Ballinasloe children brought home both Gold and Silver as they represented Galway at the 2016 Community Games Festival in Athlone this weekend.
The Ballinasloe boys relay team raced home to gold in the U12 4x100m Relay in Athlone IT. They battled torrential rain on Saturday 20th August to win their heats and semi-final and ultimately were crowned overall winners on the Sunday. With over 1,200 children taking part in the relays alone in Athlone over the weekend it is a magnificent win for Charlie Naughton, Joseph Tierney, Alex O'Leary, Conor Dowd, Shane Fitzpatrick and Niall Jennings.
Next up was another fantastic win for Balliansloe as Ava McKeon took gold in the 600m U12! Shane Fitzpatrick came second in a tightly fought race to the finish in the boys 600m U12.
Ballinasloe were also medal winners last week in Swimming as the girls U13 Swimming Squad came second overall.
Well done to everyone. All results can be found on www.communitygames.ie from Tuesday 23rd August.
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