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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

County Athletics 2017 Results.

County Meeting Tues 5th Sept 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

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

Munster Results Sun 2nd April 2017, UL.

August National Festival Info 18-20 Aug 2017.

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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 next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 5th Sept 2017 @ 9pm in the West County. It is important that delegates from each area attend.

Good luck to all Clare participants competing in the National Festival in Abbotstown from 18-20th August. See further details and check out maps and schedules on the Community Games website.

National Festival - August 2017 Print


St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games will have over 180 children from twenty areas across the County participating in a large number of both sporting & cultural events in the National Finals in National Sports Campus, Abbotstown, Dublin 19th & 20th August. Clare has a very proud record at the finals and expectations are high that this year will be even better. They will participate in Athletics Track & Field, Duathlon, Cycling, Art, Model Making, Handwriting, Project, Group & Solo dance, Group & Solo music, Solo Recitation, Group & Solo Singing, Girls Gaelic Football U12, Choir, Boys Pitch & Putt, Handball Girls U13 & Indoor Soccer Boys U13. This is the second weekend of National Finals this year, the first was in May. The 180 will make up 10 relays, 8 groups & 4 teams.


See photos of all those going to the National Festival and see full list of names and events below.

A number of children will participate in two events –

Ava Rochford – U12 100m & Relay. Sammie Ojulari – Shot Putt & Relay. Zoe Quinn – U10 Model Making & Project. Donna Ogbuagu – u12 100m & Relay. Jessica Jagielska – U14 100m & Relay. Fionn O'Connor – U14 100m & Mixed Relay. Niamh Conlon – U16 100m & Mixed Relay. Gabriel Kehinde – U16 100m & Relay. Aoife Lillis – U10 200m & Relay. Gabriel Fennell – U10 200m & Relay. Kate Murphy – U16 200m & Choir. Holly O'Boyle – U12 600m & Relay. Darren Moroney – U12 600m & Relay. Evie Quinn – U10 60m Hurdles & Project. Cian O'Boyle – U14 800m & Relay. Caoimhe Cahill – U14 80m Hurdles & Mixed Relay. Cian Neylon – U14 80m Hurdles & Mixed Relay.

A large number of the children are no strangers to Community Games or indeed the National Finals as many of them have participated in National finals before.

In Pitch & Putt the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry will be trying to better the Bronze medals they won last year.

In Art Ruairi McGowan is aiming to better the Silver medal he won last year U8.

Ella Doherty will also be aiming to better her Silver in Duathlon last year as are the Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield girls Handball team.

In Model Making Paul Hamilton has taken part in Community Games for many years, This is his final year so he is hoping to add to his many other medals. All the family have participated over many years and have been very successful both at county & national level. Pauls tally to date is County level - gold u10 model making, 2 gold and silver u11 project, gold u12 art, gold u14 model making, gold u14 art, 2 gold u16 model making, silver u15 solo recitation, bronze u16 group music. He is proud holder of 4 Clare Community Games All Star awards. National - gold u10 model making, gold u14 model making, 4th u14 art, gold u16 model making 2016.

Clare U11 Project Team - Multi talented trio - Lisa Nicholas, Evie & Zoe Quinn

In 2017 Clare are represented in the U11 Project by a talented trio from Tulla. Lisa Nicholas is no stranger to National Finals having competed for Clare in 2016 in Athletics her sister Jennifer also competed for Clare in gymnastics in 2016. Lisa has had a terrific year in Clare County Community Games Events, as well as securing a gold in the project, she won a silver medal in the ball throw and bronze medals in gymnastics, cycling on grass, solo recitation, model making.

Sisters Evie and Zoe Quinn also have had great success this year in County Community Games events. Evie won county gold medals in the project, athletics, art, solo recitation, draughts and has chosen to represent Clare in athletics in the National Finals.

Not to be outdone by her big sister, Zoe won gold medals in the project and art and bronze in gymnastics. She also took part in the new pathway under 9 multi events team games where the Tulla team finished 4th and had great fun taking part. Evie and Zoe s mum also competed for Clare in Athletics is Mosney in the past.

The trio have composed a short poem a part of their project and as very much looking forward to representing Clare in the National Finals in Project u11, Art u10 and Athletics u10.

"We thank you Joe Connolly for the great idea you had
For without Community Games we would indeed be very sad
We like to compete and try our best
But always have fun and enjoy with the rest
So here's to the next 50 years of Community Games
And onwards and upwards for some to Olympic Games"


Tulla Community Games.


National Festival Information Print


Hundreds of children across Clare are getting ready to represent their county at the Community Games August Festival at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August. Please see the Community Games website which has all the latest information. Please also read important information below for those families travelling.  The very best of luck to all competing - stay safe and have lots and lots of fun. To the parents and coaches please drive carefully and allow plenty of time to get to your destination as there will be a lot of traffic heading to the venue each day.

If your area have any interesting stories regarding participants or their parents/managers please forward to Mary Phelan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Maybe the parents took part, maybe the whole family is competing, twins, triplets, cousins etc.


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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