Tuesday 18 June 2019

Community Games

CORK'S young athletes acquitted themselves well at this year's National Community Games Finals in Athlone last weekend.

A total of 87 Cork athletes took part in the games, and there were plenty of local winners who represented their area with distinction.

Amongst the local participants were Aoife Hurley, Fermoy (gold, u14 javelin), Vickie Cusack, Doneraile (silver, under 14 hurdles), Emily Linehan (4th, u12 ball throw), Anna Leamy Mitchelstown, (9th, shot putt) Kyle Ettoh, Fermoy (5th, u10 100m sprint final) and Sarah O'Keeffe, Mallow (5th, u14 100m heat).

Cork participants took part in a variety of sports, including athletics, basketball and soccer.

Throughout Ireland more than 300,000 children and young people, in addition to over 20,000 volunteers participate in community games each year.


KITE fans, kite flyers and families alike are being invited to Millstreet Country Park on Sunday, September 22, for their very first charity KiteFest in aid of Breakthrough Cancer Research.

From kite flying demos and a kite making workshop, to pipe bands, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a colouring competition, the variety of activities taking place are sure to blow everyone away. Visitors are being encouraged to bring their own kites on the day.

Millstreet Country Park will be donating all proceeds from their €20 per car entrance fee to Breakthrough Cancer Research. The event will run from 1pm to 5pm with activities commencing at 2pm.

Call 1890 998 998 or see www.breakthroughcancerresearch or for more.