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County Events Calendar 2019.

Youth Event, West County, Sat 2nd Feb, 3-6pm. Contact James Gray.

County Meeting, West County, Tues 5th Feb 9pm.

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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.


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The ORS is now open for registration for 2019. Just to remind all areas that in order to participate in 2019 events, areas must be insured and this can only be achieved if registered and registration fee paid. Please contact the national helpdesk if your area is having difficulty registering.

For a short period only to allow areas time to resolve any ORS issues/problems area secretaries can enter competitions by e-mailing the County Registrar Veronica Finucane (event, childs name, and DOB).

All areas and coaches should please take notice of the Community Games Garda Vetting procedures.

 
Clare Community Games Events 2019 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2019 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.

See full calendar below and fulll list of Community Games Events.

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National Awards 2018 Print

Clare were well represented at the recent National Awards held at the Cavan Crystal Hotel. Congratulations to Mark Nestor (Ennis, St. Johns) Youth Volunteer, Brendan Cusack (LKDD) Adult Volunteer, Feakle (Small Area Award) and Doora/Barefield (Large Area Award and also Munster Winner.

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Clare Community Games All Stars 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Annual All Star Awards Function was held on Friday 19th October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis. Seventy Six children, 43 boys & 34 girls from twenty four areas across the county received awards for their outstanding achievements in their activity. The Chairman John Wall welcomed everyone especially the All Stars, their families, volunteers, Louis Faye representing St Francis Credit Union, invited guests and the Mayor of Ennis Clare Colleran Molloy who also represented the County Council. He thanked the main sponsors St Francis Credit Union, Clare County Council and all our sponsors and supporters.

The Mayor congratulated all the recipients of awards. She said she was fascinated by the amount of events that Community Games has to offer the children of Clare.

The M.C's were Sean Lenihan and Carol o'Neill. Amongst those who presented the awards were young talents sports people including Noel Shannon European winner in swimming & Surflifesaving, Timmy Crowe European Athletics winner, Chloe Morey Clare Camogie All Star, Ryan Taylor Clare Hurling star.

Other presentations on the night were Chairman's Awards which went o a very young talented singer/musician Katie Jones.

The Hall of Fame Award went to Clare McGrath who has co ordinated the county swimming finals for many years having taken over from her parents who were long serving members of Community Games John & Nora Murphy.

The International Police Association Cup for the most involved large area was presented to Doora Barefield by Billy Saunderson. They now go forward to contest the National finals in Cavan on December 1st. They were Clare, Munster and National winners last year and hoping to do likewise this time around.

The most involved Small Area Award went to Feakle. Feakle only came back into Community Games after a nuber of years abscent two years ago. They also go forward to National Final.

A Presentation was made to Rose & Graham Meakins to acknowledge their outstanding work in coordinating the All Star Awards events over thirty years.

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National Festival August 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Community Games children did extremely well having great success at the National Community Games finals which were held in the beautiful facilites in U.L. In ideal weather conditions over the weekend of 17-19 August. The standard in all events were extremely high and some Clare children were unlucky not to be in the medals. Of the 187 children from Clare who participated 114 brought home medals. Clare got Gold in 1 Individual and two teams, Silver three Individual and two teams, Bronze in three Individual and four teams, 4th place Pewter medal in four Individual and three teams. The individual gold went to Clodagh O'Hagan from Kilkishen/O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield when she put in a fantastic sprint in the U8 80m event to beat off the opposition. Gold went to the two Quin/Clooney teams in both Skittles and Tag Rugby.The first Clare medal of the weekend came on Saturday morning when Ella Dillon from Meelick/Coonagh put in a fantastic jump to win Silver in the High Jump.

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Two Ennis girls won two medals each Ruth Leydon won Bronze in Cycling and Silver in Relay while Ava Rochford also won Silver in Relay and 4th in Long Jump.

