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August Festival 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had great success at the National Finals which held in U.L. on 17/18 August. They achieved 1st place in 6 events, 2nd in 6, 3rd in 4 & 4th in 6. Overall it was a great achievement by the Banner boys and girls. Bringing home a total of 64 medals.

01 aug nationals 2019

See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.

GOLD                                                                                                                                    

  • Ella Dillon – Meelick/Coonagh in U16 High Jump
  • Luke Griffin – Ballynacally/Lissycasey in U16 1500m
  • Harry Hamel – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly in U14 800m
  • Jack Monahan – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry in U8 80m
  • U14 Skittles Team – Quin/Clooney: Donnacha Cantwell, Matthew Corbett, Mikey Hassett, Conor McCarthy, Euan McGowan, Jerry O’Connor
  • U14 Girls Spikeball Team – Doora/Barefield: Aislinn Carey, Niamh Mulligan, Orlaith Ni Coilleain, Lucy Power, Jane Quinn, Ailbhe Wright

SILVER                                                                                                                                

  • Noah McConway – Quin/Clooney – U16 High Jump
  • Ava Rochford – Ennis St Johns – U14 Long Jump
  • Matthew Ryan – Whitegate/Mountshannon – U12 Long Puck
  • Eloise O’Brien – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – U14 Long Puck
  • U12 Skittles Team – Quin/Clooney: Daniel Cleary, Bobby Clune, Daire Condon, Sean Considine, Ruairi McGowan, Paddy O’Keeffe, Eoin O’Connor
  • U14 Boys Spikeball – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny: John Curtin, James Flanagan, Stephen Garrahy, Macdara Garrihy, Paddy Haugh, Patrick Normoyle, Conor O’Neill

BRONZE                                                                                                                        

  • Yeshuah O’Brien-Bayer – Moylussa – U14 Long Jump
  • Ryan Kelly – Newmarket-on-Fergus – U10 200m
  • Neasa Ni Ainifein – Ruan – U16 1500m
  • Ember Gilligan – Ennis St Johns – U8 80m

4th PLACE MEDAL                                                                                                            

  • Clara Miniter – Kilrush – U14 Shot Putt
  • Thomas O’Connor – Doora/Barefield – U12 100m
  • Seadna Ryan – Quin/Clooney – U8 60m
  • Clodagh O’Hagan – Kilkishen/O’Callaghans Mills/Oatfield – U10 100m
  • U12 Girls Soccer – Corofin/Kilnaboy: Clodagh Carey, Tara Carey, Molly Cox, Caragh Fitzgerald, Gwyn Holmes, Hannah Moran, Aisling Nagle, Kate O’Callaghan, Emily Singleton, Mylie Treacy
  • U13 Girls Rounders – Ballynacally/Lissycasey: Sophie Culleton, Keeva Culligan, Leah Culligan, Abbie Doyle, Sadbh Griffin, Sarah Hickey, Hazel Keating, Kate Lees, Neasa Meaney, Ria Meaney, Phoebe O’Shea, Niamh O’Sullivan

Thanks to Mary Phelan, PRO, for compiling results and to Mary Loughnane for the photos.

Full Clare Participant List

Well done to all 95 children from County Clare who competed in UL on 17th and 18th August, full details below.

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National Festival 2016 (Weekend 2)

The second of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 19-21 August and 112 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a another haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Check out these pieces in the Independent and Irish Times. Also, be sure to catch the 9 O'Clock News on RTE Player (about 10 mins in) before it expires.

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National Festival 2016 (Weekend 1)

The first of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 12-14 August and 220 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a massive haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Have a look at this nice letter from the Irish Times today from a Quin supporter and check out this piece from the Irish Independent in which the Foleys from Killaloe extol the virtues of Community Games!

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National Finals 2016

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games will have over 330 children from across the County participating in a large number of both individual & team events in the National Finals in Athlone during August. The finals will be held over two weekends 12th - 14th Aug with 220 competitors and 19th - 21st with 112 competitors in both sporting & cultural events. Competitors can only take part in one individual and one team event but may also compete in an athletic relay or swimming squad. Clare has a very proud record at the finals and expectations are high that this year will be even better. Clare has won medals in the U13 Cross Country nearly every year since its inception and is looking forward to participating to their best.

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National Awards 2017

National Area, Volunteer and Media Awards 2017

Clare can be very proud of the many awards won at the National Area, Volunteer and Media Award ceremony which took place in Johnstown House Estate in Co. Meath on Saturday 25th November.

Huge congratulations to Doora/Barefield taking the Provincial and National awards. Also to Killaloe on receiving the small area award, Tom Loughnane on receiving the adult volunteer award, Ronan Wall on receiving the youth volunteer award and also Arthur Ellis from The Clare Champion on receiving a media award for best published photo and Clare Community Games also received a media award for the website.

Well done everyone - a great way to wrap up 2017!

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Official Sponsor

Please support our sponsors, your local credit union: St Francis Credit Union. Head Office: Friars Walk, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 065-6828305

Opening Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu: 10-5 Wed: 10:30-5 Fri: 10-7:30 Sat: 9:30-2 

Clare Community Games is affiliated with Aldi Community Games.

About us

Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation which operates through the local community to provide an opportunity for young people (6 to 16 years) to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities before concentrating and specialising in those most suitable and attractive to them. To get involved, contact your local area representative or contact the County Secretary to find out more.


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