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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2017).

County Meeting Tues 3rd Jan 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

2016 National Festival Results - Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

County Events Calendar (2016).

County Athletics Results.

Munster Community Games Results.

2016 All Star Awards.

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Community Games FAQs

As well as having a very active International Committee who forge links with various organisations abroad, Community Games is one of the founder members of the International Sport and Cultural Association (ISCA). The ISCA has, in a very short time, become an umbrella organisation for sporting and cultural organisations world-wide.

Clare Champions Print

County Clare were well represented at the recent 2016 Community Games National Volunteer and Media Awards Ceremony in Galway (26th November). Well done to all involved and congratulations to all the award recipients.  Many thanks to our sponsors, St Francis Credit Union, who contributed to make 2016 another great year for Clare Community Games.


See more photos of the event on our Facebook page.

Award Recipients from Clare

  • Clare Adult Volunteer Award: Anne Arthur O'Brien (Ennis St John's).
  • Clare Youth Volunteer Award: Lauren McConway (Quin/Clooney).
  • Clare Small Area Winners: Kilkishen/O'Callaghan's Mills/Oatfield.
  • Clare Large Area Winners: Quin/Clooney.
  • Provincial Area Winner (Munster): Quin/Clooney.
  • County PRO Runner Up Award: Mary Phelan (Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry).
  • Regonal Paper Runner Up Award: Seamus Hayes (Clare Champion).
  • Best Overall County Website: Clare Community Games.
Clare Community Games Events 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2016/2017 season is presented below, along with all results from the season. Please note that all dates and venues are subject to change. Closing dates are normally 2 weeks prior to initial competition date. Entries must be submitted to County prior to closing date using the On-Line Registration System (ORS).  Competition entry fees (€2 per participant) should be paid every 1-2 months with details recorded on the County Event Entry Form - this can be posted with cheque payable to "Clare Community Games" to Treasurer, or brought to the monthly county meeting. All areas participating must be affiliated and have their fees paid before taking part in any county competition. This is also a requirement for insurance purposes. 

Note: Until such time as the ORS is open for 2017, Secretaries are requested to enter competitions by forwarding entries (Area Name: competition, competitors name, addresses and date of birth) to the county registrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Area AGMs 2016 Print

No sooner the season is over, it is that time of the year again when all areas should be holding their AGMs. The County AGM took place on Tuesday 1st Nov in the West County.  All areas should send representatives to the County Meetings.  Details of various area AGMs which are taking place county wide are listed below. To get your area AGM details listed below, please email Website Administrator.

We look forward ahead to a great 2017 season with our sponsors, St. Francis Credit Union. It is very important that parents of children participating in Community Games get involved in their area's activities and we would encourage parents to attend their local area AGMs. As we all know "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless" - volunteer in Community Games and get involved in the health and well being of your family and your community!

Please note that Area Contacts are listed on this website. If area contact details have changed since area AGM, please Contact Us with updated details.

Area Date Venue Time Notes
Ennis St John's Wed 5th Oct Junction Youth Centre, Cloughleigh 7:30pm


An Droichead Tues 11th Oct Bridgetown School 8:30pm


Lisdoonvarna / Doolin / Kilfenora Sat 15th Oct Pavillion, Lisdoonvarna 8:30pm


Cratloe Wed 9th Nov Cratloe Community Hall 8:00pm
Ballynacally / Lissycasey Thurs 10th Nov Lissycasey GAA Club 9:00pm


Clarecastle / Ballyea Thurs 10th Nov Abbey Hall, Clarecastle 8:30pm


Sixmilebridge / Kilmurry Thurs 10th Nov Sixmilebridge National School 8:00pm


Quin / Clooney Tues 15th Nov Quin Community Centre 8:00pm
Doora / Barefield Thurs 17th Nov Fahy Hall 8:00pm
Kilmihil Thurs 8th Dec Kilmihil Community Centre 8:00pm



Clare Community Games All Stars 2016 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star awards took place on Friday 21st October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis. Congratulations to all those who received well deserved awards on the night.

Check out our Facebook Page for some wonderful photos of the evening, courtesty of Mary Loughnane.


Natonal Festival 2016 (Weekend 2) Print

The second of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 19-21 August and 112 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a another haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Check out these pieces in the Independent and Irish Times. Also, be sure to catch the 9 O'Clock News on RTE Player (about 10 mins in) before it expires.


Photo courtesy of Mary Loughnane - See Facebook for full Photo Album or Community Games Flickr site.

