On the Saturday and Sunday of last weekend An Riocht track in Castleisland was a hive of activity once again with the return of the Kerry Community Games Denny County Athletic Finals.
By Nelius Collins
After missing out last year due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year was a little different.
All the areas were restricted to one participant in each event and there was 544 competitors over the two days.
Great to be Back
All areas were divided into their own pods and a huge thanks to all the managers for looking after this and getting the necessary forms sorted.
The competition was as good as ever with some excellent running and close finishes the order of both days.
But it was the smiles on all the participants faces that told the true story. It was great to be back.
On Saturday there was a surprise visitor to the track, the one and only David Kenny who represented Ireland so well at the Tokyo Olympics and relived where it all started for him when winning the U-13 walk and going on to win bronze at the national finals.
Thanks All Round
Thanks to all volunteers who gave of their time, to the parents and coaches and above all to all the participants.
A huge thank you to our sponsor for the last 18yrs Denny for their generous support and to An Riocht for all their help and the use of their fabulous facilities.
Nelius Collins is the chairman of Kerry Community Games.
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