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

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

Arklow And District Community Noticeboard

Arklow Community Games Activities 2020 sponsored by

Arklow Credit Union ltd. Arklow Shipping, AIB Arklow, Wicklow County Council

Area Art Activity Girls and Boys under 8,10 12 and 14 years.

367 budding artists whose ages ranged from six to fourteen years entered exhibits for our 2020 area art competitions. Our area judging panel did excellent work in selecting the best medal winning exhibits in each age group. Congratulations and thank you to each of our 367 budding artists.

We apologize for the late awarding of our 2020 area art medals. Medal winners will receive their medals as soon as is possible. Anyone requiring further information on any Arklow Community Games Activities for 2020 should please contact James O’Reilly at 0402-91085 or email [email protected] or visit our website www.arklowcg.org.

Area Art Medal Winners 2020

Ella Kelly, Stephen Merry, Freya Cole, Jan Grzebalski, Grace Keenan, James Farrell, Niamh Farrell, Christopher Brennan, Jade Flusk, Alan Siriajev Jekabsone, Seanin Ni Chonchuir, Charlie Kavanagh, Ellie Byrne, Joseph Farrell, Kate Priest, Morgan Klopper, Ciara O’Shea, Dylan Crean, Grace O’Neill, Ruari Tyrell Manueal, Zara McGuire, Cian Smith, Sophie O’Neill, Aimee Duggan and Saoirse Chell

All Aldi Community Games events Nationwide have been suspended with immediate effect and until further notice

Open to children under the age specified on July 31st 2020. Age groups girls and boys over six and under 8,10, 12, 13, 14 and 16 years.

Note competitors must be able to swim at least one length of pool and competitors may enter only one event in their own age group plus relay

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 – breaststroke
Under 16 over 14 – two lengths of pool – butterfly

Under 13 over 10 – relays panel of six – four to swim plus two subs- Four x one lengths of pool – freestyle

Under 16 over 13 – relays panel of six – four to swim plus two subs -4x 50 meters medley relay in this order – Backstroke – breaststroke – butterfly – freestyle

Area finals will take place if necessary. Entry fee is five euro and the closing date for entries is Monday 2nd March 2020. Entry and five euro must be with Sadie O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow on or before the closing date or with Arklow area swimming manager Caroline Bentley at 087-2491216

The County Wicklow swimming finals will take place at the Coral Leisure Swimming  Pool, Arklow on Saturday 28th March 2020

The county gold medal winners will go forward to represent their area and county at the 2020 national community games swimming finals which will take place in Limerick on weekend 29th, 30th 31st May 2020

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,

Entries have now closed for our 2020 area art and hand writing competitions. We had a huge number of entries this year so a sincere thank you to our budding artists and hand writers.  We received over 350 art entries and more than 200 hand writing entries.

Judging will now take place at area level, Arklow qualifiers for county live finals will be notified in writing.

We are now accepting entries for our 2020 area swimming and talent competitions, open to girls and boys over six and under the age specified on July 31st 2020.

Age groups for swimming are under 8,10, 12, 13, 14 and 16 years, for talent under 10 and 12 years, entry fee is five euro, closing date for entries is Monday the 2nd of March.

Programme of events is available from James O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow.

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

It is not the winning that is most important it is the taking part

Open to children under the age specified on July 31st 2020

Age groups girls and boys over six and under 10 and 12 years

An invitation is extended to girls and boys to please write in their own handwriting the competition text as supplied for our 2020 Arklow Area Hand Writing Competition.

Competitors name, date of birth and contact phone number must be clearly marked on the front of entry form.

Competitors address must be clearly marked on the back of the entry form.

Please note entry fee is five euro.

Entry forms and texts are available from the Arklow Area Hand Writing manager Sadie O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow or downloadable from the link below

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

Entries must be with Sadie O’Reilly at above address on or before Friday 31st January 2020

It is not the winning that is most important it is the taking part

Open to children under the age specified on July 31st 2020

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

An invitation is extended to girls and boys to please paint, draw, sketch or collage an exhibit with a community games theme for our 2020 Arklow area art competition.

Exhibit may be a painting or a drawing or a collage or a cartoon.

The title of the exhibit must be clearly marked on the front of the exhibit.

Competitors name, address, date of birth and home telephone number must be clearly marked on the back of the exhibit.

Closing date for entries.

Exhibits must be with Arklow area art manager Sadie O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow on or before Friday 31st January 2020.

The first four in each age group will receive Arklow area medals.

The best two exhibits in each age group will be forwarded to the county games committee for a second round judging competition.

Qualifiers from this competition will go forward to represent their area at the county live art finals.

Arklow qualifiers will be notified in writing.

Community games themes,

Art, Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Chess, Camogie, Cross Country, Choir, Cycling on Grass, Draughts, Debating, Discus, Gymnastics, Group Drama/Comedy Sketch, Group Singing, Group Dance, Group Music, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Hand Writing, Hurdles, High Jump, Javelin, Judo, Long Jump, Long Puck, Model Making, Marathon, Pitch and Putt, Projects, Rugby, Relays, Rounders, Swimming, Soccer, Skittles, Shot Putt, Spike Ball, Solo Singing, Solo Dance, Solo Music, Solo Recitation, Table Quiz, Table Tennis, Tag Rugby.

Many thanks for your support long may it continue.

The County Wicklow Community Games 2019 Track and Field Finals took place in Shillelagh on Saturday 15th of June. Arklow’s eleven young athletes gave of their best winning four bronze medals, Owen Gibbons  4th in the Boys under 12 600 metres, Aine Byrne 4th in the Girls under 14 long jump, Patrick Byrne 3rd in the Boys under 14 javelin, Daniel Byrne 3rd in the Boys under 16 1500 metres and just out of the medals were Lucy Geraghty, Senan Byrne, Jessica Loughrey, Siun Byrne, Kate Geraghty, Erin Byrne, Alaoise Geraghty. Congratulations and well done you did your area proud.

The 2019 athletics finals day in Shillelagh was a very sad day with the passing of its founder member and Honorary Life President Lily Kavanagh. Arklow Community Games extends its deepest sympathy to the Kavanagh family, Lily was a great lady and an outstanding friend to Arklow Community Games she will be sadly missed, may she rest in peace.

Lucy Geraghty (U6 60m), Jessica Loughrey (U8 60m), Senan Byrne (U8 80m), Kate Geraghty (U10 100m), Siún Byrne (U10 200m), Alaoise Geraghty (U12 600m), Erin Byrne (U12 600m), Owen Gibbons (U12 600m), Aine Byrne (U14 Long Jump), Patrick Byrne (U14 Javelin), Daniel Byrne (U16 1500m).

Photos by Mary Geraghty

Eleven young athletes whose ages range from four to sixteen years will represent Arklow Community Games at the 2019 county track and field finals which will take place in Shillelagh on this Saturday 15th of June with the opening parade commencing at 9.45am.

We wish the best of luck to Lucy Geraghty, Jessica Loughrey, Kate Geraghty, Alaiose Geraghty, Siun Byrne, Erin Byrne, Aine Byrne, Senan Byrne, Owen Gibbons, Patrick Byrne and Daniel Byrne but please remember it is not the winning that is most important it is the taking part.

Sponsors Arklow Credit Union ltd. Arklow Shipping, Wicklow County Council, Arklow Gymnastics Club many thanks please support.