Killian Whelan, National Community Games Champion Boys U-12 50m Breaststroke, receiving his Gold Medal for Tipperary.
A total of 3,656 young people from all corners of Ireland travelled to the University of Limerick last weekend to take part in the first weekend of the Aldi Community Games National Finals where competitors from Tipperary enjoyed considerable success winning a total of 3 Gold, 7 Silver, 6 Bronze and 3 Pewter medals in various events
One of the highlights of the weekend was young Killian Whelan, Powerstown, Clonmel, giving an amazing performance to win a gold medal in u12 breaststroke swimming on a day described by his family “as one they would never forget”. Swimming is the most competitive event on the programme and becoming a national champion is something special.
Former community games competitor and superstar Paul O’Connell paid a visit to the games on Saturday to present medals in his favourite sport as a child “Swimming”.
It was also a memorable weekend for the Carew sisters from Lattin Cullen who have a super record in Model Making / Art and they added to their collection when Aine Carew won Gold in the u14 event and Leah won silver u16. Well done girls.
Aine Carew who won a gold medal in the under 14 Model Making at the National Community Games Finals at UL.
Cashel Rosegreen u13 Indoor Soccer team had an 8-2 victory over Longford in their semi final but Donegal deprived them of the National title. However runners up in an All Ireland final is a great achievement.
Delight for the Murray siblings once again
The Murray family from Ballingarry once again displayed their talent as artists with all three siblings Hannah, Colin and Kieran winning bronze medals. Their older sister Emma was part of the girls marathon team along with Lucy Murphy, Cashel and Rosie O’Flaherty, Powerstown.
Eight year-old Niall Fitzgerald from Boherlahan was brilliant winning a bronze in u12 solo music – 4 years under the age limit. Well done Niall.
Lauren Duggan from Nenagh was fantastic in the pool winning a silver medal under 8.
Cashel Indoor soccer. Cashel Rosegreen U-13 girls Indoor soccer team that won silver medals at the Aldi Community Games National Finals last weekend at the University of Limerick.
Tipp results in full
Killian Whelan, Powerstown Lisronagh u12 Breaststroke Swimming.
Aine Carew, Lattin Cullen, u14 Model Making.
Cloughjordan u13 girls Handball team.
Cashel Rosegreen u13 girls Indoor Soccer Team.
Emer Dwan, Grace Flanagan, Grace Fitzpatrick Ryan, Hannah Downey, Maia Sullivan, Molly Gilmartin, Managers, Wendy Fitz-patrick and Paul Flanagan.
Leah Carew, Lattin Cullen u16 Model Making.
Powerstown Lisronagh u16 girls swimming squad.
Ava Collins, Muireann Duffy, Isobel Hurley, Megan Hurley.
Cloughjordan u16 girls Table Tennis.
Ava Austin, Hannah Austin, Lisa Mooney, Robyn Fitzgerald.
Martin McCabe, Newport u16 Recitation.
Lauren Duggan, Nenagh u8 freestyle swimming
Faye McKeogh, Ballina u9 Gymnastics.
Hannah Murray, Ballingarry u10 girls Art.
Collin Murray, Ballingarry, u12 boys Art
Kieran Murray, Ballingarry u14 boys Art.
Roscrea Choir u13 mixed.
Reka Baranya, Leila Baskakovaite, Fanni Bosze, Julia Byczyk
Natasha Fryczkowska, Aoibhinn Kavanagh, Clodagh Kennedy, Wiktoria Kostka, Diarmaid McCabe, Zsofia Nagy, Jakub Noj, Gabrielle Reinyte, Sandra, Skocsen, Maja Swiderska, Sean Synott, Emma Troy.
Niall Fitzgerald, Boherlahan u12 Solo Music.
St Flannans/Bournea u16 Project team.Michael Ryan, Aodhan Ryan, Cathal Greene.
Powerstown Lisronagh under 12 boys swimming squad who represented Tipperary at the Aldi Community Games National Finals at UL. From left to right: Killian Whelan, Fergus McLoughlin, Tadgh Buckley and Tadgh Quinn.
Jack Duggan & Joe Franklin, Powerstown Lisronagh, U12 Group Music
Sophie Harris, Thurles U14 Butterfly.
St Flannan'/Bournea U12 Project team. Kyla Doyle & Amy Ryan.
Congratulations to everybody on a successful weekend Each participant who reached National Finals after months of hard work are all winners. Great work by all the volunteers.
Thanks to Aldi our sponsors, to U.L. for wonderful facilities.
The Tipperary Girls Marathon Team that competed at the National Finals at UL. From left - Lucy Murphy, Cashel Rosegreen, Rosie O'Flaherty, Powerstown Lisronagh and Emma Murray, Ballingarry.
COUNTY ATHLETICS FINAL ON SUNDAY, JUNE 10
County Athletics Finals will take place in Templemore on Sunday, June 10th. Closing date for entries is next Sunday, June 3rd.