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Important County Notes

National Festival Results - Weekend 1 and Weekend 2.

County Events Calendar (2016).

County Athletics Results.

Munster Community Games Results.

County AGM Tues 1st Nov @ 7:30pm, West County, Ennis.

2016 All Star Awards, Fri 21st Oct, West County, Ennis.

2016 Rules.

Community Games Activities.

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Community Games FAQs

Community Games is a country-wide movement, non-political & non-sectarian, which operates at four levels: Area; County; Provincial and National. It caters for children whose age range from six to sixteen in an annual programme which has a wide range of sporting and cultural activities.

Area AGMs 2016 Print

No sooner the season is over, it is that time of the year again when all areas should be holding their AGMs. The County AGM takes place on Tuesday 1st Nov in the West County @ 7:30pm.  All areas should send representatives to the County Meetings.  The All Star Award Dance took place on Friday 21s Oct in the West County. Details of various area AGMs which are taking place county wide are listed below. To get your area AGM details listed below, please email Website Administrator.

We look forward ahead to a great 2017 season with our sponsors, St. Francis Credit Union. It is very important that parents of children participating in Community Games get involved in their area's activities and we would encourage parents to attend their local area AGMs. As we all know "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless" - volunteer in Community Games and get involved in the health and well being of your family and your community!

Area Date Venue Time Notes
An Droichead Tues 11th Oct Bridgetown School 8:30pm


Lisdoonvarna / Doolin / Kilfenora Sat 15th Oct Pavillion, Lisdoonvarna 8:30pm


Sixmilebridge / Kilmurry Thurs 10th Nov Sixmilebridge National School 8:00pm


Doora / Barefield Thurs 17th Nov Fahy Hall 8:00pm



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.


The 2016 St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Stars

Activity Girl Area Boy Area
ART Kaylee Cahill Tulla David Hamilton Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
ART Ruairi McGowan Quin/Clooney
MODEL MAKING Shane Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING Jack Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING Paul Hamilton Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
ATHLETICS Aine Garry Ballynacally/Lissycasey Ben Welehan Miltown Malbay
ATHLETICS TRACK Ailbhe Doherty Ennis, St. Johns Marc O'Brien Cratloe
ATHLETICS TRACK Alex O'Neill Quin/Clooney Shawn Benson Doora/Barefield
ATHLETICS TRACK Ben Deasy Doora/Barefield
ATHLETICS TRACK Dean Mulqueen Killaloe
ATHLETICS FIELD Chisom Ugwueru Ennis, St. Johns Cillian Moroney Ennis, St. Johns
ATHLETICS FIELD Darragh Miniter Kilrush
BADMINTON Zi Yan Spillane Killanena/Flagmount
BASKETBALL U-11 MIX Ciara O'Connell Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-13 Maria Bermingham Kilrush Gary Donnellan Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-16 Saskia Morrissey Cooraclare/Cree Michael Foley Cooraclare/Cree
CAMOGIE Una Ní Choileain Doora/Barefield
CHESS U13 Ronan Kilroy Ennis, St. John's
CHESS U16 Aaron Lillis Ennis, St. John's
CHOIR U-13 Lauren Wall Quin/Clooney
CROSS COUNTRY Shauna O'Gorman Cooraclare/Cree Niall Murphy Quin/Clooney
CYCLING Alannah Attewell Cranny/Coolmeen
DRAUGHTS U-12 Ronan Marron Ennis, St. John's
DRAUGHTS U-14 Liam Kavanagh Ennis, St. John's
DUATHLON Ella Doherty Clarecastle/Ballyea
FUTSAL U13 Shauna Mounsey Ennis, St. Johns Peadar O'Keeffe Ennis, St. John's
FUTSAL U15 Amidat Karimu Ennis, St. Johns Oleg Vysochan Parteen
GAELIC FOOTBALL U14 Alannah Meaney Doora/Barefield
GAELIC FOOTBALL U12 Ellie Hanrahan Kilmurry Ibrickane
GAELIC FOOTBALL U10 Sean Morrissey Cooraclare/Cree
ONE WALL HANDBALL U-13 Chloe Philpott Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield Gearoid Sheedy Derg
ONE WALL HANDBALL U-16 Conor Downes Derg
HURLING Michael Morey Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
JUDO Molly Fitzgerald Doora/Barefield
PROJECT U-11 Eadaoin Moroney Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
PROJECT U-13 Clara Madden Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
PROJECT U-16 Chloe Leamy Quin/Clooney
PITCH and PUTT Eoin O'Brien Quin/Clooney
QUIZ Pádraig Browne Cooraclare/Cree
ROUNDERS Max Clein Meelick/Coonagh
RUGBY MINI Oisin Minogue Killaloe
SKITTLES U-12 David Considine Quin/Clooney
SKITTLES U-14 Fiachra Hale Quin/Clooney
SKITTLES U-16 Jenny O'Neill Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
SOCCER - U 12 Brianna Maxwell Ennis, St. Johns Conor Meaney Ballynacally/Lissycasey
SOCCER - U 15 Lauren Cusack Ennis, St. Johns
INDOOR SOCCER U10 Eabha O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield Eoin Begley Parteen
INDOOR SOCCER U13 Naomi O'Shaughnessy Ennis, St. Johns Coby McDonald Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
SWIMMING Ella Holly Doora/Barefield Leo Liu Ennis, St. Johns
SWIMMING Rowan Barrett Killaloe
TABLE TENNIS U13 Sam Sheehy Cratloe
TAG RUGBY U-11 John Cahill Quin/Clooney
TAG RUGBY U-14 Alexander Wood Killaloe
TAG RUGBY U-16 Girls Aisling Reidy Doora/Barefield
TALENT Jack Cahill Ballynacally/Lissycasey
CHAIRMANS AWARD Cormac Browne Quin/Clooney
Natonal Festival 2016 (Weekend 2) Print

