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2014 U16 Girls Marathon All Ireland Champions: Caoimhe Harvey – Carrigaholt/Cross, Elaine Shannon – Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor, Eimear Keane – Miltown Malbay, Deirbhile Browne – Killimer/Knockerra. Caoimhe also won the individual gold medal.

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2014 U14 Camogie All Ireland Champions from Killanena-Flagmount. L. O’Callaghan, R. McMahon, S. Canny, J. O’Meara, E. McNamara, A. Moloney, L. O’Brien, T. McDonnell, E. Edge O’Neill, C. McNamara, L. McNamara, K. Greene, E. O’Donnell, M. Brady, K. Moloney, L. Keehan.

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David Hamilton from Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry won a Gold Medal in the U14 Model Making event in Athlone in August 2014. David won Gold in the U10 event in 2010. He also won awards in the Keep Clare Clean Art Competition in 2012 & 2013. Denis Mundy from neighbouring area Cratloe collected a Silver Medal in the U10 event. David's brother, Paul, also won a 4th Place Medal in the U14 Art Competition.

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The Quin/Clooney U14 Set Dancing Team won Silver Medals in Athlone in 2014: Aisling Egan, Doireann Egan, Fionan O’Sullivan, Niall Murphy, Cormac Egan, Oisin McMahon, Cadhla O’Keeffe, Seoda O’Keeffe.

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Tony Odubote from Ennis St Johns picked up the Silver Medal in the U16 100m event in Athlone in 2014. Tony is no stranger to the winners podium having won Gold medals previously in Athone, in the U14 100m event in 2013 and in the U13 mixed relay in 2012.

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Alex O’Neill from Quin/Clooney won a Silver Medal in the Girls U14 800m race at the National Festival in Athlone in August 2014. Alex was also representing Quin/Clooney in the Group Music Talent event. Alex won a Gold Medal in the U12 600m event at the 2013 finals.

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The U13 Project team from Quin/Clooney won Silver Medals in Athlone in August 2014: Amie Louise Doherty, Rebecca Keane, Niamh O’Loughlin. The project looked at the "Role of the Internet".

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Darragh Miniter from Kilrush powered his way to a well earned Silver Medal in the U14 Shot Putt competition at the Community Games National Festival in Athlone in August 2014.

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Great results from the young Under 8 Clare athletes at the 2014 National Community Games Festival, August 2014. Marc O’Brien from Cratloe won Silver in the Boys U8 80 m event and Mya Palache from Quin Clooney took Bronze in the U8 60m race.

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Cliodhna Blake from Doonbeg returned home from the 2014 Community Games National Festival 2014 with a well earned 4th Place medal in the Girls U16 High Jump event.

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Next County Meeting AGM Tues 3rd Mar 2015 @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

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Community Games FAQs

As well as having a very active International Committee who forge links with various organisations abroad, Community Games is one of the founder members of the International Sport and Cultural Association (ISCA). The ISCA has, in a very short time, become an umbrella organisation for sporting and cultural organisations world-wide.


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Community Games AGM 2015 Print

There was a big crowd up in Letterkenny recently for the annual Community Games AGM and Media Awards Ceremony.  Mary Phelan, hard-working munstergroup Clare Community Games County PRO and Nicola Corless from The Clare Champion received well earned media awards for their coverage during 2014.

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County Tag Rugby 2015 Print

The munstergroup Clare Community Games Tag Rugby competition takes place this Sunday 1st March in St. Flannan's College, Ennis. The draws for the competition are outlined below.

Under 11 Tag Rugby

1/4 Finals
  • Newmarket-on-Fergus B Bye -----------------------------1
  • Newmarket-on-Fergus A V Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly B---2
  • Cratloe V Quin/Clooney ------------------------------------3
  • Killaloe V Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly A------------------------4
Semi Finals
  • 1 V 4
  • 2 V 3
Note
  • Runners up of semi final play for 3rd and 4th place.
  • Winners of semi final play for 1st and 2nd place.
  • Registration is at 9.15am with first game at 9.30am.
  • Game 2 at 9.30am sharp
  • Game 3 and game 4 at 9.45am

Under 14 Tag Rugby

Semi Finals and Finals
  • Quin/Clooney V Crusheen/Ballinruan/Tubber -----------1
  • Newmarket-on-Fergus V Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly -------2
  • Runners up of semi final play for 3rd and 4th place
  • Winners of semi final play for 1st and 2nd place
  • Registration is at 9.45am

Important Notes

  • There are two pitches and apart from the first game there will be two games played simultaneously.
  • The duration of the match will be 10 minutes each half except for 1st and 2nd playoff and 3rd and 4th playoff when matches will be 15 minutes each half.
  • In the event of a draw an extra 5 minutes a side will be played.
  • If still a draw – coin toss for tip off with sudden death (first team to score a try wins).
  • U11 Tag Rugby: Game 2 at 9.30am sharp and game 3 and game 4 at 9.45am.
  • Followed by U14 semi-finals.
  • Followed by U11 semi-finals.
  • Followed by U14 1st and 2nd playoff and 3rd and 4th playoff.
  • Followed by U11 1st and 2nd playoff and 3rd and 4th playoff.
  • Co-ordinator – Tom Loughnane 086-0662998.
 
