Community Games in Mayo county town fights for survival

Castlebar Community Games is making a heartfelt appeal to parents, guardians, volunteers and to the cultural and sporting organisations to step forward in order to save the events from closure this year.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday next, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Ivy Tower Hotel, Castlebar, to see what support exists to keep the games alive in the county town.

Volunteers are needed to form an officership and committee to continue the good work that has seen hundreds of young children compete each year from the Castlebar area.

Community Games in Castlebar has always produced strong teams of young children and individuals at area, county, provincial and national level down the years.

Unless progress is made towards forming a new committee all the good work over five decades will be lost.

The loss of Community Games in Castlebar will affect athletes, swimmers, soccer, gaelic, chess, draughts, art, futsal, cycling, gymnastics, handball, pitch and putt, basketball, badminton, rugby, rounders, table tennis, quiz and many more cultural events like dancing, group singing / music/drama and other projects.

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Community Games in Castlebar is presently being held together by three volunteers who have stated that they will remain involved but new regulations now mean that they cannot continue this practice due to new rules and regulations as agreed in a strategic plan.

This will be the last opportunity for volunteers to step forward and attend a meeting next Tuesday before any final decision is made as to the future of the games.

Castlebar Community Games can be contacted by emailing