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Important County Notes

All Star Awards Fri 27th Oct @8pm, West County, Ennis.

County AGM Tues 7th Nov 2017 @ 7:30pm, West County, Ennis.

County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

County Athletics 2017 Results.

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

Munster Results Sun 2nd April 2017, UL.

August National Festival Results 18-20 Aug 2017.

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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.


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The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star Awards night takes place on Friday 27th October at 8pm sharp. See below for details of the All Stars and for tickets.

The County AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 7th November 2017 @ 7:30pm in the West County. It is very important that delegates from each area attend.

Clare Community Games All Stars 2017 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star awards will take place on Friday 27th October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis, commencing 8pm sharp. Congratulations to all those who are due to receive well deserved awards on the night.

Tickets can be obtained by contacting Graham Meakins by email or text indicating Area, Full Name, Contact Number and number of adult/child tickets required. Child under 16: €12 (Childrens meal of chicken gougons and chips dessert and orange squash); Adult over 16: €23. Note that all children and adults require tickets, including All Stars. Ticket orders must be placed and paid for by Fri 20th October latest. Cheques can be made payable to "Clare Community Games" and posted to Rose Meakins, Champery, Deerpark, Newmarket on Fergus, Co. Clare V95 P237.  Ticket numbers are limited on first come, first served basis. No tickets will be sold at the door or refunded after 8pm Fri 20th Oct.

The 2017 St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Stars

Activity Girl Area Boy Area
ART Ciara Keogan Ballynacally/Lissycasey
ART Emma Hayes Ennis, St. Johns
MODEL MAKING Morgan Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING Jack Leahy Cratloe
ATHLETICS Aoife Madigan Corofin/Kilnaboy Ben Whelehan Miltown Malbay
ATHLETICS TRACK Gabriel Kehinde Ennis, St. Johns
ATHLETICS TRACK Thomas O'Connor Doora/Barefield
ATHLETICS FIELD Leanne Healy Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly Oisin Minogue Killaloe
ATHLETICS FIELD Paul McNamara Cooraclare/Cree
BADMINTON Jennifer Daly Killaloe Luke Kickers Killaloe
BASKETBALL U-11 MIX Aoibhe Hehir Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-13 Sarah Moloney Kilrush Mark Hehir Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-16 Shauna Murphy Doora/Barefield Tunmise Badewa Doora/Barefield
CAMOGIE Hannah Minogue Derg
CHESS U13 Ronan Marren Ennis, St. John's
CHESS U16 Dylan Murphy Ennis, St. John's
CHOIR U-13 Hannah Morrissey Clarecastle/Ballyea
CROSS COUNTRY Neasa Ni Ainifein Ruan Cian O'Boyle Ennis, St. John's
DRAUGHTS U-10 Jack O'Halloran Tulla
DRAUGHTS U-12 Rhianne Ryan Tulla
DRAUGHTS U-14 Jennifer Nicholas Tulla
DUATHLON Ella Doherty Clarecastle/Ballyea
FUTSAL U13 Sinéad Collins Clarecastle/Ballyea Connor Meaney Ballynacally/Lissycasey
FUTSAL U15 Laura Griffey Lisdoonvarna DKK Dennis O'Callaghan Lisdoonvarna DKK
GYMNASTICS Saoirse Kent Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly
GAELIC FOOTBALL U14 Anna Cosgrove Doora/Barefield
GAELIC FOOTBALL U12 Ella Courtney Doora/Barefield
GAELIC FOOTBALL U10 Darragh Townsend Cooraclare/Cree
One Wall HANDBALL U-13 Fina Close Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
HURLING Marc O'Brien Cratloe
PROJECT U-11 Zoe Quinn Tulla
PITCH and PUTT Dara Casey Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
QUIZ Ciarán Bermingham Kilrush
RUGBY MINI Diarmuid Boyle Doora/Barefield
SKITTLES U-12 Euan McGowan Quin/Clooney
SKITTLES U-14 David Considine Quin/Clooney
SOCCER - U 12 Ava O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield Cormac Quinn Killaloe
SOCCER - U 15 Chisom Ugwueru Ennis, St. Johns
SPIKEBALL Nila Appat Lisdoonvarna DKK
Indoor Soccer U10 Siobhán McMahon An Droichead Aidan Moloney Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
Indoor Soccer U13 Evie Scanlon Ennis, St. Johns Darragh Killeen Ballynacally/Lissycasey
SWIMMING Ava Rochford Ennis, St. Johns
TABLE TENNIS U13 Jack Moran Doora/Barefield
TAG RUGBY U-11 Brendan Minogue Killaloe
TAG RUGBY U-14 Sam Scanlan Quin/Clooney
TAG RUGBY U-16 Girls Muireann Collins Doora/Barefield
TALENT Jessie O'Connor Killanena/Flagmount
TALENT Katie Hardiman Doora/Barefield
TALENT Aela Daly Doora/Barefield
National Festival - August 2017 Print


