Boherlahan Dualla Community Games had a very impressive representation at the All Ireland Winter Games Finals in University of Limerick on 25th and 26th of May.
An early start at 10 am on Saturday for Tadhg O Donnell and Daire O Donnell in the U13 1200m cross country team event. They were representing Tipperary and the boys performed exceptionally well with Tadhg finishing in 4th place and Daire finishing in 7th place. Unfortunately their teammates didn’t finish high enough up the rankings, and the Tipperary team didn’t progress to the final. The two boys had to rush back to Boherlahan and don the sash for the U14 Mid West Football final which they won!
Emily Clifton Brown represented Tipperary in the Girls U14 Art competition. This is highly competitive and is one of the few events where almost every county has an entrant. Unfortunately Emily didn’t place in the competition but her artwork was beautiful and she had a great experience.
On Saturday afternoon, Boherlahan Dualla group comedy/drama sketch performed. The group comprised of Mollie Maher, Alex Wade, Roisin Heffernan, Charlie Lynch, Ruth O Connell and Darragh Heffernan. They performed a very entertaining and funny sketch with great acting by all. They received a very positive reaction from the audience. Unfortunately, they didn’t receive a medal, but they were a credit to their parents and to their mentors Eleanor Dwyer and Corrie Dwyer.
On Sunday, we had early success with Niall Fitzgerald receiving 4th place (pewter) in the U12 solo music category.
Niall was joined by his brothers Cian and Aaron, and the trio represented Tipperary in the U16 Group Music comptetition. The boys were exceptional and received the silver medal!
The girls U10 indoor soccer team had a great tournament and following a win over Salthill of Galway in the semi final, the girls then beat Killoe of Longford in the final to be crowned All Ireland Champions!
Thus we ended the All Ireland Winter games festival with an amazing tally of 12 medals!
Ryne Bargary, Paula Quirke and Sarah McLoughlin all qualified for Tipperary cross country teams but were unable to attend the All Ireland finals.
In the last month, we had a very successful athletics night with 40 athletes qualifying for the County Finals next weekend in Templemore.
Evanne Gleeson had a super display at the county gymnastics finals as did Alex Wade and Roisin Shelley in the county swimming gala.
We had teams entered in U10 football, U11 hurling, U14 camogie and U14 ladies football. All the teams were excellent with the U11 hurlers competing in the South Final where they were beaten by Ballingarry – well done to all involved, especially as it is a very busy time for fixtures at this time of year.
As always, huge thanks to the teams’ mentors and to the parents and guardians of all the children for facilitating their involvement in such a positive experience.