The new year of Community Games is kicking off in Cork with the County Swimming Finals taking place in Leisureworld Bishopstown on Saturday January 27th from 3pm – 6pm. Any budding swimmers in Ballincollig are welcome to take part and it is open to boys and girls (separate races) for ages 6-15. The winners of each race will go on to represent Cork at the National Finals in UL on 26th/27th May. Why not give it a go, and do yourself, your family and Ballincollig proud? Entry is free to competitors, so there is nothing to lose. Anyone interested in finding out more please contact Karena Harrington on 087-9329482. Please pass on the word to anyone else who may be interested, and make sure you tell all your friends to follow Ballincollig Community Games facebook page to keep up with what’s happening in 2018.
Ballincollig Community Games volunteers were honoured at the 2017 Aldi Community Games national, area, volunteer and media awards ceremony in County Meath before Christmas, when they picked up the award for Best Area in Cork, an outstanding achievement given that this was Ballincollig’s first year participating in Community Games for many years. Ballincollig was honoured to pick up a second award on the night, as Karena Harrington, Secretary of Ballincollig Community Games, was named Cork Volunteer of the year. It is wonderful to see the hard work of the past year in Ballincollig being recognised at the National Festival.