The second of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 19-21 August and 112 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a another haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Check out these pieces in the Independent and Irish Times. Also, be sure to catch the 9 O'Clock News on RTE Player (about 10 mins in) before it expires.


Photo courtesy of Mary Loughnane - See Facebook for full Photo Album or Community Games Flickr site.


  • Field - Long Jump U14 & O12 Girls: Chisom Ugwueru (Ennis St Johns).
  • Field - Long Puck U12 & O10 Boys: Cillian Moroney (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - 7km Marathon U16 & O14 Boys Team: Ben Whelehan (Milton Malbay), Caoilfhionn O Dea (Kilmurry-Brickane), Scott O'Grady (Ennis St Johns), Cathal Mckeogh (Derg, Clare).
  • Project U11 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed ((Kilkishen - O Callaghan Mills - Oatfield): Aoife Frost, Eadaoin Moroney, Keelin Moroney, Myra Donnellan.
  • Track - 100m U10 & O8 Boys: Marc O'Brien (Cratloe).
  • Track - 100m U16 & O14 Boys: Shawn Benson (Doora Barefield).
  • Track - 800m U14 & O12 Girls: Ailbhe Doherty (Ennis St Johns).


  • Field - Discus U16 & O14 Boys: Darragh Miniter (Kilrush).
  • Judo - 30kg U16 & O6 Girls: Molly Fitzgerald (Doora Barefield).
  • Talent - Solo Recitation U16 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed: Jack Cahill (Ballinacahill-Lissycasey).
  • Track - 1500m U16 & O14 Boys: Ben Deasy (Doora Barefield).
  • Track - 1500m U16 & O14 Girls: Alex O'Neill (Quin - Clooney).
  • Track - 200m U16 & O14 Boys: Dean Mulqueen (Killaloe).
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U12 & O10 Boys (Ennis St Johns): Cian O'boyle, Cillian Moroney ,Donna Ogbuagu, Samuel Olaoye ,William Bello.
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U14 & O12 Girls (Ennis St Johns): Ailbhe Doherty, Angel Nuaigwe, Chisom Ugwueru, Damilola Adesina, Rachel Adesiyan.


  • Badminton U15 & O12 Girls (An Droichead): Alice Gleeson, Emma Spaight, Katie Conlon, Molly Fennessy, Susan O'Shea.
  • Judo - 55kg U16 & O6 Boys: Patrick Mcdonagh (Ennis St Johns).
  • Judo - 45kg U16 & O6 Girls: Alisha McDonagh (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - 100m U10 & O8 Girls: Mirabel Emenike (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U10 & O8 Mixed (Ennis St Johns): Ben O'halloran, Darren Moroney, Jodie Hussey, Leo Johnson, Mirabel Emenike, Yasmine Saidi.