Clare Community Games Events 2015 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games calendar of events for 2015 is summarised below. Dates, venues and times are subject to change. Please note changes to events for 2015. Note that areas must be registered and affiliated with County before participating in any county events - this is mandatory for insurance purposes. Area Affiliation form should be completed and sent to County Secretary with fee €150. 

Munster / National Events

Closing Date for Entries Competition Details / Results
Munster Finals Mid June 2015 4 Jul, University of Limerick (Hosted by Tipperary Community Games)
National Finals Weekend I Mid July 2015 Fri 14 Aug - Sun 16 Aug, Athlone Institute of Technology
National Finals Weekend II Mid July 2015 Fr 21 Aug - Sun 23 Aug, Athlone Institute of Technology

County Event / Activity

Closing Date for Entries Competition Details / Draws / Results
Indoor Soccer (U13 Girls) Closed Sat 24 Jan, St Flannan's, Ennis, from 9am, Results
Indoor Soccer (U10 Girls) Closed Sat 24 Jan, St Flannan's, Ennis, from 9am, Results
Indoor Soccer (U10 Boys) Closed Sun 25 Jan, St Flannan's, Ennis, from 9am, Results 
Indoor Soccer (U13 Boys) Closed Sat 31 Jan, St Flannan's, Ennis,  from 9 am, Results
Table Tennis Closed No competition - only 1 entry.
Handwriting (U10 & U12) Closed Sat 31 Jan, St Joseph's, Tulla, 11am, Handwriting Tips and Rules and Results
Art & Model Making Closed Sat 7 Feb, CBS, Ennis, 10am, Art & Model Making Results
Basketball (U16 Girls) Closed Sat 7 Feb, St Flannan's, Ennis, 9:30am, Results
Basketball (U16 Boys) Closed Sun 8 Feb, St Flannan's, Ennis, 9:30am, Results
Tag Rugby Closed Sun 1 Mar, St Flannan's, Ennis, Draw and Match Schedule
Draughts Closed Sat 7 Mar, St Joseph's, Tulla, 2pm
U13 Cross Country 27 Feb 2015 Sat 14 Mar, Kilnaboy, 10am
U10 Relays 27 Feb 2015 Sat 14 Mar, Kilnaboy, 10am   
Chess 20 Feb 2015 Sun 8 Mar, St Flannan's, Ennis, 2pm
Talent 27 Feb 2015 Sun 22 Mar, Sixmilebridge GAA Hall
Choir 27 Feb 2015 Fri 13 Mar, Sixmilebridge GAA Hall, 7pm
Projects 27 Feb 2015 Wed 11 Mar, Sixmilebridge National School, 5:30pm  2015 Project Titles
One Wall Handball 17 Mar 2015 1st and 2nd April, Tuamgraney
Quiz 6 Mar 2015 Fri 20 Mar, St Flannan's, Ennis, 7pm
Mini Rugby 27 Mar 2015 Sun 12 Apr, St Flannans, Ennis, TBC
Camogie 13 Mar 2015 Sat 28 Mar and Sat 4 Apr, St Flannan's, Ennis
U12 & U14 Mixed Distance Relays 20 Mar 2015 Fri 3 Apr, Cooraclare GAA Field, 6pm
Basketball (U13 Boys) 13 Mar 2015 TBA
Basketball (U13 Girls) 13 Mar 2015 TBA
Basketball (U11) 13 Mar 2015 TBA
Debating 20 Mar 2015 TBA
GAA Football (U10 Mixed) 3 Apr 2015 18 Apr, Banner GAA Grounds, Ennis, 10am
Skittles 3 Apr 2015 Sun 19 Apr, Kilkishen, TBC
Futsal 10 Apr 2015 Sat 25/Sun 26 Apr, Cloughleigh Astro Turf, Ennis, TBC
Badminton 17 Apr 2015 Sat 2 May
Judo 24 Apr 2015 Wed 6 May, TBC
Rounders 24 Apr 2015 Wed 6 May, TBC
Hurling 17 Apr 2015 Bank Hol Mon 4th May, Venue TBC. Possible qualifier round on 1st May. Eur 10 referee contribution per team. Managers meeting beforehand to agree rules and conduct.
Gaelic Football (Girls U12) 24 Apr 2015 Sun 10 May, TBC
Gaelic Football (Girls U14) 1 May 2015 Sun 17 May, TBC
Outdoor Soccer 1 May 2015 18-22 May, Lees Road, Ennis
Cycling 16 May 2015 Sun 31 May, Quin NS Field
Duathlon 23 May 2015 Sun 7 Jun, Quin NS Field
Swimming 17 Apr 2015 Fri 8 May, Ennis Pool, 5-8pm. Pool available for hire by areas 23-26 March
Gymnastics TBD TBD
Culture Corner 1 May Fri 15 May, Sixmilebridge
Hardcourt Tennis 1 May TBD
Pitch & Putt 30 May 2015 Sat 13 Jun, Halfway House, Ennis
Spike Ball TBD TBD
Marathon 5 Jun 2015 Wed 17 Jun, Kilmurry McMahon, 7pm
County Athletics 15 May 2015 Sun 21 Jun, Lees Road, Ennis, 10am

