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Important County Notes

Next County Meeting Tues 3rd April @ 9:00pm, 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.

National Festival Information Print


Hundreds of children across Clare are getting ready to represent their county at the Community Games August Festival at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown, Dublin, from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August. Please see the Community Games website which has all the latest information. Please also read important information below for those families travelling.  The very best of luck to all competing - stay safe and have lots and lots of fun. To the parents and coaches please drive carefully and allow plenty of time to get to your destination as there will be a lot of traffic heading to the venue each day.

If your area have any interesting stories regarding participants or their parents/managers please forward to Mary Phelan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Maybe the parents took part, maybe the whole family is competing, twins, triplets, cousins etc.



Training continues each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7pm-8pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis for athletes competing in the National Festival.


The Medical Form must be completed by the parent/guardian of any person U18 who has a medical condition or who requires medication. The form must be held by the area, county or team manager with responsibility for the welfare of the person.

The Community Games Registration and consent form must be completed for all children participant in your area. This form is retained by the area secretary for the duration of time the child is competing with the area or until the child reaches 16.


Cost for participants and managers ID Badges is €35 each.

Areas are reminded to forward outstanding entry fees for both national and county competitions to the treasurer Charleen Dillon, Pass Road, Meelick, Co. Clare. Cheques payable to Clare Community Games.

ID badges must be worn at all times over the weekend. All participants must bring their ID badge with them for entry into their event. Every participant will receive a new ID Badge and these are the ones that are to be presented at the National Festival. Old ID Badges will not be accepted.

Tracksuit tops, athletic singlets, ID Badge and athletic numbers will be issued on Wednesday 16th August from 8pm to 8.30pm in John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road Sports Complex, Ennis in one of the dressing rooms. NO DEPOSIT - NO TRACKSUIT.

Only the area secretary or a designated person to collect the tracksuits for each area.

Each area secretary is responsible for the return of the tracksuit tops and athletic singlets and nnly the area secretary or a designated person to collect the tracksuits for each area.

It would be helpful if each area secretary contacted Ita Hanrahan 087-6294516 or Noelette Barry 086-4077098 by the 11th August with the area requirements of the children.

Age group for tracksuit tops: 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 10-11 years, 13-14 years, Small, Medium, Large, X Large and XX Large.

Age group for athletic singlets: 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 10-11 years, 13-14 years, X small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large.

Do not wash or iron either the tracksuit top or athletic singlet.

Tracksuit tops and singlets MUST be returned to John O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road on Tuesday 22nd August between 8pm to 8.30pm.


Adults, OAPs and Children over 12: €5 entry (per day)

Children under 12 and registered participants and managers: FREE

National Festival Programme: €5


 Clare participants are number 24 this year at the National Festival.

Provincial Draw: First Semi-Final - Munster V Ulster; Second Semi-Final - Connaught V Leinster.

SPIKES – Spikes are only permitted in the U12/U13/U14/U15 and U16 age groups.

FIRST AID – First Aid cover will be provided by the Civil Defence. In the event of a medical emergency please notify an Event Official.

Athletic competitions start at 9am. All other competitions start at 9.30am. Please advise your teams/groups/participants to choose a meeting point on campus in case children get separated from the group.

Participants should be on time and suitably prepared for their event. Athletes must report for their heat. If there is not enough for heats then the event will be held as a final.

Projects can be set up on Saturday for Sunday competitions.

All participants will be provided with a lunch voucher valid at the ALDI tent.

Results will be displayed on glass window at the National Indoor Arena.


Please note that traffic on both days will be busy. Allow plenty of time to get to the NSC.

Plan your route in advance. The address is Sport Ireland National Sports Campus, Snugborough Road, Blanchardstown, D15.

There will be VMS signs on the Motorway directing traffic to the NSC. Please follow the directions given from the M50, N3 and N2.

An Garda Síochána will be directing traffic on the day.

On Sunday 20th August there will be NO ACCESS to the NSC except by the main arterial routes ie M50, N2, N3 due to an Iron Man event taking place. It will not be possible to cross from Southside to Northside of the city while this event is ongoing.


It is now a legal offence to begin working with children or vulnerable adults without being vetted.

Under 18 volunteers must be vetted – this is a new addition to the legislation. The parent/guardian must complete the Parent Consent Form for vetting for anyone U18.

As an organization that works solely with children, it is essential that each member of Community Games is Vetted.

If a person has already been Garda Vetted for another sporting organization they will have to fill in a Vetting form for Community Games.

The NVB application process is a two part process for the applicant: 1. Complete the 'Community Games E-vetting invitation and ID validation Form'; 2. Complete the online vetting application – through the Garda Vetting portal. Forms can be downloaded from the Community Games or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All officials MUST be Garda Vetted.

It is compulsory to be Garda Vetted every three years.


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Founded 1971

Sponsored by St Francis Credit Union.

Affiliated to Aldi Community Games.

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