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Community Games will not be held in Athlone next year

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Community Games will not be held in Athlone next year

Leitrim Community Games competitors will not not be travelling to Athlone IT next year as the national board looks for a new venue.

The finals of the Games have been held in Athlone Institute of Technology since 2009, however board of the Community Games has announced that the annual finals are to move away from Athlone.

The Board  said it met last week consider "the location of the National Festival for August 2017 following recent correspondence from our current hosts Athlone Institute of Technology."

It said that, "In light of this correspondence and a perceived change in relationship from a partnership to a strictly commercial arrangement the Board, after lengthy consideration, unanimously decided to relocate the 2017 National Festival."

The Board says details of the new venue would be announced in the near future.