Arklow Community Games 41 Years A Growing 1978/2019

Area P.R.O. James O’Reilly

17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow

Phone 0402-91085

Email [email protected]

Website www.arklowcg.org

Four Arklow Community Games young members did their area proud in the County Wicklow Cross Country Finals in Avondale.

Owen Gibbons and Alaoise Geraghty won gold in the Boys and Girls u14 800m races and have been invited to represent County Wicklow in the All Ireland Cross Country finals in Limerick on the 27th of November.

Kate Geraghty came 12th in the Girls u12 600m and Lucy Geraghty came 15th in the Girls u8 300m.

Huge congratulations to you all.

We wish to sincerely thank each and every girl and boy, their parents, guardians, coaches, volunteers and our generous sponsors Arklow Credit Union ltd., Arklow Shipping, Wicklow County Council and Arklow Gymnastics Club.

Twenty one Arklow Community Games members participated at the 2021 County Wicklow virtual online art, model making, handwriting, solo singing, solo music and solo recitation activities.

Arklow members did their area proud, winning 19 medals.

Presentation of medals was made through on post.

Ella Kelly won gold in both art and model making. Alaoise Geraghty won gold in both art and solo recitation. Senuji Perera won gold in art and silver in solo music. Saavani Munasinghe won gold in solo singing. Stephen Merry won gold in art. Sajeevi Munasinghe won gold in solo singing. Siun Byrne won gold in solo music. Kate O’Sullivan won gold in solo recitation. Senan Byrne won gold in solo music. Grace Keenan won silver in art. Kate Geraghty won silver in solo recitation. Aine Byrne won silver in solo music. Jessica Loughrey won bronze in handwriting. Erin Byrne won bronze in solo music. Aleah Drew won bronze in art and Lucy Geraghty won bronze in solo recitation.

We wish to sincerely congratulate and say thank you to each and every girl and boy, their parents, guardians, coaches, school principals, teachers, our volunteers and our generous sponsors Arklow Credit Union ltd, Arklow Shipping, Wicklow County Council and Arklow Gymnastics Club.

August summer gymnastics camps at Arklow Gymnastics Club are open for bookings, for enquiries please check the website arklowgymclub.com

This year National Community Games are going Virtual. The activities for this year are art, model making, handwriting, solo dance, solo singing, solo music and solo recitation. Competitors will upload their entry through a special page for their county, in our case County Wicklow. From there the winners for each county will be chosen to be entered into the National Finals.

Full details of the events can be found on the My Community Games website at www.mycommunitygames.com

All entries must be made through the county page on the My Community Games website at www.mycommunitygames.com/wicklow.html

Closing date for entries is Wednesday the 5th of May 2021.

Now you’re in for a real festive treat! We’re delighted to share with you this beautiful rendition of “War is Over”  – 100% virtually arranged and produced featuring 26 Aldi Community Games children from 26 counties who each were gold winner singers from their respective counties. Staring our very own Fionn Vigors.

Singers adjudicated by Danna Davis, music directed and arranged by Musical Director Shane Farrell (Operation Transformation Leader 2020) and video produced by Sean Power of PowerPix Productions.

Proudly sponsored by Aldi Community Games and Bus Éireann.

Please click here: https://www.facebook.com/communitygames1/posts/10158957000982320 – Like, Share, Comment, Tag – let’s celebrate these wonderful kids who put so much heart and soul into this

Community Games Virtual Choir Event

Here are the winners for Wicklow –

GOLD – Fionn Vigors Arklow
SILVER – Sajeevi Munasinghe Arklow
BRONZE – Róisín Vigors Arklow
4TH PLACE – Eoghan Kinsella Arklow

Congratulations and thanks to all that entered. We will share the Christmas Video featuring Fionn when it is released.