The second 2013 National Community Games Festival takes place in Athlone on 16th - 18th Aug. The events taking place this time around include Athletics (Track and Field), Basketball, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Futsol, Soccer, Rounders, Skittles, Spikeball, Tennis, Variety and Culture Corner.
The first event takes place at 2.30pm on Friday with the U14 Camogie Semi-Final between Banagher (Offaly) and Upper Creggan (Armagh). The first Kildare team in action is Newbridge St Brigid’s U13 Boys Futsol who take on Fanad (Donegal) at 9am on Saturday. The boys have had a fantastic year winning Gold at the May Festival in U13 Indoor Soccer and qualifying in Futsol defeating Killoe (Longford) 6-0 in the Leinster Final
St Brigid’s: Jamie Lyons, Oisin Sherlock, Daniel Madaghjian, Cian McHugh, David Higgins, Cian Butler, Jack Hannon, Ben Scanlon.
Later on at 11am Leixlip’s U13 Girls Basketball team of Ciara Bracken, Emma Browne, Laura Browne, Mollie Lawlor, Eimear Harrington, Ashley Njongue, Jan Muchemi, Fatimah Akorede, Caoimhe Masterson and Ellen Devine take on Donagh(Monaghan). The team had a tough match against Carlow side St Lazerians in the Leinster Final which should hold them in good stead for Saturdays semi-final.
Sallins will become the first Kildare side to compete in Hurling at the National Finals. They play Munster opposition in the “B” Hurling Final at 12noon on Saturday. The team qualified through the seeded competition defeating Kilmessan/Dunshaughlin (Meath) in the Leinster Final.Sallins: Eoin McConnan, James Dalton, Adam Kelly, Cormac Cullinane, Ryann Herbert, Diarmuid Mangan, Shane Callaghan, Jack Couch, Stephen Moran, Ciaran O’Gorman, Ryan O’Gorman, Simon Hughes, David Cronin, Shane Quinn, Sean Goings, Colm Dalton, Brian Wilsom, Stephen Kelly, Ciaran Mangan, Sean Cullinane.
Clane will play Erne Valley (Cavan) in the first Semi-Final of Mixed U10 Gaelic. Clane have been impressive thus far, not least when securing victory over a fancied Mount Temple (Westmeath) in Leinster and qualifying with a polished performance over Meath East. Clane will pull out all the stops to better the Silver won by the area in 2011.
Dean Comiskey, Michael O’Connor, Daire O’ Doherty, Matthew Walsh Hussey, Ronan Murphy, Ben Kirwan, Leah Dean, Holly Tyrell, Sean Tighe, Christopher Park, Ethan Farrell, A Wassam, Oisin O’Sullivan, Rebecca Lynch, Rosemary Ennis, Laoise Coillinan, Sean Finnerty, Sean Sheridan, James Bull, Patrick McNally.
Both St Conleth’s and St Brigid’s will thread the boards in U16 Variety. This hugely popular event will be staged at 6pm Saturday
St Conleth’s Tanya Gallagher, Rebecca Aspell, Meabh Manning, Lucy King, Leah Halford, Jodie Fleming, Jade Hogan, Jack Monahan, Elliot Nolan, Ciara Taheny, Carrie Ann King, Caoilinn Galvin, Aishling Dempsey and Aine Leonard
St Brigid’s: Sophie Donoghue, Shauna Walsh, Rebecca Donohue, Rachel Smullen, Niamh Carey, Leah Boland, Kym Kearney, Kellie Tyrell, Katie Collins, Kasey Harpur, Glen McLoughlin, Emma Begley, Danny McLoughlin and Aoife Byrne
St Brigid’s will also represent Kildare in U15 Culture Corner at 4pm Sunday
Niamh McFadden, Kate Dunne, Grace O’Brien, Dervla Leahy and Caoimhe Cummins.
