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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar (2016).

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

National Festival W/e 1 (2015).

National Festival W/e 2 (2015)

2016 Rules.

Community Games Activities.

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Nation-wide Community Games personnel organise a wide range of sporting and cultural activities all year long, including Coaching, Competitions, Youth Exchanges etc. The Competitions culminate in Area Finals (January - April), County Finals (May - June) and Provincial Finals (July) each year. Community Games National Finals are held over three weekends, one in May and two in August.

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


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

Triple Jump and Hardcourt Tennis have both been deleted from the Program of Activities.

Marathon, Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relay are now classified as Representative Events. This means that a Participant can now take part in a team event and either Marathon OR Cross Country OR Mixed Distance Relay event.

County Soccer 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Outdoor Soccer competitions were held during the week of 16-20 May. They were co-ordinated by Flan Brennan and his team of referees. In the boys u12 competition ten teams took part. In the preliminary rounds Ballynacally/Lissycasey beat Crusheen/Ballinruan/Tubber while Quin/Clooney beat Corofin/Kilnaboy. In the Quarter finals Bally6nacally/Lissycasey beat Newmarket-on-Fergus 3-1, Doora/Barefield (White) beat Quin/Clooney 2-0, Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Doora/Barefield (Maroon) 4-2, Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly had a bye to semi-final. In the semi-finals Ballynacally/Lissyasey beat Doora/Barefield (White) 3-0 and Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 3-0. The finals was a very keenly contested affair with Ballynacally/Lissycasey overcoming the Sixmmilebridge/Kilmurry boys by 4-2 whilt Doora/Barefield took the bronze medals from Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly. Ballynacally/Lissycasey now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. on July 2nd.

In the girls competitions both the U12 & u15 were finals only with Ennis St Johns & Sixmmilebridge/Kilmurry contesting both. Ennis were the much stronger side in both finals and were well deserving winners. The now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in U.L. in July.

See photos on Ennis Community Games Facebook page.

County Swimming 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Swimming Finals took place on Friday 13th May in Ennis swimming pool.  Many thanks to Catriona McMahon for once again co-ordinating the event and to all those volunteers who assisted with timekeeping. Doora/Barefield were declared Best Over-all Swimming Area and were presented with the John & Nora Murphy Memorial Cup by Clare McGrath, Clare Water Safety Development Officer daughter of John & Nora Murphy. Full results are listed below.

County Girls GAA Football 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union U14 Girls Gaelic Football competition took place on 22nd May, in Kilmurry Ibrickane. Doora Barefield Community Games enjoyed success on the double when the two U14 Ladies Football Teams representing the Parish performed brilliantly in the sunshine at Kilmurry Ibrickane GAA Grounds. First up was the Doora Barefield Maroon Team who after a very strong first half performance beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin in the Quarter Final on a score line of 0-07 to 0-01. Next was the Doora Barefield White Team who after benefitting from a bye in the Quarter Final, unfortunately lost out to a strong Doonbeg team on a score line of 3-06 to 1-03.

Kilmurry Ibrickane, having comprehensively beaten Clarecastle/Ballyea in their Quarter Final 4-04 to 0-01 was the Doora Barefield Maroon Team's highly fancied opponents in the other Semi Final. This pairing proved to be the game of the tournament with great performances from numerous players on both sides. Nothing separated them at half time with good defending keeping the score low at 1-00 to 0-03. A thoroughly enjoyable second half ended with Doora Barefield finishing strongly on a score line of 5-01 to 0-04.

The Third/Fourth playoff between Doora Barefield White and Kilmurry Ibrickane was very competitive with KIB going in at half time leading by a single point, 1-01 to 1-00. KIB added 2-03 in the second half finishing on a score line 3-04 to 1-00. The final was between Doora Barefield Maroon and Doonbeg with both teams starting strongly. At half time, the score was 2-02 to 0-01 to Doora Barefield. Excellent defending by Doonbeg and a strong wind resulted in only a further point being scored in the second half by Doora Barefield leaving the final Score at 2-03 to 0-01 in favour of The Parish. After which Doora Barefield White was presented with Certificates, Kilmurry Ibrickane with Bronze, Doonbeg with Silver and Doora Barefield Maroon with their Gold Medals by Clare Community Games County Chairman, Kieran Harvey. Special mention should also be made of the excellent refereeing by Ciara Harvey and Karen Galvin and the fantastic GAA facilities available at Quilty.

The St Francis Credit Union U12 Girls Gaelic Football competition was held on 8th May, in Kilmurry Ibrickane. The local girls from Kilmurry Ibrickane won Gold, and will represent Clare in the Munster Finals. Quin/Clooney returned home with Silver.


County Hurling 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 Hurling competition took place in Kilkishen on May Bank Holiday, 2nd May, and was expertly co-ordinated by Pat Loughnane and his team from Kilkishen/O'Callaghan's Mills. Many thanks to all the volunteer lines men - Brendan Noonan, Ollie Driscoll, Aiden Moroney, Tom Loughnane, Ciaran and Gerry Cooney and to Tina and Pauline for the tea and coffee. Wishing Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry all the best at the Munster competition. The full results are listed below.


Check out some great photos on Facebook courtesty of Mary Loughnane.

County Futsal 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competition was held on Sat 30th April in Corofin. Many thanks to Flan Brennan and his team for once again doing an excellent job running this event. Full results below.

MIxed Distance Relays 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union, Clare Community Games mixed distance relays took place on Fri 22nd April in Cooraclare. Many thanks to Margaret and Vincent McCarthy for once again co-ordinating this event. Full results are below.

County Mini Rugby 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union mini rugby competition was held on 24th April in Clarisford Park, Killaloe.  A few words of thanks especially to co-ordinators Deirdre and Noel Coleman, referee Tony Carey, linesman Tom Loughnane and Sean Heaney and to Killaloe/Ballina Rugby Club for the use of the pitch. Keith Wood very kindly present the medals to both teams.

Photos courtesy of Mary Loughnane. See more photos on Facebook.

County Gaelic Footballl 2016 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U-10 Mixed Gaelic Football Competitions were held on Sun 17th April in Cooraclare. In the quarter finals Cooraclare/Cree defeated Shannon while Kilmurry Ibrickane beat Doora/Barefield White, Doora/Barefield Maroon had a bye to semi final where they defeated Kilmihil. Cooraclare/Cree defeated Kilmurry Ibrickane in the 2nd semi final. The final was a very exciting game between Cooraclare/Cree and Doora/Barefield Maroon in which Cooraclare/Cree were victorious and now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals.

See photos by Mary Loughnane on Facebook.

Area Athletics Field Days Print

All areas are will be holding their Athletics Field Days over the coming weeks in preparation for the County Athletics Finals in Lees Road on Sunday 12th June 2016. Dates and venues are listed below.  If your area field day is not listed, contact us with the details. Community Games field days are great days out for all the family so come along to support your local event, or better still, offer to help out as these events take alot of organising! See full list of Athletics events. Remember, e.g. to be in the U12 age group, the child must be U12 on 31st July 2016 etc. Entries for County Athletics need to be in entered on-line by 8th May.

We are also seeking advertisers for the annual Clare Community Games Programme, which is a fantastic booklet and memento. This A5 sized booklet will be available to purchase at the gate to Lees Road on 12th June for €5 only. Ads will be very competitively priced and we are asking each area to try and source a couple of ads to help cover the costs of the annual athletics day.  Please note that entry to the County Athletics event in Lees Road will be €5 per adult (kids go free).

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