2014 Dublin Community Games athletics finals

Last weekend a group of circa 40 young athletes together with their parents made their way to Morton Stadium in Santry for the 2014 Dublin Community Games athletics finals. These young boys and girls had already been successful at the Skerries trials in May and for many it was their first time to represent their town at Community Games and I have no doubt it certainly won’t be their last. The Gold medal winners will go forward to represent Skerries and Dublin at the National Community Games finals in Athlone in August. Saturday, saw the heats and semifinals in each event with many Skerries athletes qualifying for the finals on Sunday. Congratulations to every one who competed, the future of Skerries athletic talent is very bright indeed! Skerries was also awarded 2nd place for the Lord Mayors award for best overall area only a few points behind the winners Navan Road. This is the best performance by Skerries athletes in recent years.
Results from Sundays finals as follows:

Gold
Keva Ndjatang (u8 60mtrs)
Daphne Ndjatang (u10 200mtrs)
Michael Smith (u8 80mtrs)
James Grimes (u10 200mtrs)
Sarah Whelan (u14 800mtrs, also Sarahs 4th consecutive DCG title)
Kyana McGuinness (u14 shot putt)

Silver
Cressida Amanianpong (u12 100mtrs)
Jane Maguire (u12 ball throw)
Girls Under 14 Relay (Sarah Whelan, Anna Calvez, Rapha Diamond Ebbs, Ruby Pereira)
Mixed Under 10 Relay (James Grimes, Ronan Winters, Ronan Geoghegan, Evelyn Apara, Leah Beggs, Natasha Byrne)

Bronze
Josh Ericson (u12 600mtrs)
Rapha Diamond Ebbs (u14 100mtrs)
Hannah Coleman (u14 ball throw)
Luke Whelan (u12 long puck)
Under 12 Girls Relay (Cressida Amaniampong, Holy Diamond Ebbs, Ella Kingsnorth, Vita O’Brien, Georgina Byrne)
4th
Vita O’Brien (u12 600mtrs)
Nathan Burns (u8 60mtrs)
Ruby Pereira (u14 800mtrs)

Finalists
Chloe Ericson – 5th (u8 80 mtrs)
Holy Diamond Ebbs – 5th (u12 100mtrs)
Ronan Geoghegan – 6th (u10 200mtrs)
Moses O’Brien – 7th (u10 hurdles)
Greg McEneaney – 8th (u12 600mtrs)
John Fanning – 8th (u14 800mtrs)
Alvin Amaniampong – 5th (u12 ball throw)
Joe Rogers – 6th (u12 ball throw)
Pierce Woodcock – 6th (u12 long puck)
Mixed Under 15 Relay – (Ciara Downey, Louisa Byrne, Jodi McIvor, Callum McDonnell) – 5th

Congratulations to all the Skerries kids who took part in the Dublin Community Games Athletics finals over the weekend in Morton Stadium Santry. A super haul for Skerries who came 2nd in the overall medal table (6 Gold, 4 Silver, 5 Bronze and 3 4th place positions). Wonderful achievement to everyone that took part. You are all fantastic and we are all very proud of each and every one that competed! Many thanks to all the volunteer staff at Dublin Community Games who ran yet another very successful weekend. A special thanks to Keith, Berni, Marie, Ciara K, Ciara D and Aoimhe who were the best coaching/mentor team all weekend!!

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