The Main Attraction of the Festival is the Athletic Track and Field events taking place on Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am each day. Kildare’s Competitors are
100 Metres U10--Nina Anyanwu (Newbridge St. Brigids),
100 Metres U10--Runo Ayavoro (Newbridge St. Conleths),
100 Metres U12--Danielle Oghuvbu (Naas East),
100 Metres U12--Dara Oke (Newbridge St. Conleths),
100 Metres U14--Ellie O’Toole (Kilcullen),
100 Metres U14--Daire Turley (Leixlip),
100 Metres U16--Kevin Dunphy (Eadestown),
100 Metres U16--Aine O’Connor (Two Mile House),
1500 Metres U16--Ruth Murphy (Kilcullen),
1500 Metres U16--John Fitzsimons (Kildare Town),
200 Metres U10--Heidi Muirs (Newbridge St. Brigids),
200 Metres U10--Leon Sweeney (Sallins),
60 Metres U8--Keila Moore (Kildare Town),
60 Metres U8--Gavin Keane (Straffan/Ardclough),
600 Metres U12--Grace O’Toole (Kilcullen),
600 Metres U12--Tom Martin (Suncroft),
60m Hurdles U10--Dean Owens (Athy),
60m Hurdles U10--Ruth Sargent (Eadestown),
80 Metres U8--Jack Morrin (Eadestown),
80 Metres U8--Sarah Larkin (Eadestown),
800 Metres U14--Aimee McGrath (Newbridge St. Conleths),
800 Metres U14--Mark Glynn (Newbridge St. Conleths),
80m Hurdles U14--Diarmuid Kilgallen (Eadestown),
80m Hurdles U14--Lisa Aspell (Kilcullen),
Ball Throw U12--Jake Murphy (Kilcullen),
Ball Throw U12--Aliya Jordan (Suncroft),
Discus U16--Lauren McWey (Kildare Town),
Discus U16--Michael Ugochukury (Newbridge St. Conleths),
High Jump U16--Thomas Connolly (Leixlip),
Javelin U14--Jack McWey (Kildare Town),
Javelin U14--Nikki O’Neill (Newbridge St. Brigids),
Long Jump U14--Eoin Conneff (Eadestown),
Long Jump U14--Rachael McDonald (Suncroft),
Long Puck U12--Cormac Vizzard (Clane/Rathcoffey),
Long Puck U14--Emma Cully (Athy),
Marathon U16--Liam Murphy (Confey),
Marathon U16--Cliodhna O’Connor (Kilcullen),
Marathon u16--Conor Bergin (Naas East),
Marathon u16--Dave Foley (Sallins),
Marathon u16--Jamie Smyth (Staplestown),
Shot Putt U14--Katie Gilroy (Ballymore Eustace),
Shot Putt U14--Cian Prendergast (Suncroft),
The Relays are always the highlight of the Athletic Program. Kildare are represented by Twomilehouse, Eadestown, St Conleth’s, Sallins and Kilcullen
Relay Mixed U10--Andrew Carroll , Conor O’Brien, Daire O’Brien, Rachel McKeogh, Ruth Conneely (Two Mile House),
Relay Mixed U13--Hazel McLoughlin, John Lawler, Keela Magee, Orla Lane, Diarmuid Kilgallen , Eoin Conneff (Eadestown),
Relay Mixed u15--Aimee McGrath ,Mark Glynn , Juliet Odife , Kevin Kyne, Mark Dempsey, Michael Ugochukury (Newbridge St. Conleths),
Relay U12--Fiona Eguare , Grace O’Toole, Molly Aspell , Ruth Birchall , Sally Murphy (Kilcullen),
Relay U12--Darren Keane , Diarmuid Mangan , Eoin McConnon , George Lowen , James Dalton (Sallins),
Relay U14--Ellie O’Toole , Katelyn Hegarty Kelly , Nanci Murphy , Lisa Aspell (Kilcullen),
Relay U14--Adam Byrne , Andrew Lyons , John Shanahan, Ronan Downey , Ryan Mullins , Tony O’Connor (Two Mile House),
Relay U16--Christopher Brady , Ciarán Woods , Kevin Dunphy ,Evin Magee , Jonathan Deane (Eadestown),
Relay U16--Ruth Murphy ,Niamh Crowe , Roisin Crowe, Cliodhna O’Connor (Kilcullen).