Clontarf Community Games - Update on Events
Clontarf Community Games committee and teams have been having a busy few months after quite a long absence. This year's events include Cross-Country, Soccer, Swimming, Athletics and the Table Quiz event, and loveclontarf.ie were delighted to see the team from Belgrove Boys come in at 4th place in the Dublin finals!
The organisers of the Community Games also gave us an update on two recent events which took place :
On Wednesday 28 March, 24 cross country competitors representing Clontarf Community Games took part in the Dublin Cross Country County Final in Tymon Park North in Tallaght. Training for the event had started 6 weeks prior to the County final, organised by Deirdre Markey on the committee. The weekly training session in St Anne's Park was attended by over 20 athletes each week and our very kind thanks to David Cahill, teacher in Belgrove Senior Boys, for leading the training sessions. A note of thanks is also due to Ann Reid of Raheny Shamrocks for her help and encouragement.
Boys and girls from Belgrove, Greenlanes, Howth Road and Holy Faith schools represented us superbly on the night! All age categories, (u12, u13 and u14 boys and girls) were represented. Our competitors thorougly enjoyed the event and Clontarf Community Games had a fantastic inaugural result with 10 of our panel winning a place on the Dublin county team! They are now training for the National Finals which will take place on Sat 26th May in Athlone. We wish them every success!
Two U12 boys teams were entered the Dublin Heats of the Soccer event, which was organised by Ciaran Duffy & Liam Quirke on the committee. The first match took place against Knocklyon last week. It was a great effort by the boys but unfortunately they were well beaten by a more experienced team. The second team played Meakstwon at the weekend, and with a 3-3 score, the game went to extra time where Meakstown managed to get one past us. The boys really enjoyed their matches & good craic was had by all. A big thanks for the great support & help from Clontarf FC manager, John O'Byrne. We'll have more time next year to prepare and we'll be ready for all oncomers!
The Community Games Committee are currently looking for Athletes and Swimmers - if you'd like to train with the squad and represent Clontarf in either event, you can find the full details here.