Arklow Community Games 40 Years A Growing 1978/2018

Area P.R.O. James O’Reilly

17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow

Phone 0402-91085

Email [email protected]

Website www.arklowcg.org

Talent Winners

Arklow won three medals at the county talent finals which took place in Glenealy recently.

Congratulations and well done Kate Geraghty silver, Alaoise Geraghty bronze in the solo recitations under 12 and Roisin Vigors bronze in the solo singing under 12 years.

Art Winners

112 children whose ages ranged from six to sixteen years entered exhibits in our 2018 Area Art and Hand Writing Competitions.
The following are the medal winners
Alaoise Geraghty, Niamh Fitzgerald, Ciara Browne, Joseph Farrell, Ryan Morgan, Aaron Geraghty, Amy Louise Busrer, Connie Whelan, Madina Jokueauskaite, Joseph Douglas, Mark Condren, Jack Sherwood, Eabha Gaffney Doyle, Caoimhe Kavanagh, Eva Duffy, Ryan Costello, Aaron O’Sullivan, Ben Burke, Kate Geraghty, Leah Cleary, Lauren Raftery, Darragh Cox
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Athletics Activity 2018

Open to girls and boys resident in the Arklow area and under the age specified on July 31st 2018.

Full programme of track and field events.

Age groups over six and under 8,10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 years.

Join our panel to day and represent your area at the county finals in Shillelagh on Saturday 16th June 2018

Programme and further details are available from James O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow,

Phone 0402-91085 email [email protected] website www.arklowcg.org

Closing date for entries is Tuesday 1st May 2018

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Gymnastics County Finals at the Arklow Gymnastics Centre

County Wicklow Community Games held their Gymnastics County Finals at the Arklow Gymnastics Centre on Sunday the 25th of March starting at 11a.m. The gymnasts attending were representing Ashford/Glenealy, Baltinglass, Roundwood and Arklow.

The audience enjoyed some great performances on the floor and the vault. The scoring was very tight in some of the age groups and all the gymnasts gave their best.

The under 9 Girls section was won by Caithlin Holt(Arklow), followed by Lily-Jo Rowlands (Arklow) in 2nd place with Sophie Hurley (Arklow) and Emily Christopher (Arklow) in joint 3rd place.
The Under 9 boys was won by Lincoln Breen (Arklow) with a great routine.

The under 11 Girls have a floor routine and a vault to perform and it is the combined score that ranks the gymnasts. This section was very tight with the first 2 gymnasts tied on the same combined, floor and vault score. The winner was Orlaith Holt (Arklow), based on the floor score. In second place was Grace O’Connor (Arklow), followed by Layla Cahill (Arklow) and Faye Kenny (Arklow).

Under 11 Boys was won by Darragh Furlong(Arklow). Reuben Factor(Arklow) was a close 2nd place.

Under 13 Girls also perform a floor routine and a vault and only 0.3 separated the first 4 gymnasts. The winner was Emily Hayes (Arklow). The second place went to Zara Fennell (Arklow). And 0.1 back was Clodagh Shelton (Arklow) and in 4th place we had Emily Quinn (Baltinglass).

The under 13 boys was won by Jack Burke (Arklow).

Under 15 Girls winner was Jordan O’Brien (Arklow). Second place went to Ava Godkin (Arklow), with Leah Farrell (Roundwood) in 3rd place.

Special thanks to Jessica Davies from Dublin for the great job judging and everyone who helped on the day. Thanks to the County PRO, Phyliss Farrell who attended.

The Gold medal winners will represent County Wicklow at the National Finals at the Aldi Community Games May Festival 2018 on May 25th to May 27th in the University of Limerick.

Best of luck to all the County Wicklow representatives.

Area Swimming Activity 2018

Open to girls and boys resident in the Arklow area and under the age specified on July 31st in the year competitions are taking place.

Age groups are over six and under 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 years.

Competitors must be able to swim at least one length of pool.

Events

Under  8 & over  6 – one length  of pool – Freestyle

Under 10 & over  8 – one length  of pool – Freestyle

Under 10 & over  8 – one length  of pool – Backstroke

Under 12 & over 10 – two lengths of pool – Freestyle

Under 12 & over 10 – two lengths of pool – Backstroke

Under 12 & over 10 – two lengths of pool – Breaststroke

Under 14 & over 12 – two lengths of pool – Freestyle

Under 14 & over 12 – two lengths of pool – Backstroke

Under 14 & over 12 – two lengths of pool – Breaststroke

Under 14 & over 12 – two lengths of pool – Butterfly

Under 16 & over 14 – two lengths of pool – Freestyle

Under 16 & over 14 – two lengths of pool – Backstroke

Under 16 & over 14 – two lengths of pool – Butterfly

Relays

Under 13 & over 10 – Panel of six, four to swim with two subs.

4×1 length of pool – Freestyle.

Under 16 & over 13 – Panel of six, four to swim with two subs.

4×50 Medley – order Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.

Entries

Competitors name, address, date of birth, home telephone number and five euro entry fee must be with James O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow on or before Monday the 19th of February 2018, phone 91085.

Or with our area manager Caroline Bentley phone 087 2491216.

Area finals will take place if necessary.

County finals will take place at the Coral Leisure Swimming Pool, Arklow on Saturday the 10th of March at 3pm.

National finals will take place in Limerick on the week ending Friday, Saturday, Sunday the 25th 26th 27th of May 2018.

It is not the winning that is most important,

It is the taking part.

Many thanks for your support long may it continue.

A healthy mind in a healthy body.