Projects, hurling and basketball dominate Community Games action

Margaret Dineen

U11, U13 & U16 PROJECTS -- Our Projects competition took place on Friday last with an wide array of excellent projects.

We had very well presented projects that would put any project designers to shame, binders that proved that the children had put a huge amount of work into their projects.

There were surveys showing that the children had researched their projects, as well as wondering handwriting, drawings, pictures, models and slogans which all added to the projects on show.

Just to give those not lucky enough to see the projects on show a small idea of some of the projects on show:- we had project on the blue whale, paper models of football stars as well as Blennerville windmill, castles, drawing of Miles Cyrus, a wonderful binder and poster of the wonderful Duagh Ciborium where the children explained how a beautiful chalice was lost after a penal-times Mass by the Sméarla River only to turn up in the 1920s in a sod of turf delivered to the local presbytery.

In the Under-16 projects, we had projects outlining the influence of oop cultures with children outlining the good and not so good influence that pop culture has on our youth. Despite the bad press pop stars receive for some of their lyrics and dress, we also learnt that many of the stars give huge money to charity as well as supporting anti-bullying campaigns.

Our judges had a difficult time picking the winners and spend much time going carefully thought the projects and discussing them with the children.

We would encourage all children to take their project to school to show their teachers and fellow students especially after all their hard work.


Under 11: 1. Glenflesk; 2. Lixnaw; 3. Duagh/Lyre; 4: Firies. Castlegregory and Rock St/Caherslee received Certs in recognition of the quality and hard work put into their projects.

Under 13: 1. Rock St/Caherslee; 2. Glenflesk; 3. Beaufort; 4. Firies. Spa/Muckross received Certs in recognition of the quality and hard work of their project.

Under 16: 1. Firies; 2. Castlegregory.

U11 Hurling

Our U11 hurling competition took place in Ballyduff with 6 teams taking part. These were divided into 2 groups of 3.

In Group 1, Abbeydorney/Kilflynn and Ballyduff both defeated Ballyheigue and their match ended in a draw 1-4 to 2-1 going into extra time with Ballyduff being victorious qualifying for the final scoring another 1-1.

In Group 2, Ardfert/Kilmoyley and Lixnaw both saw off Kenmare and in the last game Ardfert/Kilmoyley got the better of Lixnaw by 5-6 to 2-1 to reach the final.

In the play off game Lixnaw won the bronze medals with victory over Abbeydorney/Kilflynn who received the Certs on a score of 2-1 to 0-2. In the final Ardfert/Kilmoyley justified their favourites tag by defeating a gallant Ballyduff side to retain their county title and gold medals with Ballyduff getting the silver medals, final score 4-1 to 0-2.

Final placings: 1. Ardfert/Kilmoyley; 2. Ballyduff; 3. Lixnaw; 4. Abbeydorney/Kilflynn.

U13 Boys Basketball

On Sunday, we had the U13 Boys Basketball played in Castleisland Community Centre. We had ten teams participating. These were divided into three groups and after some close and exciting matches the following teams qualified for the semi- finals.

In the first semi-finals - Currow/Currans dethroned last years title holders Castleisland and in the second, Rathmore/Gneeveguilla saw off Caherciveen. The play-off match proved to be a thriller with Castleisland winning the bronze by just one point, 25 to 24 for Caherciveen who received the Certs. In the final Currow/Currans dominated to win the county title and gold medals on a score 33 to 19 for a gallant Rathmore/Gneeveguilla side who collected the silver medals.

Final placings: 1. Currow/Currans; 2. Rathmore/Gneeveguilla; 3. Castleisland; 4. Caherciveen.

The National Finals will take place on the weekends of August 15-17 and August 22-24. Area Secretaries have a list of what events are taking place on both the weekends.

April / May events

Model Making - Sunday 13 April; Soccer Boys Under 12 - 13 April; Quiz - 18 April; Basketball U11 Mixed - 28 April; Tag Rugby - 27 April; Swimming - 4 May; Gaelic Football U12 - 5 May; Soccer Girls U12 & 15 & Gymnastics both on 11th May.

Check-in times

Model Making Sunday 13 April with check-in time of 1.30 for 2pm start at Gaelscoil Castleisland - children to bring their modelling materials and a base; Soccer Boys Under 12 takes place also on Sunday 13th April with an check in time of 9.30am at Mastergeeha Soccer Pitch.

Diary dates

Closing dates for receipt of completed entry forms: Thursday 10 April - Basketball Under-11; Thursday 17th April - Tag Rugby Under-11 & 14.

Fixture dates for some of our bigger competitions: Quiz (April 18 - date changed); Swimming (May 4); Gymnastics (May 11); Athletics (June 21/22). Check our website for up-to-date information on our fixtures, results and rules.


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