Games called off – but they will be back

Seán Counihan: Chairman

THE International Highland Games, planned for Killarney this June, have fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Killarney Town Twinning Association, which was the host body for the event along with the Killarney Convention Centre and the Scottish Masters Athletics International, has said the decision was unavoidable in the current circumstances but, on a happier note, the event will return in 2022.

This was to have been the first time the event was to take place in Ireland and it was scheduled for June 6-10, with events like hammer throwing and the sheaf tossing.

The event is open to amateur athletes over 40 years of age and last year’s hugely successful games took place in Arkansas in the US.

Killarney Town Twinning Association Chairman, Seán Counihan, said the decision to cancel has been tempered by confirmation that the event will return in 2022.

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