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All Ireland Derg U-14 Camogie Team. Carmel O'Brien, Ciara Doyle, Kellie McInerney, Ava Quigley, Sara Minogue, Molly Kilkenny, Roisin Minogue, Suzanne Costelloe, Katie O'Brien, Nicole Flower, Holly McGee, Megan Coleman, Aoife Maloney, Amy Barrett, Deirdre Corry, Alexandria McGrath.

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Ennis St Johns Gold Medal winning U-12 Boys Relay Team: Tunmise Badewa-Ekungba, Sultan Akinwale, Chibikem Okoye, Derick Sholarin, David Onwudiwe.

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Gold for both U-16 Marathon Team and Individual events. Caoimhe Harvey (1st Girls), Elaine Shannon, Sharon Egan, Gráinne Kelly, Sean Collins (1st Boys), Eoin Looney, Stephen Maher, Michéal Clancy.

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Silver Medal winning Ennistymon / Lahinch / Lisccannor – U-13 Girls Futsal Team: Meg Brennan, Chria Guerin, Niamh O'Dwyer, Órfhlaith Considine, Daniela Svensson, Karen Hillery, Ciara Malone.

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Kevin Caulfield from Tulla won Gold in the U-14 Shot Putt and Orla O’Brien, also from Tulla won Gold in the U-12 Ball Throw.

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Alannah Ryan from Kilkishen / O’Callaghans Mills / Oatfield – won Gold in the Girls U-14 Long Puck event.

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Cooraclare / Cree won the Shannon Development Cup for Best Presented Area in the Parade at the County Athletics Finals in Lees Road in June. Presented by Kevin O’Loughlin – representing Shannon Development.

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Alex O’Neill from Quin / Clooney Community Games took the Gold medal slot in the Girls U-14 800m event.

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Tony Odubote from Ennis St Johns took the Gold medal slot in the Boys U-14 100m race.

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Sixmilebridge / Kilmurry U-16 Variety Squad got 4th Place Medals and enjoyed the August Festival in Athlone.

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Important County Notes

County Events Calendar. Updated.

Swimming Update.

2014 Panel Forms, Rules etc.

County Meeting Tues 6th May @ 9pm, West County, Ennis.

Area Athletics Field Days.

Lower age limits removed for some events for 2014!

Full List of Activities.

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Community Games FAQs

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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Clare Community Games Events 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games calendar of events for 2014 is summarised below. Dates, venues and times are subject to change.  Please note the following: -

2014 Panel Forms are available from the main Community Games Download Centre and entry fees should be submitted to the County Executive using the PDF or Excel form provided. Competition entry fees remain €2 per participant.  There will be an adult gate charge at the athletics county finals in June 2014. Children no longer have to sign the Panel Sheets - it is the responsibility of area secretary to confirm identity, date of birth and address.

Please note new 2014 rules.

Areas who have qualified for Munster or National, must make sure they get all necessary birth certs and paperwork to Mary Loughnane, County Secretary, within 7 days of County Competition.

Remember that the cut-off date for Community Games is 31st July 2014 (i.e. participant must be under the age on 31st July). There are also minimum age limits for somecompetitions, so please take note of these in the rule book! Note that the lower age limit has been removed from the following events: Chess, Draughts, Choir, Quiz, Culture Corner, Handwriting, Debating, Variety, Projects, Talent & Model making.

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.

 

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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 22 June 2014. 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 2014 etc. Entries for County Athletics need to be in by 16th May.

Area Date Venue Details
Ruan Sat 12th April Ruan GAA Pitch Starts 2:00pm
Newmarket on Fergus Sat 12th April GAA Grounds, Newmarket on Fergus Reg from 10:00am for 11:00am start
Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Sun 13th April GAA Field, Sixmilebridge Reg from 11:30am for 12:15 start
Cooraclare/Cree Mon 21st April Cooraclare GAA Pitch Register @11:30am for 12 start
Shannon Fri 25th April Shannon Athletics Club All Weather Pitch Reg @ 5pm for 6pm start
Meelick Fri 25th April Meelick GAA Pitch Reg 4:30pm for 5pm start
Kilrush Sun 27th April GAA Football Field, Kilrush Reg @ 11:30am for 12 noon start
Doora/Barefield Wed 30th April Lees Road, Ennis Reg @ 6pm
Clarecastle/Ballyea Wed 30th April Clarecastle GAA Pitch

Reg @6:30 for 7pm start

Quin/Clooney Sun 11th May Quin School Field

Starts 1:30pm

Kilmihil Sun 11th May Kilmihil

Starts 12 noon

Cratloe Sun 11th May Cratloe GAA Field

Starts 1:00pm sharp

Killimer/Knockerra Sun 11th May Killimer GAA Pitch

Reg @ 3:30 for 4pm start

 

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County Basketball 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games Basketball competitions for U-11 mixed & U-13 Boys & Girls took place on 11/12/13 April.

