The official launch of the 2014 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals was held here in Castleisland on this Monday morning. The magnificent An Ríocht Athletic Club stadium provided the venue and the backdrop to the unveiling of this most important event in Kerry’s sporting calendar.
The event, sponsored by Denny, will take place at the same venue on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday 22nd.
The games will attract a host of competitors representing towns, villages and communities from across the county.
The Kerry Community Games gives every child in the county the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the benefits of sport.
“The Kingdom’s finest young athletes will be striving 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,” said Kerry Community Games County secretary, Margaret Culloty.
“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,” said Kerry Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Frank Hayes. “And” he added: “I would like to take this
opportunity to wish all the participants every success in the 2014 Finals.”
The Denny Community Games Athletics Finals feature a full list of track and field events
which will 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.
For more information you’re advised to contact: Margaret Culloty, Kerry Community Game on: 066 97 64977 or Aoife O’Brien, Corporate Affairs, Kerry Group on: 066 71 82309