Ballinasloe Hosts Successful Connacht Community Games Finals

What a wonderful day at the Aldi Community Games Connaught Finals in Ballinasloe! Great competition and wonderful weather led to a day of sport and fun for over 60 Teams from the 5 Counties of Connaught who participated.    

Appreciation to John Byrne CEO Aldi Community Games,  Cllr Jimmy McClearn Chairman Galway County Council,  Cllr Aisling Dolan and Cllr Dermot Connolly and  Sinead Colleran HQ who attend the Opening Ceremony.  

A huge Thanks to Connaught Chair Carmel Greally and the Galway and Connaught Committees who organised the day.

Thanks to the Ballinalsoe Sports Bodies who allowed Community Games the use of the excellent facilities, Emerald Ball Room, The Ballinasloe Rugby and Soccer Club.  Duggan Park GAA ,  Ballinasloe GAA Pitches,  Kiltormer Community Games Centre, Ballinasloe Library,   Ballinasloe Fair Green with thanks to Galway County Council .

To the Co-ordinators, Christy Brown, John Mitchell, Kevin Larkin, Jim Doherty, Michael O’Grady, Johnny Walsh, Peter Lyons, Tom Horkin, Conal Duffy and Aine Blenheim and Match Officials in all the competitions, A huge thanks.   

Appreciation also to Margaret, Connaught Secretary and Rachel in Results, Tony, John, Damien and Margaret at Presentations, Breda, Photographer, to everyone who made the day special of all the young competitors , their mentors, and supporters, Thank you

Please check out the Connaught and Galway Facebook Pages for lots of photographs from yesterday’s finals

The Connaught Results 2nd Round 2019   The Winners in all activities will now go forward to represent Connaught at the Aldi Community Games Final in UL on the weekend of 16th to 18th August 2019.

Final Results

Camogie Girls U/14


No Competition – Bullaun/New Inn (Galway) through to the National Finals

Futsal Boys U/13


Ballymoe/Ballintubber (Roscommon) 5   Riverstown (Sligo) 4

Futsal Girls U/13


Kiltoom/Cam (Roscommon) 5  Ballymote (Sligo) 2

Futsal Boys U/15


Kilmaine (Mayo) 4 Boyle (Roscommon) 2

Futsal Girls U/15


Tubbercurry (Sligo) 6  Burrishoole (Mayo)4

Gaelic Football U/10


Moycullen (Galway) 2-10 Balla (Mayo) 3-3

Gaelic Football Girls U/12


Cong (Mayo) 5-8 Skehana/Menlough (Galway) 5-2
After Extra Time

Gaelic Football Girls U/14


Knockcroghery (Roscommon) 3-4 Manorhamilton (Leitrim) 1-9

Hurling A Boys U/11


No Competition – Oranmore/Maree (Galway) Through to the National Finals

Hurling B Boys U/11


No Competition – Knockcroghery Roscommon ) Through to the National Finals

Rounders Girls U/13


Easkey (Sligo) 30 Breaffy (Mayo) 10

Rounders Boys U/13


Breaffy (Mayo) 47 Rosses Point (Sligo) 7

Tag Rugby U/11


Coolera (Sligo) 13 Ballinalsoe (Galway) 12

Tag Rugby U/14


Ballinasloe (Galway) 16 Geevagh (Sligo) 11

Skittles U12


Ballaghdereen (Roscommon) 184 Cornageeha (Sligo) 159

Skittles U/14


Ballaghderreen (Roscommon) 178 Cliffony Grange (Sligo) 98

Skittles U/16


No Competition – Ballaghderreen (Roscommon) through to the National Finals

Soccer Boys U/12


Drum/Clonown (Roscommon) 7 Clarinbridge (Galway) 0

Soccer Girls U/15


Ballaghdereen (Roscommon) 2 Cornageeha (Sligo) 1

Soccer 7 aside Girls U/12


Kiltoom/Cam (Roscommon) 4 St. Feichins (Sligo) 1

Spikeball Boys U/14


No Competition – Kilnadeema Leitrim (Galway) through to the National Finals

Spikeball Girls U/14


Kilnadeema Leitrim (Galway) 2 Boyle (Roscommon) 1