The official launch of the 2016 Denny Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place at the weekend at An Ríocht AC here in Castleisland.
The event, sponsored by Denny, will take place at the same venue on the Saturday and Sunday of June 11th and 12th. The games will attract a host of competitors representing all communities from across the county.
“The Kerry Community Games ethos is child-centred with a focus on participation,” said Margaret Culloty, Kerry Community Games secretary.
“Community Games provides each child with an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport and the chance to progress and compete in the National Community Games Finals in Athlone in August. We are looking forward to a fun weekend with lots of great athletic events,” said Mrs.Culloty.
Denny Delighted to Continue
Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs, Kerry Group also attended the launch on Friday. “Denny is delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals,” he assured the gathering.
“Involvement with sport is often a great way to promote a healthy, active lifestyle and this event is a showcase for sporting activity and community spirit among young people in Kerry.
“The continued success of this event is testament to the hard work and commitment put in by all those who participate, their parents, the voluntary committee and members of the community who continue to offer their support.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the participants every success in the 2016 finals,” Mr. Hayes concluded.
Full List of Track and Field Events
The Denny Community Games Athletics Finals features a full list of track and field events which attract competitors from all quarters of the county. Young people will come to Castleisland in pursuit of a gold medal and that elusive passport to Athlone to the National Community Games Finals.
While the children are being registered and taking part in the opening parade, their parents set up the tented village around the perimeter of the track. This is relatively recent development and it’s now so much part of the atmosphere and colour of the finals. Fine weather is always a bonus on these occasions and, from this far away, it’s looking good.