Community Games set for this weekend

On Saturday 22nd of June St Abbans Athletics Grounds will once again host the Laois Community Games Athletics County finals.

On Saturday 22nd of June St Abbans Athletics Grounds will once again host the Laois Community Games Athletics County finals.

The days calender of events will commence at 10.45 am with Javelin, Discus, Long Puck and Throw Ball preceeding the parade which will start at 12 noon.For safety reasons these events are held before the track events therefore competitors should assemble at the grounds approx 30 minutes before their event for regristration.

Hurdles will be the the first track event of the day, this year both sides of the track will be used for sprints which will speed up the running order of the day. Also, events will start with U-16s and work backwards through the relevant age groups. Relay team races will take place as usual at the end of the running order but will also start with Boys/Girls U-16 and work backward through the relevant age groups.

Selected Relay Teams to be with the county secretary Jane Walsh in the Tower no later than 2pm thank you. The Marathon will commence at 2pm.

An entry charge of €3 applies at entry gate for adults and competitors alike on the day thank you. Programme of events will be on sale for €1 each. As requested all areas are required to send at least one person to act as officals on the day thank you. Contact County Chairman David Corri (david.corri@gmail.com) or County Seceratry Jane Walsh (janewalshglosha5@gmail.com) for further details and information.

Ballyfin will read the Community Games Pledge in Irish and Rathdowney also in English. Refreshments will be availabe on the day at the mobile fast food and shop located within the grounds. Good luck to all the competitors from the twelve areas who are competing for qualification to the National Finals which will be held in Athlone IT in the coming August.

Well done to Stradbally U-13 Futsal team of Ciaran O’Neill, Darren Malone, Darren Robinson, Micheal Conlon, Mark 0 Connell, Killian Horgan, Damien McCaul and Christopher Moran who progress to Round 2 of Leinsters after defeating Daingean of Offaly and who now play Westmeath in their nextt match.Also best wishes to St Pauls Basketball team who also host Westmeath. Emo-Rath progress in Throw Ball U-11 andwill play Offaly in their next encounter,

Heath Community Games Results

The Heath Area Community Games Athletics Finals were once again held in fantastic weather conditions at The Heath GAA grounds recently. There was some fantastic competition in many of the races with the finishing judges having to make some very difficult decisions.

Results

U-6 Boys Novelty Race - 1st Luke Kavanagh, 2nd James Doyle; U-6 Girls Novelty Race - 1st Holly Sheeran, 2nd Emily O’Driscoll; U-8 Boys 60m - 1st Tony Walsh; U-8 Girls 60m - 1st Shannon Fitzpatrick, 2nd Alice O’Donoghue; U-8 Boys 80m - 1st Tony Walsh, 2nd Luke Kavanagh, 3rd James Doyle; U-8 Girls 80m - 1st Shannon Fitzpatrick, 2nd Alice O’Donoghue, 3rd Holly Sheeran; U-10 Boys 100m - 1st Conor Graham, 2nd Darragh Lewis, 3rd Kurt Kavanagh; U-10 Girls 100m - 1st Caragh Aird, 2nd Tess O’Donoghue, 3rd Rachel Graham; U-10 Boys 200m - 1st Conor Graham, 2nd Darragh Lewis, 3rd Kurt Kavanagh; U-10 Girls 200m - 1st Tess O’Donoghue, 2nd Caragh Aird, 3rd Rachel Graham; U-12 Boys 100m - 1st Ben Lalor, 2nd Cian Aird; U-12 Girls 100m - 1st Lisa Keane, 2nd Anna Lalor, 3rd Anna Hennessy; U-12 Boys 600m - 1st Ben Lalor; U-12 Girls 600m - 1st Anna Hennessy, 2nd Nora-Jane O’Donoghue, 3rd Ellen O’Driscoll; U-14 Boys 100m - 1st PJ Daly, 2nd Dylan Kavanagh, 3rd Jake Dargan; U-14 Girls 100m - 1st Elaine Daly, 2nd Aoife Daly, 3rd Erone Fitzpatrick; U-14 Boys 800m - 1st Barry Troy, 2nd Leon Holland, 3rd PJ Daly; U-14 Girls 800m - 1st Erone Fitzpatrick, 2nd Emily Gowing, 3rd Aoife Daly; U-12 Boys Ball Throw - 1st Daniel Daly, 2nd Darragh Lewis, 3rd Ben Lalor; U-12 Girls Ball Throw - 1st Lisa Keane, 2nd Anna Hennessy, 3rd Anna Lalor; U-12 Boys Long Puck - 1st Daniel Daly; U-14 Girls Long Puck - 1st Erone Fitzpatrick, 2nd Eabha Dunne, 3rd Elaine Daly.

