Slaney valley come and see day

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End of year party

Our annual end of year Disco will be held on Friday the 3rd of November to acknowledge the participation of so many children in the various community games competitions during the past 12 months.  This will take place at 7.00pm in Spellman Hall, Kildavin. 


The evening will start with the presentation of medals to the winners of our area competition in handwriting, model making and art which took place at the beginning of the year. The 27 children who travelled to Abbottstown to represent us in the National Finals will also be presented with a trophy to recognise their achievements.  Following the presentations there will be a disco for all young and old – this promises to be a disco with a difference. 


This night is a celebration of participation in our various events and we want to see each and everyone of the children who were involved with our club during the year at our end of year party. We want to see our artists, basketballers, model makers, scribes, footballers, athletes, swimmers, cyclists, tag rugby players, chess players and those who played skittles. 


A raffle will be held on the night and we are asking parents to donate child centred spot prizes and to contribute generously to the raffle on the evening. 


Our AGM will be held on Thursday 2nd  of November at 8.00pm in St Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal.  A large number of children in our area have benefitted from the work of the Community Games Committee and we ask that parents show their support by attending our AGM. 

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End of year fun day

To finish off the year in style we are holding an end of year fun day for all the Slaney valley kids Sunday afternoon the 23nd of July. 

Ardattin development are officially naming the field in honor of Mim Gorman and this will take place in conjunction with the fun day. 

The official naming will take place at 2:30 pm and games will start at 3pm.

Games that are planned will include three legged race, egg and spoon,  sack race, water relays, team relays, etc. Also included will be mammy and daddy three legged race and a family relay, to name a few. 

All ages are welcome. Please bring spoon, patato and an old scarf or tie. Refreshments will be served in the hall.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.   

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4 mile Fun Run

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Handwriting Area Trial results

We held our handwriting area trial last Thursday evening and as always a high standard made it as competitive as ever, well done to all who took part. The top 3 go on to represent Slaney Valley at the county final, held in Ballon school, starting  at 2:30pm (registration at 2pm)  on Sunday the 12th of March. 


U10 girls: 1st Olivia Romaniec, 2nd Aoife Byrne, 3rd Abbie Grey & 4th Elizabeth Callaghan.

U10 Boys 1st Johnny Sheppard, 2nd David Whitty & 3rd Niall McGrath.

U12 Girls 1st Chloe Roberts, 2nd Nicole Roberts, 3rd Isabel Whitty & 4th Aoife Murphy.

U12 Boys 1st Darragh Roberts, 2nd Sean Smith, 3rd Alex Callaghan & 4th  Eamon Murphy.

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Art Area Trial

Today saw a very competitive competition with over 40 kids taking part across various age groups. The standard was very high, so regardless of results well done to everyone who took part. Most importantly everyone had a fun afternoon with their friends.


The top three in each category make it through to the county final held in Askea boys school Saturday 11th March.

The results are as follows:

Girls U8, 1st Ciara Fortune, 2nd Ellie Byrne Roberts, 3rd Ava Byrne & 4th Freya Coulahan.

Girls u10 1st Sarah Smith, 2nd Elizabeth Callaghan, 3rd Megan Doyle & 4th Robyn Conway.

Girls U12 1st Sophie Byrne, 2nd Isabel Whitty, 3rd Shanna Mae Brennan & 4th India Mernagh.

Girls U14 1st Emma Byrne, 2nd Aisling Byrne, 3rd Cara Murphy & 4th Eimear Cowman.

Boys U8 1st Jamie Conway, 2nd Noah Byrne, & 3rd Killian Warren.

Boys U10 1st Joe Warren, 2nd James Knight, 3rd Sean Byrne & 4th David Whitty.

Boys U12 1st Eamon Murphy & 2nd Alex Callaghan.

We will endeavour to return the pictures through the schools, if children don’t receive pictures back please contact us.


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Upcoming events 2017 vol3


The area art final will take place on Saturday 4th March in Spellman Hall Kildavin, registration at 1.30pm and competition from 2pm-5pm. Age categories U8-U16 boys and girls. 

All entries must have a community games theme. U8 and U10’s can choose their own theme. U12-U16 must choose one of the following themes; Duathlon, Badminton, Futsal, Cycling on Grass, Project, Swimming, Culture Corner, Handwriting, One Wall Handball and
Skittles. Winners will go forward to represent Slaney Valley at the county final on Saturday 11th March in Askea Boys School, there will be a morning and an afternoon session, 9:30am and 2pm. Enquiries to Martina Carroll 087 9960357 or Deirdre Byrne 087 1171881.


