The Community Games is the biggest participant sporting event in Ireland every year. The Games have played a hugely important role promoting sport and activity throughout communities since they were first established in 1967. This year about 7,100 children were in Athlone over the last two weekends to compete in events at the Athlone Institute of Technology.
Wicklow athletes and competitors were successful again and returned back to the Garden County with a haul of medals from the 2015 HSE Community Games National Festival.
Weekend 1 – Results
1st Ellen Keaney (BBK/R) in U12 Freestyle
2nd Jack Corrigan (Enniskerry) in U14 Freestyle
2nd Lara Gillespie (Enniskerry) in U15 Duathlon
3rd Marguerite O’Donovan (BBK/R) in U16 Recitation
4th Freja Kavanagh (Arklow) in U14 Breaststroke
4th Conan Williams (Roundwood) in U12 Handwriting
4th Girls Pitch+Putt team of Karina Costello, Hannah Gormley, Poppy Meehan, Niamh O’Toole, Ciara Ryan (BBK/R).
Weekend 2 – Results
1st U11 Project team of Millie Barrett & Holly Moody (Lakeside) + Overall Award across all age groups
1st U16 Group Singing team of Amy & Sophie Barrett (Westside)
1st Ben Jones (Enniskerry) in U14 800m
1st Ciara Shannon (Aughrim/Annacurra) in U16 Solo Dance
2nd U16 Group Dance team of Ciara Shannon & Sarah Lalor (Aughrim/Annacurra)
3rd Lukas Sarkauskas (Lakeside) in U12 100m
3rd Kareem Matonmi (Baltinglass) in U10 hurdles
4th Amy Barrett (Westside) in U16 Solo Singing
4th Jack Burke (Arklow) in U9 Gymnastics
4th Isabella Downey (BBK/R) in U14 Solo Singing
Amy Barrett who won gold in the U-16 Group singing team with her sister Sophie will be performing live on East Coast FM this coming Friday on the morning show at 11.30pm.