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Claregalway U15 team, having won through in Connacht, travelled to Mosney to compete in the National Finals of the Community Games on Saturday 23rd September. This was the first weekend of the Finals, which were run over two weekends. The Badminton was played on Monday, 25th, so the children enjoyed the delights and fun of Mosney on the Saturday and Sunday, before getting down to serious business on Monday.

In their first match they were beaten by a stronger team from Dublin. In their play-off for the Bronze Medal they met Monaghan, representing Ulster. Claregalway were by far the better team in this match, winning 5 games to love. They were very happy to come home to a very enthusiastic reception in Galway, with their Bronze Medals. The torrential rain failed to dampen the spirits of three bus loads of excited competitors and their team manages, plus the welcoming party of the Lord Mayor plus families and friends who turned out in large numbers. The Mayor spoke inspiringly to the children and praised them for doing their County and Province proud at National Level. In the Mayor’s own words, these children are a credit to their Community. We echo that sentiment.

Team Members:
Girls: Caroline Garrett, Cathy Casserly, Sandra Walsh, Elaine O’Connor
Boys: Christopher Keane, Ross Forde, Joseph Garrett, Kieran Moran

Congratulations to all the players who have done so well throughout the year.

Thank you to all the Parents, and friends who came to Galway for the homecoming.

We are very grateful to all our sponsors who helped defray the expense of taking a team to Mosney for a costly weekend.


  • The Local Community Games Committee
  • Allied Irish Bank, Tuam Road. Galway
  • Western Cellular, Tuam Road, Galway
  • Ulster Bank, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Dunnes Stores, Headford Road, Galway
  • McDonalds, Shop Street, Galway
  • Kynes Central Tavern, Loughgeorge.
  • Supermacs, Galway

Mary Forde