The area trials for the handwriting will take place on Thursday 2nd March in St. Brigid’s Hall Clonegal. Registration at 6:45pm, competiton starting at 7pm. All materials will be provided. Age categories U10 and U12 boys and girls. County
finals will be held on Sunday 12th March at 2:30pm in Ballon National School. Enquiries to Martina Carroll 087 9960357.


The county final will be held on Saturday 25th March in Carlow for boys and girls U9, U11 and U13. Contestants must perform  the set community games routine. Interested participants please contact Deirdre Byrne by Friday 10th March on 087 1171881.


County final will take place Saturday 29th April. Training will commence for U12’s and U14’s on Friday 24th March after athletic training in Ardattin. Enquiries to Valerie Coulahan 087 6837724.

Fun Run: 

We will be holding our 4 mile fun run which is our only fundraiser of the year on Monday 1st May. Great fun for all the family.

Please like our facebook page slaneyvalley.communitygames to keep up to date with events

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Make and Model Area Trial Results

Well done to all who took part in the area trial last night, results are as follows:

Boys U10

1st Sean Byrne, 2nd David Whitty.

Girls U10

1st Robyn Conway, 2nd Sophie Moorehead, 3rd Saoirse Byrne, 4th Ava Coleman

Girls u12

1st Caoimhe Byrne, 2nd Sophie Byrne, 3rd Reece Coleman, 4th Isobelle Whitty

Girls u14

1st Sarah Sheppard, 2nd Shauna Doyle.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd will advance to the county final held in Ballon NS Sunday the 12th of March at 10am.

Models can be collected from the hall, today Saturday February 18th from 6 – 6.15pm

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Upcoming events details 2017 vol 2

Swimming: County finals for swimming will be held for U8- U16 in Graiguecullen on February 25th. Interested participants please contact Valerie Coulahan by 10th of February at 0876837724, as all names need to be registered before the event.

Chess: County final for U13 chess will take place on February 17th. Trials to pick teams will take place in Our Lady of Lourdes National School Bunclody on Wednesday the 1st February from 4-5pm.

Tag Rugby: Tag Rugby training continues for U11 and U14 mixed teams on Saturdays at 2pm in Ardattin.

Soccer: U10 and U13 soccer county finals will take place in February. Any enquiries contact Barry Byrne at 0879197559.

Art Competition: Area art competition will take place in early March, date to follow.

Mixed Distance Relay: The cross-country and mixed distance relay U12 and U14 county finals are due to be held in Ballon on Saturday 18th February. Training will be held on Wednesday 1st, 8th and 15th February in Bunclody GAA pitch at 7pm finishing at 7:45pm. Enquiries to Barry at 0879197559.

Athletics: Athletics training will be returning on Tuesday and Friday evenings in Ardattin from 7-8pm. As was the situation for the last two years athletics training will be held in conjuction with Ardattin Athletics. Registration night for both Community Games and Ardattin Athletics will take place on Tuesday the 28th February at 7pm in Ardattin Hall. Athletics training for age 8 and older wil start immediatley after registration. Training for age 7 and under will start at a later date.

Registration fee for Ardattin Athletics will be 20 euro per child and 25 euro per adult or 80 euro per family.

Community Games registration is 5 euro per child or 10 euro per family.

NOTE: We are delighted to see incresing numbers taking part in athletic training and competing in community games. If any parent would be interested in helping with athletic training this year it would be greatly appreciated. Any enquiries to Barry Byrne at 0879197559 and Deirdre Byrne at 087117188


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Make and Model 2017

Under 10 and older area trial details.

The area final will take place on Friday the 3rd of February in St Brigid’s Hall, Clonegal.  Registration at 6.00 pm, competition starts at 6.30 pm sharp.   Age categories U10, U12, U14 & U16 boys and girls.   No date has been fixed yet for the County Finals. Enquiries to Martina Carroll 087 9960357 or Deirdre Byrne 087 1171881.

  •  Community Games registration is €5 per child or €10 per family.  Competition fee is €2.
  • Competitors to provide their own materials and display boards.
  • Wire for models will be provided.

Make & Model rules.

  1. An exhibit must be based on a Community Games Activity.
  2. Any materials may be used.
  3. Time allotted will be 3 hours.
  4. An unprepared base for the model will be permitted but shop purchased ready-made items such as miniature dolls, bicycles, nest etc., will not be permitted.
  5. Maximum size of an exhibit will be 60cm x 60cm x 60cm.

(Full rules are available on the National Community Games web site.)

Under 8 and younger information.

On Friday the 27th of February during the normal make & model class 7-8pm there will be an opportunity for all U 8’s to take part in our “mini’s competition”.  All participants will be presented with a medal.  Normal class fee of  €3 applies.  Children to supply their own materials.  Display boards will be supplied.

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