While thousand of Donegal supporters made their way to Croke Park, a large contingent of Donegal competitors were heading to Athlone for this final week-end of the H.S.E National Community Games Finals. There were approximately sixty resident children and over seventy non-resident children taking part from all parts of Donegal. We had a very successful week-end coming home with 3 Gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze and 2 fourth place medals.
The three golds were won by the Under 16 girls from Donegal Town who were the talk of the camp with their easy and competent win also from Donegal Town the under 16 boys Basketball team and from Letterkenny West Noah Sanni who had a brilliant 100 metres win.
U13 Girls Rounders from Donegal- Town took the silver medal and from Letterkenny-East Arlene Crossan 2nd in the Long Jump and Peter Gibbons 2nd in the 7k Marathon.
Not to be out done by her bigger sister Laura Crossan from Letterkenny -East won a bronze in a very exciting 600metres. Futsal u13 Boys from Fanad came home a excellent bronze medal.
Fourth place medals
Fergus Cox from Buncrana won his medal in the Long Jump and U13 Basketball Girls from Ballyshannon came home with a very good fourth place medal. Caolan O’ Callaghan from Donegal Town came fourthin the U16 boys high jump. Well done to everyone at the week-end.
The Donegal Executive would like to thank Donegal’s Walking Olympian Brendan Boyce for being with the County over the week-end. Brendan competed at this level when he was younger and he was kept very busy with everyone looking for photographs with him. He said he had the best week-end in Community Games. We cannot forget Chloe Magee and Catriona Jennings who also took part in the games in their early years. A big thank you to Joesphine Mc Conigley and Kieran Murphy who were the County Managers and Christine Mc Gonigle tracksuit manager and to all mangers and anyone else who helped in any way in which was a very busy week-end.