Gold rush for Donegal teams and competitors at Community Games National finals


Gold rush for Donegal teams and competitors at Community Games National finals

Donegal had one of its most successful weekends ever at the Community Games National Finals in Athlone last Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Competitors took part in a host of events including soccer, futsal, mixed distance relay, cycling, draughts, table quiz, swimming, table tennis, art, handwriting and talent.

The finals had over 600 areas from throughout Ireland taking part in 40 sporting sporting and cultural activities and the first weekend saw 3,500 young people in attendance.

All the Donegal competitors accounted for themselves very well with some excellent performances and a record number of medals coming back to the county.

The county managers for the weekend were Mary Crossan and Cathal Doherty and they wish to thank all the team managers for their assistance and congratulate the competitors on their excellent behaviour. Thanks are also extended to the huge number of parents who travelled to give their support.

The second phase of the finals takes this weekend and the events include athletics, gymnastics, basketball, gaelic and talent. The bus will leave the Tescos car park in Letterkenny at 10am on Friday and returns on Sunday.

The weekend results were as follows:

Letterkenny boys u10 Indoor Soccer 1st; Fanad girls Indoor Soccer 2nd; Fanad girls u15 Soccer 1st; Fanad girls u13 soccer 4th; Letterkenny girls 7-a-side Soccer 3rd ;Letterkenny u12 Soccer 4th; Fanad girls u13 futsal 4th; Ramelton girls u13 table tennis and u16 3rd, boys u13 4th.

Cycling u14 boys, Elijah McGinley Glenswilly 3rd; Draughts, Ballyshannon u10 and u14 teams 4th; Swimming, Letterkenny u13 boys relay, 1st; Ballyshannon u13 girls relay 1st; Letterkenny u16 medley 5th; Girls,Chloe Shiels, Letterkenny-3rd, Cora Rooney ,Ballyshannon 2nd; Boys, Daragh Summerville, Ballyshannon 1st; Cian Mulligan, Letterkenny, 2nd; Cian Rooney, Ballyshannon, 4th; Cody Dunnion, Letterkenny 2nd;Handwriting,Niamh Hegarty, Letterkenny, 3rd.

Congratulations to all the winners.