On Friday evening we had the Boys u13 competition in St. Flannan's College in Ennis. There were some very exciting and tight games. The final proved to be a thriller between Doora/Barefield and Cooraclare/Cree with both teams giving their all. Cooraclare/Cree were worthy winners in the end taking gold medals and they now go on to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July. There was a playoff for 3rd & 4th place between Quin/Clooney and Derg with Quin/Clooney winning that game and taking home silver medals.

  1. Cooraclare/Cree team: Brian McNamara, Padraig Browne, Michael O'Connell, Ronan Donnellan, Sean Martyn, Niall Keane, Niall Corry, Gary Cunningham, Emils Zitare, Eanna Corry.
  2. Doora/Barefield team: Conor Kelleher, Alan Kileen, Aadhan O'Shea, Ben Cosgrove, Kevin Nugent, Cian Roughan, Matthew Ryan, Ben Higgins, Jack Power, Cathal Dwyer.
  3. Quin/Clooney: Adam Deegan,Colm Cassidy, Cian Wall, Thomas O'Cearbhallain, Rory Morris, Conal Egan,Donagh O'Sullivan,Padraig Meehan, John Conneally.
  4. Derg: Oisin McKeogh, James Fennessy, Killian McGrath, Cathal McKeogh, Tadhg O'Mara, Gearoid Guilfoyle.

 

On Saturday morning in Ennistymon the girl's u13 basketball competition took place and once again there was great excitement with each team giving their best. Clarecastle/Ballyea proved to be the outstanding team on the day beating Cooraclare/Cree in the semi-finals in a very close game to get a place in the final. Quin/Clooney beat Kilmaley/Inch/Connolly in the other semi-final in another very close game to get into the final against Clarecastle/Ballyea. Clarecastle/Ballyea proved to be too strong and well deserved winners taking gold medals and now go on to represent the County at the Munster finals in July. There was a playoff for 3rd & 4th place between Cooraclare/Cree & Kilmaley/Inch/Connolly with Kilmaley/Inch/Connolly taking bronze in a very tight match.

  1. Clarecastle/Ballyea: Emma O'Donoghue, Ella Doherty, Aoibhín Donnelly, Kate Murphy, Laura Carmody, Emma O'Briem, Moya Sheehan, Rachel Costello, Aoife McDonnell.
  2. Quin/Clooney team: Emer Moynihan, Kirsty Begg, Emma Considine, Caoimhe McAteer, Juliet Cantwell, Cora Deane, Niamh Magee, Sarah Rochford, Cliodhna Ryan.
  3. Kilmaley/Inch/Connolly team: Leona Grace, Jodee Cahill, Grainne Glynn, Eilis Cahill, Ciara Hurley, Chloe Neylon, Sarah Ní Cheallaigh.
  4. Cooraclare/Cree team: Aoibhínn Browne, Theresa Meaney, Nicola Keating, Emily Culligan, Niamh Conlon, Sinead Lillis, Sarah Fennell, Katie Grogan, Emma Kelly, Niamh Burke.

 

Sunday morning back in Flannans with the u11 mixed basketball competition and there was a lot of excitement among these young teams. In the semi-finals Cooraclare/Cree beat Quin/Clooney to get a place in the final and Clarecastle/Ballyea beat the 2nd Quin/Clooney team in the other semi-final to secure their place the final. The final was a very tight and exciting game and both teams really strong on defence with Cooraclare/Cree beating Clarecastle/Ballyea by a single point. Both of the Quin/Clooney teams played against each other for 3rd & 4th place.

  1. Cooraclare/Cree team: Paul McNamara, Gary Donnellan, Noel Gavin, Finn O'Drioscoll, Marla Zitare, Heidi Morrisey, Ellen Corry, Aine O'Connell.
  2. Clarecastle/Ballyea team: Cian Kirby, Fiachra Kirby, Niall Carraig, Roisin Maxwell, Anna Whelan, Aoife O'Brien, Orla Hogan, Hannah Mai Neylon, Sean O'Brien, James Costello.
  3. Quin/Clooney team 1: Lauren Wall, Lara Begg, Rachel Rusk, Holly Deegan, Emer Hynes, Liam Flynn, Callum Hassett, Cormac Egan.
  4. Quin/Clooney team 2: Fionan O'Sullivan, Oisin Flynn, David Considine, Cillian O'Gara, Niamh Morris, Hannah Clune, Roisin O'Mullane.
 
