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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

Munster Finals Sun 2nd April 2017, UL.

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

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Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation which operates through the local community to provide an opportunity for young people to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities before concentrating and specialising in those most suitable and attractive to them.


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Please check information for Munster Finals in UL on Sun 2nd April.

The next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 4th April 2017 @ 9pm in the West County. It is important that delegates from each area attend. The remaining 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. Please check Community Games website for up to date information on May Festival.

See full swimming results from Friday 15th March and photos on Facebook.

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

County Talent Show 2017 Print

On Sunday morning (Mother's Day, 26th March!) up to 250 children converged in Sixmilebridge for the stageing of the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Talent competitions for u12 & u16. There was a large variety of events i.e. Solo & Group Modern dance, Solo Recitation, Solo & Group Singing, Solo & Group Music. It was coordinated by Mary Phelan with a team of helpers including Judges Mary Finnegan, Shauna Kerin & Mark Nestor who had a difficult job in most of the competitions as the standard of Talent in the County is extremely high. The first in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in August.


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

Munster Finals - April 2017 Print

The Munster finals for team events will take place on this Sunday 2nd April in U.L. Clare will have 25 teams participating in Chess, Draughts, Badminton, Basketball, Futsal, Mini Rugby, Soccer, Spikeball, Tag Rugby & Table Tennis. We wish them all good luck!  See below for draws and timetables, which are subject to change.

PESS (Physical Education & Sports Sciences) Building

  • Badminton 10am, check-in 9.30am Venue: PESS building – 3 courts.
  • Draughts 10am, check-in 9.30am Venue: PESS.
  • Chess 1pm, check-in 12.30pm Venue: PESS.
  • Spikeball 1pm, check-in 12.30pm Venue: PESS.

Main Arena

  • Basketball (Courts 1,2,3) 9am Venue – Main Arena Hall - see Timetable.
  • Table Tennis 10am, check-in 9.30am Venue UL Arena (sprint track at back end of hall).

Outdoor Events

  • Outdoor Girls Soccer 10am – 2 pitches Venue UL 10 Acre Field.
  • Tag Rugby 10am (2 pitches) 10am Venue UL 10 Acre Field.
  • Mini Rugby 10.30am (1 pitch) Venue: UL 10 Acre Field.
  • Futsal 10am – 2 pitches, check-in 9.30am Astro old hockey pitch - see Timetable.


Full list of events and areas competing.

County Quiz 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Quiz competition for U14 children took place on Friday 24th in St Flannans College. The standard was extremely high with a large number of teams in the running up to the last round. Only six marks between the top four teams with Kilrush coming out as winners.


  1. Kilrush – Sean Canny, Maria Bermingham, Ciaran Bermingham, Sinead Murphy, Ann Mulqueen.
  2. Carrigaholt/Cross – Cora Conway, Alex Harvey, Abigail Williamson, Elaine Morrissey, Siobhan Marrinan, Sorcha Griffin.
  3. Clarecastle/Ballyea – Cathal Hogan, Thomas McInerney, Emer Phelan, Fiachra Kirby, Jack McNamara, Cian Kirby.
  4. Killanena/Flagmount – Ian McNamara, Ronan Keane, Jesse O'Connor, Rory McNamara, Rachel Sweeney.
County Marathon 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Marathon for both boys & girls was held on Wednesday 22nd March in Kilmurry McMahon in ideal conditions. It coordinated by Tommy McCarthy. The first four in each to make up the Clare team for the National Finals on 6th May in Abbotstown.


Girls Results

  1. Aoife Madigan – Corofin/Kilnaboy.
  2. Aine Garry – Ballynacally/Lissycasey.
  3. Rachel Hartigan – Clarecastle/Ballyea.
  4. Sinead Lillis – Cooraclare/Cree.

Boys Results

  1. Ronan Donnellan – Cooraclare/Cree.
  2. Cillian McGroary – Corofin/Kilnaboy.
County Mini Rugby 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Mini Rugby competition was held on Sunday 19th March in Clarisford Park, Killaloe. It was co ordinated by the Killaloe committee. It was a very enjoyable & close competition. The medals were presented by Rosie Foley & Brendan Foley. Killaloe came out as the winners with Doora/Barefield in 2nd & Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly in 3rd place. Killaloe now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. on Sunday 2nd April.


 See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.


  1. Killaloe – Aoife Coleman, Zach Dillion, Glen Elliot, Dan Foley, Conor Geraghty, Corey Hogan, Matt Layden, Brendan Minogue, Katie Mowat, Dylan Needham, Muiris Quinn, Liam Raihilly.
  2. Doora/Barefield – Darragh Hall, Graham Hall, Dara Bohannon, Diarmuid Boyle, Conor Byrne, Liam Clune, Conor Daly, Iarlaith Mc Elroy, Shane Mescall, Darragh Monaghan, Conor Nash.
  3. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – AndrewClancy, Patrick Clancy, Aidan Connellan, Ryan Courtney, James Doherty, Tom Feeney, Jamie Healy, Dylan Killeen, Ben McMahon, James Murphy, Luke Reid, Sam Wall.
County Projects 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 Project competition took place on Tuesday 14th March in Sixmilebridge National School. It was Co Ordinated by Mary McNamara. Only two teams took part. The amount of research & knowledge done by the teams was immense. The title of the Project was Our Community Games Hero. The Ennis St Johns team based theirs on Paul O'Connell while the Tulla team had two heroes Kay Madden who has been involved in Tulla Community Games for nearly 40 years especially training their Draughts teams to County, Munster & National success. Their other hero was none other than noted Clare Hurler David McInerney. The judges Claire Casey & Ciara Crowley had a tough job deciding between the two teams. Tulla came out on top by the narrowest of margins and now go forward to represent Clare in the National finals in August.

U11 Results

1st Tulla – Zoe Quinn, Evie Quinn, Lisa Nicholas.

2nd Ennis St John's – Mary Bourke & Saoirse Conway.


Photo courtesy of Mary Phelan. See more photos on Facebook.

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 Gynmastics 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games gymnastics event took place on Sat 11th March in Clare Gymnastics Club (Ennis). See full results below.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

County Spike Ball 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Spike Ball competition took place on Sat 11th March in Ennistymon Community Centre. It was a straight final for the U14 Girls teams and only 1 score separated the two teams at full time.


See more photos on Facebook, courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

Gold: Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilshanny/Kilfenora: Aislinn Carey, Aoife Carey, Anna Cosgrove, Niamh Mulligan, Orlaith no Coileain, Ellis O'Flaherty, Lucy Scullion.

Silver: Doora/Barefield: Nila Appat, Caitlin Burke, Lorna Mcnamara, Myahh O'Connell, Jane Shannon, Nataya White.

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