Rathoe Hall was the venue for the finals of the under-13 and under-16 County Carlow Community Games chess competitions on Friday night 27 March. Ballon/Rathoe were crowned the under-13 champions after defeating Tullow/Grange 5-0 in the semi-finals and St Lazarian’s, Ballinabranna 3-2 in the final. The winning team was Lorcan Doyle, Ballinvalley (captain), Cormac Kinsella Sandbrook, Michael Butler, Laraghbeg, Kevin Maher, Ballylean and Eoin Doyle, Ballinvalley. The substitutes were Roisín and Daire Connolly, Ballymogue. The team will now go forward to represent County Carlow in the Leinster competitions. The area failed to field a team in the under-16 age group.

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Prize Giving Ceremony in Ballon school 28/3/15

Art winners girls

U8 GirlsU10 GirlsU12 GirlsU14 GirlsU16 Girls
1,Sienna Connelly
2, Isobel Webb
3,Orla Dolton
4, Lillian Keating
1,Tosca Donavon
2, Aisha Bowes
3,Aoife Flynn
4,Rachel Hickey
1,Roisin Morrissey
2, Adele Morrissey
3,Emma Byrne
J4 Isobel Ayers
Sophie Webb
Aisling Byrne
1, Claire Kavanagh
2,Scorise O'Byrne
J3,Coamihe O'Neill
Aoibhimm Quinn
4 Michelle Kavangh
1, Kirsty Maher
2, Jessica Byrne
3,Eva McEvoy

Art Winners boys

U8 BoysU10 BoysU12 BoysU14 Boys
1, Jack Fagan
2,Luke O'Brien
3,Adam Walsh
4, Joe Warren
1,Jack O'Brien
2, Peter Wall
3,Shane McDonald
4,Dara Connolly
1,Ross Dermody
2,David Martin
3,Cillian McGrath
4,Ivan McAteer
1, Conor Nolan
2,Ciaran Flynn
3, Khalil OLokayc
J4 AJ Kane
Jason Kelly

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Make an Model Community Games County Finals

In the hushed hall of Ballon NS. 24 children from the county competed in U10, U12, U14 Boys and Girls finals today.

Winners will represent the county at the All Ireland Finals in Athlone in August.

Clubs competing were Slaney Valley, Askea, Myshall, St. Lazerians, Ballon/Rathoe and Bagenalstown

The concentration was palpable over the 3 hour period.



Art Results: Congratulation to the following who achieved great results at the Community Games Art county final held in Ballon NS on Saturday 21st March
u8 Girls – Isobel Webb – 2nd silver medal
u10 Boys – Daire Connolly – 4th bronze
u12 Girls Edelle Morrissey 2nd silver medal
Sophie Webb joint 4th bronze
Girls u14 Aoibhinn Quinn 3rd bronze
Boys u14 Jason Kelly joint 4th
Girls u16 Kirsty Kelly 1st gold medal
Jessica Byrne 2nd silver medal
Congratulations and well done to all