There was huge excitement at Glynn Community Centre as budding young artists from across the locality gathered to compete in the area final of the Community Games Art and Handwriting competition.
A total of 42 kids aged from tots up to 14 arrived for an afternoon of art and there was great excitement as things got underway. After the kids bid a fond farewell to their parents, it was down to business as they gathered their supplies and did some practice runs.
The kids were given a theme to draw about and according to Glynn Community Games Chairperson Melanie Ryan, the standard was really high this year.
'There was great excitement here,' she said. 'The kids were given three hours to complete their masterpiece, but as you can imagine, quite a few of them finished early. Some of them, particularly the older ones, took it quite seriously though and took their time to create some brilliant pieces. We had a great mix of girls and boys this year which we were delighted with.'
After the art competition, 12 of the kids stayed on to take part in the handwriting competition as well. The winners in each age category in both competitions will now go forward to the county finals which take place in Castlebridge on March 30.
Upcoming events for Glynn Community Games include swimming, drafts, gymnastics and a table quiz. Those interested in getting involved can contact Melanie on 086 3377531.