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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2017).

Download 2017 Rulebook PDF.

County Meeting Tues 7th Feb 2017 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

Deadline for area registration: 15th January.

2016 National Festival Results - Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

County Events Calendar (2016).

County Athletics Results.

Munster Community Games Results.

2016 All Star Awards.

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Community Games FAQs

Community Games introduces young people to the activity of their choice, encourages the pursuit of healthy interests and enables them to discover their talents. Emphasis is firmly placed on participation and not on winning at all costs.

Clare Community Games News Print

St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games news, announcements and important information.


The next County Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 7th Feb 2017 @ 9pm in the West County. It is important that delegates from each area attend.

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.

The list of Project, Art and Debating titles are available to download from the Community Games website.

All areas wishing to participate in Community Games this 2017 season must register (via ORS) and be fully paid up.  Failure to complete the ORS and forward payment of €150 by the 15th January will result in the area not being able to compete in competitions. Cheques payable to Clare Community Games should be forwarded to Charleen Dillon, Pass Road, Meelick, Co. Clare. Please note that this deadline has been set by national.

Volunteers (16+) are sought to help out at the Art and Model Making Competition in CBS School, Ennis, Sat 4th Feb (9am-1pm). Contact Cecilia O'Sullivan on 085 7300918 or Youth Officer, Lauren McConway if interested.

County Table Tennis 2017 Print

The U13 Boys St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Table Tennis tournament took place in Cratloe GAA Hall on Sunday 22nd January. A round robin format was used as there were three teams competing - one from Cratloe and two from Doora-Barefield. There was a large number of singles matches followed by a round of doubles matches.  The standard was good and there were some long rallies and close matches. Many thanks to Sara Cavanagh from Cratloe who co-ordinated the event and to the Cratloe GAA who provided an excellent venue.  In the end, the Doora-Barefield (white) team came out on top with Cratloe close runners up.


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Boys U13 Results

  1. Doora-Barefield (White): Martin Frawley, Sean Frawley, Matthew Conway, Jack Moran & Darragh McNulty.
  2. Cratloe: Luke Murphy, Huw Gardiner, Cathal Lohan.
  3. Doora-Barefield (Maroon): Iarlaith McElroy, Ali Ijaz, Shane Mescall, Sean O'Connor, Donnacha Frawley.
County Basketball 2017 Print

On Sunday morning, 15th January, St Flannans College was the venue for the U11 mixed Basketball, coordinated by Jacinta McEvoy. The standard was extremely high with some very close matches. Cooraclare/Cree came out as winners and will now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in April.

U11 Mixed Basketball Results

  • GOLD – COORACLARE/CREE (TEAM 1): Aoibhe Hehir, Karen McMahon, Lisa Kelly, Alyce Carey, Aaron Townsend, Kevin Marrinan, Aidan Considine, Shane O'Connell, Sean Morrissey.
  • SILVER - CLARECASTLE BALLYEA: Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Trevor Nugent, Daniel Browne, Darragh Lynch, Harry Doherty, Eimear Lynch, Ivanna Costelloe, Eimear Burke, Orla O'Brien, Rebecca McNamara.
  • BRONZE - CREE COORACLARE (TEAM 2): Ami O'Gorman, Keira Culligan, Aoife Lillis, Simon Culligan, Fionn Burke, Killian McNamara, Darragh Townsend, Eoin O'Connell.
  • CERTS - QUIN CLOONEY (TEAM 2): Sive Timmons, Aoife McHugh, Carrie Scanlan, Donnacha Cantwell, Mikey Hassett, Cillian O'Halloran, Aiden Beirne.


The U16 Competition takes place on Sunday 22nd January (girls morning, boys afternoon) and the U13 Girls Competition takes places on 5th February with U13 Boys on 26th February.

County Futsal 2017 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions for both girls & boys U13 & U15 were held in Lisdoonvarna Astro Turf on 14th & 15th January under the coordination of Flan Brennan. On Saturday it was the girls competitions. The standard in these competitions were high with some very good matches. The Gold medals in each now go forward to represent Clare in the Mnster Finals in U.L. on Sunday 2nd April.

In the Girls U13 competitions Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Ennis St Johns in First Round. In Semi Finals Doora/Barefield (Maroon) beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilshanny/Kilfenora 2 – 1 while Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Inch/ Connolly/Kilmaley 7 – 1. Lisdonvarna/D/K/K. beat Inch/C/K 2 – 1 for the Bronze medals. The Final was a very exciting affair between Dora/Barefield (Maroon) and Clarecastle/Ballyea with the full time score 1 – 1 but Clarecastle/Ballyea girls came out on top after extra time winning 3 – 2 on penalties.