St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games did extremely well in the National finals held over the weekend in the National Sports Campus in Abbottstown. The 180 children who participated did themselves, their area & County proud. They took part in a wide variety of sporting & cultural events. They achieved 9 firsts, 17 seconds, 2 Thirds & 8 Fourth places. Make a total of 109 medals. A large number of children reached the finals but were unlucky not to be in the medals. The standard was extremely high in most competitions. Some children won two medals including Gabriel Kehinde who won silver in Saturday in their relay and Gold on Sunday morning in his 100m U16 which was a brilliant finish to his career in Community Games as he is over age nest year. Brothers Morgan & Jack Leahy From Cratloe won Gold medals in U10 & U14 Model Making this was not Jacks first national title. Zoe Quinn from Tulla won a silver medal in the u11 project then went ahead to win another silver in u10 Model Making.


See more great photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


  • Oisin Minogue – Killaloe – Ball Throw U12
  • Ella Doherty – Clarecastle/Ballyea – Duathlon U15
  • Morgan Leahy – Cratloe – Model Making U10
  • Jack Leahy – Cratloe – Model Making U14
  • Ciara Keogan - Ballynacally Lissycasey - U8 Art
  • Gabriel Kehinde – Ennis St Johns – 100m U16
  • Emma Hayes – Ennis St Johns – Art U14
  • Ennis St Johns – Girls Relay U14 – Gladis Emenike, Naomi O'Shaughnessy, Amilee Malice, Sammie Ojulari, Jessica Jagielska
  • Ennis St Johns – Girls Relay U16 – Rachel Adesiyan, Amidat Karimu, Sonia Ogbuagu, Chisom Ugwueru


  • Gearoid Crowe – Newmarket-on-Fergus – Art U8
  • Zoe Quinn – Tulla – Model Making U10
  • Jack Jennings – Newmarket-on-Fergus – Model Making U12
  • Katie Hardiman – Doora Barefield – Solo Singing U12
  • Aela Daly – Doora Barefield - Solo Singing U16
  • Thomas O'Connor – Doora Barefield – 60m Hurdles U10
  • Leanne Healy – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – Javelin U14
  • Paul McNamara – Cooraclare/Cree – Shot Putt U14
  • Jesse O'Connor – Killanena/Flagmount – Solo Music U16
  • Clarecastle/Ballyea – Choir U16 – Eileen Costelloe, Maeve Donegan, Emma Egan, Blaithnaid Fertear, Rionach Fertear, Sinead Hogan, Abbie Hoyne, Lucy Hoyne, Leah Killoughery, Teagan McInerney, Hannah Morrissey, Rachel O'Dea, Aisling Phelan, Emer Phelan, Aine Reddan, Fia Sheehan, Moys Sheehan, Katelyn Talty, Kate Murphy
  • Tulla – Project U11 – Lisa Nicholas, Zoe Quinn, Evie Quinn
  • Ennis St Johns – Girls Relay U12 – Mirabel Emenike, Kaitlyn Ferns, Jodie Hussey, Zaheedat Ojulari, Ava Rochford, Holly O'Boyle
  • Ennis St Johns – Boys Relay U12 – William Bello, Samuel Olaoye, Sylvester Onwudiwe, Donna Ogbuagu, Darren Moroney
  • Ennis St Johns – Boys Relay U16 – Gabriel Kehinde, Daniel Ohilzu, David Ondwudine, David Utuke
  • Cooraclare/Cree – Mixed Relay U16 – Emily Culligan, Gearoid Lillis, Sinead Lillis, Ronan Donnellan, Brian McNamara, Niamh Conlon
  • Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield – Handball Girls U12 – Fina Close, Aine Lenihan, Ciara Madden, Eadaoin Moroney, Emily Pewter, Rachel Shanahan
  • Doora Barefield – Gaelic Football Girls U12 – Aislinn Carey, Ella Courtney, Aoibheann Creaven, Avril Creaven, Kate Moran, Niamh Mulligan, Lauren Newman, Eabha O'Driscoll, Ellis O;Flaherty, Lucy Power, Jane Quinn, Lauren Quinn, Sophie Torpey, Ellen Mannion, Avril Lillis


  • Tia Attwell - Cranny/Coolmeen – Cycling U12
  • Ballynacally/Lissycasey – Indoor Soccer Boys U13 – Ciaran Connolly, Fionn Cotter, Darren Keane, Darragh Killeen, Sean McAllister, Colm Meaney, Connor Meaney, Michael Meaney