4th Place

  • Judo - 30kg U16 & O6 Boys: Aiden O'Connell (Ennis St Johns).
  • Field - Long Jump U14 & O12 Boys: Shane Harrison (Quin - Clooney).
  • Track - 60m Hurdles U10 & O8 Girls: Lisa Nicholas (Tulla).
  • Track - 80m Hurdles U14 & O12 Boys: Daniel Okiku (Ennis St Johns).

A and B Competitions

  • Track - 80m U8 & O6 Girls A Competition: 3rd Olivia Moroney (Kilkishen - OCallaghan Mills - Oatfield).
  • Track - 80m U8 & O6 Boys B Competition: 1st Emanuel Omorodian (Ennis St Johns).


Any omissions or errors, please let us know.

Natonal Festival 2016 (Weekend 1) Print

The first of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 12-14 August and 220 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a massive haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Have a look at this nice letter from the Irish Times today from a Quin supporter and check out this piece from the Irish Independent in which the Foleys from Killaloe extol the virtues of Community Games!


Photo courtesy of Mary Loughnane - See Facebook for full Photo Album or Community Games Flickr site.


  • Art U16 & O14 Girls (Tulla): Kaylee Cahill.
  • Choir U13 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Quin - Clooney): Aisling Mchugh, Caoimhe Downey, Claire Murphy, Daire Guilfoyle, Dylan Leamy, Ellie McNamara, Freida Parker, Grainne Lennon, Isaac O'Sullivan, Jack O'Neill, Karen O'Sullivan, Lara Begg, Lauren Wall, Lucy O'Donnell, Maeve Wall, Rachel Rusk, Roisin O'Mullane.
  • Cross Country 1200m U13 & O11 Boys/Girls/Mixed: Cian O'Boyle (Ennis St Johns), Colin Ryan (Ennis St Johns), Grace McKiernan (Kilrush), Jack O'Neill (Quin - Clooney), Luke Griffin (Ballinacahill-Lissycasey), Neasa Ni Ainifein (Ruan), Niall Murphy (Quin - Clooney), Rachel Rusk (Quin - Clooney), Saoirse Crowe (Kilmurry - McMahon - Labasheeda), Shauna O'Gorman (Cooraclare-Cree).
  • Cycling on Grass U12 & O10 Girls (Coolmeen): Alannah Attewell.
  • Handball - One wall U13 & O9 Boys (Derg): Cathal Mckenna, Gearoid Sheedy, Patrick Crotty, Rossa Keehan, Sean Treacy, Tiarnan Slattery.
  • Handball - One wall U13 & O9 Girls (Kilkishen - OCallaghan Mills - Oatfield): Chloe Philpott, Eimear Murphy, Holly Nugent, Katie Frost, Laoise Baker, Rebecca Burke.
  • Handball - One wall U16 & O13 Boys (Derg, Clare): Conor Downes, Fionn Slattery, Jason McCarthy, Mark Rodgers, Sean Wiley, Seanie Doyle.
  • Model Making U10 & O6 Boys (Cratloe): Shane Leahy.
  • Model Making U14 & O6 Boys (Cratloe): Jack Leahy.
  • Model Making U16 & O6 Boys (Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry): Paul Hamilton.
  • Rugby Tag U11 & O8 Mixed (Quin - Clooney): Aidan Keating, Conor McCarthy, Dannan Fox, David Cahill, Emer Magee, Euan McGowan, Eva Rusk, John Cahill, Matthew Corbett, Muireann O'Mullane, Shane Haran.
  • Skittles U12 & O9 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Quin - Clooney): Aine Browne, Cian McNamara, David Considine, Lorcan O'Connor, Molly Slattery, Noah Doherty, Tadhg Mcinerney.


  • Art U8 & O6 Boys (Quin - Clooney): Ruairi McGowan.
  • Art U16 & O14 Boys (Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry): David Hamilton.
  • Duathlon U15 & O13 Girls (Clarecastle Ballyea): Ella Doherty.
  • Soccer Outdoor U15 & O11 Girls ((Ennis St Johns): Amidat Karimu, Amy Horgan, Amy Russell, Candice Brennan, Chloe Barry, Darlene Oyenjekwe, Emma Ikieby, Glodia Luyinduladio, Inas Moussaoui, Lauren Cusack, Naoimi O'Shoughnessy, Sharifa Noor, Sinead Conway, Tara Mcinerney.
  • Swimming - 1 Length Backstroke U10 & O8 Boys (Ennis St Johns): Leo Liu.
  • Swimming - 1 Length Backstroke U10 & O8 Girls (Doora Barefield): Ella Holly.
  • Swimming - 2 Lengths Backstroke U16 & O14 Boys (Killaloe): Rowan Barrett.
  • Swim Squad(4x50m Medley) U16 & O13 Boys (Clarecastle Ballyea): Conor Mahony, Tim Collins, James Costelloe, Sabian Kulczynksi.


