Thousands To Go For Gold At Community Games

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Kerry Community Games Launch 9-6-2014

Kerry Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Frank Hayes (seated) and Kerry Community Games President, Brian Lewis at the unveiling of details of the 2014 games with KCG PRO, Margeret Dineen (left) and Secretary, Margaret Culloty at An Riocht AC in Castleisland on Monday morning. Included are athletes: Emer Dineen, Castlegregory; Dónal Ó Géibheannaigh, Tara Ní Mhurchú agus Dean Ó Líonachain ó Gaelscoil Aogáin, Oileán Chiarraí. Photo by John Reidy

THE official launch of the 2014 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Monday at An Ríocht, in Castleisland.

The event, sponsored by Denny, will take place at An Ríocht on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday,  June 22.

The finals features a full list of track and field events which attract competitors from all quarters of the county. Over 2,000 young people will come to Castleisland in pursuit of a gold medal and that elusive passport to Athlone to the National Finals.

Commenting about the launch, Kerry Community Games County Secretary, Margaret Culloty said: “The Kerry Community Games gives every child in the County the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of sport. With the Kingdom’s finest athletes competing to qualify to compete in the National Community Games Finals in Athlone in August, we are looking forward to a weekend of outstanding athletic performances.”

Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs, Kerry Group said: “Denny is delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals. The importance of sport and a healthy lifestyle cannot be underestimated and this event is essential in promoting sporting activity and community spirit among young people in Kerry. The success of this event each year is commendable and is testament to the extraordinary work and commitment put in by athletes, their parents, the voluntary committee and members of the community who continue to offer their support”.

He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the participants every success in the 2014 Finals.”

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