mindful of the dangers in this regard This initiative offers us a platform whereby we can develop strategies to make our work far more efficient I encourage everyone to rethink the proposal to withdraw funding from it Ms Jennifer Hill I was asked about funding I am not in a position to comment on specific funds which are made available through the local sports partnerships While I work for such a partnership I am here in more of a personal capacity as someone who conducted some research as part of the Show Racism the Red Card programme When I was in my final year in college I rolled out the programme in south Dublin I had been in contact with Mr Mullan through South Dublin County Council When I was undertaking my research I got a phenomenal response from the students It was a small project with just 62 participants I got an outstanding outcome from the research I wish to give the committee a brief insight into some of the statements that were made by the students They said that the research demonstrated to them what other people go through helped them to see other people s points of view and showed them what it is like to be in other people s

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  • Magic Mons have the formula for Show Racism the Red Card | Show Racism The Red Card
    was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Emerald Hoops the Irish the fighting Irish Poland and Iceland Show Racism the Red Card presentation to Oireachtas Education Science Committee Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009

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  • Emerald Hoops – the Irish, the fighting Irish, Poland and Iceland | Show Racism The Red Card
    News Events Bookmark the permalink Chinese Irish picnic at IMMA Magic Mons have the formula for Show Racism the Red Card Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009

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  • Chinese Irish picnic at IMMA | Show Racism The Red Card
    would like to thank IMMA Sun Emerald Chinese Newspaper and CityArts Dublin for their kind support Frank Heran Suo Editor Sun Emerald Chinese News 45 Capel St Dublin 1 Ireland frank 0086 ie P 01 8733993 This entry was posted in News Events Bookmark the permalink Meath Intercultural Festical 26th July Emerald Hoops the Irish the fighting Irish Poland and Iceland Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011

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  • Meath Intercultural Festical 26th July | Show Racism The Red Card
    a volunteer you will be allocated a task or tasks that the organisers feel is most suitable for you on the day You could be asked to help direct people to assist with children s events to help with the talent contest or a sporting event etc You will be given your role prior to the event together with clear instructions and any support that you would require The Meath Festival of Cultures will attract participants and guests from Navan Meath and the wider community Many of those attending will not speak English as a first language so it is important that as a volunteer you are sympathetic and understanding to the needs of adults and children from varying cultural and ethnic backgrounds Volunteering is a truly rewarding and enriching role As a volunteer you will receive training which is compulsory and a Volunteer Pack Mini World Cup 5 Aside soccer tournament The Meath Festival of Cultures is hosting the Mini World Cup 5 Aside soccer tournament for men The tournament will be held on 26th July beginning at 11 00am sharp at Claremont Stadium Navan Admission to tournament is FREE and is open to men of 18 years and above who are living in Ireland Winners will be presented that afternoon with the perpetual trophy by festival ambassador Paul McGrath Application forms can be downloaded by logging onto www meathfestival ie or by calling 087 759 2320 International Talent Contest The Meath Festival of Cultures is hosting the Meath s Search for Talent contest 2008 1st Prize 500 worth of musical or sound equipment from MG Music Navan plus lots of other prizes The contest will be held on 26th July beginning at 11 00am sharp at Claremont Stadium Navan Admission to contest is FREE and is open to

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  • Intercultural day linking clubs to community | Show Racism The Red Card
    Search for Recent Posts Football Against Racism actions Come to our Tackling Racism seminar on November 17th One Race the Human Race exhibition open now One Race Exhibition launches nationwide tour One Race Human Race Exhibition 2015 16 Archives October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 June 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July

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