  • Aine Btowne – Quin Clooney – Cycling U14
  • Emily Byrne – Killaloe – Solo Dance U12
  • Niamh Conlon – Cooraclare/Cree – 100m U16
  • Donnacha Morrissey – Cooraclare/Cree – Javelin
  • Sean Arthur – Newmarket-on-Fergus – Long Puck
  • Lola Moroney – Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield – Ball Throw U12
  • Aisling O'Connell – Cratloe – Model Making U12
  • Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Pitch & Putt Boys U16 – Dara Casey, Sean Casey, Colm Flynn, Noel Flynn, David Kennedy
See Full Results on Community Games Website.
Featured May Festival Video Print

Munster Finals - July 2017 Print

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were represented by 14 teams in the Aldi Munster Community Games finals in U.L. on Saturday 1st July hosted by Limerick. Teams took part in Camogie, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Indoor Soccer, Rounders, Skittles & Outdoor Soccer. All teams gave of their best but some were unlucky not to progress to finals. The Skittles teams were unlucky to miss out on gold medals with some of their matches finishing a draw the first time the coordinator had seen such close competitions but Tipperary pipped Clare for all three.


Check out other Munster Finals photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

Gold Medal Winners

Girls Gaelic Football U12 (Doora/Barefield) and Indoor Soccer boys U13 (Ballynacally/Lissycasey). They now go forward to represent Munster in the National Finals in Abbottstown in August.

  • GAELIC FOOTBALL GIRLS U12 – 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.
  • INDOOR SOCCER BOYS U13 – BALLYNACALLY/LISSYCASEY - Ciaran Connolly, Fionn cotter, Darren Keane, Darragh Killeen, Colm Meaney, Conor Meany, Michael Meaney.

Silver Medal Winners

Girls Gaelic Football U14 – Doora/Barefield
Rounders boys U13 – Doora/Barefield
Skittles U12 – Quin/Clooney
Skittles U14 – Quin/Clooney
Skittles U16 – Quin/Clooney
Soccer boys U12 – Killaloe

The One Wall Handball Munster Finals were held during the week the Kilkishen/O Callaghans Mills girls U13 team qualified to represent Munster in the National Finals while their U16 girls won Silver medals.

Draft Schedule and Draw.

Pathway Events 2017 Print

On Friday 16th June, in John O'Sullivan Park (Lees Road, Ennis), St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community games were delighted to offer children the opportunity to compete in a number of Pathway Events, which are confined to the County only. If enough counties/areas participate in the events they may then go forward to the National programme.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

Clare Community Games Athletics 2017 Print

What a fantastic day was had at the Clare County Athletic finals on Sunday 11th June in the newly renamed John O'Sullivan Park on a showery, blustery day. Thanks to our sponsors the St. Francis Credit Union and to Raymond O'Mahoney and to Councillor Ann Norton (Mayor of Ennis). The wind and rain didn't dampen the spirit of the competitors or the supporters. Well done to all and a huge thank you to all the officials/volunteers who helped out in any way. We couldn't have done it without you. A very special word of thanks to our celebrities who created wonderful memories. John Burke (the first Clare man to climb Mount Everest) Aoibhin Garrihy (Fair City actress and Dancing with the Stars), Rosie Foley (Ireland Rugby International, swam the length of Lough Derg 38km, and the English Channel), Jason McCarthy (Clare Senior Hurler and Irelands Fittest Family) All we can say is, thanks, thanks and thanks again! #getinthegames



Check out our Facebook Page to see all the wonderful photos from the day, courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

Please see full results below...

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.

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.

Munster Finals - April 2017 Print

The Aldi Munster Community Games Finals of Team events were held on Sunday 2nd April in U.L. Campus. They were hosted by Limerick Community Games. St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were represented by 25 teams. All teams put up a brilliant display of talent & sportsmanship. Clare teams brought home 4 Golds & 7 Silvers while other teams were defeated by the narrowest of margins some after extra time. The first success of the day came when Ennis St Johns Girls U15 Soccer team overcame Cashel of Tipperary in the final after extra time with a 1-0 score. Ennis St Johns also won the Chess U13 & U16 with both teams winning in style. The U13 beat the Kerry side of Spa/Fenit/Barrow in the semi final & Kilfinane of Limerick in the Final. Their coach John Cassidy said that some of these children are only 8 & 9 year olds but already hold u8 & u10 Munster championships. The U16 team beat Annascaul/Camp/Inch of Kerry in Semi final & Kilfinane of Limerick in final. The Quin/Clooney U14 Tag Rugby team had to go to extra time & sudden death to take the gold medals. They beat Cashel of Tipperary in semi final & Ardfert/Kilmoyley of Kerry in the final. The Quin/Clooney U11 Tag Rugby were only pipped for gold after extra time in final. All gold winners will represent Clare & Munster in the National finals in Abbottstown on 6th May.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


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