Dublin Community Games is over 40 years in existence.
In the intervening years it has expanded into a national organisation that has brought happiness to millions of Irish children and directed others to national and international fame in sport.
Founded by Inner-city-born Joe Connolly in his adopted Walkinstown in 1967, Dublin Community Games has grown beyond all expectations. Its full potential as a continuing source of good for the young people of Dublin has not yet been realised.
The basic organised unit of Dublin Community Games is the Area administered by a Committee of voluntary workers from the local community. Each area has defined boundaries.
It is amazing how much has been achieved by Dublin Community Games considering that it has no paid staff and depends entirely on more than 1500 voluntary workers, with thousands of children taking part in Community Games in their local areas each year.
A considerable number advance to the Dublin finals in Santry Stadium and elsewhere, then the Leinster Finals and ultimately a smaller number get to the All-Ireland Finals in Athlone – the goal of every child in Community Games.
There are over 40 sporting and cultural events to choose from so that children can experience different sporting and cultural activities before deciding which they prefer and progressing further with their choice.
Dublin Community Games and affiliated areas receive grants from:
This helps to finance the running costs and the administration of Dublin Community Games and facilities in Carmichael House, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7.
County Secretary: Tom Sheridan, 085 8630225
Dublin CG Website: www.dublincommunitygames.ie
Dublin CG facebook: www.facebook.com/DublinCommunityGames
Dublin Youth CG facebook: www.facebook.com/DublinCommunityGamesYouth
Areas in Dublin
Clarehall / Donaghmede
Donabate / Portrane
South East Inner City
20 Inish Carraig House
Aldi Community Games is an Irish independent voluntary organisation and National Governing Body providing opportunities for children and young people to grow and develop in a positive and healthy way while experiencing a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. The National Festival is usually held over 2 weekends each year where on each weekend between 3 and 4,000 children compete for their area, town, county and province.