County Talent Show 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games turned to the Cultural events this weekend with the Talent Competitions taking place on Sun 23rd Mar in the GAA Hall Sixmilebridge. Over 80 acts from 14 areas across the County competed in Irish Contemporary Dance, Singing, Music, Recitation, Drama Comedy Sketch, Set Dancing, Modern/Disco Dance. Twelve areas were among the prize winners. The first placed winners now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in Athlone in August. Quin/Clooney had 3, Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry & Parteen 2, 1 each from Kilmihil, Doora/Barefield & Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly. The Standard of competition was extremely high in some cases with the judges having a difficult decision to select the winners. The judges were Bridget Kelly, Mary Finnigan, Mary Lenihan & Grainne Egan. The M.C. was Kevin O'Loughlin. It was co-ordinated by Mary Phelan with a large crew of helpers.

Photos Courtesty of Mary Phelan and Mary Loughnane (click on image to open gallery).

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County Duathlon 2014 Print

The Boys U15 munstergroup Insurance County Duathlon event took place on Sat 22nd March at Scoil na Mainistreach, Quin. Well done to those who participated in this tough event.

  • 1st Sean Cahill Tulla.
  • 2nd Alex McConway Quin/Clooney.
  • 3rd Sean McNamara Cooraclare/Cree.

 

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County Quiz 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games U14 Quiz event took place in St Flannan's last night, Friday 21st March. There was a great turnout and best of luck to the winning Cooraclare/Cree Team in the finals in Athlone in August.

  1. Gold – Cooraclare/Cree: Alannah Mullins, Sean Martyn, Padraig Browne, Jason Kelly.
  2. Silver – Kilrush Green Team: Lucy Bermingham, Aobh Keating, Rachel O'Shea, Laura Moloney, Keith Crowley.
  3. Bronze – Newmarket-on-Fergus: Padraic Guilfoyle, Stephen Casey, Eoin Guilfoyle, Eanna Crimmins, Harry Frost, Roisin Fahy.
  4. Certs – Cooraclare/Cree: Niall Corry, Latitia Browne, Aoibhinn Mullins, Ronan Donnellan.
 
County Swimming 2014 Print

The county final of the swimming will be held on the 9th May. Ennis swimming pool have advised that the hire of the pool this year for areas has to be paid and the cost is €120 per hour. Areas are encouraged to share their hour with another area where possible in order to keep costs down. Please contact Caitriona McMahon, the swimming co-ordinator, for additional information.

Area swimming competitions as follows from 6-7pm (registration @ 5:30pm)

  • Monday 24th March – Doora/Barefield.
  • Tuesday 25th March – Ennis, Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly, Clarecastle.
  • Thursday 27th March – Quin/Clooney, Tulla, Ruan
 
County Cross Country 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games U-13 1200m Cross Country competitions for boys & girls were held on Sat 8th Mar in Lees Rd complex Ennis. A large number of children from many areas across the County took part. The first five boys & five girls will make up the county team to participate in the National Finals in Athlone in August. There was also a team event in each category. The U-10 Cross Country Relays for boys & girls were also held on Sat in Lees Rd. The standard in all these competitions was extremely high.

Mixed U-13 1200m County Cross Country Team

Grainne Lynch, Miltown Malbay
Daniela Svensson, Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor
Sinead Lillis, Cooraclare/Cree
Amy Sexton, Kilmurry/Ibrickane
Lucy Flanagan, Miltown Malbay
Ben Whelehan, Miltown Malbay
Cathal McKeogh, Derg
Cillian O’Malley, Miltown Malbay
Ronan Donnellan, Cooraclare/Cree
Fintan Caulfield, Tulla

U13 Cross Country and U10 Relay Photos, courtesy of Mary Loughnane

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County Tag Rugby 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games Tag Rugby competition was held today in St. Flannans, Ennis on Sunday 2nd March under very wet and windy conditions with play being stopped during one game due the very heavy rain. The U11 was a round robin competition whilst the U14 was a straight final. Good luck to the finalists in the Munster Finals in July.

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County Draughts 2014 Print

The munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games County Draughts competition took place today, 1st March, in St Joseph's School Tulla.  Best of luck to the winning teams in the Munster Finals on 5th July. The results are as follows: -

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