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2,000 Children to Take Part in Aldi Community Games National Athletics Track and Field Finals

2,000 children from all over Ireland will travel to SETU Carlow Sports Complex this weekend to take part in the first of the National Aldi Community Games events. Children aged between six and sixteen will be competing in the National Athletics Track and Field Finals with 28 different track events and 14 field events starting from 9am until 7pm. Bus Éireann, Ireland’s national bus company is very proud to be the National Travel Partner of Community Games and will have employees on site to meet and greet athletes, family and friends this Saturday, 13 of August at SETU Carlow Sports Complex.

Athletic Ambassadors will be at the events including Sarah Quinn, Jesse Osas and Adeyemi Talabi as guests on the day and they will be onsite chatting and presenting medals to the children. The Athletic Ambassadors will also be commentating on the races on the day and people can tune in from around the world via live-streaming on YouTube –

Eleanor Farrell, Chief Commercial Officer, Bus Éireann said, “Bus Éireann is at the heart of communities throughout the country. We are proud to be Aldi’s Community Games official travel partner for the third year and to see so many local communities coming together and showing their support for the games is really something special. The events highlight the remarkable talents of over 2,000 children in communities across Ireland who participated this year. We are delighted to be at the event so please pop by our stand and say hello.”

David Hoysted, Chief Executive, Community Games said, “we are delighted to have Bus Éireann and Transport for Ireland on board as our National Travel Partners as we launch into a very exciting time with over 2,000 Children from all over Ireland travelling to Carlow for the first of several National Events this year.”

Aldi Community Games was established in 1967 to provide the opportunity for young people to use their leisure time in a healthy and productive way and that mission is as relevant today. The National Cultural and Arts Finals will take place on the 27 and 28 of August at the Visual Art Theatre and St Patrick’s College in Carlow. This will be a lively and colourful celebration of culture and creativity. For more information, please check out

Source: Bus Éireann

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