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Important County Notes

Munsster Finals, Sat 7th July, UL.

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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Best of luck all the participants from all over County Clare who are taking part in the Munster Finals in UL this coming Saturday 7th July.

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.

Upcoming competitions: Plesae note that the Pathway Events, originally scheduled for Friday 29th June has been postponed.

Munster Finals - July 2018 Print

The Community Games Munster Finals will take place on this Saturday 7th July in U.L. Clare will be represented by seventeen teams in Camogie, Futsal, Gaelic Football, Rounders, Skittles, Spikeball, Soccer and Tag Rugby. The U12 Gaelic Football girls from Doora/Barefield will take on a Cork team having beaten Tipperary in a Preliminary match on Saturday last unfortunately Clare lost out to Kerry in the Hurling.

Please see full list of areas competing and draws for all events (please note updates in red). All outdoor games (tag rugby, rounders, gaelic, hurling, camogie and U15 girls soccer and U12 boys soccer) are on normal grass pitches. The only exception is U12 soccer girls 7-aside - this will be played in the astroturf 'old hockey' pitch.

Just a reminder to all teams competing at Munster Community Games that there is a fee of Eur 5 per child on a panel form due. If a child is on more than one team for the July Munster Finals the child will only pay once.

Cheques payable to Clare Community Games need to reach the Treasurer no later than Thursday 5th July.

As a result of this all parents/coaches/mentors/spectators have FREE entry to all Munster competitions.

Please allow for traffic and teams are requested to check in 30 minutes before their competition. Very best of luck to all teams competing. Be sure to bring suncream and plenty of water.

Clare Community Games Athletics 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Athletic Finals were held on Sunday 24th June in glorious sunshine in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Rd. At the opening ceremony the Chairman John Wall welcomed Bishop Fintan Monahan, Mayor of Clare Michael Begley, Mayor of Ennis Claire Colleran Molloy, Ollie O'Regan St Francis Credit Union sponsors, He welcomed all the participants and hoped they would enjoy the experience of participating in the finals. The Mayor of Clare said he was delighted to be present and wished the children good luck in the finals and those who progressed to National finals best of luck there, this was reiterated by the Mayor of Ennis. .Bishop Fintan Monaghan said he was delighted to be here in such a festive atmosphere. He congratulated all the children and wished them well. He praised the work done by volunteers at area and county who give so much to community games. The Ulster Bank Cup for the Best Athletic Area was awarded to Ennis St John's at the end of the day.

Prior to the opening ceremony there was a very colourful parade of athletes from nineteen areas led by a piper from Loughrea. The torch bearers were Gabriel Kehinde of Ennis St Johns and Aine Garry of Ballynacally/Lissycasey. The pledge was read as gaeilge by Caoimhe Cahill of Inch/ Kilmaley/Connolly and in english by Darragh Walsh of Feakle.


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

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 were due to take place on Friday 29th June at 6pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis but have been postponed. New date to be announced early July after next County Meeting.

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.


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.

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