Well done to all of the above and may we wish them all the best of luck in the County Finals which will be held at St Abbans Athletics Club on Saturday 22 June 2013. We would like to thanks Micheal Dowling and all the officials for the smooth running of the event and also to The Heath GAA for the use of their facilities.

Killenard Community Games Results

Our Area Athletics Finals were held in O’Dempsey’s a few weeks ago. We had more than 70 children competing in beautiful sunshine. Many thanks to O’Dempsey’s for the use of the facilities, and to all the parents who helped out on the night. We will have approx 40 children competing in the County Championships in St Abban’s on Saturday. The best of luck to everyone, and enjoy the day. Results,

Girls: U-8 60m - 1. Róisín Kehoe, 2. Sinéad Slevin. 3. Eva McNamara; U-8 80m - 1. Róisín Kehoe. 2. Sinéad Slevin. 3. Eva McNamara; U-10 100m - 1. Anna Wilkes, 2.Gráinne Cotter, 3. Ali Fortune; U-10 Hurdles - 1. Anna Wilkes, 2. Gráinne Cotter, 3. Ali Fortune; U-10 200m - 1. Anna Wilkes,2. Rachel Egan, 3. Ali Fortune; U-12 100m - 1. Aoibhín Murphy,2.Aoife Maher,3.Shauna Lindsey; U-12 600m - 1. Aoife Maher,2.Aoibhín Murphy ,3. Amy C. Kelly; U-12 Ball Throw - Aoibhín Murphy,2.Aoife Maher, 3. Danielle Whelehan; U-14 100m - 1. Jana Joha, 2. Ava Worrell, 3. Robyn McRedmond; U-14 Hurdles - 1. Jana Joha, 2. Ava Worrell, 3. Robyn McRedmond; U-14 800m - 1. Jana Joha, 2. Robyn McRedmond; U-14 Long Jump - 1. Jana Joha, 2. Ava Worrell, 3. Robyn McRedmond; U-14 Javelin - 1. Jana Joha, 2. Ciara Noons , 3. Robyn McRedmond; U-14 Shot Putt - 1. Robyn McRedmond, 2. Ciara Noons, 3. Ava Worrell

Boys: U-8 60m - 1. Joe Finn, 2. Seán Gutierrez, 3. Adam O’Leary; U-8 80m - 1. Joe Finn, 2.Adam O’Leary, 3. Seán Gutierrez; U-10 100m - 1. Ben Coen, 2. Neil McNamara, 3. Stephen O’Leary; U10 Hurdles - 1. Ben Coen, 2. Stephen Lennon, 3. Ronán Fallon; U-10 200m - 1. Ben Coen, 2. Stephen Lennon, 3. Ethan O’Sullivan; U-12 100m - 1. Eoin Worrell, 2. Ríoghán Murphy, 3. Jack Lennon; U-12 600m - 1. Jack Lennon, 2. Ríoghán Murphy, 3. Eoin Worrell; U-12 Ball Throw - 1. Jack Lennon, 2. Ríoghán Murphy, 3. Jamie Muldowney