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County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

Munster Results Sun 2nd April 2017, UL.

County Meeting Tues 6th June 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

May National Festival Information Sat 6th May 2017, Dublin.

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The next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 6th June 2017 @ 9pm in the West County. It is important that delegates from each area attend.

Please check the 2017 Calendar for an up to date list of events. The 2017 Activities Rulebook is also available for download.

The renaming of Lees Road to O'Sullivan Park will take place on Friday 19th May at 3pm - more details to follow...

The U12 Boys Soccer competition takes place in Lees Road from Mon 15th to Fri 19th May. Please see here for details of draw, times and other important competition information.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the May National Festival. Download full national results . 

The Draw for the U14 Girls Gaelic Football competition are now available - Gurteen, Sun 21st May, 2pm.

National Festival - May 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were well represented in the Aldi National Community Games finals in Abbottstown Sports Campus on Sat 6th May. This is the first time in a nuber of years that the weekend 1 of the finals was held in May. For the past number of years both weekends were held in August. One hundred and thirty six children from nineteen areas across the county represented Clare in the finals – in Gymnastics, Judo, Swimming, Swimming Squads, Cross Country, Mixed Distance Relays U12 & U14, Marathon, Quiz, Chess U13 & U16, Tag Rugby U14, Girls Outdoor Soccer U15. A number of these children are no strangers to the national finals which previously have been held in Athlone I.T. – Killaloe brothers Brendan & Oisin Minogue have previously won medals in swimming finals. Others who have been to national finals previously Ava Rochford, Eoin Rouine, Ella Doherty, Cian O'Boyle, Caoimhe Cahill, Shauna O'Gorman, Rachel Hartigan, Ronan Donnellan & Ben Whelehan. James Rochford will be representing Ennis St Johns in both U11 gymnastics & U11 Chess.

Well done to all those who took part and especially the many proud medal winners, representing their areas and our county.  Full results are available here.

Gold Medal Winners

  • Cross Country Team: Sean Breen – Doora Barefield, Ellen Carey – Ennistymon/Lahiiinnnch/Liscannor, Saoirse Crowe – Kilrush, Amilee Malice – Ennis St Johns, Ellen Mannion – Dooraa Barefield, Darragh Moylan – Clarecastle Ballyea, Niall Murphy – Quin Clooney, Cian Neylon – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly, Neasa Ni Ainifein – Ruan, Cian O'Boyle – Ennis St Johns.
  • Girls Cross Country Individual - Neasa Ni Ainifein, Ruan.
  • Gymnastics U9: Saoirse Kent U9, Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly.
  • Swimming- Ava Rochford, Ennis, St. Johns U12 Freestyle.
  • Girls Marathon Team: Aine Garry - Ballinacahill-Lissycasey, Aoife Madigan - Corofin-Kilnaboy, Rachel Hartigan - Clarecastle Ballyea, Sinead Lillis - Cooraclare-Cree.
  • Tag Rugby U14 - Quin/Clooney: John Cahill, David Considine, Darren Frain, Aidan Keating, Dylan, Eoin McCarthy, Orna Moynihan, Claire Murphy, Jack O'Neill, Sam Scanlan, Ella Taylor, Lauren Wall

Silver Medal Winners

  • Swimming - Ella Doherty, Clarecastle/Ballyea U16 Freestyle.
  • Mixed Distance Relay U12 Girls: Avril Lillis - Doora Barefield, Clodagh Quinn - Quin - Clooney, Holly O'Boyle - Ennis St Johns, Louise O'Mahony - Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry, Michelle Healy - Inch - Kilmaley - Connolly, Sheena Kerins - Doora Barefield.
  • Chess U16 - Ennis, St. Johns: Adam Gomes, Diarmuid Kilroy, Aaron Lillis, Tara McInerney, Ciaran McManus, Dylan Murphy, Brendan O'Connor.
  • Girls U15 Soccer - Ennis, St. Johns: Candice Brennan, Leanna Brennan, Fatoumata Diallo, Sarah Hassannejad, Amidat Karimu, Kadijat Karimu, Shauna Kenny, Serodie Lujinduladio, Jessica McDonagh, Shauna Mounsey, Naomi O'Shaughnessy, Darlene Omorodian, Meadhbh Peoples, Nora Tchadjobo, Chisom Ugwueru, Samantha West

Bronze Medal Winners

  • Boys Cross Country Individual - Cian O'Boyle, Ennis, St. Johns.
  • Girls Marathon Individual - Aoife Madigan, Corofin/Kilnaboy.
  • Swimming - Sybil Perkins, Quin/Clooney U14 Butterfly.
  • Barry Conway - Ballinacahill-Lissycasey, Colin Ryan - Ennis St Johns, Kyle Grogan - Cooraclare-Cree, Luke Griffin - Ballinacahill-Lissycasey, Mark O'Mahony - Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry, Shane Culligan - Ballinacahill-Lissycasey.
  • U16 Boys Swimming Squad: Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor – Jack Murphy, Ruairi Murphy, Kevin Nunan, Tommy Nunan.

