Tipperary well represented at Community Games Area Awards

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tipperary well represented at Community Games Area Awards thumbnailAward winners from Tipperary at the National Community Games awards - Mary Moroney, Silvermines,  Rosemary Ryan, Newport, Emby Walsh, Carrick On Suir, Jim Ryan, Moycarkey Borris. MT48562JOC

COUNTY Tipperary was well represented at the glittering National Area Awards Ball which took place last Saturday night in Johnstown Estate Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath.
The county extend their heartiest congratulations to all of the following who won very well deserved awards for their tremendous hard work and support at both county and area level
Newport won the best overall large area award for the most participation in 2017.
Silvermines were winners of best overall small area participation award in 2017.
Emby Walsh, Carrick On Suir won the Adult Volunteer award for many years of commitment and dedication to community games. Emby has worn many hats over years and is a great asset to the organisation.
Daniel Ryan, Moycarkey Borris won the Youth Volunteer award. Daniel was unable to attend due to college committments, his dad, Jim accepted the award on his behalf.  Daniel won numerous medals at area, country and national level. He was a valuable member of the youth committee until studies had to take priority. They wish Daniel the very best of luck with his future career.  Well done to all.
The University of Limerick was announced as the new Aldi Community Games National Festival venue. The Board of Aldi Community Games met on Friday to consider the location of the National Festival for the next three years. After lengthy consideration, the University of Limerick was selected as the new venue.
Speaking at the announcement, Gerard Davenport, President said: "This was a very open and transparent process and in the end the University of Limerick were the successful bidders. I would like to thank the other two shortlisted parties - NUIG and Athlone IT. Aldi Community Games looks forward to a successful three years at our new host venue."  This is wonderful news and Tipperary look forward to participating at this super venue.
Well done also to Aldi, current National Sponsors on winning the "Best Use of Print & Outdoor Award" at The Irish Sponsorship Awards for their super "Get In The Games" sign. This is a wonderful eyecatching piece of work and also Foodcloud donations are currently made from 128 Aldi stores.
News Flash
Because the county have not got confirmation yet from National of the full confirmed list of Winter Games, the following dates have had to be changed. The new dates are as follows : 
Closing Dates for team entries for the Winter Games - January 10, 2018.
Closing date for Area Affiliation - January 15, 2018.
First Meeting of the New Year and Draws for the Winter Games - January 17, 2018.
For the year to start properly we ask that all areas please adhere to these dates as we will be around three weeks behind on last year. We will send out the confirmed list of Winter Games as soon as we receive it.
 The County Final of  the U-14 Quiz is on in the Presentation Secondary School Thurles on Friday February 9 at 8pm. Areas can send as many teams they like to this event and entries are on the night.
 We would also like to welcome Cahir area back to Community Games  this year.


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