The U13 Girls Futsal Competition was a very engaging and entertaining affair. Clarecastle/Ballyea overcame St.Johns of Ennis, and Connolly to meet Doora/Barefield in the final. The final was a gripping encounter, with Doora/Barefield going ahead twice, only for Clarecastle/Ballyea to draw level, and force the game to a penalty sudden death finish. Hanah Mai Neylon took the goalkeeping duty, and resolved the matter, with some fine saves. Clarecastle/Ballyea U15 Futsal girls put up a solid performance against Lisdoonvarna, to get silver in the final.


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In the U15 competition in the QuarterFinal Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilshanny/Kilfenora beat Ennis St Johns “A” 4 – 0. Ennis St Johns “B” beat Inch/ Connolly/Kilmaley 3 – 0. Claarecastle/Ballyea & Doora/Barefield both had Byes. Semi Finals – Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. Beat Doora/Barefield 3 – 2 & Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Ennis St Johns “B” 3 – 2.
Ennis St Johns “B” won the Bronze medals from Doora/Barefield on a score of 3 – 0. In the final Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. beat Clarecastle/Ballyea 3 – 0 to win the gold medals.

In the U13 boys competition In the preliminary rounds Dora/Barefield beat Lissycasey (Maroon) & Killaloe beat Corofin (White). In the Quarter Finals Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Lisdonvarna/Doolin/ Kilshanny/ Kilfenora 4 – 2. Corofin (Red) beat Inch/Connolly/Kilmaley (Green) 3 - 1. Lissycasey (Black) beat Inch/Connolly/Kilmaley (White) 4 – 1. Killaloe beat Doora/Barefield 1 – 0. In the Semi finals Sixmmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Corofin (Red) 1 – 0 & Lissycasey (black) beat Killaloe 2 – 1. Killaloe beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry for the Bronze medals. In the final Lissycasey (Black) overcame Corofin (Red) 2 – 0 for the Gold medals.

In the Boys U15 competition Quarter Finals Doora/Barefield (Maroon) beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry 3 – 2 & Lissycasey eat Killaloe 4 – 1 while Lisdoonvarna/ Doolin/ Kilshanny/Kilfenora & Ennis St Johns had a bye. In the Semi finals Lissycasey beat Doora/Barefield (Maroon) 1 – 0 & Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. beat Ennis St Johns 2 – 0. Doora/Barefield beat Ennis St Johns 3 – 2 for the Bronze medals. Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. won the Gold medals from Lissycasey on a score of 2 – 1. 

County Cross Country 2017 Print

There was a great turnout for the St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 Cross Country and U10 Relay events in Lees Road, Ennis, on Saturday 14th Jan. Many thanks to Margaret McCarthy and to all the other volunteers who helped out on the day.  Full results are listed below and the top 5 boys and girls will form the U13 County team for the National Finals in the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, on 6th May 2017.


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U13 Girls Team Results

1st Quin Clooney 6,13,15,16, 50pts
2nd Doora Barefield 4,7,18,21, 50pts
3rd Ruan 1,10,19,25, 55pts
4th Inch Connolly Kilmaley 9,20,24,27, 80pts

U10 Boys Relay Results

1st Quin Clooney: Matthew Murphy, Mark Mc Grath, Sean Mc Namara, Darragh Mc Namara.
2nd Cooraclare Cree: Gabriel Fennell, Darragh Townsend, Simon Culligan, Fionn Burke, Cian Corry. 
3rd Kilrush: Michael O Sullivan,Jack Johnson, Brian Wallace, James Blunnie, Darragh Blunnie. 
4th Doora Barefield: Liam Clune, Thomas O Connor, Conor Blake,Colin Frawley.

U10 Girls Relay Results

1st Cooraclare Cree: Aoife Lillis, Kiera Culligan, Isabel Horgan, Clodagh Mescall, Aoibheann Mescal.
2nd Kilrush: Hazel O Shea, Aine Bermingham, Saoirse Coleman, Grace Mc Inerney.
3rd Doora Barefield: Ruth Nagle,Millie Watts, Faye Mannion, Eve Butler, Fatima Ijaz.
4th Tulla: Joanna Mc Carthy, Evie Quinn, Zoe Quinn, Aimee Nolan.

U13 Boys Team Results

1st Doora Barefield 7,9,16,21, 53pts
2nd Lissycasey Ballynacally 11,,13,17,18, 59pts
3rd Sixmilebridge Kilmurry 10,15,32,48, 105pts
4th Ennis St Johns 2,22,36,51, 111pts

U13 Boys Individual Top 5

1 Niall Murphy Quin Clooney
2 Cian O Boyle Ennis St Johns
3 Cian Neylon Inch Connolly Kilmaley
4 Sam Scanlon Quin Clooney
5 Darragh Moylan Clarecastle Ballyea

U13 Girls Individual Top 5

1 Neasa Ni Ainifein Ruan
2 Saoirse Crowe Kilrush
3 Amelie Malice Ennis St Johns
4 Ellen Mannion Doora Barefield
5 Ellen Carey Ennistymon Lahinch Liscannor

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 is 15th January. Areas which do not affiliate before the deadline will not be able to participate in Community Games competitions during 2017.

