Monday, April 16, 2018

Busy time for Community Games

It has been a very busy couple of weeks for Kilcullen Community Games, writes Papillon Rabbitte, with great work from the contestants in Swimming, Mini Rugby and Indoor Soccer.

Kilcullen did exceptionally well at the county swimming gala taking home 10 county medals including four gold. The gala was held over two days in K Leisure, Athy, where the standard of competition was incredibly high. Our gold medalists - Tiernan, Sean, Ella-Louise and Nadya now go forward to represent Kildare at the National Finals in the University of Limerick this May.

Results from county gala as follows:
U10 Boys Backstroke: (3rd) Jack Bradley, (4th) Xavier Mahon
U10 Boys Freestyle: (1st) Tiernan Donnelly, (2nd) Sean Hoey
U8 Boys Freestyle: (4th) Ryan McLarnon
U12 Boys Backstroke: (3rd) Turlough Donnelly
U12 Boys Breastsroke: (1st) Sean Dunne
U8 Girls Freestyle: (1st) Ella-Louise Donnelly, (4th) Maya Tyrrell,
U14 Girls Butterfly: (1st) Nadya Dunne

Mini Rugby
Our under-11 rugby squad, the current county champions, played and won a thrilling game against a Skerries side to secure their place in the Leinster finals which are being held this year in Trim, County Meath on Sunday 29 April. Well done to the boys and their coaches on a fantastic achievement.

Indoor Soccer
The boys U10 indoor soccer blitz was held in Newbridge and the Kilcullen boys did a great job finishing 3rd overall, bringing more county medals Kilcullen's way.

The county final for this event is taking place on Friday 20 April in Athgarvan primary school at 7pm. Best of luck to Grace O'Donnell, Tara McCormack, Cadhla O'Brien, Kate McAuley, Grace Deanne, Erica Brunkard, Josh Kelly, Jacob Brady, Noah Mahon, Liam Keogh, James Mulhern and Luke Lynch who will be representing Kilcullen at this event.

Cross Country, Mixed Distance Relay and Marathon
These events are being held on Monday 16 April in Suncroft Community Field. Those interested in taking part in these events are advised to register at 6.30pm as entries for these competitions are on the night.

Mixed distance relay under 12 - Run 500m and the first six boys and girls across the line will become the county team.
Mixed distance relay under 14 - Run 700m and the first six boys and girls across the line will become the county team.
Cross county under 13 - Run 1200m and the first four girls and boys across the line will become the county team.

Marathon is for under-16s (and over 14).

For more information on events please check Kilcullen Community Games on Facebook.