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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

County Athletics 2017 Results.

County Meeting Tues 4th July 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

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

Munster Results Sun 2nd April 2017, UL.

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Community Games FAQs

Nation-wide Community Games personnel organise a wide range of sporting and cultural activities all year long, including Coaching, Competitions, Youth Exchanges etc. The Competitions culminate in Area Finals (January - April), County Finals (May - June) and Provincial Finals (July) each year. Community Games National Finals are held over three weekends, one in May and two in August.


Latest News and Updates


The next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 4th July 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 took place on Friday 19th May. More details...

The second Munster Finals take place in UL on Saturday 1st July in UL with some preliminaries taking place beforehand. See Draw and Info.

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

Clare Community Games Athletics 2017 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Athletics County Finals took place on Sunday 11th June in the newly renamed John O'Sullivan Park on a showery, blustery day. Many thanks to all the adult and youth volunteers at county and area level who helped to ensure that events ran smoothly. Well done to all the participants and to those who took part in the wonderful parade.


Please see full results below...

County Pitch and Putt 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Pitch & Putt competition for U16 boys were held on Sat 10th June at the Halfway House, Ennis. Six teams took part. It was co ordinated by Jimmy Maher with assistance from Suzanne McConway. The weather conditions were ideal for the competition. The standard of play was high with some very good scoring. Inagh/Kilnamona who only registered in Community Games recently after many years finished in third position. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry were the eventual winners. They now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals the weekend of 18th – 20th August where they will be hoping to improve on the Bronze medals they won last year. Dara Casey had the best individual score of 55.


  1. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Dara & Sean Casey (brothers), Noel & Colm Flynn (twins) & David Kennedy.
  2. Doora/Barefield – Cian Hadden, Mark O'Connor, Michael Nash, Morgan Lahiffe, Darra Hurley
  3. Inagh/Kilnamon – Jack O'Connor, Ronan Mescall, Conner Hegarty, Niall Glynn, Eoghan Foudy
  4. Clarecastle/Ballyea – Jack McNamara, Robert Loftus, James Doherty, David Loftus, Harry Doherty
Munster Finals - July 2017 Print

The Munster Finals take place in UL on Sat 1st July. Please note the following points.

Teams must check in with coordinator 30min before starting time for all their games(prelim, semi-final & final)

  • Only competitors listed on panel form may compete. If others are used team is illegal and will be disqualified. Insurance does not cover illegal teams.
  • No extra players should be togged off while game is in progress
  • Shin guards are compulsory for indoor & outdoor soccer
  • Gum shields are compulsory for Gaelic football, helmets for hurling.


Draft Schedule and Draw.

County Cycling 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Cycling competitions for boys & girls u12 & u14 were held on Saturday morning, 27th May, in Quin. It was coordinated by Tom & Suzanne McConway. The standard was very high. The winner in each event will now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in August in the National Sports Campus.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

County Duathlon 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Duathlon competition took place in Quin on Monday 5th June. Many thanks to Tom McConway for co-ordinating this event.


Girls U15 Results

1st Ella Doherty, Clarecastle/Ballyea

2nd Saoirse Davis, Doora Barefield

Boys U15 Results

1st Eanna McElroy, Doora Barefield

2dn Noah McConway, Quin/Clooney

Pathway Events 2017 Print

St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community games are offering children the opportunity to compete in the following events which were placed on the pathway at the National AGM last year. These events are confined to the County only. If enough counties/areas participate in the events they may then go forward to the National programme.

Individual Athletics

  • Boys and Girls U12 200m
  • Boys and Girls U14 400m
  • Boys and Girls U16 400m
  • Boys and Girls U12 Hurdles

The usual age rules of community games apply.

Boys and Girls O7 and U9 Multi event (consisting of 4 events)

  • There will be either four girls or four boys on a team.
  • Each child will compete in one individual event - ball throw, 300m, long jump, kick fada.
  • All four will compete in a 4 x 50m relay.
  • Points awarded for finishing positions: 1st = 1pt; 2nd = 2pts etc.
  • Team with the lowest score win
  • Rules as per existing national community games rules.

Entries for the above events should be made on the ORS.
€2 per event.
Pathway events take place Friday 16th June at 6pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis.

Please encourage children from your area to participate in these events.
Medals for the first three and a certificate for fourth place will be awarded in each event.
If a child has already qualified for national they can still take part in the above events as they are confined to the county.

Boys Outdoor Soccer 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games boys U12 Soccer competitions were held during the week of 15th-19th May in the newly renamed Ennis Active John O'Sullivan Park at Lees Road. Nine teams took part. The standard was extremely high with some matches going to extra time & penalty shoot out. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan with his team of referees.

In the preliminary round Ballynacally/Lissycasey Black and Cratloe were nil all with at full time but but Ballynacally/Lissycasey black won 4-3 on penalties.

In the quarter finals Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey Maroon 2-0. Doora/Barefield and Killaloe were 1-1 at full time Killaloe won 2-0 on sudden death penalties after extra time. Meelick/Coonagh beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry & Derg went down to Ballynacallt/Lissycasey Black 8-0.

In the semi finals Killaloe beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 2-1 while Ballynacally/Lissycasey black beat Meelick/Coonagh 2-1.

Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly pipped Meelick/Coonagh for the Bronze medals on a score of 1-0.

The final was a very close nail biting game with both teams on no score at full time with Killaloe winning by the narrowest of margins after extra time & sudden death penalties score 2-1.

Killaloe now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. in July.


Check out more great photos from Mary Loughnane on Facebook.

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.


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

County Girls Gaelic Football 2017 Print

The 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.

Community Games meant just that on Sunday 21st May when sister faced sister and best friends marked each other as two teams from the one community, Doora Barefield, met each other in the final of the Community Games County U14 Ladies Football Final in Gurteen. The Parish fielded two of the eight teams participating and ended up playing each other in the Final. The Doora Barefield Maroon team, made up of the older girls, took home the gold medals on a score line of 4-02 to 0-02 and go on to represent the County in the Munster competition to be held in UL in July. Their younger Club mates in the Doora Barefield White team, won silver and great experience for next years competition when all of them will still be underage.

The competition provided some excellent games with some high scoring, most notably Quin Clooney’s comprehensive win over Carrigaholt/Cross and Lisdoonvarna’s strong finish over a very good Cooraclare Cree team. Clarecastle/Ballyea scored two great goals in their opening game but were unlucky to come up against a very strong Doora Barefield maroon team, the eventual winners. Quin Clooney finished third and won bronze medals after an epic battle with Lisdoonvarna in the third/fourth playoff. Nothing separated the sides at full time and the score was still even at the end of Extra time. A short period of sudden death was required before Quin Clooney scored a pressure point to win on a score line of 2-06 to 2-05. Co-ordinator of the event, Seán Lenihan was delighted with how the day went. “The weather stayed dry, the pitches were in fantastic shape and there was plenty of home baking available for the visitors to enjoy in the Club canteen! I want to especially thank St Josephs for providing the facilities, our two Refs Grainne Nolan and Mia Hanrahan, County Secretary Mary Loughnane for attending, the parents who umpired and the Club and Community Games Committee members who helped out in the canteen and the tuck shop. All involved had a great day which is exactly what Community Games and Sport in general should be about.”

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