Natonal Festival 2016 (Weekend 1) Print

The first of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 12-14 August and 220 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a massive haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Have a look at this nice letter from the Irish Times today from a Quin supporter and check out this piece from the Irish Independent in which the Foleys from Killaloe extol the virtues of Community Games!


Photo courtesy of Mary Loughnane - See Facebook for full Photo Album or Community Games Flickr site.

National Finals 2016 Print

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games will have over 330 children from across the County participating in a large number of both individual & team events in the National Finals in Athlone during August. The finals will be held over two weekends 12th - 14th Aug with 220 competitors and 19th - 21st with 112 competitors in both sporting & cultural events. Competitors can only take part in one individual and one team event but may also compete in an athletic relay or swimming squad. Clare has a very proud record at the finals and expectations are high that this year will be even better. Clare has won medals in the U13 Cross Country nearly every year since its inception and is looking forward to participating to their best.

The weekend of 12th – 14th August Clare will have competitors in Cross Country, Mixed Distance Relays, Cycling, Duathlon, Mini Rugby, Tag Rugby, Girls Soccer, Choir, Group Dance Irish/Contemporary, Group Singing, Handball, Art, Handwriting, Model Making, Swimming, Pitch & Putt, Table Quiz, Chess, Skittles, Solo & Group Music & Solo Singing.

Some of the participants representing Clare this coming weekend in Athlone

Munster Finals 2016 Print

The HSE Munster Community Games Finals hosted by Clare Community Games this year took place in UL on Saturday 2nd July. Full details of events and teams is listed below. Forty teams entered to represent St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games and they brought home 10 first places & 11 second places. The standard was extremely high in some events with some of the matches going to extra time. The Gold medal winners now go on to represent Clare & Munster in the National Finals in Athlone I.T. over two weekends in August. The Cooraclare/Cree Gaelic Football U10 are in a final to be played at a later date.

Clare Community Games Athletics 2016 Print


Up to 1500 children converged on Lees Road on Sunday 12th June for the 46th staging of the St Francis Credit Union County Athletic Finals which took place in good conditions. The venue was resplendent in its array of bunting, banners & flags which all added to the festive atmosphere to make it a great community, family day out. This year the finals took on a new format with the Relays & boys Long Puck starting at 11am. These were followed by a very colourful parade of athletes from 19 areas across the county to the beautiful marches played by the Browne of Cooraclare/Cree, brother Liam & Sean & their cousins, sisters Letitia & Andrea unfortunately Colm was unable to attend. The Browne family will represent Clare in the National Finals in the Talent competition. At the official opening ceremony the chairman Kieran Harvey welcomed everyone including the Deputy Mayor of Clare Ms Mary Howard, Newly elected Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton, Mr Raymond O’Mahoney representing St Francis Credit Union main sponsors of Clare Community Games & most of all the competitors & mangers from the 32 areas around the county. The Chairman thanked the title sponsors St Francis Credit Union, he said our games depend a lot on sponsorship and we are delighted to have such sponsors, Clare County Council all the advertisers and the media without whom Community Games would not exist. He thanked all the volunteers who give so generously of their time for the running of the finals. He wished everyone participating in the finals the very best of luck & hoped they all had a very enjoyable & memorable day.


Mr Raymond O’Mahoney said that St Francis Credit Union Ltd are delighted to be associated with Community Games. He said that in many ways the credit union sector & community games have a special link. Both organisations have been built through the hard work of volunteers who have given so much of their personal time down the years. He wished all the participants the best of luck for an enjoyable finals and looked forward to seeing them representing Clare. He paid tribute to all the dedicated volunteers involved.

Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton said she was delighted that these finals were her first official duty as mayor. She thanked all the parents & volunteers who had who had provided this fantastic opportunity for the children to show their best talents. Ann said she was an athlete herself in her youth and knew what fun you can have. She wished the children taking part and to enjoy every minute of it.

Mary Howard said it was privilege for her as Deputy Mayor to be present at the Community Games finals. She acknowledged the work done by the volunteers in Community Games for the children in Clare. She wished all the very best to the children for good & sporting finals and pointed out they had already done your family, school & community proud. She said the most important thing was the taking part. She wished all qualifiers the very best in National Finals.

The torch bearer was Tny Odubote - Ennis St Johns and the pledge was read as Gaeilge by Neasa Ni Ainifein from Ruan and in English by Daniel Spaight from An Droichead.



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