This year’s Cashel and Rosegreen Community Games District finals will take place in the Community Field in Rosegreen on May Bank Holiday Monday, and the organisers are hoping for a big turnout from the young people of the locality. Community Games which were once a huge occasion in the area, are undergoing a revival in recent years, and the organisers are hopeful that this will be carried on next weekend.
All ages and skills are catered for in the Community Games, and competitions are open to both boys and girls in all categories. There will be a full range of track and field events, from short sprints to middle and long distance athletics, along with sports such as long puck and shot putt.
Cashel and Rosegreen have a long and distinguished history of success at national level at the Community Games, and it is hoped to bring that back. In the past, the area has produced national champions in both individual and team events, and can boast county champions already this year in some of the non-athletic activities such as chess and choir singing. It is also important in this day and age to consider the beneficial health advantages of enjoying sport from an early age, and stressing the merits of participation as well as winning.
The event opens in Rosegreen at 2pm for registration, and the races will begin promptly at 2:30 pm. There is a small charge of 2 euro to enter, but this covers entry into multiple events, and will be used to pay for medals for the participants. Winners and runners up in each event on Monday will also qualify for entry into the county finals later on in the year.
Community Games was where many of Ireland’s track and field Olympians in London this year started on their journey’s to success, so who knows, you might get to see the next Sonia O Sullivan or Eamon Coughlan take their first steps to future glory. We’d love to see a big crowd competing and cheering on the stars of the future.