4th Place Medal Winners

  • Boys Cross Country Individual - Niall Murphy, Quin/Clooney.
  • Girls Marathon Individual - Aine Garry, Ballynacally/lissycasey.
  • Swimming - Kate McDonnell, Doora/Barefield U14 Freestyle.
  • Swimming - Elise Pyne, Ennis, St. Johns U16 Backstroke.
  • Swimming - Shane Dilleen, Doora/Barefield U8 Freestyle.
  • Swimming - Dylan O'Brien, Corofin/Kilnaboy U16 Butterfly.
  • Boys Marathon Team: Ben Whelehan - Milton Malbay, Eoin Hurley - Lisdoonvarna, John O'Donoghue - Inch - Kilmaley - Connolly, Ronan Donnellan - Cooraclare-Cree.
  • U13 Boys Swimming Squad: Ennistymon Lahinch Liscannor – Ross Coyne, Jeffrey Lin, Sean McDonagh, Tola O'Looney.
  • Chess U13 - Ennis, St. Johns: Ronan Kilroy, Ronan Marren, Conall McCarthy, Fionnan McManus, Cian Pyne, Dylan Rush.


 Check out all the May Festival photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

County Girls Gaelic Football 2017 Print

he St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U12 girls Gaelic Football competitions took place on Sunday 30th April in Clooney GAA pitch. It was coordinatd by Kieran Harvey & Martha Deegan. The standard was high with Doora Barefield coming out as winners and the honour to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in U.L. on 1st July.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


  1. Doora/Barefield – Aislinn Carey, Ella Courtney, Aoibhinn Creaven, Avril Creaven, Avril Lillis, Ellen Mannion, Kate Moran, Niamh Mulligan, Eabha O'Driscoll, Ellis O'Flaherty, Lucy Power, Jane Quinn, Lauren Quinn, Sophie Torpey, Lauren Newman.
  2. Quin/Cloobey – Eabha Brennan, Ellen Collins, Shauna Daffy, Jessica Devane, Helena Downes, Ellie Doyle, Caitlin Dunne, Ellie Griffiths, Megan Hassett, Zara Kirby, Lucy Leamy, Emer Magee, Lucy O'Donnell, Muireann O'Mullane, Eva Rusk, Tara Stritch.
  3. Cooraclare/Cree – Amy Corry, Ciara Culligan, Aoibhe Hehir, Lauren Kampft, Aisling Kelly, Isabelle Kelly, Lisa Kelly, Aoife Lillis, Chloe Lillis, Aisling Lynch, Karen McMahon, Aimee McNamara, Ava O'Connell, Ciara O'Connell, Lily O'Dea. Karina O'Leary.
  4. Kilmurry Ibrickane – Nicola Sexton, Kayla Darcy, Meagan Downes, Rachael Griffin, Ellie Hanrahan, Sarah Meade, Niamh Miller, Grace Montgomery, Chloe O'Brien, Caitlyn O'Connor, Luisne O'Dea, Ellen O'Donoghue, Emma Scullane, Katelyn Shanahan, Sarah Talty.
County Hurling 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Hurling competitions for U11 boys were held on Bank holiday Monday, 1st May, in Broadford GAA Pitch in glorious sunshine. The pitch was in splendid condition. Eleven teams took part. The Standard was extremely high with some great displays of skill & teamwork. The co ordinator was Pat Loughnane with a team of capable assistants including referees Kevin Walshe & Andrew McMahon. Cratloe were the well deserving winners by the narrowest of margins after a very close final. Cratloe now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. on 1st July.

In the first rounds Cratloe beat Newmarket-on-Fergus 8-5 to 1-1, Derg beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry 1 5-1 to 1-4, Quin/Clooney 1 beat Killaloe 5-7 to 2-1, Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry 2 6-7 to 1-0, Quin/Clooney 2 beat Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield 7-4 to 2-1 while Doora/Barefield had a bys.

