Boherlahan Dualla Community Games
Fundraising Table Quiz – 2 February in Boherlahan Hall at 8.00pm – see "Events".
Community Games were founded in 1967. It is an independent voluntary organisation operating in communities all over Ireland. At its core, it is child centred and the main focus is on participation rather than winning. It aims to provide opportunities for young people to develop active healthy lives in a safe environment. Community spirit and cooperation is fostered and encouraged.
The organisation caters for children aged 6-16 years. It is not entirely sports based, there are cultural and arts sections also enabling children to participate in a wide range of activities.
Boherlahan Dualla Community Games re-affiliated this year. We hope to participate in a variety of events such as athletics, art, camogie, football, hurling, music and swimming. We had an extremely successful start when our cross country athletes won the Mary Doyle memorial trophy for the best participating area in the county. Three of our athletes qualified for the national finals representing Tipperary – Daire O Donnell and Tadhg O Donnell on U12 boys relay team and Paula Quirke on U13 mixed relay team.
We have had extremely positive feedback and help from the three parish schools and from our GAA, Camogie and Ladies Football clubs. Community support is vital for the continued success of any organisation.
The committee of Boherlahan Dualla Community Games are Garret McLoughlin - Chairperson, Annette O Donnell- Secretary, Corrie Dwyer – Treasurer, Liz Moynihan – PRO, William Hickey – Child protection, Dermot Coffey – Games Director, Mary Kennedy –Development officer, Aine Crosse, Karen Heffernan, Joe Casey. In addition, many others have registered as adult volunteers to enable future teams to participate and to facilitate the running of athletic events etc.
Further information is available on www.communitygames.ie. The age of a competitor is determined by 31st July 2018 unlike most other sporting events and competitions. This was deliberately chosen to aid children born in the latter half of the year! Also, Competitors must compete in the Community Games area in which they reside.