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

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.

Congratulations and well done to the seventeen young people who traveled to Limerick recently to represent their area and county at the national community games festival of community games finals which took place at the University of Limerick over three days at the end of May.

Alaiose Geraghty won a gold medal in the girls under 12 hand writing competition, Alaiose then went on to join her partner Grace Keenan to win the silver medal in the under 12 group drama/comedy sketch final.

In the girls under 15 gymnastics floor and vault competition Zara Fennell was placed third and took home a bronze medal. Swimming finals girls under 16 freestyle Danielle Lee fourth with bronze, backstroke Lucy Bracken fourth with bronze, medley relay squad Hazel Bentley, Lucy Bracken, Freya Jenkinson, Danielle Lee also got fourth and bronze medals.

Just out of the medals were Ella Kelly art, Fionn and Roisin Vigors solo and group singing, Mollie O’Leary, Erin Finn, Jack Burke in gymnastics, Euan Millar, Laura Bentley, Sean Lawlor and Freya Millar in swimming.

Many thanks to the parents, guardians, coaches, managers, generous sponsors and all of our young people who did themselves, their area, county and the community games movement proud.

18 talented young people whose ages ranged from six to sixteen years will travel to Limerick to represent their area and county at the 2019 National Community Games Festival of Sporting and Cultural Activities which will take place at the University of Limerick this weekend the 24th, 25th and 26th of May 2019.

Congratulations and best of luck to Ella Kelly in art, Alaoise Geraghty in hand writing and group drama/comedy sketch,  Grace Keenan in group drama/comedy sketch, Fionn Vigors in solo and group singing, Roisin Vigors in group singing, Katie Nuzum, Mollie O’Leary, Erin Finn, Zara Fennell, Jack Burke in gymnastics and Euan Millar, Sean Lawlor, Laura Bentley, Freya Millar, Danielle Lee, Lucy Bracken, Freya Jenkenson, Hazel Bentley in swimming.

A sincere thank you to the parents, guardians, coaches ,managers, our generous sponsors Arklow Credit Union ltd. Arklow Shipping, Wicklow County Council, Arklow Gymnastics Club, Asgard Swimming Club and anyone who gave us assistance in season 2018/2019.

Entries for places on our 2019 athletics panel for county finals has now closed

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.