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Islandeady Community Games 2018

2018 was a very busy and successful year for Islandeady Community Games with an increase in the number of our young people from the area participating in a wide variety of events.

The following is a brief summary of our activities for the year

Our U14 Quiz Team won bronze medals at the Mayo Community Games finals in Breaffy House Hotel in March. Quiz Team: Tara Hennelly, Kaleigh Kearns, Ryan Kerr, Oisin Moran, Manager Catherine Cunniffe

Art, Model Making & Handwriting The local competition was once again held in Cloggernagh National School where over 30 children took part. The participants produced some fantastic pieces of work and 11 children went on to represent Islandeady at the County finals, held in Breaffy N.S. in March. Tadhg Hayes won bronze in the U14 art section at Mayo finals while Moya Shaughnessy won gold U10 in model making and went on to represent Mayo in the National finals held in University of Limerick in May.

In-door soccer

U10 boys won silver medals at Mayo final held in Foxford in April

U10 Indoor Soccer team: Darragh Collum, Conor Dillon, Andrew Gallagher, Ryan McNamara, Eddie Moran, Daniel Rabbette, Ben Ryan, Micheal Shaw, Managers Ray McNamara & Stephen Chambers

U13 boys Semi final narrowly defeated in the Mayo semi-final

Sean Collins, Adam Coyne, Noah Devoy, Shane Hennelly, Christian McNamara, Darragh Needham, Christopher O'Connell, Sean Rabbette, Manager Brendan Hennelly

Islandeady Community Games hosted Mayo Finals in draughts in the community centre on April 8 th 2018 Islandeady U10 & U12 teams both won silver on the day. Overall the day was a great success which brought teams from all over the county.

U10 Draughts Darragh Collum, Ava Cunningham, Conor Dillon, Leah McNamara, Ryan McNamara, Lily Needham, Ella O'Flaherty Manager Sandra Cunningham

U12 Draughts Aoibheann Chambers, Kiersten Chambers, Aimee Dillon, Ethan Gallagher, Kate Needham, Daniel O'Malley, Ava O'Shea, Manager Michelle Needham

Islandeady put forward two chess teams U13 and U16. The U13 team were narrowly defeated in the Mayo final while the Under 16s went on to represent Mayo in the Connaught final in Leitrim.

U13 Chess

Luke Carney, Lauren Courell, Sarah Courell, Adam Coyne, Zara Cunningham, Christian McNamara, Christopher O'Connell Manager Alacoque Donnellan

U16 Chess Seamus Hayes, Finn Kellet, Dylan Kelly, Luke Napier, Michael O'Connell. Manager Karen Kelly

The swimming County Mayo Finals were held in Ballina in April. The Islandeady swimmers were managed by Lorna Irwin with the following success

Niall Carter Silver U16 Backstroke

Ivanna Horan Silver U14 Breaststroke

Lara Shaughnessy Bronze U14 Fly

Leah Irwin Silver U14 Freestyle

Our annual Sports Day was a huge success with over 100 children participating in what was a very enjoyable day. Following on from this 11 children went on to represent our area at the Athletics County Finals in Claremorris in June. Ryan Kerr won silver in U14 100m and Sean Graven won Gold in U8 80m and went to represent Mayo in the National finals in the University of Limerick, in August, where he had success in heats and semi-final, and narrowly missed out in the Final.

Roisin O'Brien represented Mayo in the marathon (7kms) in the May National Finals where she won an Individual Bronze medal and a team Gold medal.


U13 Boys won Gold at the Mayo Final in Barnacarroll.

U13 Futsal: Adam Coyne, Shane Hennelly, Christian McNamara, John Napier, Darragh Needham, Christopher O’Connell, Niall Vahey, Manager kieran O'Connell

The U13 Girls Futsal that representing Islandeady on the same day were Aoibheann Chambers, Kiersten Chambers, Zara Cunningham, Aimee Dillon, Molly Foy, Kate Needham, Emma Ryan Managers: Stephen Chambers & Sandra Cunningham

Sincere Thanks to all those who managed teams and co-ordinated events in the past year on behalf of Islandeady Community Games.

Also thanks to our hard working committee.

Chairperson - Lorna Irwin,

Secretary - Sheila Hayes, Ass Sect - Catherine Cunniffe

Treasurer - Paula Roberts, Ass treasurer - Sandra Cunningham

P.R.O. - Alacoque Donnellan,

Children's Officer/Designated Liaison Person - Stephen Collum

Congratulations to all the participants and winners and a big thank you to the Community Council, GAA, Foroige, schools and to everyone who helps to make our Community Games in Islandeady such a success.

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Looking forward to another active year in 2019 and all the Best of luck to our incoming committee:

Alacoque Donnellan Chairperson

Stephen chambers Assistant Chairperson

Catherine Cunniffe Secretary

Marian McNamara Assistant Secretary

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