In the quarter finals – Cratloe beat Quin/Clooney 2 3-6 to 3-0, Derg beat Doora/Barefield 2-4 to 0-6. Doora/Barefield were ahead up to the final few minutes when Derg blasted in two goals to win.

In the semi finals – Cratloe beat Quin/Clooney 1 2-4 to 1-3 & Derg beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly.

Quin/Clooney 1 proved the stronger when they beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly for the Bronze medals.

The final was a very exciting close match of two very evenly mached teams with the Cratloe boys edgeing ahead in the closing minutes to take the gold medals from Derg by just 1pt 1-5 to 2-1.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


  1. Cratloe – Eanna Collins, Riain Collins, Ultan Donnelly, Darragh Egan, Evan Flahive, Sean Healy, Shane Leahy, Tadhg Lohan, Sam Mulholland, Garreth Murphy, Marc O'Brien, David O'Callaghan, Ian O'Brien, Cian O'Gorman, Morris Ryan, Odhran Sheppard.
  2. Derg – Harry Collins, Donacha Crotty, Mathew Crotty, Donnacha Dobson, Cormac Doyle, Ronan Fitzmaurice, Lee Harrington, Dylan Joyce, Sean Og Kilkenny, Jack Madden, Cathal McCaul, Oran Mulvihill, Owen Nugent, Paul Rodgers, Senan Sheedy, Michael Vaughan.
  3. Quin/Clooney 1 – James Brooks, Dylan Browne, Lachlan Carey, Conor Clancey, Conal Fennell, Patrick Finneran, Paddy Gardiner, Conor McCarthy, P.J. McCarthy, Jerry O'Connor, Fionn O'Gara, Tadhg O'Keeffe, Daragh White.
  4. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – Sean Carmody, Andrew Clancy, Patrick Clancy, Aidan Connellan, Ryan Courtney, James Doherty, Tadhg Falvey, Gareth Harvey, Jason Hayes, Jamie Healy, Padraig Healy, Ben McMahon, James Murphy, David O'Donoghue, Luke Reid, Leo Switzer.
County Indoor Soccer (Girls) 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Indoor Soccer competitions for Girls U13 and U10 were held on the weekend of 22/23 April in Corofin GAA Hall co ordinated by Flan Brennan & his many helpers. Many thanks to all those involved and to the excellent referees who helped make this a fantastic Community Games event.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Flan Brennan.


An Droichead came out winner and will now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals on July 1st in U.L. hosted by Limerick. In the Preliminary round Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) beat Doora/Barefield 6 – 1. Semi Final - Ennis St Johns beat Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) 6 – 3 and An Droichead beat Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) 4 – 2. In 3rd/4th playoff, Corofin White team beat their Red team 7 – 2 and in the final An Droichead beat Ennis St Johns by 2 goals 10 – 8.

  1. An Droichead – Aoife Curtin, Rachel Guerin, Caoimhe Hayes, Aoibheann Mc Arthur, Siobhan Mc Mahon, Caoimhe Moloney, Caoimhe Naughton, Emily White- Mc Louglin.
  2. Ennis St Johns – Lexi Bowe, Ava Brigdale, Mia Galvin, Ruth Ikiebey, Chloe Mc Guane, Reia Mounsey, Hannah Saidi, Abbey Walsh.
  3. Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) - Tara Carey, Skyee Concannon, Molly Cox, Caragh Fitzgerald, Eleanor Holmes, Aisling Nagle.
  4. Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) – Clodagh Carey, Clara Connors, Ava Flanagan, Gwyn Holmes, Hannah Moran, Kate O'Callaghan.


The winners were Ennis St Johns they will now go on to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July. In the preliminary rounds Ennis St Johns beat Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) 9 – 1 while Doora/Barefield beat Killaloe 5 – 2. In the Quarter Finals Quin/Clooney beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey 5 – 1, Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenore/Kilshanny (Red) 7 – 1, Ennis St Johns beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenors/Kilshanny (White) 6 –3 and Doora/Barefield beat Cooraclare/Cree 4 – 0. In the Semi Finals Quin/Clooney beat Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) 5 – 2 and Ennis St Johns beat Doora/Barefield 4 – 0. Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) beat Doora/Barefield for Bronze medals 4 – 3 and in the Finals Ennis St Johns beat Quin/Clooney 4 – 1.

