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Community Games

Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation which operates throughout the local community. It provides opportunities for children and young people to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

It is a countrywide movement and is non-political and non-sectarian. It takes place at four levels, area, county, provincial and national. It caters for children whose ages range from under 6 to under 16 in an annual programme which has over 50 events over 28 different sport and cultural activities.

The aim of the community games is to encourage and foster community spirit and a love of sport and culture, particularly among young people.

The Community Games was founded in Dublin in 1967 by Joseph Connolly who died in 2008 aged 86.

Carlow is currently in the top three counties in Ireland for participation and success at national level. The Community Games movement continues to flourish in County Carlow. Originally there were 18 areas in the county but now there are 14 areas. However the entire county is still represented.

These areas are:

St. Mary's
St. Lazerian's
Slaney Valley

In 2004, Carlow County Council presented Carlow Community Games with an award for services to the community.

For more information on Community Games in Carlow please contact the Secretary, Mrs Eileen Lyons (059) 6471335 or the PRO, Mr. Brian Griffin (059) 9140832 or by email: bgriffin@carlowcoco.ie

The Clonegal Kildavin area is represented by Slaney Valley. Website: www.slaneyvalleycg.com

For more on Community Games visit: http://www.communitygames.ie