On Thursday 26th April, Boherlahan Dualla Community Games athletics evening was held at the GAA field in Boherlahan. As the primary aim of Community Games is to encourage participation, a fantastic turnout of 112 children took part. The races ranged from 60m sprint for U6 up to 800m for U14, with the added novelty of hurdles races for U10 and U14 and ball throw for U12.
Thanks to the huge help and organisation of the committee and volunteers, the evening was a huge success and every participant received a medal for their great efforts and sportsmanship.
The Boherlahan Dualla Community Games committee would like to thank Boherlahan Dualla GAA club and Anne and Tommy Flanagan for the use of the field. Very special thanks to John Foley, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Thomas Quirke and Willie Joe Dwyer for setting up the field for the event. Thank you to Ann Ryan and the Ladies Football club who ran the shop. Thank you to the parish schools for aiding in registration and encouraging participation. The hurdles were kindly loaned to us by Moycarkey Coolcroo AC. Given the talent on display in the parish, the two local athletics clubs of Moycarkey Coolcroo AC and Dundrum AC both have excellent juvenile clubs which would gladly welcome new members!
The participants going forward to the County Tipperary athletics finals on 10th June in Templemore are;
U8 girls 60m; Faye Burke, Avril O Dwyer
U8 girls 80m; Triona Heffernan, Amy Hall
U8 boys 60m; Jamie Maher, Cian Fogarty
U8 boys 80m; Harry Ryan, Niall Quirke
U10 girls 100m; Abbie Horgan, Brid Quirke
U10 girls 200m; Sophie Moynihan, Aoife O Donnell
U10 girls hurdles; Sarah Meehan, Roisin Heffernan
U10 boys 100m; Conor Fogarty, Rhys Copping
U10 boys 200m; Conor O Donnell, Michael Delahunty
U10 boys hurdles; John Keane, Bobby McLoughlin
U12 girls 100m; Mollie Maher, Margaret Keane
U12 girls 600m; Doireann Ryan, Sarah McLoughlin
U12 girls ball throw; Dearbhla Casey, Leah Maher
U12 boys 100m; Pawel Zakowicz, Daichi Lambe
U12 boys 600m; Tadhg O Donnell, Daire O Donnell
U12 boys ball throw; Ryan Bargary, Darragh Heffernan
U14 girls 100m; Danielle Ryan
U14 girls 800m; Paula Quirke
U14 girls hurdles; Anna Murphy
U14 boys 100m; Muiri Lambe, Brian Keane
Leah O Connell, Ruth O Connell and Fiona Maher qualified on the night but are unavailable on 10th of June.
We will also have relay teams entering in the different age categories.
Finally, at the All Ireland Winter Community Games Finals taking place in UL over the weekend of 25th-27th May, we have five finalists - Daire O Donnell, Tadhg O Donnell and Paula Quirke are on the county cross country team. Rory Crosse is the county champion at U10 Handwriting and Niall Fitzgerald is the county champion at U12 solo instrument. We wish them the very best of luck. The girls U14 football team have reached the North Tipperary Final vs Moycarkey – a great achievement.