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National Festival Info 2016.

County Events Calendar (2016).

County Athletics Results.

Munster Community Games Results.

County Meeting Tues 2nd Aug @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

2016 Rules.

Community Games Activities.

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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.

National Festival 2016 Print

Hundreds of children across Clare are getting ready to represent their county at the Community Games National Finals in Athlone (AIT) over two weekends in August (13/14 Aug & 20/21 Aug). Information about tracksuits etc. will be available shortly. In the meantime, check out the Community Games website which has all the up to date information, with maps, schedules etc. A handy calendar is available to search for specific events.


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.

County U16 Girls Tag Rugby 2016 Print

Ireland's loss at the Euros was soon forgotten when Doora Barefield U16 Ladies Tag Rugby Team came away with the Gold in the Fair Green in Ennis on Sunday 26th June. The Parish was represented by Síofra Ní Chonaill, Amy Lenihan, Aisling Reidy, Anna Nagle, Chloe Towey, Niamh McDonagh, Ava Lenihan and Emer Clune who were excellently coached and mentored by Seamus Breen.


First up was Doora Barefield versus Clooney Quin and in a very competitive affair, Clooney Quin won out on a score line of 10 tries to 8. Clooney Quin were then beaten in their next game by a strong Killaloe team on a similar score of 10 tries to 8. Everything hinged then on the last game between Doora Barefield and Killaloe which Doora Barefield won 18 tries to 9. In keeping with the spirit of Community Games, it was great to see each team winning at least one game which meant the final order of merit was decided on the total number of tries scored. When the sums were done by Games Co-ordinator Tom Loughnane, Doora Barefield came first with 26 tries, Killaloe were second with 19 tries and Clooney Quin winning Bronze just one behind with 18 tries.

Playing for Killaloe were Jennifer Daly, Linda Daly, Rachel Daly, Susan Daly, Anna McNamara, Laura O'Donohoe, Kate O'Mahony, Michelle Roger and Eibhlis Coleman.

Playing for Quin/Clooney were Emma Considine, Roisin Keogh, Niamh MaGee, Sinead MaGee, Aisling McGrath, Emer Moynahan, Lauren Wall, Linear Parker, Roisin O'Mullane and Rachel Rusk

Great fun was had by all in a sport new to many of the girls with next year's competition already being eagerly awaited.

Many thanks to the excellent referee, Dermot Hallahan and to Sean Lenihan for compiling the match report. See additional photos on Facebook.


County Gymnastics 2016 Print


The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games gymnastics competition was held in Clare Gymnastics Club, Ennis, on Thursday June 23rd.

The results are as follows: -

Boys u9 - 1st James Rochford, 2nd Tymon Madziag

Girls u9 - 1st Keela Markham, 2nd Evie Quinn, 3rd Zoe Quinn, joint 4th Aisling Weston & Fiona Byrne

Boys u11 - 1st Charlie Hannon, 2nd Rowan Butler

Girls u11 - 1st Ellie Doyle, 2nd Lisa Nicholas, 3rd Sarah McNamara

Girls u13 - 1st Jennifer Nicholas, 2nd Jennifer Weston, 3rd Emily Scovelle, 4th Hazel Butler

Pathway Events 2016 Print

The following are the results from the Pathway events held in Lees Road on Fri 24th June. Many thanks to all those who helped out on the evening. These events are only held at county level and in the event that a number of counties participate, then they will be considered for inclusion in the Community Games calendar of events in future years.

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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 DRAFT St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2015/2016 season is presented below. 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.  Please note that the ORS will shut down automatically on 8th July and entries not submitted/completed will not be accepted after that date.

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. Programme of Events
National Finals Weekend 1 8th July 12th-14th Aug Athlone I.T.
National Finals Weekend 2 8th July 19th-21st Aug Athlone I.T.
All Star Awards Fri 21st Oct West County Hotel, Ennis


County Marathon 2016 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Marathon (7km) competition took place on a warm evening on Wed 1st June in Kilmurry McMahon.  Many thanks again to Tommy McCarthy for co-ordinating the event and to Mary McCarthy and Patricia Sheehan for the lovely tea and apple tart. The first four boys and four girls home will make up the 8 member County Team to represent Clare in Athlone in August.The results are as follows: -

County Pitch and Putt 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U16 Pitch and Putt competition took place on the Halfway House course, Ennis, on Saturday 11th June. Six boys teams from Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry, Doora/Barefield x 2, Quin/Clooney, Cooraclare/Cree & Lisdoonvarna competed in the very pleasant weather and there were some fine scores with many birdies and pars. Thanks to co-ordinator Jimmy Maher and his assistants Suzanne McConway & Emma Maher. Big thanks to Patricia Coote and Frank & Tess White for once again providing the venue free of charge. Well done the boys from Sixmilebridge and the Doora-Barefield (White) team who go on to the national finals in Athlone in August. Thanks to All Ireland winning former Clare Senior Hurler, Seanie McMahon, for presenting the medals to the winning teams. Eoghan O'Brien (Quin/Clooney) and Dara Casey (Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry) tied for the best round, an impressive 58 - Eoghan came out on top as he had the better back nine.

U16 Pitch and Putt Results

  1. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry (178): Dara Casey, Cian Fawl, Colm Flynn, Noel Flynn & David Kennedy.
  2. Doora/Barefield - White (186): Brendan Cleland, Darragh Hurley, Cian Lahiffe, Darragh McMahon & Killian Warner.
  3. Doora/Barefield - Maroon (188): Samuel Costelloe, Senan Crosbie, Morgan Lahiffe, Gary Lane & Cian Moloney.
  4. Quin/Clooney (200): Adam Deegan, Martin Frain, Alex McConway, Stephen McSherry & Eoghan O'Brien.
County Cycling 2016 Print

Many thanks to Suzanne and Tom McConway for co-ordinating the St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games cycling event in Quin on Friday 20th May.  We'd also like to thank Quin N.S. for the use of the field. The results are listed below: -

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