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County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

County Meeting Tues 7th March 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

Vote for Mary Loughnane in the Golden Volunteer Awards.

2016 National Festival Results - Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

2016 All Star Awards.

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The Community Games motto: Mens sana in corpore sano is a famous Latin quotation, translated as "a healthy mind in a healthy body" or "a sound mind in a sound body".


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Latest News and Updates

A meeting will take place on Friday 24th Feb at 8pm in Kilnamona Hall for those in the Inagh/Kilnamona area who may be interested in getting Community Games restarted in the area.

The next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 7th March 2017 @ 9pm in the West County. It is important that delegates from each area attend. Handwriting and remaining Art & Model Making medals/certs will be given out to area delegates after this meeting.

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

The National Festivals are moving to the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown, Dublin this year. For a breakdown of which activities are scheduled for which weekend, check out our list of activities. It is highly advisable to book nearby accommodation early if travelling and staying in Dublin area.

The list of Project, Art and Debating titles are available to download from the Community Games website.

Coming up this weekend: Draughts in Tulla, Rounders in Barefield and Mini Rugby in Killaloe.

 
County Tag Rugby 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Tag Rugby competitions for U11, U14 & U16 were held on Sunday 19th Feb in Clarisford Park in Killaloe. The standard of competition was extremely high with teams vying for the opportunity to represent their county in the Munster Finals. A very competitive day was had with fantastic performances from all teams - three games going to extra time. For some areas it was their first time taking part in Tag Rugby. A fun day was had with the rain and mud adding to the excitement. Thanks to Killaloe for hosting this event and a very special word of thanks to Deirdre and Noel Coleman and their large group of volunteers.

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See full results below and more great photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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County Mixed Distance Relays 2017 Print

On Saturday morning, 18th Feb, the Mixed Distance Relays took place in Joe Garry's field in Cooraclare - many thanks to West Clare Sports and Fitness. A large number of boys & girls participated in ideal conditions. They were coordinated by Margaret & Vincent McCarthy. There were competitions for both boys and girls u12 & u14 with U12 running 400m & 600m while the U14 ran 600m & 800m. The first three in each category will make up the teams to represent Clare in the National Finals in May.

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See full results below and more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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County Handwriting 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Handwriting competitions were held in St Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla on Sat 18th Feb. A very large number participated in the different age groups. The standard of writing was extremely high giving the judges a very difficult job in deciding the winners. It was co ordinated by Mary Moran with a large crew of helpers. Thanks to all of them. In the U10 & U12 competitions the children participated for the chance to represent Clare in the National Finals. The U14 competition was a County event only.

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See more photos on Facebook courtesty of Mary Loughnane.

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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.

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County Model Making 2017 Print

Penty of children from around the county arrived in CBS School Ennis on Saturday 4th February to take part in the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Model Making competition. Many thanks to Cecilia O'Sullivan and her team for organising the competition and thanks to the school for providing the premises and all the adult and youth volunteers who helped with supervision of the competition.  Well done to all those who took part and created some wonderful models of sport in action during the few hours.

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Photos courtesy of Mary Loughnane. See more photos on Facebook.

Full results listed below.

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County Art 2017 Print

Hundreds of children from around the county (armed with pencils, crayons, paint and paper) flocked to CBS School Ennis on Saturday 4th February to take part in the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Art competition. Great credit is due to Cecilia O'Sullivan and her team for organising yet another successful event and many thanks to the school for providing the premises and all the adult and youth volunteers who helped with supervision of the competition.  Well done to all those who took part.

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Photos courtesy of Mary Loughnane. See more photos on Facebook.

Full results are listed below.

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Girls Outdoor Soccer 2017 Print


The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U12 Girls Outdoor Soccer competition took place on Sat 11th Feb in Lees Road, Ennis.

  1. Gold - Doora/Barefield
  2. Silver - Ennis, St. Johns
  3. Bronze - Clarecastle/Ballyea

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See more U12 Photos on Facebook, courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U15 Girls Outdoor Soccer competition took place on Sat 4th Feb in Lees Road, Ennis. Sixmilebridge / Kilmurry beat Doora / Barefield (1-0); Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry then lost to Ennis St. Johns (0-1).  Ennis St. John‘s then went on to defeat Doora/Barefield  (1– 0).  So Ennis St Johns won Gold and represent Clare in the Munsters, Sixmilebridge/Kimurry got Silver and Doora/Barefield came home with Bronze.

Many thanks to Flan Brennan who once again did a fine job co-ordinating the event.  There was a round robin between the three competing teams on both days.

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See Mary Loughnane's U15 photos on Facebook.

 
County Table Tennis 2017 Print

The U13 Boys St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Table Tennis tournament took place in Cratloe GAA Hall on Sunday 22nd January. A round robin format was used as there were three teams competing - one from Cratloe and two from Doora-Barefield. There was a large number of singles matches followed by a round of doubles matches.  The standard was good and there were some long rallies and close matches. Many thanks to Sara Cavanagh from Cratloe who co-ordinated the event and to the Cratloe GAA who provided an excellent venue.  In the end, the Doora-Barefield (white) team came out on top with Cratloe close runners up.

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See more photos on Facebook.

Boys U13 Results

  1. Doora-Barefield (White): Martin Frawley, Sean Frawley, Matthew Conway, Jack Moran & Darragh McNulty.
  2. Cratloe: Luke Murphy, Huw Gardiner, Cathal Lohan.
  3. Doora-Barefield (Maroon): Iarlaith McElroy, Ali Ijaz, Shane Mescall, Sean O'Connor, Donnacha Frawley.
 
County Basketball 2017 Print

On Sunday morning, 15th January, St Flannans College was the venue for the U11 mixed Basketball, coordinated by Jacinta McEvoy. The standard was extremely high with some very close matches. Cooraclare/Cree came out as winners and will now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in April.

U11 Mixed Basketball Results

  • GOLD – COORACLARE/CREE (TEAM 1): Aoibhe Hehir, Karen McMahon, Lisa Kelly, Alyce Carey, Aaron Townsend, Kevin Marrinan, Aidan Considine, Shane O'Connell, Sean Morrissey.
  • SILVER - CLARECASTLE BALLYEA: Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Trevor Nugent, Daniel Browne, Darragh Lynch, Harry Doherty, Eimear Lynch, Ivanna Costelloe, Eimear Burke, Orla O'Brien, Rebecca McNamara.
  • BRONZE - CREE COORACLARE (TEAM 2): Ami O'Gorman, Keira Culligan, Aoife Lillis, Simon Culligan, Fionn Burke, Killian McNamara, Darragh Townsend, Eoin O'Connell.
  • CERTS - QUIN CLOONEY (TEAM 2): Sive Timmons, Aoife McHugh, Carrie Scanlan, Donnacha Cantwell, Mikey Hassett, Cillian O'Halloran, Aiden Beirne.

 

U13 Girls Basketball Results

The U13 Girls competition too place on Sun 5th February in St Flannans College, Ennis. Check out more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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  • Gold - Kilrush
  • Silver - Clarecastle/Ballyea
  • Bronze - Cooraclare/Cree
  • Certs - Cooraclare/Cree
 

The U13 Boys competition takes place on 26th February.

 
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