THE Leinster Community Games Finals took place in Carlow last weekend.
There were some great displays from the Laois competitors with Portarlington winning the U-11 Tag Rugby and The Heath boys and girls doing a double in rounders.
Portarlington U-11 Tag rugby team are Leinster Champions after beating Killoe of Longford in the semi-final 11-9 and then beating St. Brigids of Kildare 10-4 in a very entertaining and fast final.
The Heath’s Girls U-13 Rounders team are Leinster champions after beating Moynalty of Meath 21-4 in the semi-final and then beating Piercestown/Murrintown of Wexford 12-11 in a very tight final. The Heath’s Boys U-13 Rounders team are Leinster champions after beating Johnstown/Navan of Meath 30-16 in the semi and then they also defeated Piercestown/Murrintown of Wexford in a close final on a score of 16-15.
The Heath’s Girls and Boys U-15 both lost out in their finals by a single score. This was a very disappointing result for the boys and girls but a great performance was put in by all the competitors.
In Basketball U-11 mixed, the Emo/Rath team lost heir semi-final by a single basket in extra time, going down 11-12 to Kilbride of Meath. Also in Basketball, the Clonaslee/Rosenallis team in the Boys U-13 lost their semi-final 23-16 to Duleek of Meath.
In Hardcourt Tennis, the Ballyroan mixed U-13 team won their semi-final 2-1 against Cushinstown of Meath but lost their final 3-0 to Twomilehouse from Kildare.
In the Boys U-12 soccer the Emo/Rath team won their semi-final 4-3 against Summerhill from Meath before going down 6-0 to a very strong Bagnalstown (Carlow) team in the final.
The Tag Rugby team from Portarlington & the Heath Rounders U-13 Boys and Girls will represent Laois in the National Finals in Athlone in August.
Congratulations and well done to all participating teams from Laois and their mentors.