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.

We extend an invitation to girls and boys resident in the Arklow area and under the age specified on July 31st 2019 to please join our area panel to represent Arklow Community Games at the county track and field finals which will take place in Shillelagh on Saturday June 15th 2019.

Age groups over four and under 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 years.

Competitors may enter only one event plus relay.

Please note spikes are not allowed.

Closing date for entries is Saturday 18th May 2019

Programme of events is available from Sadie O’Reilly 17 Fernhill, Arklow, County Wicklow, Phone 0402-91085 or email [email protected]

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

Front row: U8 Art Gold – Ella Kelly, U10 Art Fourth - Kate Geraghty Back Row: U10 Art Bronze – Thomas Farrell, U12 Handwriting Gold - Alaoise Geraghty, U12 Handwriting - Emma Jane Reid

Arklows budding young artists did their area proud when they participated at the 2019 county art and hand writing finals which took place in Dunlavin National School on Sunday 28th April.

Ella Kelly and Alaoise Geraghty took home Gold Medals from the county and Thomas Farrell and Kate Geraghty won Bronze Medals. Emma Jane Reid was just outside the medals.

Ella for art under 8 and Alaoise for hand writing under 12 will now go forward to represent their area and county at the National Community Games Festival of Art and Hand Writing Finals which will take place at the University of Limerick on the weekend ending Friday, Saturday and Sunday 24th 25th 26th of May

 Front row: U8 Art Gold – Ella Kelly, U10 Art Fourth - Kate Geraghty Back Row: U10 Art Bronze – Thomas Farrell, U12 Handwriting Gold - Alaoise Geraghty, U12 Handwriting - Emma Jane Reid
Front row: U8 Art Gold – Ella Kelly, U10 Art Fourth – Kate Geraghty Back Row: U10 Art Bronze – Thomas Farrell, U12 Handwriting Gold – Alaoise Geraghty, U12 Handwriting – Emma Jane Reid

Area Athletics Activity 2019

We are now accepting entries for places on our area panel to represent Arklow Community Games at the 2019 county track and field finals which will take place in Shillelagh on Saturday 15th June.

Closing date for entries is Monday 13th May

Programme of events is available from Sadie O’Reilly at 0402-91085 or Michael Kenny at 086-8090611 or email [email protected]

164 children whose ages ranged from six to sixteen years entered exhibits for our 2019 area art and hand writing competitions.

40 buddy artists were awarded area gold, silver and bronze medals.

After a second round of judging competition at county level eight artists and two hand writers qualified to represent Arklow Community Games at the 2019 county live art and hand writing finals which will take place in Dunlavin National School on next Sunday 28th of April.

Best wishes and good luck Ella Kelly, Alicia Rybak, Kate Geraghty, Zuzanna Rybak, Thomas Farrell, Sean Barron, Olivia O’Neill, Grace O’Connell, Alaoise Geraghty and Emma Jane Reid.

We are now accepting entries for our 2019 area athletics panel to represent Arklow Community Games at the county track and field finals in Shillelagh on Saturday 15th of June.

For further information please contact Sadie O’Reilly at 0402-91085 or Michael Kenny at 086-8090611 or email [email protected]

Entries for our 2019 Area Gymnastics and Talent activities have now closed.

We are now accepting entries for our 2019 area track and field activities such as sprints, long races, relays, long jump, long puck, shot putt, javelin, high jump, hurdles, discus. Open to girls and boys resident in the Arklow area and under the age specified on July 31st. 2019.

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

Programme of events and further information is available from Sadie O’Reilly at 91085 or email [email protected]

No entry fees.

Join our Arklow team and represent your area at the 2019 county track and field finals which will take place in Shillelagh on Saturday 15th. June 2019.

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

Eight Arklow Community Games athletes will head for Shillelagh this Saturday 16th of June to represent their area at the county track and field finals.

Best wishes and good luck to our budding athletes.

Jessica Loughrey, Kate Geraghey, Senan Byrne, Siun Byrne, Aloise Geraghty, Erin Byrne, Euan Prestage and Aine Byrne.

It is not the winning that is most important,

It is the taking part.

Opening parade is at 9.30 am please support.

Area Manager is Sara Loughrey.

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