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Important County Notes

County Athletics, O'Sullivan Park, Sun 24th June.

Next County Meeting Tues 3rd July @ 9:00pm, West County, Ennis.

County Events Calendar (2018).

2018 Events and Rules.

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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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Well done to all the participants from all over County Clare who took part in the May National Festival in UL this weekend.

The next County meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 3rd July @ 9:00pm in the West County. It is very important that delegates from each area attend.

Competitors must compete in the Community Games area in which they reside. Competitors attending school outside their area of residence must not compete for the area in which their school is situated. The rules must be complied with or your area may be disqualified from an event if proven that these rules were not followed.

Any areas who are due medals for any competitions to date should contact Rob Stephen  These will also be available at the County Athletics Finals on Sun 24th June.

Areas are encouraged to enter the Steps to Health (STH) for 2018.  Clare have 4 areas but we are hopeful that more will take part and here are some of the reasons why: 1. Registration for STH will be online for 2018 making it easier for Areas; 2. There will be €200 awarded for achieving gold, €100 awarded for achieving silver and €50 awarded for achieving bronze; 3. There are points awarded which are added to the overall area award score; 4. There will be free affiliation for your area for the following year. Great incentives!

Upcoming competitions: County Athletics, Sunday 24th June and Pathway Events, Friday 29th June.

County Athletics Finals Information Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Athletics Finals will take place on this Sunday 24th June in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road. Athletes from thirty three areas across the County will participate in a large number of Track and Field events for the honour to represent Clare in the National Community Games finals in U.L. 17Th - 19th August. The day will get off to a start with registration for girls and boys High Jump, Discus and Javelin @ 10am for competitions at 10.30am. Assembly for Relays is at 10.30am Athletic events start at 11am also the U12 Boys Long Puck. There will be a colourful Parade of all athletes on the Track after the relays followed by Official Opening ceremony. All other track events will commence after ceremony. Volunteers are also required to assist with setting up the field on Saturday afternoon from 1pm. Families are encouraged to bring healthy refreshments or a picnic, but there will be a takeaway van parked in the vicinity. Don't forget to bring the suncream (hopefully!) or rain gear (hopefully not!).  See full list of events

Please note the following important information.


General Information

Please note that entry to the County Athletics event in Lees Road will be €5 per adult (kids go free). Wrist bands will be issued on entry. The 2018 Athletics Programme and Year Book will also be available for €5.

There is parking reserved for some Buses in the first Car Park on the left as one enters. Parking for cars is available in the vicinity of the Dressing Rooms Building.

Each area has a designated spot around the perimeter of the track. Some areas put up gazebos to shield their competitors and supporters from the elements. Areas may do this on Saturday afternoon (between 1pm and 3pm approx).

  • Registration for both Girls and Boys High Jump, Discus and Javelin is at 10am and these competitions start at 10:30am.
  • Athletes are requested to be on time for their event. Assembly for relays is at 10.30 am.
  • Athletic events start at 11.00 am with relays and U12 Boys long puck.
  • If there are not enough teams for heats in the relays, then the finals will be held.
  • Areas assemble for the parade immediately after the relays on the Athletic Track where the Official Opening Ceremony will take place.
  • All Relay, High Jump, Discus, Javelin and U12 Boys Long Puck medal presentations will take place after the opening ceremony
  • Only nominated officials and Authorised Persons are allowed on the track.
  • Athletes will leave the Arena immediately after race and return to their allocated area.
  • Competitors can only take part in the event in which they are entered for on the programme.
  • Low numbers will be on the inside of the track for heats and semi-finals only. Lane draws for all finals.
  • Competitors cannot change events on the day of the County Finals.
  • No new entries taken on the day.
Pathway Events 2018 Print

Clare Community games are offering children the opportunity to compete in the following events which were placed on the pathway at the National AGM. These events are confined to the County only. Pathway events take place Friday 29th June at 6pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis.

County Hurling 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games hurling competition for boys U11 was held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June in glorious weather conditions in O'Callaghans Mills GAA Pitch. It was coordinaated by Pat Loughnane with his efficient team of referees and assistants. Nine teams participated for the honour of representing Clare in Munster.

In Preliminary round Doora/Barefield proved much too strong foor Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry (Blue) winning on a score of 4-6 to 1-3.