Note: Until such time as the ORS is open for 2017, Secretaries are requested to enter competitions by forwarding entries (Area Name: competition, competitors name, addresses and date of birth) to the county registrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See fulll list of Community Games Events.

Event Closing Date Competition Date Venue Other Info
Table Tennis 8th Jan Sun 22nd Jan Sports Hall, Cratloe See Results
Chess 17th Feb Sun 5th Mar St Flannan's, Ennis 2pm
Badminton 3rd Feb 17th Feb St. Annes School, Killaloe
Mini Rugby 12th Feb 26th Feb Clarisford Park, Killaloe
Tag Rugby 5th Feb 19th Feb Clarisford Park, Killaloe
Basketball U11 Mixed 1st Jan 15th Jan St. Flannan's College, Ennis See Results
Basketball U13 Girls 22nd Jan 5th Feb St. Flannan's College, Ennis 10am
Basketball U13 Boys 4th Feb 26th Feb St. Flannan's College, Ennis 10am
Basketball U16 Boys 3rd Dec 22nd Jan St. Flannan's College, Ennis Afternoon Draw
Basketball U16 Girls 3rd Dec 22nd Jan St. Flannan's College, Ennis Morning Draw
Draughts 11th Feb 25th Feb 9.30am
Futsal (Girls) 31 Dec Sat 14th Jan Lisdoonvarna GAA Astro turf pitch See Results
Futsal (Boys) 31 Dec Sun 15th Jan Lisdoonvarna GAA Astro turf pitch See Results
Girls Outdoor Soccer U15 21st Jan 4th Feb Lees Road, Ennis 9am
Girls Outdoor Soccer U12 28th Jan 11th Feb Lees Road, Ennis 9am
Spike Ball
Rounders 25th Feb Parteen School
U13 Cross Country 1st Jan 14th Jan Lees Road, Ennis See Results
U 10 Relays (Over 8) 1st Jan 14th Jan Lees Road, Ennis See Results
Mixed Distance Relays 4th Feb 18th Feb TBC 10am
Marathon 4th Mar 18th March Kilmurry McMahon 10am
Debating 29th Jan 12th Feb TBC Debating Topics
Judo 29th Jan 12th Feb TBC
Gymnastics 24th Feb 11th Mar Clare Gymnastics Gym 6:30pm
Swimming 24th Feb 16th Mar Active Ennis swimming pool 5pm
Quiz 10th Mar 24th Mar St. Flannan's, Ennis 7pm
Indoor Soccer
Handwriting U10 and U12 & U14 U14 County only competition
Art & Model Making 21st Jan 4th Feb CBS, Rice College, Ennis 10am Art Titles 
One Wall Handball
Projects Project Titles
Football U10 Mixed
Girls U12 Football
Girls U14 Football
Camogie U14
Boys Outdoor Soccer
Pitch & Putt Halfway House Ennis
Co. Athletics Finals Lees Rd.
Pathway Events Lees Rd.
Munster Finals 2nd April U.L.
Munster Finals 1st July U.L.
National Finals Weekend 1 6th May National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
National Finals Weekend 2 18-20th August National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15


Clare Champions Print

County Clare were well represented at the recent 2016 Community Games National Volunteer and Media Awards Ceremony in Galway (26th November). Well done to all involved and congratulations to all the award recipients.  Many thanks to our sponsors, St Francis Credit Union, who contributed to make 2016 another great year for Clare Community Games.


See more photos of the event on our Facebook page.

Award Recipients from Clare

  • Clare Adult Volunteer Award: Anne Arthur O'Brien (Ennis St John's).
  • Clare Youth Volunteer Award: Lauren McConway (Quin/Clooney).
  • Clare Small Area Winners: Kilkishen/O'Callaghan's Mills/Oatfield.
  • Clare Large Area Winners: Quin/Clooney.
  • Provincial Area Winner (Munster): Quin/Clooney.
  • County PRO Runner Up Award: Mary Phelan (Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry).
  • Regonal Paper Runner Up Award: Seamus Hayes (Clare Champion).
  • Best Overall County Website: Clare Community Games.
Clare Community Games All Stars 2016 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star awards took place on Friday 21st October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis. Congratulations to all those who received well deserved awards on the night.

Check out our Facebook Page for some wonderful photos of the evening, courtesty of Mary Loughnane.



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