A number of participants qualified in their heats to semi finals but didn't make it to the finals. Those who qualified for finals but were unlucky not to be in the medals due to very stiff competition. Were Caoimhe Cahill – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly – 80m Hurdles, Cian O'Boyle – Ennis St Johns – 800m, U15 Mixed Relay – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly & U16 Boys Relay – Ennis St Johns.

In Camogie the Derg girls went down to Meath in round 1 and Galway in round 2 to bring home Bronze medals.

In Futsal the U13 Boys came up against a very strong Newbridge, Kildare side, despite putting in a great performance they went out 3 – 1. They put up another good show to beat Monaghan 8-0 to win Bronze. The U15 Girls team also brought home bronze after losing out to Mayo & Meath.

The Gaelic Football U10 from Ballynacally/Lissycasey team did extremely well when they overcame Clontarf, Dublin in the semi final 6-7 to 4-5. They came up against a much stronger side from Oranmore, Galway in the final. The Galway side went ahead by 7 points but the Clare team fought back to within a pt before Oranmore went ahead to win. It was a fantastic game of football from two very talented teams. The future looks bright for football in Clare.

The Skittles U14 team from Quin/Clooney beat Hacketstown, Carlow 362 to 304 in semi finals. They went on to win the final by 100 on a score 364 to 264.

The U12 Boys Soccer from Doora/Barefield went down 2 – 1 to Longford in semi finals. They were beaten by a much stronger team in the final and brought home 4th place medals.

The U14 Tag Rugby team fromm Quin/Clooney lived up to their usual high standard when they beat Milltown, Kildare 13-10 in semi final they then went on to overcome St Mary's, Sligo to take the Gold medals.

Quin/Clooney did extremely well their two teams won gold and Noah McConway won a 4th place medal.

Many thanks to County PRO Mary Phelan for compiling results and to Secretary Mary Loughnane for taking so many excellent photos.

Gold Medal Winners

  • Clodagh O'Hagan - Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield - 80m.
  • Skittles - Quin/Clooney: Aine Browne, David Considine, Noah Doherty, Cormac Hale, Tadhg McInerney, Lorcan O'Connor, Molly Slattery.
  • Tag Rugby - Quin/Clooney: John Cahill, David Considine, Dannan Fox, Darren Frain, Aidan Keating, Saoirse Keogh, Dylan Leamy, Emer Magee, Orna Moynahan, Claire Murphy, Jack O'Neill, Sam Scanlan.

Silver Medal Winners

  • Ella Dillon - Meelick/Coonagh - High Jump.
  • Neasa Ni Ainfein - Ruan - 800m
  • Marc O'Brien - Cratloe - 100m.
  • Athletics Relay Girls U14 - Ennis St Johns: Karina Gallza, Nicola Jagielskaa, Ruth Leyden, Holly O' Boyle, Amelie Malice, Ava Rochford.
  • U10 Gaelic Football - Ballynacally/Lissycasey: Killian Feeney, Cathal Finnucane, Dylan Griffin, Eoghan Hehir, Liam Keane, Mark Kennedy, Callum Killeen, David King, Josh Marrinan, Cian McAllister, Diarmuid McGuane, Chris O'Callaghan, Eoin O'Connor, Cailean Rynne, Jack Sexton, Oisin Vaughan.

Bronze Medal Winners

  • Ruth Leyden - Ennis, St. Johns – Cycling U14.
  • Niamh Conlon - Cooraclare/Cree - 200m.
  • Cian Breslin - Doora/Barefield - Ball Throw.
  • Darren Moroney - Ennis St John's - 600m.
  • Athletics Relay Boys U12 - Ennis St John's: Luke Malice, Caleb Walsh, Darren Moroney, David Moses, Sylvester Onwudiwe, Sam Shonibare.
  • Camogie - Derg: Danielle Beston, Alison Collins, Rache Danaher, Emily Dominique, Lauren Doyle, Laoise Giblin, Lorraine Grady, Grace Guilfoyle, Amy Healy, Derbhla McNulty, Fiona O'Brien, Labhaoise O'Donnell, Lorna Reilly, Eimear Rodgers, Chelsea Turbidy, Abby Walsh.
  • Futsal Boys U13 - Ennis St. John's: Patrick Broderick, Jack Dunleavy, Eoin Og Fanning, Kaden Herlihy, Cian Howard, Conor Perill, Luke Pyne.
  • Futsal Girsl U15 - Ennis St. John's: Leanna Brennan, Aless Dagnall Wise, Sarah Hassannejad, Kadijat Karimu, Brianna Maxwell, Sophie McWeeney, Naiomi O'Shaughnessy, Meadhbh Peoples.

