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Important County Notes

Munster Final Results, Sat 7th July, UL.

National Festival Results, UL 17-19th August.

The County AGM is on Tues 6th Nov @ 7:30pm, West County, Ennis.

Closing date for County AGM Motions is Fri 26th Oct.

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

National, Area and Media Awards Sat 1st Dec, Cavan Crystal Hotel.

County Events Calendar (2018).

2018 Events and Rules.

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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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Well done to all the participants from all over County Clare who are took part in the National Festival in UL on 17-19th August.

The County AGM is scheduled for Tuesday 6th November @ 7:30pm in the West County. All areas are requested to send 3 delegates and areas should be making preparations for their own AGMs. Closing date for receipt of County nominations, motions and recommendations is Fri 26th October.

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. Congratulations to all the winners.

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

 
Clare Community Games All Stars 2018 Print

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Star awards take place on Friday 19th October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis. Congratulations to all those who will be receiving well deserved awards on the night.

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The All Star Awards night is an evening of fun for all the family.

Clare Community Games 2018 All Stars

Activity Girl Area Boy Area
ART Daithi O'Leary Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonanaha
MODEL MAKING Morgan Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING Shane Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING Jack Leahy Cratloe
ATHLETICS Grace Carmody Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly Mark Hanrahan Doora/Barefield
ATHLETICS TRACK Clodagh O'Hagan Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield Marc O'Brien Cratloe
ATHLETICS TRACK Neasa Ni Ainfein Ruan
ATHLETICS TRACK Niamh Conlon Cooraclare/Cree
ATHLETICS TRACK Gemma Galvin Kilrush
ATHLETICS FIELD Ella Dillon Meelick/Coonagh Cian Breslin Doora/Barefield
BADMINTON Ruth Elizabeth Browne Ennis, St. Johns Ian McNamara Killanena/Flagmount
BASKETBALL U-11 MIX Collin Frawley Doora/Barefield
BASKETBALL U-13 Ciara O'Connell Cooraclare/Cree Rory Lillis Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-16 Emily Culligan Cooraclare/Cree Brian Griffey Doora/Barefield
CAMOGIE Labhaoise O'Donnell Derg
CHESS U13 Andrew Naimov Ennis, St. John's
CHESS U16 Diarmuid Kilroy Ennis, St. John's
CHOIR U-16 Teagan McInerney Clarecastle/Ballyea
CROSS COUNTRY Louise O'Mahony Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Gerard Dunne Doonbeg
CYCLING Ruth Leydon Ennis, St. John's
DRAUGHTS U-10 Oisín Collins Feakle
DRAUGHTS U-12 Casper Noonan Tulla
DRAUGHTS U-14 Ben Salaka Ennis, St. John's
DRAUGHTS U-16 Rory O'Sullivan Tulla
DEBATING Shane Rafferty Meelick/Coonagh
FUTSAL U13 Fiona Breen Clarecastle/Ballyea Cian Howard Ennis, St. John's
FUTSAL U15 Meadhbh Peoples Ennis, St. John's Stephen Geraghty Moylussa
GYMNASTICS James Rochford Ennis, St. John's
GAELIC FOOTBALL U14 Aimee McDonagh Doora/Barefield
GAELIC FOOTBALL U12 Eabha O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield
GAELIC FOOTBALL U10 Mark Kennedy Ballynacally/Lissycasey
One Wall HANDBALL U-13 Darragh Baker Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
One Wall HANDBALL U-16 Chloe Philpott Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield Cathal McKenna Derg
Handwriting U10 Saoirse Conway Ballynacally/Lissycasey
Handwriting U12 Mary Bourke Ennis, St. Johns David Collins Kilmihil
HURLING Sean McNamara Quin/Clooney
PROJECT U-11 Evie Quinn Tulla
PROJECT U-13 Erin McNamara LDKK
PITCH and PUTT Lisa Nicholas Tulla Harry Doherty Clarecastle/Ballyea
QUIZ Abigal Williamson Carrigaholt/Cross
ROUNDERS Aimee Ryan Tulla Finn Boyce Tulla
RUGBY MINI Luke Reid Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly
SKITTLES U-12 Eoghan McAleer Doora/Barefield
SKITTLES U-14 Aine Browne Quin/Clooney
SKITTLES U-16 Cathal O'Hagen Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
SOCCER - U 12 Eabha O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield Owen Hadden Doora/Barefield
SOCCER - U 15 Sophie McWeeney Ennis, St. Johns
SPIKEBALL Emily Molony Lisdoonvarna DKK Paddy Haugh Lisdoonvarna DKK
Indoor Soccer U10 Lexi Bowe Ennis, St. Johns Eoin O'Connor Ballynacally/Lissycasey
Indoor Soccer U13 Ellie O'Dwyer Lisdoonvarna DKK Darren Keane Ballynacally/Lissycasey
SWIMMING Leo Liu Ennis, St. Johns
SWIMMING Leanna Liddane Carrigaholt/Cross Michael Tarrant Miltown Malbay
TABLE TENNIS U13 Aoife Lyons Cratloe Cormac Byrne Moylussa
TABLE TENNIS U16 Cillian O'Riordan Ennis, St. Johns
TAG RUGBY U-11 Matt Leydon Moylussa
TAG RUGBY U-14 Sam Scanlan Quin/Clooney
TAG RUGBY U-16 Girls Alannah Meaney Doora/Barefield
TALENT Eoin Costelloe Clarecastle/Ballyea

 

 
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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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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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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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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