  1. Ennis St Johns – Emily Barry, Ruby Burke, Mikayla Clohessy, Kadijat Karimu, Brianna Maxwell, Anita O'Shaughnessy, Evie Scanlon, Haley Slattery.
  2. Quin/Clooney – Hannah Clune, Anna Doyle, Sarah Manley, Ellie Mc Sherry, Niamh Morris, Orna Moynihan, Lucy O'Donnell, Roisin O'Mullane.
  3. Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) – Serena Concannon, Kelly Flanagan, Aisling Kierse-Barry, Chloe Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Jessica O'Connell, Aoibheann O'Connor, Aine O'Grady.
  4. Doora/Barefield – Ella Bohannon, Aislinn Carey, Eimear Clune, Millie Hadden, Niamh Mulligan, Ellis O'Flaherty, Lucy Power, Jodie Watts.
County Skittles 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Skittles competitions for U12, U14 & U16 were held on Sunday morning, 23rd April, at Kilkishen National School. They were cocordinated by Brian, Moll & Shane Nolan. The winners in each age group will go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.


See more action photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


  1. Quin/Clooney – Dannan Fox, Cormac Hall, Shane Haran, Emer Magee, Conor McCarthy, Euan Mc Gowan, Jerry O'Connor.
  2. Doora/Barefield (White) – Ben Kennedy, Cormac Kennedy, Harry Kennedy, Ella Cahill, Joe Mc Aleer.
  3. Kilkishen/O'Callaghan's Mills/Oatfield – Aoife Frost, Lilly Kavanagh, Martin-Rea Lenihan, Cathal McNamara, Eadaoin Moroney, Rachel Shanahan.
  4. Doora/Barefield (Maroon) – Dara Bohannon, Cormac Lynam, Emily Kelly, Kate Moran, Conor Nash.


  1. Quin/Clooney – Aine Browne, David Considine, Noah Doherty, Saoirse Keogh, Ella Moloney, Lorcan O'Connor, Molly Slattery
  2. Kilkishen/O'Callaghan's Mills/Oatfield – Fina Close, Aine Lenihan, Caoimhe Moloney, Jack Moloney, Darragh Moloney
  3. Doora/Barefield – Johnson Mununkum, Matthew Glennon, Robert Glennon, Darragh Mc Nulty, John Mc Aleer, Jack Moran


  1. Quin/Clooney – Saoirse Boyce, Emma Considine, Adam Deegan, Fiachra Hale, Niamh Magee, Ethan Moloney, Joseph O'Sullivan
County Camogie 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U14 Camogie competitions were held on Saturday 15th April in Clarecastle GAA grounds. It was coordinated by Ann McMahon of Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly with referees Aine Ni Cormac from Wolftones Shannon & Shane O'Loughlin of Ruan. Derg came out the winners on the day and now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in U.L. in July.

In the Quarter finals – Crusheen/Ballinruan/Tubber proved much too strong for Clarecastle/Ballyea winning 2 – 1 to 0 – 0, Quin Clooney had a bye, Derg beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 4 – 0 to 0 – 5, Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry were beaten by Doora/Barefield 2 – 3 to 2 – 0.

In the semi finals Crusheen/Ballinruan/Tubber beat Quin/Clooney 1 – 3 to 0 – 0 and Derg beat Doora/Barefield 2 – 3 to 2 – 0

The final between Derg & Crusheen/Ballinruan/Tubber was a very close encounter with the Derg side edgeing ahead in the end coming away with the gold medals on a score of 4 – 2 to 3 – 1. The playoff for the bronze medals was won by Doora/Barefield over near neighbours Quin/Clooney on a score 1 – 3 to 1 – 0.


See more Photos on Facebook courtesty of Mary Loughnane.

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. The deadline for areas to affiliate was 15th January. Areas which do not affiliate before the deadline will not be able to participate in Community Games competitions during 2017.

See fulll list of Community Games Events.

County U10 Gaelic Football 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Gaelic Football mixed U10 competitions were held on Monday 17th April in fantastic facilities in Coorclare GAA field. It was coordinated by Veroics Finucane assisted by Mairead McNamara & Marie O'Gorman with referees Noel Morrissey & Joe Garry. All ten teams participated which made for a great competition. The local team Cooraclare/Cree were the winners from Kilmurry Ibricane on a score 5 – 4 to 2 – 4. Cooraclare/Cree now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July in U.L.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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