4th Place Medal Winners

  • Ava Rochford - Ennis, St. Johns - Long Jump.
  • Noah McConway – Quin/Clooney – High Jump.
  • Conor Fennell – Kilrush – Shot Putt.
  • Fionn Daffy – Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonanaha – 60m Hurdles U10.
  • William Bello  - Ennis, St. Johns - 80m Hurdles U14.
  • Cian O'Boyle - Ennis, St. Johns, U14 800m.
  • Athletics Relay Boys U14 - Ennis St John's: William Bello, Cian O'Boyle, Juve Elute, Samuel Olaoye.
  • Athletics Relay Girls U16 - Ennis St John's: Rachel Adesiyan, Jessica Jagielska, Naoimi O'Shaughnessy, Sammie Ojular, Chisom Ugwueru.
  • Boys Soccer - Doora/Barefield: Darragh Ball, Graham Ball, Gearoid Barry, Dara Bohannon, Diarmuid Boyle, Conor Byrne, Kailum Cahir, Odhran Flynn, Cain Guilfoyle, Owen Hadden, Rory Lynam, Joe Mannion, Cathal McMahon, Oisin O'Donoghue, Thomas O'Connor, Leon Talty.
 
Munster Finals - July 2018 Print

The Community Games Munster Finals took place on Saturday 7th July in U.L. Clare were 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.

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  • Clare brought home seven firsts and two second places. The standard was extremely high in all competitions. All the Clare teams put in great performances but some were unlucky not to be in the medals. The first placed teams now go forward to represent Clare and Munster in the National Finals in U.L. In August 18th – 20th.
  • In Camogie Derg had two outstanding wins against Newport, Tipperary and Monaleen of Limerick.
  • The Futsal U13 boys from Ennis St Johns beat St Flannan's, Tipperary in semi final. The final against Keel/Kiltallagh, Kerry was a very close match finishing 5 – 4 to the Ennis boys.
  • The girls Futsal team from Ennis St Johns overcame Caherdavin, Limerick in semi final. The final was a hard fought encounter with Moyvane/Knockanure, Kerry finishing level on full time and went on to finish in a sudden death.
  • The U10 Gaelic Football team from Ballynacally/Lissycasey beat Listowel, Kerry 21 – 17 in semi final. In the final against Newport, Tipperary they came from seven pts down with a few minutes to go to win by one pt.
  • In Skittles the U14 team from Quin/Clooney beat St Peter and St Pauls, Tipperary and Caherdavin, Limerick to win gold and a place in the National Finals.
  • The U12 boys Soccer team from Doora/Barefield played two fantastic matches against Cloughjordan, Tipperary and Killarney, Kerry to win the final 3 – 1.
  • The Tag Rugby U14 team from Quin/Clooney beat Tipperary in semi final. They proved much too strong for Kerry beating them 13 – 9.