  • Chess U13 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Ennis St Johns, Clare): Cian Pyne, Ciaran Mcmanus, Diarmuid Kilroy, Dylan Mooney, Ronan Kilroy, Ronan Marren.
  • Cycling on Grass U14 & O12 Girls: Lisanne O'Brien (Kilrush).
  • Skittles U16 & O13 Mixed
  • (Quin - Clooney): Adam Deegan, Cian Wall, Cliodhna Ryan, Cormac Browne, Ethan Moloney, Joseph O'Sullivan, Saoirse Boyce.
  • Swimming - 1 Length Freestyle U10 & O8 Boys (Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry): Oisin O'Grady.
  • Swimming - 2 Lengths Backstroke U16 & O14 Girls (Ennis St Johns): Elise Pyne.
  • Swim Squad(4x1 length Freestyle) U13 & O10 Boys ((Ennistymon - Lahinch - Liscannor): Eanna Rouine, Kevin Nunan, Kyron Droney, Ross Coyne.
  • Swim Squad(4x50m Medley) U16 & O13 Girls (Doora Barefield): Aisling Reidy, Amy Lenihan, Laura McDonnell, Leah Mcmahon, Tara McEvoy.

4th Place

  • Duathlon U15 & O13 Boys (Doonbeg): Conor Blake.
  • Talent - Group Dance Irish Contemporary U12 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry): Claire and Niall Liddane.
  • Talent - Group Music U12 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Clarecastle Ballyea): Alan Casey, Caoimhe Parry, Liam McNamara, Oisin McNamara, Roisin Halpin, Zoe Ellingstad.
  • Talent - Group Singing U16 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed (Doora Barefield): Aela Daly, Saoirse Daly, Tara Gregory Gorman.
  • Pitch and Putt U16 & O6 Boys (Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry): Cian Fawl, Colm Flynn, Noel Flynn, Dara Casey.
  • Rugby Tag U14 (Killaloe): Alexandra Wood, Cian O'Donnell, Diarmuid Coleman, Eibhlis Coleman, Gearoid Rodgers, Gordie Wood, Jennifer Daly, Joe McGrath, Julie Elliott, Oisin Monaghan, Shane Geraghty, Stephen Geraghty.
  • Swimming - 2 Lengths Backstroke U14 & O12 Boys (Quin - Clooney): Sean McGrath.
  • Swimming - 2 Lengths Backstroke U14 & O12 Girls (Corofin-Kilnaboy): Aoife Madigan.
  • Swimming - 2 Lengths Freestyle U16 & O14 Boys (Ennistymon - Lahinch - Liscannor): Eoin Rouine.

A & B Competitions

  • Swimming - 1 Length Freestyle U8 & O6 Boys (Doora Barefield): Shane Dilleen.


Any omissions or errors, please let us know.

National Finals 2016 Print

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games will have over 330 children from across the County participating in a large number of both individual & team events in the National Finals in Athlone during August. The finals will be held over two weekends 12th - 14th Aug with 220 competitors and 19th - 21st with 112 competitors in both sporting & cultural events. Competitors can only take part in one individual and one team event but may also compete in an athletic relay or swimming squad. Clare has a very proud record at the finals and expectations are high that this year will be even better. Clare has won medals in the U13 Cross Country nearly every year since its inception and is looking forward to participating to their best.

The weekend of 12th – 14th August Clare will have competitors in Cross Country, Mixed Distance Relays, Cycling, Duathlon, Mini Rugby, Tag Rugby, Girls Soccer, Choir, Group Dance Irish/Contemporary, Group Singing, Handball, Art, Handwriting, Model Making, Swimming, Pitch & Putt, Table Quiz, Chess, Skittles, Solo & Group Music & Solo Singing.

