MONAGHAN COMMUNITY GAMES
Monaghan Community Games.
Community Games began in County Monaghan in 1973. Brendan Johnston, who became the first County Secretary, recalls the earliest initiatives in circulating schools about the Games. This led to the formation of a County Committee with five Areas affiliating and forty four children participating in the National Finals.
Development of the organisation was spearheaded by Pat Murphy, who was Chairman until 1979 and by Joe Corr, Felix Sherry, Michael Murphy, Sean Mc Alister and Seamus McCluskey.
By 1975 a full programme of activities was being organised and 16 Areas had affiliated. The organisation continued to grow and develop to become a household name throughout the County.
Since the early 1980,s we have consistently had 19/20 Areas affiliated, covering the entire County.
The practice of producing a calendar/diary has been in place for many years, setting down dates for all competition entries, meetings etc.
All team games are run on a league basis and opportunity is given for participation in all events on the extensive programme.
Over the years many Monaghan people have played a prominent role at National and Provincial level, most notably the late Leo Carolan who served as National Vice-Chairman and National President.
Many of our participants have also continued to achieve in their chosen sports. Tommy Bowe, Rugby International and Conor McManus and Colin Walshe All Star recipients in 2013 spring to mind and are always available to promote the organisation.
Monaghan Community Games Website: Monaghan Community Games
Monagan Community Games Facebook Page: Monaghan Youth
Areas in Monaghan registered