Local success at National Community Games

There was plenty of local success at this year’s National Community Games event in Carlow as Roscommon participants impressed across a wide range of events in the Arts and Cultural finals.

One of this year’s stand-out performances came from Ivan Suprenenko from Ballaghaderreen, who claimed Gold in the U-16 Solo Music event with his performance on piano. Ivan had only recently moved to Ballaghaderreen from Ukraine.

Knockcroghery’s U-11 Mixed Chess team took home the Gold while the U-13 team from Roscommon-Kilteevan won Bronze and there was a very credible fourth-placed finish for the U-11 team.

The McGrath family from Ballinameen-Breedogue also claimed Gold with a superb performance in the U-16 Irish Contemporary Dance event. There were Gold medals too for Faye Shivnan from Ardcarne, winner of the Girls’ U-12 Handwriting, Tara Mullan from Kiltoom-Cam in the U-12 Solo Dance event, Victoria Geraghty (Elphin) in U-16 Art, and the U-16 Croghan-Drumlion-Cortober Drama Group.

Among the Silver medal winners were Sally McGowan (Croghan-Drumlion-Cortober) in Girls’ U-12 Model Making, Eoin Heneghan (Knockcroghery) in U-12 Boys’ Model Making, Adrian Liston (Ardcarne) in U-8 Boys’ Art, the Ballinameen-Breedogue U-14 Mixed Quiz team, the Croghan-Drumlion-Cortober U-12 Group Drama team, and the U-10 Mixed Draughts team from Elphin.

Congratulations also to the Croghan-Drumlion-Cortober U-12 Group Singers, the Kiltoom-Cam U-12 Modern Dancers, U-14 artist Rubie Peaty (Elphin), and U-14 Model Maker James Bruen (Castlerea) who each claimed fourth place in their respective events.