Since our last report all of the remaining County Finals have been held and the following are the results.
Congratulations to John Egan who took Gold in the Boys U14 Breaststroke, Ciara Duggan took Silver in the Girls U16 Freestyle, Colin Duggan took Silver in the Boys U12 Breaststroke, Angela O’Connor also took Silver in the Girls U10 Breaststroke and Ciara Joyce took Bronze in the Girls U12 Breaststroke. Both Emily O’Connor and Ross Duggan reached the finals in their events. The U13 Squad also took the Silver. This was an excellent performance by the area in any County Final and we wish John every success on his trip to the National Finals in Mosney in August.
The U13 Girls team were defeated in the Final while the Boys of the same age took victory over Ballyconneely. Under the management of Anne Brennan, this team consisted of: Colm Brennan, Robert Dooley, Brian Moran, Sean Kearney, Liam Dolan, Liam Foy, David Morris and Simon Monaghan. They will represent County Galway in the Connacht Finals in Mayo on 20th July. The venue is undecided at present. Wishing you all the best of luck!
U10 Boys Gaelic Football
These lads under the directorship of Geoff Diskin, Jimmy Gavin and Ray Dooley reached the County Final and were narrowly defeated by Oranmore/Maree. They displayed exceptional talent and were just unlucky on the day.
This fine young talented bunch of men managed by John Carr and Pat Burke were victorious in the County Final and will represent County Galway in the Connacht Finals in Mayo on 20th July. The venue is undecided at present. Again, lads we wish you all the best of luck!
Deirdre Brennan finished 2nd in the U10 Girls County Final. Congratulations to this superb young gymnast.
These ladies did the area proud by reaching the County Final against Killimor. After extra time they were narrowly defeated by only 2 points. Well done to the team on their gallant performance throughout the tournament and their Managers Mary Fahy and Anne Kearney.
Children from the area took part in most of the events at the County Finals held over two days at the weekend with many of them reaching the Finals on Sunday.
The U14 Boys and U14 Girls both took Bronze in the Relays, the U15 Mixed Relay took Silver, Joseph Monaghan received Bronze in the U14 Boys Hurdles, Julianne Harrington won Silver in the U14 Girls Hurdles, Brian Moran got Gold in the U14 Long Jump and Elaine Harrington won Gold in the U17 100 metres. Both Brian and Elaine will travel to Mosney to compete in the National Finals in August. Congratulations to all who participated and Good Luck in the finals.
With four teams, Volleyball, Hurling, Mini-Olympic Handball and Badminton, representing the area in the Connacht Finals and possibly reaching the National Finals and four individuals already qualified to represent the area in the National Finals we would very much appreciate sponsorship. We would welcome the sponsorship of a team, an individual, kits, bags or donations. This area is very active in Community Games and very well represented in the County. The Area Secretary, Pauline Harrington, can be contacted at 798 918; Area Chairman, Geoff Diskin, 798 866, or Ray Dooley, Area Treasurer, 798 692. Any Committee Member or Team Manager would welcome a call.