Some of the participants representing Clare this coming weekend in Athlone

Munster Finals 2016 Print

The HSE Munster Community Games Finals hosted by Clare Community Games this year took place in UL on Saturday 2nd July. Full details of events and teams is listed below. Forty teams entered to represent St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games and they brought home 10 first places & 11 second places. The standard was extremely high in some events with some of the matches going to extra time. The Gold medal winners now go on to represent Clare & Munster in the National Finals in Athlone I.T. over two weekends in August. The Cooraclare/Cree Gaelic Football U10 are in a final to be played at a later date.

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Gold Medals

  • Badminton Girls U15 - An Droichead: Katie Conlon, Molly Fennessy, Alice Gleeson, Susan O'Shea, Emma Spaight.
  • Chess U13 – Ennis St Johns: Noah Folan Garcia, Diarmuid Kilroy, Ronan Kilroy, Ronan Marren, Ciaran McManus, Dylan Mooney, Cian Pyne.
  • One Wall Handball Girls U13 – Kilkishen/O’Callaghans Mills: Laoise Baker, Rebecca Burke, Katie Frost, Eimear Murphy, Holly Nugent, Chloe Philpott.
  • One Wall Handball Boys U13 – Derg: Patrick Crotty, Rossa Keehan, Cathal McKenna, Gearoid Sheedy, Tiarnan Slattery, Sean Treacy.
  • One Wall Handball Boys U16 – Derg: Conor Downes, Seanie Doyle, Jason McCarthy, Mark Rodgers, Fionn Slattery, Sean Wiley.
  • Skittles U12 – Quin/Clooney: Aine Browne, David Considine, Noah Doherty, Tadhg McInerney, Cian McNamara, Lorcan O'Connor, Molly Slattery.
  • Skittles U16 – Quin/Clooney: Saoirse Boyce, Cormac Browne, Adam Deegan, Ethan Moloney, Joseph O'Sullivan, Cliodhna Ryan, Cian Wall.
  • Soccer Girls U15 – Ennis St Johns: Chloe Barry, Phoebe Boateng, Candice Brennan, Sinead Conway, Lauren Cusack, Aine Donnegan, Amy Horgan, Emma Ikieby, Amidat Karimu, Gloria Luyinduladio, Tara McInerney, Inas Moussaoui, Sharifa Noor, Naoimi O'Shoughnessy, Darlene Oyenjekwe, Amy Russell.
  • Tag Rugby U11 – Quin/Clooney: David Cahill, John Cahill, Matthew Corbett, Dannan Fox, Shane Haran, Cormac Hale, Aidan Keating, Conor McCarthy, Emer McGee, Euan McGowan, Muireann O'Mullane, Eva Rusk.
  • Tag Rugby U14 – Killaloe: Diarmuid Coleman, Eibhlis Coleman, Jennifer Daly, Shane Geraghty, Stephen Geraghty, Julie Elliot, Joe McGrath, Oisin Monaghan, Cian O'Donnell, Gearoid Rodgers, Alexandra Wood, Gordie Wood.

Silver Medals

  • Basketball Boys U13 – Cooraclare/Cree: Declan Carey, Jack Carey, Gary Donnellan, Noel Gavin, Kyle Grogan, Mark Hehir, Paul McNamara, Ian Ryan.
  • Basketball Boys U16 – Doora/Barefield: Ben Cosgrove, Cathal Dwyer, Conor Kelleher, Alan Kileen, Dylan Nolan, Kevin Nugent, Greg O'Connor/Lignon, Aodhan O'Shea, Matthew Ryan, Cian Roughan.
  • Camogie U14 – Doora/Barefield: Roisin Cahill, Katie Callaghan, Sinead Clancy, Roisin Dillon, Ellen Doyle, Grace Kennedy, Ava Lenihan, Alannah Meaney, Niamh Meaney, Una Ni Choileain, Caoilfhionn Ni Chonaill, Saidhbh O’Brien, Sinead O'Connor, Emma O'Dwyer, Jessica Roughan, Emma Towey.
  • Chess U16 – Ennis St Johns: Fiachra Crowe, Eoin Duggan, Adam Gomes, Aaron Lillis, Jodie Moloney, Dylan Murphy.
  • Draughts U10 – Tulla: Evan Byrnes, Finn Boyce, Ryan Hayes, Joey Huang, Cara Murphy, Jack O'Halloran, Daragh Walsh.
  • Futsal Boys U15 – Parteen/St Nicholas: Aidan Burke, Sean Connelly, Ethan Hannon, Jack Kirwan, James McBride, Patrick Nathan, Cian O'Brien, Oleg Vysochan.
  • Indoor Soccer Girls U10 – Doora/Barefield: Lucy Power, Ciara Frawley, Eabha O'Driscoll, Katie Hardiman, Hannah Costelloe, Sheena Kerins, Sarah Scahill.
  • Mini Rugby – Killaloe: Conor Cusack, Gen Elliot, Julian Heaney, Brian McGrath, Oisin Minogue, Jake Monaghan, Jack Thomas Monaghan Howard, Adam Nolan, Cormac Quinn, Shane Rahilly, Rebecca Rogers, Tom Wood.
  • Rounders Boys U13 – Parteen/St Nicholas: Harry Bennis, Scott Daly, Joey Fogarty, Conor Gray, Marcus Hogan, Paddy Lawler, Jim Madden, Niall McCarthy, Eoin O'Connell, Gavin O'Shea, Michael Spooner.
  • Rounders Girls U13 – Parteen/St Nicholas: Neala Carroll, Sarah Connelly, Aisling Cooney, Ava Rose Dillon, Carol Gilligan, Laura Kelly, Olivia Kelly, Kara Madden, Clodagh McMahon, Lauren O'Driscoll, Aimee Robertson, Leah Smyth.
  • Table Tennis Boys – Cratloe: Sam Sheehy, Sean Spicer, Huw Gardner.