 

TBC = To be confirmed; TBD = To be decided. Any omissions, errors etc. please Contact Us.

Please note the following guidelines and procedures: -

There will be no paper panel forms for 2015.  Instead, an on-line entry system will be available from March 2015.  Until the on-line entry system is available, entries can be submitted via email to Registrar, Veronica Finucane. Entry fees should be sent to Treasurer using the PDF or Excel form provided (or brought to the monthly county meeting). Competition entry fees remain €2 per participant.  There will be an adult gate charge at the athletics county finals in June 2015. Children no longer have to sign the Panel Sheets - it is the responsibility of area secretary to confirm identity, date of birth and address.

Remember that the cut-off date for Community Games is 31st July 2015 (i.e. participant must be under the age on 31st July). There are also minimum age limits for some competitions, so please take note of these in the rule book!

There is no longer any May National Festival. All National Finals take place over 2 weekends in August. Note the rule that at National Festival level, a competitor can only take part in one team event, one individual event plus one athletics relay/swimming squad event (cross country, marathon and mixed distance relays are classified as team events).

In exceptional circumstances a maximum of 2 team members may be replaced on teams qualified for nationals, but only where full panel form has been completed and valid reason(s) must be provided by county secretary.

Any errors, omissions etc. please Contact Us.

 
County Art and Model Making 2015 Print

VERY BIG ENTRIES AT ART AND MODEL MAKING FINALS

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games County Finals of the Art and Model Making Competitions, which were held at the Christian Brothers School, Ennis, on Saturday 7th Feb, attracted a very big entry with over three hundred competitors, from twenty-two Areas.

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In the case of the Art Competition the Competitors had three hours, under supervision, to paint, draw, sketch or collage any Community Games activity. In the case of the Model Making Competitors they had to create, within three hours, a model out of any material which had to have a Community Games theme. The adjudication in both cases was based on Observation of events, Creativity and Originality, and Natural Ability.

The judges, Louise Houlihan, Clodagh Kelly and Siobhain Fawl had a difficult time selecting winners as the standard was extremely high. The County Co-Ordinator, Mrs Cecilia O'Sullivan, congratulated all the competitors for their efforts and participation and wished the winners every success at the National Finals in Athlone in August. She thanked the Judges, and all the Supervisors who helped to run off the Competition, the Area Secretaries and Teachers who promoted it locally, and Mr Darragh Glynn, Principal of Ennis C.B.S., for the use of the School and Mr Paraic Byrne.

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The prizes will be presented to the Area Secretaries and Delegates at the next County Meeting on Tuesday, 3rd March, at 9 pm or possibly at the Area Secretary Registration Training session which takes place in the West County on Monday 9th Feb @ 8pm.

Full Art Results

Full Model Making Results

 
County Handwriting 2015 Print

The MUNSTERGROUP Insurance Clare Community Games Handwriting competitions for both Boys & Girls U10 & U12 took place in St Joseph's Secondary School Tulla on Saturday 31st Jan. 120 children took part. The standard was extremely high which gave the judges a very difficult task to select the children to represent Clare in the National Finals in Athlone in August. The co-ordinator was Mary Moran.

Boys U12

  1. Jack Lineen, Kilmihil
  2. Ronán Harrington, Quin/Clooney
  3. Tony Huang, Tulla
  4. Gavin Hehir, Kilmihil

Girls U12

  1. Niamh Quinlivan, Kilmihil
  2. Caoimhe Moloney, O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield
  3. Rebecca Van der Dussen, Cratloe
  4. Lauren O'Connor, Doora/Barefield

Boys U10

  1. Michael Caldwell, Newmarket-on-Fergus
  2. Cathal Crimmins, Newmarket-on-Fergus
  3. Mateusz Kumala, Sixmilebridge
  4. Harry Monahan, Sixmilebridge

Girls U10

  1. Eimear Rodgers, Derg
  2. Caoimhe Egan, Tulla
  3. Síomha Perill, Crusheen
  4. Emily McDonagh, Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor
 
County Basketball 2015 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games Girls & Boys U-16 Basketball competitions took place over the weekend of 7/8 February.

