Resulting from the local Quiz Competition in March, the following six children represented the area at the County Final in Labane on 6th April: Kate Corrigan, Julianne Harrington, Orla Fahy, Colm Brennan, Paul Curley & Martin Fahy.
This team finished in 6th place in the final despite the absence of two of its players on the day. This was a very credible performance indeed.
After many weeks of training children from the area entered in the U12, U13 and the U14 Cross County finals in Renmore on the 7th April. The first six in each race qualify to compete in the National Finals in Mosney week-ending 19–21st May. Michael Evans qualified in the U12 Boys and Julianne Harrington qualified in the U14 Girls. Congratulations to you both and we wish you a very enjoyable weekend.
Following a huge entry from all the schools in Claregalway/Lackagh you will notice that we have some joint winners. This was due to the very high standard of art by the children, therefore, making the judges decision very difficult indeed. Hereunder are the area results:
1st Ciara Ruane, Carnmore, Oranmore
2nd Ciara Lenihan, New House, Lakeview, Claregalway
3rd Nicola Conlon, Gortacleva, Claregalway
1st Aideen Connolly, Cregmore
2nd Rebecca Gilmore, Bawnmore
3rd Ciara McDonagh, Ballinavoher, Turloughmore & Sinead Kearns, Coolarne, Turloughmore
1st Eithne Brennan, Cregboy, Claregalway
2nd Claire Kearney, Knockdoemore, Claregalway
3rd Deana McGuire, Lydican, Claregalway & Amy Forde, Gardenham, Claregalway
1st Emma Noone, Lydican Hill, Claregalway
2nd Jennifer Davoren, Carnmore Road, Claregalway
3rd Natalie Molloy, ‘Hacienda’, Lydican, Oranmore
1st Roisin Gavin, Kilskeagh, Athenry
1st Jonathan Carton, Gortatleva, Claregalway
2nd Daniel Farrell, 25 Slí an Bhradán, Claregalway
3rd Brian Keane, Kilskeagh, Athenry
1st Jason Holland, Lisheenavalla, Claregalway
2nd Shannon Moran, Cloon, Claregalway
3rd Liam Brennan, Lydican, Claregalway
1st Keith McDermott, Cloonbiggen, Claregalway
2nd Cormac Dowling, Cregmore
3rd Michael Evans, Lakeview, Claregalway & Martin Duggan, Lakeview, Claregalway
1st Fergus Fahy, The Glebe, Claregalway
2nd John Joseph Connolly, Cregmore
3rd Richard Walsh, Grange, Athenry & John Doheny, Cregmore
First Place winners represented Claregalway/Lackagh in the County Finals on 27th April. Eithne Brennan came second in the U12 Girls, Keith McDermott came second in the U12 Boys and Jonathan Carton came 1st in the U8 Boys. Congratulations to the three of you on this fantastic achievement. Jonathan will now travel to Mosney to represent County Galway in the National Finals in August. Jonathan, we wish you a fun weekend and Good Luck with your painting.
U13 Indoor Soccer
Under the management of Mike Jacobs, an U-13 Indoor Soccer team was formed. Paul Curley, Paul Kilgarriff, Ronan Burke, Adam Duffy, Colm Brennan, Gregory Cunningham and Daniel Cunningham played in the County Finals in Headford on Sunday 28th April. Upon reaching the semi-finals they were narrowly defeated by Knocknacarra. Castlegar went forward to win the County Final.
This panel of seven mixed children, namely, Darragh Kirrane, Sean Moran, Adam Miller, Eamonn Loughlin, Deirdre Brennan, Alexis Giwa and Sarah Burke competed in the County Final in Claregalway Community Centre on Sunday 28th April. After a superb performance they finished in third place overall. So well done to each of you and your Team Manager, Patricia Carton who looked after the team.
U15 Mixed Badminton
This year, the Badminton team qualified directly to the Connacht Finals as they are the only entry from the County.
The Connacht finals will be held in June in County Mayo. Venue and date not finalised as yet. We wish the team every good wish under the leadership of Mairead McGlynn.
To-date, unfortunately the U13 & U16 Girls teams have been defeated. The U13 & U16 Boys teams are still in the tournament and we hope to have news of these matches in the near future. So, Good Luck lads with the remaining matches.