Donegal had 80 participants in the Community Games national finals in Athlone at the weekend and they took home with two individual medals and three team medals.
The Community Games President, Mr Gerry Davenport (Letterkenny), welcomed President Michael D. Higgins to the opening ceremony.
The President got a rapturous welcome by all the children and adults. He thanked everyone for their warm welcome, He praised all the volunteers for their hard work behind the scenes and said that the work with the children was a worthwhile investment. He encouraged the children to keep up with their physical activity and that some amount of activity was better than none at all.
He wished the children good luck and said it was a wonderful achievement to get to the H.S.E National Finals and to do their best in making new friends and he thanked Gerry Davenport and all the delegates for their kind invitation.
Saoirse Callaghan from Letterkenny read the Community Games Pledge in Irish and she read the pledge really well and shook hands with President Higgins.
Donegal’s 80 participants over the week-end competed in a variety of events from art, handwriting, model-making table-tennis to athletics showing the varity of talent in Co. Donegal.
Dylan Dorrian (Milford) got a silver medal in U12 Art, Hannah Logue got a silver in the under 10 handwriting.
The Ramelton U13 girls Table Tennis got silver medals, Hannah Hunter, Erin Pyper, Leanne Boyce, Chloe Moore and Tori Steele.
The the Ramelton U16 Girls got bronze medals, Hannah Mc Cloy, Grainne Campbell, Lianne Boyce, Carly Bryant and Elsa Stewart.
The U14 Girls cross country got bronze medals. The team was Arlene Crossan, Ciara Finnegan Alanna Clarke, Saoirse Callaghan and Altan Murphy.
Donegal Community Games Committee would like to thank the County Managers Sean and Bernie Crossan for all their hardwork over the weekend and also thanks to all the team managers. The children were very well behaved and their parents and the county should be very proud of them.