U16 Girls Results

Girls basketball was played on Saturday morning last in St. Flannans with two thrilling games, Ennistymon/lahinch/Liscannor won against Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly taking them into a closely fought final with Quin/Clooney coming out winners with a final score of 32-17. Quin/Clooney now go on to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. on 4th July.

  1. Quin/Clooney - Ciara O'Reilly, Mary Conneally, Michelle Meers, Rachel Begg, Briana Fennell, Hannah Conneally & Rachel McEvoy.
  2. Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor - Edwina Vaughan, Aoibhan Fahy, Eilbhis O'Looney, Karen Hillary, Aine Howley, Brona Galvin Byrne & Niamh Heath.
  3. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly - Leone Grace, Chloe Neylon, Andrea O'Brien, Emily Cahill, Eilis Cahill, Megan White & Jennifer Griffen.

U16 Boys Results

U16 Boys basketball competition was played on Sunday morning last in St Flannans with four very exciting games. Cooraclare/Cree were winners of the first game with a very convincing win over Ballynacally/Lissycasey. The second game was a much closer encounter between Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor and Quin/Clooney with the Ennistymon side winning 21- 16. In the 3rd & 4th place playoff we had a very tight game with both teams level at the final whistle leading to extra time with Ballynacally/Lissycasey snatching a basket in the final seconds with the final score 14 - 12. We had a thrilling final between Cooraclare/Cree & Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor which was a fairly even game for the first two quarters but then Cooraclare/Cree pulled away to win 26 - 14. Cooraclare/Cree now go on to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.

  1. Cooraclare/Cree - Jack Corry, Luke Considine, Colin McNamara, Eoin O'Driscoll, Patrick Kampft, Paudi Hehir, Tomas Browne, Keenan Quinn, Sean McNamara & Davy Martyn.
  2. Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor - Mikey Rynne, Calium Burke, Cian Fahy, Alan Rynne, Alex Higgins, Darragh Cuddihy, Ronan O'Connell, Charles Higgins & Cillian Devitt.
  3. Ballynacally/Lissycasey - Cormac Reidy, Luke McMahon, Darren Deveraux, Joe Conlan, Cian Quinlivan, Martin Conlan & Cian Meaney.
  4. Quin/Clooney - Ronan Wall, Dawid Glowski, Paul Hogan, Anthony O'Donnell, Ralph Collins, Ulick O'Sullivan, Oisin Egan, Adam Miniter, Kevin Reynolds & Ben O'Donnell.

 

 
Community Games Online Registration System Print

As you are aware National Community Games will be introducing a new Online Registration System this year.

There are a number of initial steps that Areas /Counties will need to complete to be ready for the initiation of this system, the main step being to ensure that all Area Affiliation forms are sent in to the National Community Games Head Office at 20 Inish Carraig House, Golden Island, Athlone, County Westmeath.

Also please ensure that there is a valid email and Contact Number and Address for the Area Secretary detailed on the Affiliation form.

Once a Valid Affiliation form is received by National, we will proceed to issue a Registration pack detailing a Community Games email address for each Area / County and associated Password for access to the National Online Registration system.

The Online Registration system will be in operation from 2nd March 2015.

Training will also be organised and dates for these are detailed below. A comprehensive training manual for both County and Areas will be available on the night. We request that it is mandatory for all areas to attend these Training Sessions. A sign in sheet will be available on the night. Support for those areas in attendance at the Training Sessions will be prioritised over those who do not attend.

Training for area secretaries: Clare Monday 9th Feb 2015 @ 8pm, West County Hotel, Ennis. Limited to 1-2 members from each area committee.

 
Community Games AGM 2015 Print

The Annual General Meeting of Community Games takes place on the 21st February 2015 in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny Co Donegal.

For the benefit of those attending, below are links to the relevant documents which should be read in advance.  If any areas have feedback on any motions, recommendations, rule changes etc. they should contact Graham Meakins with their input beforehand.

 
County Indoor Soccer 2015 Print

 

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games indoor soccer competition took place in St. Flannan's College, Ennis on Sat 24th Jan (Girls U10/U13), Sun 25th Jan (Boys U10) and Sat 31st Jan (Boys U13). There was an excellent turnout and a great way to kick the Community Games year off - so Well done to all involved especially Flan Brennan and his team. Full results are below. 

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