Clare Community Games Athletics 2016 Print


Up to 1500 children converged on Lees Road on Sunday 12th June for the 46th staging of the St Francis Credit Union County Athletic Finals which took place in good conditions. The venue was resplendent in its array of bunting, banners & flags which all added to the festive atmosphere to make it a great community, family day out. This year the finals took on a new format with the Relays & boys Long Puck starting at 11am. These were followed by a very colourful parade of athletes from 19 areas across the county to the beautiful marches played by the Browne of Cooraclare/Cree, brother Liam & Sean & their cousins, sisters Letitia & Andrea unfortunately Colm was unable to attend. The Browne family will represent Clare in the National Finals in the Talent competition. At the official opening ceremony the chairman Kieran Harvey welcomed everyone including the Deputy Mayor of Clare Ms Mary Howard, Newly elected Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton, Mr Raymond O’Mahoney representing St Francis Credit Union main sponsors of Clare Community Games & most of all the competitors & mangers from the 32 areas around the county. The Chairman thanked the title sponsors St Francis Credit Union, he said our games depend a lot on sponsorship and we are delighted to have such sponsors, Clare County Council all the advertisers and the media without whom Community Games would not exist. He thanked all the volunteers who give so generously of their time for the running of the finals. He wished everyone participating in the finals the very best of luck & hoped they all had a very enjoyable & memorable day.


Mr Raymond O’Mahoney said that St Francis Credit Union Ltd are delighted to be associated with Community Games. He said that in many ways the credit union sector & community games have a special link. Both organisations have been built through the hard work of volunteers who have given so much of their personal time down the years. He wished all the participants the best of luck for an enjoyable finals and looked forward to seeing them representing Clare. He paid tribute to all the dedicated volunteers involved.

Mayor of Ennis Ann Norton said she was delighted that these finals were her first official duty as mayor. She thanked all the parents & volunteers who had who had provided this fantastic opportunity for the children to show their best talents. Ann said she was an athlete herself in her youth and knew what fun you can have. She wished the children taking part and to enjoy every minute of it.

Mary Howard said it was privilege for her as Deputy Mayor to be present at the Community Games finals. She acknowledged the work done by the volunteers in Community Games for the children in Clare. She wished all the very best to the children for good & sporting finals and pointed out they had already done your family, school & community proud. She said the most important thing was the taking part. She wished all qualifiers the very best in National Finals.

The torch bearer was Tny Odubote - Ennis St Johns and the pledge was read as Gaeilge by Neasa Ni Ainifein from Ruan and in English by Daniel Spaight from An Droichead.


Parade Results

  • Shannon Development cup – best presented area – Cooraclare/Cree – presented by Kevin O’Loughlin.
  • Dan O’Donoghue trophy – runner up – Derg – presented by Raymond O’Mahoney.
  • Meakins family shield – 3rd Doora/Barefield – presented by Rose Meakins.
  • O’Sullivan family shield – best presented small area – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly - Presented by Cecilia O’Sullivan.
  • Jim Casey shield – best mascot – Parteen, “The Parteen Parrot” – Presented by Mary Howard.

