The Annual General Meeting of the Community Games Munster Council recently took place in Tralee.
There was a good attendance and intense discussion took place on the format of the new winter games programme and the new dates for both Munster and National Finals in 2013. One of the main topics was the introduction of Hybrid Rugby for girls under 16. Fethard, Cashel and Thurles have already entered teams for this event.
It seems the rules here are very much a grey area and the matter is now being referred for further clarification to the National Executive.
It was confirmed that the first Munster Finals will take place in Tralee on Saturday, March 30 and weekend one of National Finals in Athlone from May 24 to 26.
Second Munster finals will also be in Tralee on Saturday, June 29 and weekend two of National Finals in Athlone from August 16 to 18.
National Finals have now been reduced to the two weekends mentioned. People planning their holidays would need to pay attention to all of these dates.
The age for mixed Badminton is under 15 and over 12.
County News - All area affiliation forms and team enteries for the summer games programme must be submitted to the county secretary, Kathleen England, Mount Butler, Roscrea – firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the next county board meeting which will be held in Hayes Hotel, Thurles on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Areas that have not already done so are asked to please make a special effort to hold their AGMs asap. It would be great to do so during the Christmas holiday period especially as the entries for the summer games programme are so early.