Two hundred youngsters take part in Longford Community Games County Art and Model Making Finals

Longford has got plenty of talent

Two hundred youngsters take part in Longford Community Games County Art and Model Making Finals

Aoife Lee, from Killoe, winner of the Longford Community Games Girls U-12 Model Making with her creation entitled ‘Hurley’.

The Longford Community Games County Art and Model Making finals exceeded expectations with over 200 participants aged from U-8 through to U-16 from twelve areas.

The budding artists emerged from their area competitions where they had to rise to the top locally before being put forward to represent their Community games area into what is a hotly contested County Final.

Community Games is not all about playing sport, it is also about culture with art, music, talent which includes art and model making. It gives the children a great sense of achievement adding to their confidence. With participation numbers increasing year on year, the competition is also getting stronger.

The prize for winning the final is that seat in the National finals in Limerick coming up in May.

The full results are:

U-16: 1st Grainne Donohoe (Kenagh), 2nd Alana Coughlan (Legan/Ballycloughan), 3rd Ella Hogan (Lanesboro).

U-14: 1st Elle Lynn (Edgeworthstown), 2nd Ava Breslin (Carrickedmond), 3rd Naidi Durgelaite (Clonguish), 3rd Grace McEvoy (Clonbroney).

U-12: 1st Niamh Hegarty (Kenagh), 2nd Wiktoria Bialoszewska (Ballymahon/Forgney), 3rd Lily Hogan (Lanesboro), 3rd Emily O’Reilly (Dromard).

U-10: 1st Sarah Mulligan (AMG), 2nd Clodagh Farrell (Longford South), 3rd Sarah Hassain (Edgeworthstown).

U-8: 1st Aoibhin Coffey (AMG), 2nd Nora Drake (Abbeylara/Mullinalaghta), 3rd Cora Taplin (Ballymahon Forgney), 3rd Isobel Gacquin (Clonguish).

U-14: 1st Shane O’Hara Allen (Dromard), 2nd Ronan Burke (Ballymahon/Forgney), 3rd Ciaran McNally (Edgeworthstown).

U-12: 1st Thomas Mulligan (Edgeworthstown), 2nd Ronan Molloy (Ballymahon/Forgney), 3rd Daniel Hogan (Lanesboro), 3rd Riain O’Hanlon (Ballymahon/Forgney).

U-10: 1st Aidan Harris (Kenagh), 2nd Eric Ze Kai Kik (Edgeworthstown), 3rd Dylan Tracey (Edgeworthstown).

U-8: 1st Eoghan Gilbride (Ballymahon/Forgney), 2nd Ronan Sheridan (Killoe), 3rd Charlie Moynihan (Newtowncashel), 3rd Tyler Rea (Edgeworthstown).

With all the age groups and categories divided in groups, it was great to use St Mary’s National school as the venue with quiet spaces for each group. Longford Community Games would like to thank them for the use of the school for one of the most important County Finals.

The Longford Community Games County Model Making final followed the art, again with better numbers than previous years. Children had to make a model of a Community Games event. The entries were varied from Homer Simpson playing sport to a fantastic model called ‘Hurley’

Girls Model Making

U-10: 1st Emma Kiernan (Ballymahon/Forgney), 2nd Sarah Mulligan (AMG), Joint 3rd Niamh Lawlor (Drumlish/Ballinamuck), Aoibhe Mulligan (Killoe).

U-12: 1st Aoife Lee (Killoe), 2nd Chloe Spollen (Clonbroney), Joint 3rd Grace Cassells (Ballymahon / Forgney), Niamh Hegarty (Kenagh).

U-14: 1st Jamie Gilbride, 2nd Ella Whelan, 3rd Robin McCormack.

Boys Model Making
U-10: 1at Christopher Coughlan (Legan), 2nd Se Hegarty (Kenagh), Joint 3rd Kevin Og Murphy (Kenagh), Max Gallagher (AMG).

U-12: 1st Luke Coughlan (Legan), 2nd Cormac O’Dowd (Lanesboro), 3rd Mathew O’Reilly (Ballymahon / Forgney).

U-14 Boys: 1st Eoghan Duncan (Ballymahon/Forgney).

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