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Important County Notes

Munsster Finals, Sat 7th July, UL.

National Festival, UL 17-19th August.

Next County Meeting Tues 4th Sept @ 9:00pm, West County, Ennis.

All Star Awards Fri 19th October, West County, Ennis.

County Events Calendar (2018).

2018 Events and Rules.

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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.


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Best of luck all the participants from all over County Clare who are taking part in the National Festival in UL on 17-19th August. For latest County information on ID badges, tracksuit tops, singlets etc. please check here.

The next County meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 4th September @ 9:00pm in the West County. It is very important that delegates from each area attend.

There is a Be Active Sports Expo taking place on 29th Sept in the West County Hotel, 6-8pm.

The Annual St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star award ceremony takes place in Treacy's West County Hotel on Friday 19th October.

Do you have good digital or social media skills? Are you interested in contributing to the Clare Community Games award winning website and gaining some useful experience? If so, please see our volunteer opportunity on Clare Volunteer Ireland website.

 
National Festival August 2018 Print

The August National Community Games Festival takes place this coming weekend, 18-19 August, in UL. Full up to date information on schedules etc. can be found on the Community Games website. Best of luck to all those competing and representing their county.

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Latest Updates

  • Clare will have a tent set up near the athletic area - look out of for the Clare Banner.
  • On Friday and Saturday evening there will be a disco for Aldi Community Games participants at 8:30pm in The Scholars.  County tracksuit and ID badges must be worn. County Managers must supervise all children attending this event.
  • There will be an Opening Ceremony at the track at 8:45am on Saturday morning – all Counties are asked to attend.
  • Remember to prepare for all types of weather – it's Ireland   Bring sunscreen and rain gear.

 

Important Information for Clare Participants, Managers and Supporters

  • All tracksuit tops and athletic singlets need to be pre-ordered by Mon 13th Aug and collected on Wed 15th Aug from O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, between 8:00-8:30pm.
  • Please note that participant ID cards will not be issued until participant entry fees are paid. Some areas have not yet settled their accounts. Treasurer, Charleen Dillon, will be available to accept payment (€25) whilst tracksuit tops are being issued on Wednesday.
  • Tops and singlets must be returned on Wed 22nd August, same venue and time.
  • A Medical form must be completed by the parent/guardian of any person U18 who has a medical condition or who requires medication. This form must be held by the area, county or team manager with responsibility for the welfare of the person on the form.
  • A Registration and consent form must be completed by each participant in your area and the form retained by the area secretary until the child reached 16 or is no longer involved with Community games in the area.
  • National Programmes will be on sale within UL for €5.
  • Admission to the Festival is €10. Children are FREE.
  • UL is a strict NON SMOKING campus throughout.
  • There will be on-site parking at UL - but please plan your route in advance and allow plenty of time.
  • The Clare County Managers for the weekend are Niamh Doyle and Mary Loughnane.
  • Results will be displayed outside the UL Sports Arena and on large screen.

 

 

Important Competition Information

  • All team events will be played on the one day.
  • Registration of all pitch and putt teams on Saturday is at 9.30am in Monaleen. T-off for Boys and girls is at 10am.
  • Please ensure that all area relay coaches and athletes are aware of changes regarding Relay Change over Zones.
  • Spikes are only permitted in the U12/U13/U14/U15 and U16 age groups.
  • Clare participants are number 6 this year at the National Festival.
  • Provincial Draw: First Semi Final – Ulster V Connaught; Second Semi Final – Leinster V Munster.
  • The U12 and U15 soccer is on Synthetic Grass. Please advise players to wear appropriate footwear.
  • Where possible teams are advised to bring an extra kit colour so as to avoid any incident of a clash of colours at the Festival.
  • Saturday Clare compete in Camogie, Boys U12 Soccer and U14 Skittles.
  • Sunday Clare compete in U14 Tag Rugby, U10 Gaelic Football, U13 Boys Futsal and U15 Girls Futsal.
  • FINALLY, Children from the County are encouraged to support children from all areas in Clare.