 Athletics Perpetual Trophies

  • Patrick Hawes shield – girls u-16 1500m – Alex O’Neill – Quin/Clooney.
  • Christy Gormley memorial cup – boys u-16 1500m – Ben Deasy – Doora/Barefield.

Track and Field Results


Photos courtesy of James Sexton and report from PRO Mary Phelan.

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Clare Community Games Events 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2015/2016 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. 

Event Closing Date Competition Date Venue Other Info
Indoor Soccer Girls U13 Closed Sat 9th Jan Corofin Hall Results
Indoor Soccer Girls U10 Closed Sun 10th Jan Corofin Hall Results
Indoor Soccer Boys U10 Closed Sat 16th and Sun 17th Jan (afternoons) Corofin Hall Results
Indoor Soccer Boys U13 Closed Sat 16th and Sun 17th Jan (mornings) Corofin Hall Results
Table Tennis Closed 28th Feb Cratloe Results
Handwriting U10 and U12 Closed 30th Jan St. Josephs School, Tulla Results
Art & Model Making Closed 6th Feb Christian Brothers School, Ennis

Art Results and Model Making Results

Badminton Closed Sun 10th April St Anne's, Killaloe or O'Briens Bridge Results
Basketball U11 Closed Sat 2nd April St Flannan's, Ennis Results
Basketball U13 Boys Closed Sun 3rd April St Flannan's, Ennis Results
Basketball U13 Girls Closed Sat 19th Mar St Flannan's, Ennis Results
Basketball U16 Boys Closed 12th Feb Gurteen Hall Draw
Basketball U16 Girls Closed 6th Feb Corofin GAA Hall Results
Choir Closed 11th March TBC One team, through to National
U13 Cross Country Closed Sat 5th March Kilnaboy Results
U10 Relays Closed Sat 5th March Kilnaboy Results
Draughts Closed Sat 9th April Tulla - Old Secondary School Results
One Wall Handball Closed 1st April TBC
Mixed Distance Relays Closed Fri 22nd April Cooraclare GAA Results
Projects Closed 9th March Sixmilebridge National School Results
Mini Rugby Closed 24th April Clarisford Park, Killaloe Results
Chess Closed Sun 10th April St. Flannans Draw and Info
Judo Closed 6th May Ennis Judo Club See Photos on Facebook
Culture Corner Closed 1st May TBC
Debating Closed 1st May TBC
Quiz Closed Fri 11th March St Flannans Results
Tag Rugby Closed Sun 20th Mar Clarisford Park, Killaloe Results
Tag Rugby (U16 Girls) Closed Sun 26th June Fair Green, Ennis Results, county only
Talent Closed Sun 13th March Sixmilebridge GAA Results
Football U10 Mixed Closed Sun 17th April KIB GAA Quilty Results
Skittles Closed Sat 9th April Kilkishen GAA Results
Cycling Closed Fri 20th May Quin National School Results
Duathlon Closed Sat 16th April Quin National School Results
Futsal Closed Sat 30th Apr Corofin GAA Hall Results
Gymnastics Closed Thurs 23rd June Ennis Gymnastics Club Results
Rounders Closed Sun 15th May Seanchoill Sports Centre, Parteen
Girls U12 Football Closed Sun 8th May Kilmurry/Ibrickane GAA Quilty Results
Girls U14 Football Closed Sun 22nd May Kilmurry/Ibrickane GAA Quilty Results
Spike Ball Closed Sat 28th May Lisdoonvarna Secondary School TBC
Swimming Closed Fri 13th May Active Ennis Results
Camogie U14 Closed Sat 26th March Newmarket on Fergus GAA Club Results
Hurling Closed Mon 2nd May (BH) Hamilton Park, Kilkishen Results
Outdoor Soccer Closed 16th - 20th May Lees Rd. Results
Pitch & Putt Closed 11th June Halfway House Ennis Results
Marathon Closed Wed 1st June Kilmurry McMahon Results
Co. Athletics Finals Closed 12th June Lees Rd. Results
Pathway Events Fri 24th June Lees Rd. Pathways Event, county only
Munster Finals 13th June 2nd July U.L. Munster Results
National Finals Weekend 1 8th July 12th-14th Aug Athlone I.T. Weekend 1 Results
National Finals Weekend 2 8th July 19th-21st Aug Athlone I.T. Weekend 2 Results
All Star Awards Fri 21st Oct West County Hotel, Ennis



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