Ballymore Eustace Community Games
It's been a busy few weeks for the games. The local art competition took part last month after school and was well attended by a flurry of eager young artists. Results as follows:-
U 8 Girls U 8 Boys
1. Mardi Kinsella 1. Jack Sammon
2. Caitlin Barrett 2. Ryan Duff
3. Laura Gallagher 3. Liam Crowe
U 10 Girls U 10 Boys
1. Tara Ann Murphy 1. Malachy Sammon
2. Orla Clarke 2. Oisin Breslin
3. Sophie Dooley 3. Jack Murphy
U 12 Girls U 12 Boys
1. Kaja Natenek 1. Owen Murphy
2. Rachel Fanning 2. Jordan Deegan
3. Rachel O’ Reilly 3. Aaron Deegan
U 14 Girls U 14 Boys
1. Ellen Carter 1. Patrick Murphy
2. Hazel Stewart-Byrne 2. Tony Og Sheridan
3. Victoria Natanek 3. Zac Kinsella
As usual, the standard was very high and Aileen Murphy, resident artist with the local art group, had an extremely difficult time picking three from each category. Special thanks to Aileen for kindly judging the competition and to all the mums who volunteered to supervise and organise the event on the day. Thanks also to Mairead O' Flynn for allowing the use of the school.
The County Art Final was held in Newbridge early this month and Jack Sammon came first in his category to bring home a gold county medal - well done Jack - a great achievement - and to everyone who took part on the day.
The football pitch was the venue for this event with results as follows:-
Boys U-10 - 400m
1 Tadgh Barrett
2 James O'Brien
3 Conor Gilroy
Girls U-10 - 400m
1 Caoimhe Winders
2 Tara Winders
3 Katie Gilroy
Boys U-13 - 1200m
1 Caolin Halpin
2 Mark Barrett
3 Aaron Deegan
GIRLS U-13 - 1200m
1 Amy Horan
2 Niamh Winders
3 Kim Kelly
Many thanks to Jarlath Gilroy for organising this event.
The Cross Country County Finals took place in Newbridge. Well done to Kim Kelly who came 5th in the U-13 county final and therefore qualified to represent Kildare in the National Finals in Athlone next month. Also, well done to Amy Horan, Caolin Halpin and Aaron Deegan who ran excellent races against very stiff competition.
Deputy Seán Power tabled a parliamentary question to the Minister for the Environment & Local Government seeking an update on the construction of a new waste water treatment plant for Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare. In his reply, Minister Gormley (dated 23rd February, 2010) confirmed that the Ballymore Eustace Wastewater Treatment Plant was included in the Department's Water Services Investment Programme 2007-2009 under the serviced land initiative. However, in April 2009, following a review of the serviced land initiative the Department informed all local authorities that this scheme was being discontinued and that all existing scheme approvals were withdrawn. This was due to the economy and in particular, the oversupply of housing in some areas.
Since then, the Minister informed local authorities that where they were of the opinion the continuation of a scheme was necessary for the proper development of an area, it was open to them to make a case to the Department by 29th May 2009 and KCC resubmitted for the Ballymore Eustace scheme; a decision is expected from the Department in the coming weeks.