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Summer Sports Day: The Community Games Summer Sports day will be held on 17th April at Dangan Track – registration from 1pm. All children resident in Claregalway or Lackagh parish are welcome to participate. It is always a great day with children and parents alike enjoying the fun. There will be events for all age groups from U6 to U16. Winners on the day will go on to represent the area at the county finals on Sun 6th and Mon 7th June. For more information on events etc. see our website.

Winter Program

Over 70 children competed in the winter program of events. Well done to all the children and their mentors on the brilliant performances.

Table Tennis

Congratulations to the boys on our U13 Table Tennis Team who achieved silver medals in the County Final on Tues 16th March. They were beaten by Abbey Monivea in a great final. We wish Abbey every success in the Connaught Finals in April. The Claregalway Lackagh Panel was L-R Shane O’Gorman, Paraic Commins, Thomas Coyle, James O’Dea, Robert Healy. Many thanks to Bruce Catchpole who was referee for the night and to Carnmore Community Centre and the Carnmore Table Tennis Club who allowed us to use their equipment and facilities.


Well Done to all the competitors from the area who participated in the County Art competition held on 20th March in Mountbellew. Special Congratulations to Jonathan Carton from Gortatleva who took the Gold Medal in the U16 Boys category and will go on to represent the County and Area at the National Finals in May.

Claregalway Lackagh Cross Country Team 2010:
Back L-R Rachel O’Brien, Darragh O’Connell, Shane Moylan, Fiachra O’Cochlain, Rory Owens, Andrew Farrell.
Front L-R Caitriona Moran, Shane O’Gorman, Aoife Gavin, Maeve Moran, Paraic Commins.

The County Cross Country Competition was held in ideal conditions on Sunday 21st March at the Palace Grounds, Tuam. Well done to all the team who ran well and congratulations to Rachel O’Brien, Darragh OConnell, Paraic Commins and Maeve Moran who all qualified to represent Galway at the National Finals in May. The whole team put in alot of work over the past number of weeks in training and we hope they enjoyed it. Many thanks to our trainers who gave so freely of their time – Cole Greene, Eilis Codyre, and Rita O’Leary Healy.


2010 saw the area enter 2 groups into the U14 Group Music Competition which was held in Abbeyknockmoy on 5th March. Although they were all very young and this was their first time entering, it didn’t stop them from coming back with a County Medal each. One group from Scoil Bhríde, Lackagh organized by Sacra Furey earned bronze medals . They are : Laurie Moran, Aelín Badger, Morgan Conroy Broderick, Emma Fahy, Amy Murphy, and Emma Coakley. The other group organized by Angela Fahy and consisting of Sean Loftus, Darren Hession, Darren Fahy, Adam Hession, Daniel Knoop, and Conor Fahy won the silver medals. Well done to all the children and their music teachers. We hope to see you all back again next year.


This year saw the area enter the U13 Choir competition for the 1st time as well. The competition took place in Abbeyknockmoy Church on 25th March. The children sang brilliantly and won the bronze medals. Well done to all of them and many thanks to Coman and Michelle who prepared them for the competition.


Congratulations to the U16 chess team of Orla McCann, Natasha Hynes, Cormac Gallagher, Daniel Coyle, Mark Browne, Jevan Hansbury and Owen Hannon who came 2nd in the County Competition in Ballinasloe on March 28th. The under 12 team of Conor McCann, Josh Buckley, Clodagh Ryan, Eoghan Gallagher, Leah Fleming and Thomas McStay competed well but were just pipped for a medal.