Mosney Holiday Centre in County Meath is the venue for the National Community Games finals.

The Community Games movement was founded in 1967 to encourage young people’s interest and participation in sport in a friendly and fun environment and has grown from strength to strength ever since.

Organised at a local area level, it involves everyone in the community children, teenagers, and adults who come together to enjoy and facilitate sporting activities for young people between the ages of seven and seventeen. The emphasis in the Community Games is on taking part and having fun.

Five thousand young people are competing over the weekend in a wide range of sporting disciplines, including athletics, gymnastics, basketball, soccer, Gaelic games, swimming and rounders. There will also be opportunities for those interested in art, pitch and putt, chess, draughts and judo to test their abilities.

Race walking, National Community Games Finals (1984)
Race walking, National Community Games Finals (1984)

The children present have all competed at area, county and provincial levels to qualify for a chance to win medals for their county.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 September 1984.