In the Quarter Finals Derg beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 2-5 to 1-0. Cratloe and Doora/Barefield battled it out with Doora winning a place in the semi final 5-3 to 2-4. Quin/Clooney overcame Newmarket-on-Fergus 6-4 to 1-1while Ruan accounted for the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry (Yellow) team 7-4 to 1-1.

In the semi finals Derg beat Doora/Barefield 4-4 to 2-5 and Quin/Clooney beat Ruan 7-3 to 1-3.

Doora/Barefield won the playoff for the Bronze medals 6-5 to 2-4.

In the final Quin/Clooney met a strong Derg team. It was a very close contest with Quin/Clooney pressing ahead to win 4 – 3 to 2 – 2. They now go forward to represent Clare in Munster in July in U.L.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

County Pitch and Putt 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Pitch & Putt competitions for boys & girls took place on Sat 16th June at the Half Way, Ennis. It was coordinated by Jimmy Maher assisted by Connie and Anna Corry. Jimmy in thanking Patricia and Paul Coote for their facilities held a minutes silence for the late Frank White R.I.P. owner of the Halfway. A reduced number of teams participated due to change of date. The boys played eighteen holes while the girls played nine. The medals were presented by Jamsie O'Connor Clare's All Ireland winning hurler.


Photos courtesy of Mary Phelan, PRO. See more on Facebook.

County Rounders 2018 Print

Great fun was had at the recent St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Rounders competition. Thanks to Barefield National School for the use of their facilities and to Doora/Barefield Community Games for co-ordinating the event.  The local Doora/Barefield boys and girls teams succeeded in beating Tulla to win the honour of competing in the Munster Community Games in UL in July.


See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

County Outdoor Soccer 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Outdoor Soccer competitions for boys and girls U12 and girls U15 were held between 11-15th June in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road. While the number of teams participating was low the standard was extremely high with some matches being decided after extra time and penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan, with assistance from Mark Nestor, ably assisted by a team of referees. The first in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.


National Festival May 2018 Print

The Community Games May National Festival took place in the University of Limerick on the weekend of 26th/27th May.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games participants had great success in the Aldi National Finals 207 children from Clare participated in a wide variety of Sporting & Cultural events. They came first in 15 events, second in 12, third in 13 & fourth in 6 - a total of 61 Gold, 32 Silver, 42 Bronze & 18 4th place medals and a grand total of 153 which were spread across 25 areas a brilliant achievement. All other participants competed with distinction. There was great excitement, outstanding performances, super talent, skill, personal bests and great fun. It was a fantastic weekend for Clare. Well done to all the participants, coaches and especially the parents. A big thank you also to our Clare sponsors the St. Francis Credit Union.  Full results are available on the Community Games website and full Clare results are available below, thanks to PRO Mary Phelan.

Listen to John Wall and Sean Lenihan speaking to Derrick Lynch on Clare FM's Sideline View on Friday evening.


Check out all Mary Loughnane's great photos over on Facebook.

Clare Community Games Events 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2018 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.

See full calendar below and fulll list of Community Games Events.

County Girls U14 Gaelic Football 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U14 Girls Gaelic Football competitions were held on Sat May 19th in glorious sunshine in Gurteen. It was coordinated by Sean Lenihan with his team of referees. In the semi finals Doora/Barefield met Clarecastle/Ballyea and Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny met Quin/Clooney. Doora/Barefield & Quin/Clooney progressed to the final while Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny and Clarecastle/Ballyea met in the 3rd & 4th place playoff. After two very competitive matches Quin/Clooney emerged victorious taking the gold by beating Doora/Barefield by just 1pt on a score 0-09 to 1-05. They now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. In July. In the play off both teams scored highly but Clarecastle/Ballyea edged ahead to take the bronze on a score of 7-10 to 6-03. The medals were presented by the fantastic referees Martin Nolan & Frank Culliton. Clare Community Games thanks sincerely the Doora/Barefield club for making their pitches and dressing rooms available for the day.


See more photos on Facebook.


  1. Quin/Clooney: Caitlin Dunne, Sarah Manley, Niamh Morris, Emer Hynes, Claire Murphy, Ellie McSherry, Orna Moynihan, Emma Quinn, Roisin O'Mullane, Sarah Considine Kelly, Holly Deegan, Hannah Clune, Ailbhe O'Grady, Clara Griffiths, Shauna Daffy, Anna Doyle.
  2. Doora/Barefield.
  3. Clarecastle/Ballyea.
  4. Lisdoonvarna/D.oolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny
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