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.