 

Tracksuit and Singlet Information

  • TRACKSUIT TOPS AND SINGLETS MUST BE PRE ORDERED BY AREA SECRETARY ONLY. CONTACT NOELETTE 086-4077098 OR ITA 087 6294516 BY MONDAY 13TH AUGUST.
  • TRACKSUIT TOP SIZES : 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 10 – 11, 13 – 14, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XLARGE, XXLARGE
  • SINGLET SIZES: 7 – 8, 9 – 10, 10 – 11, 13 –14, XSMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, XLARGE
  • AREA SECRETARY ONLY TO COLLECT TOPS AND SINGLETS OR ONE DESIGNATED PERSON.
  • €50.00 CASH DEPOSIT PER TOP AND SINGLET ORDERED OR BLANK CHEQUE FROM COMMUNTIY GAMES AREA. TOP ONLY - €35.00 DEPOSIT. SINGLET ONLY - €30.00
  • DEPOSIT.
  • NO PERSONAL CHEQUES ACCEPTED.
  • ON RETURN OF TRACKSUIT TOP 5 EUROS IS KEPT FOR CLEANING.
  • €35.00 CHARGE FOR ANY DAMAGED OR MISSING TRACKSUIT TOP.
  • €30.00 CHARGE FOR ANY DAMANGED OR MISSING SINGLET.
  • DO NOT WASH OR IRON.
  • ALL TOPS AND SINGLETS MUST BE RETURNED ON WEDNESDAY 22ND AUGUST TO O'SULLIVAN PARK, LEES ROAD CLUBHOUSE 8.00 PM TO 8.30 PM
  • EXTRA FEE OF €5.00 PER TOP/SINGLET FOR LATE RETURN.
  • NO TOPS OR SINGLETS TO BE RETURNED ON DAY OF NATIONAL FINALS.
  • IF YOU HAVE A DIFFICULTY WITH RETURNING TOPS ON 22ND AUGUST CONTACT NOELETTE OR ITA TO DISCUSS SAME.

 

 
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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See more photos on Facebook, courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

  • 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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Check out all the photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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Pathway Events 2018 Print

Clare Community games are offering children the opportunity to compete in the following events which were placed on the pathway at the National AGM. These events are confined to the County only. Pathway events were due to take place on Friday 29th June at 6pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis but have been postponed. New date to be announced early July after next County Meeting.

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County Hurling 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games hurling competition for boys U11 was held on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June in glorious weather conditions in O'Callaghans Mills GAA Pitch. It was coordinaated by Pat Loughnane with his efficient team of referees and assistants. Nine teams participated for the honour of representing Clare in Munster.

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See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

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County Pitch and Putt 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Pitch & Putt competitions for boys & girls took place on Sat 16th June at the Half Way, Ennis. It was coordinated by Jimmy Maher assisted by Connie and Anna Corry. Jimmy in thanking Patricia and Paul Coote for their facilities held a minutes silence for the late Frank White R.I.P. owner of the Halfway. A reduced number of teams participated due to change of date. The boys played eighteen holes while the girls played nine. The medals were presented by Jamsie O'Connor Clare's All Ireland winning hurler.

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Photos courtesy of Mary Phelan, PRO. See more on Facebook.

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County Badminton 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Badminton cmopetition took place in St Anne's School, Killaloe on 8th April. There were three girls and two boys teams competing.

Boys Results

  1. Gold: Killanena/Flagmount
  2. Silver: Moylussa

Girls Results

  1. Gold: Ennis St John's
  2. Silver: Killanena/Flagmount
  3. Bronze: Moylussa
 
County Rounders 2018 Print

Great fun was had at the recent St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Rounders competition. Thanks to Barefield National School for the use of their facilities and to Doora/Barefield Community Games for co-ordinating the event.  The local Doora/Barefield boys and girls teams succeeded in beating Tulla to win the honour of competing in the Munster Community Games in UL in July.

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See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

 
County Outdoor Soccer 2018 Print

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Outdoor Soccer competitions for boys and girls U12 and girls U15 were held between 11-15th June in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road. While the number of teams participating was low the standard was extremely high with some matches being decided after extra time and penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan, with assistance from Mark Nestor, ably assisted by a team of referees. The first in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.

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