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National festival (Athlone)

Kerry will have a total of 345 competitors participating in Athlone at National festival

Weekend One August 12th -14th

Individual Competitions are;

  • Art,
  • Handwriting,
  • Model Making,
  • Grass Cycling,
  • Duathlon,
  • Solo Singing,
  • Solo Music,
  • Swimming.

Area Teams participating will be;

  • Draughts U10, U12, U14;
  • Futsal Boys U13 & Girls U15;
  • Indoor soccer boys & girls U13;
  • Soccer Boys U12;
  • Group Music & Group Singing U12 & U16;
  • Swim squads U13 boys & girls.
Also five county teams drawn from different areas compete in cross country and mixed distance relay races U12, U13 & U14

Weekend 2 August 19th -21st

Individual Competitions are;

  • Athletics both track & field events;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Judo;
  • Marathon U16;
  • Recitation U12 & U16.


  • 8 Athletic relays;
  • Badminton boys U15,
  • Basketball Girls U13;
  • Gaelic football U10 & girls U14,
  • Projects U11, U13 & U16

Kerry Community Games promotes healthy participation in sporting and cultural activities for children and young people. For over 40 years, thousands of children have participated each year and many have gone to become Kerry’s leading lights in sports and the arts.

There are currently forty-one registered Community Games areas in Kerry. These areas are organised by voluntary workers from the local community who decide which activities to run. Qualifiers from area competitions advance to the county finals where the first four in every competition receives a prize. Gold medal winners then advance to the Munster and/or National Finals to represent Kerry. Over the years, all Kerry areas have had the honour of representing their county at the National Finals and there are great memories and experiences from all levels of participation.

The success of Kerry Community Games is only made possible through the support and hard work of all our volunteers across the county. We look forward to working with these volunteers at area and county level to ensure that Community Games continues to be a source of good for the young people of Kerry.

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Present Committee

Brian Lewis
Vice President
Kit Horan
Sean O' Sullivan
Patsy O´Connell
Margaret Culloty
Minutes Secretary
Linda O´Reilly
Patricia O’Neill
Assistant Treasurer
Joan Murphy
PRO Radio
Nelius Collins
PRO Press
Margaret Dineen
Development Officer
Owen Stack
Youth Officer
Cassandra Myers
Childrens Officer
Clarissa Micheaux