Kerry Community Games Finals – Great to be Back

Gold for Kenmare: Fallon O’Shea won her gold medal in the Girls U-8 X 60 metres at the Denny Kerry Community Games finals at An Ríocht in Castleisland on Saturday. ©Photograph: John Reidy
 Denny Kerry Community Games Chairman, Nelius Collins at the finals in Castleisland.  ©Photograph: John Reidy

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.

Surprise Visitor

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.

All the weekend’s results can be found with a Click on the link here:
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