GOLD

  • Camogie – Derg: Danielle Beston, Alison Collins, Rachel Danaher, Emily Dominique, Lauren Doyle, Laoise Giblin, Lorraine Grady, Grace Guilfoyle, Amy Healy, Derbhla McNulty, Fiona O'Brien, Labhaoise O'Donnell, Lorna Reilly, Eimear Rodgers, Chelsea Turbidy, Abby Walsh.
  • Futsal Boys U13 – Ennis St John's: Patrick Broderick, Jack Dunleavy, Eoin Og Fanning, Kaden Herlihy, Cian Howard, Conor Perill, Luke Pyne.
  • Futsal Girls U15 – Ennis St John's: Leanna Brennan, Aless Dagnall Wise, Sarah Hassannejad, Kadijat Karimu, Brianna Maxwell, Sophie Mc Weeney, Naomi O'Shaughnessy, Meadhbh Peoples.
  • Gaelic Football U10 – Ballynacally/Lissycasey: Killian Feeney, Cathal Finnucane, Dylan Griffin, Eoghan Hehir, Liam Keane, Mark Kennedy, Callum Killeen, David King, Josh Marrinan, Cian Mc Allister, Diarmuid Mc Guane, Chris O'Callaghan, Eoin O'Connor, Cailean Rynne, Jack Sexton, Oisin Vaughan.
  • Skittles U14 – Quin/Clooney: Aine Browne, David Considine, Noah Doherty, Cormac Hale, Tadhg Mc Inerney, Lorcan O'Connor, Molly Slattery.
  • Soccer Boys U12 – Doora/Barefield: Darragh Ball, Graham Ball, Gearoid Barry, Dara Bohannon, Diarmuid Boyle, Conor Byrne, Kailum Cahir, Odhran Flynn, Cain Guilfoyle, Owen Hadden, Rory Lynam, Joe Mannion, Cathal Mc Mahon, Oisin O'Donoghue, Thomas O'Connor, Leon Talty.
  • Tag Rugby U14 – Quin/Clooney: John Cahill, David Considine, Dannan Fox, Darren Frain, Aidan Keating, Saoirse Keogh, Dylan Leamy, Emer Magee, Orna Moynihan, Claire Murphy, Jack O'Neill, Sam Scanlan.

SILVER

  • Futsal Boys U15 – Moylussa: Diarmuid Coleman, Sean Crotty, Shane Geraghty, Stephen Geraghty, Oisin Minogue, Ben Murnane, Luke Noonan, Ciaran Rodgers.
  • Tag Rugby U11 – Moylussa: Tom Arthur, Fiona Byrne, Muireann Coleman, Dan Foley, Matt Layden, Cian Lenihan, Eoin Mc Carthy, Siobhan Mc Mahon, Brendan Minogue, Siofra Minogue, Rhys Mowat, Donagh Walsh Forde.

Many thanks to County PRO Mary Phelan for compiling results.

 
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.

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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.

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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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Munster Finals - April 2018 Print

The Community Games Munster Finals took place on Saturday 21st April in University of Limerick.  Clare had 26 teams participating in Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Draughts, Handball, Indoor Soccer, Mini Rugby and Table Tennis.

Clare had 7 teams qualify for the National Festival and 11 teams finished as runners-up.  Well done to all that took part.

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Qualified for National in May

  • Chess U13 - Ennis St Johns
  • Chess U16 - Ennis St. Johns
  • One wall Handball Boys U13 - Kilkishen O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield
  • One wall Handball Boys U16 - Derg
  • One wall Handball Girls U16 - Kilkishen O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield
  • Indoor Soccer Boys U13 - Ballynacally/Lissycasey
  • Table Tennis Boys U16 - Ennis St. Johns

Runners Up (11 teams)

  • Badminton Girls U15 - Ennis, St. Johns
  • Basketball Boys U16 - Doora/Barefield
  • Basketball Girls U16 - Cooraclare/Cree
  • Draughts U12 - Tulla
  • Draughts U14 - Ennis, St. Johns
  • Draughts U16 - Tulla
  • One wall Handball Girls U13 - Kilkishen O'Callaghans Mills/Oatfield
  • Indoor Soccer Boys U10 - Ballynacally/Lissycasey
  • Indoor Soccer Girls U10 - Ennis, St. Johns
  • Table Tennis Girls U16 - Cratloe
  • Table Tennis Girls U13 - Cratloe
 

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