The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games will be well represented at the Community Games National Finals next weekend 24th -26th May. The finals will be held in the wonderful facilities in U.L. again this year. One hundred and ninety five children from twenty eight areas across the county will participate in a wide variety of sporting and cultural events - Swimming, Duathlon, Chess, Mixed Distance Relay, Cross Country, Marathon, Gymnastics, Handball, Choir, Handwriting. Art, Model Making, Projects, Music, Singing, Dancing, Drama, Quiz, Debating. Clare have a very good record at the National Finals over many years. In the chess Clare has featured very high winning gold u16 last year. Clare holds the record for the county the has won the u13 Cross Country the most. Last year they won Individual and team gold. All competitors are hoping to keep up Clare’s good record doing themselves, their area and county proud and are lucky enough to be amongst the winners.
- Please note Tracksuit collection information (22nd May).
- Please follow the this link for the May Festival timetable, map and general information.
- The Duathlon Map and route can be found here.
- General Information for volunteers can be found here.
- The Swimming schedule can be found here.
- Please give yourselves plenty of time to get to events as traffic will be very busy in the University of Limerick area.
- Clare athletes in the U13 Cross Country and both the U12 and U14 Mixed Distance Relays are meeting on Saturday morning at the 10 acres at 8.45am
- Clare Marathon athletes will meet outside the main building at 12.30pm.
Clare were well represented at the recent National Awards held at the Cavan Crystal Hotel. Congratulations to Mark Nestor (Ennis, St. Johns) Youth Volunteer, Brendan Cusack (LKDD) Adult Volunteer, Feakle (Small Area Award) and Doora/Barefield (Large Area Award and also Munster Winner).
The Community Games May National Festival took place in the University of Limerick on the weekend of 26th/27th May. St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games participants had great success in the Aldi National Finals 207 children from Clare participated in a wide variety of Sporting & Cultural events. They came first in 15 events, second in 12, third in 13 & fourth in 6 - a total of 61 Gold, 32 Silver, 42 Bronze & 18 4th place medals and a grand total of 153 which were spread across 25 areas a brilliant achievement. All other participants competed with distinction. There was great excitement, outstanding performances, super talent, skill, personal bests and great fun. It was a fantastic weekend for Clare. Well done to all the participants, coaches and especially the parents. A big thank you also to our Clare sponsors the St. Francis Credit Union. Full results are available on the Community Games website and full Clare results are available below, thanks to PRO Mary Phelan.
Listen to John Wall and Sean Lenihan speaking to Derrick Lynch on Clare FM's Sideline View on Friday evening.
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.
Any adult volunteers name on the ORS who have not been vetted by March, will be removed. Please review Managers names in your area that are on the system and contact the Helpdesk to have them removed if they are no longer a volunteer with Community Games. Niamh Doyle has the complete list of people who have been vetted.
If a Children's Officer or secretary needs to check a person's status, please get in touch with County Children's Officer Niamh Doyle.
Areas must ensure ALL volunteers are garda vetted. For safeguarding courses see Clare Sports Partnership.