The Aldi Community Games have been taking place across Ireland since 1967. This weekend the National Track and Field Finals were held at the sports grounds of Carlow IT.

The games are run by an independent voluntary organisation, operating in local communities throughout Ireland.

Their aim is to provide opportunities for children and young people aged 6 to16 years to develop active healthy lives in a safe environment through experiencing a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

The Team Sports Finals will take place in two weekends time at the University of Limerick.

The ethos of the Games is that “Every young person should have the opportunity to take part in sports and art in their local community and grow up understanding how good it makes you feel when you are active and healthy.”

It gives an opportunity beyond school and beyond clubs for individuals to take part and do just that, and has to be applauded.

Among the winners at yesterday’s Finals was Oisín Giles, son of All Ireland Football Championship winner with Meath, Trevor.


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