CLARE COMMUNITY GAMES

2019

2019 Event Calendar

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2019 season is presented below. Please note that all dates and venues are subject to change. Closing dates are normally 2 weeks prior to initial competition date. Entries must be submitted to County prior to closing date using the On-Line Registration System (ORS).  Competition entry fees (€2 per participant) should be paid every 1-2 months with details recorded on the County Event Entry Form - this can be posted with cheque payable to "Clare Community Games" to Treasurer, or brought to the monthly county meeting. All areas participating must be affiliated and have their fees paid before taking part in any county competition. This is also a requirement for insurance purposes.

See full calendar below.

Art 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Art & Model Making competitions took place Sat morning. Up to 300 children from across the County converged at CBS Ennis to participate for the opportunity to represent Clare in the National Finals which will be held in May in U.L. Competitors had three hours to draw a picture or create a model on any Community Games theme. The standard was extremely high which made it a difficult task for the judges. The first in each category will go forward to the National Finals. Medals will be available for collection by Area Representative after the County Meeting on Tues 5th March in Treacy's West County Hotel.

Badminton 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Badminton Competitions for both boys & girls were held in St Annes School Killaloe on Sat 9th March. Thanks to Fiona O'Mahony and John Daly who co-ordinated the badminton competition. Thanks also to St. Anne's Community College for the use of their facilities and all the teams that took part.

Chess 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Chess competition took place in St Flannan's College, Ennis, on Sunday 3rd March. This popular event was once again ably coordinated by John Cassidy. Congratulations to the Ennis St John's U13 and U16 teams who won and will now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in Tralee.

Cross Country 2019

2019 U13 CROSS COUNTRY & U10 RELAYS RESULTS

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 Cross Country competitions were held on Saturday 16th February in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road. The first five Boys & five girls will represent Clare in the National Finals in May which this year will once again be held in U.L. Well done to the 170+ plus children who participated. It was coordinated by Margaret & Vincent McCarthy with help from James Sexton and the youth and adult community games volunteers.

Draughts 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Draughts U10, U12, U14, U16 took place in Tulla Secondary School on Sat 9th March. There were many entries and the standard was very high. It was coordinated by Sean McGrath and his crew of assistants. The first placed in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in Tralee in April.

Handwriting 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Handwriting competitions were held in Tulla Secondary School on Saturday 16th February. Over one hundred and eighty children form twenty four areas across the county participated. The first place in the U10 and U12 age groups go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals which will take place in U.L. in May. The U14 category was a county competition only. The standard was high. Thanks to co Ordinator Mary McNamara, Tulla School, all the students who helped and the very capable judges.  Medals will be available for collection by Area Representative after the County Meeting on Tues 5th March in Treacy's West County Hotel.

Marathon 2019

Well done to all the girls and boys who competed in the Marathon on 13th March in Kilmurry McMahon. The first 4 boys and first 4 girls are the Clare team at the National Festival. There was a great turnout and huge thanks to Tommy McCarthy and James Sexton for holding this competition. Thanks also to Mary McCarthy and Patricia Sheehan for the lovely cuppa and apple tart and to Kilmurry McMahon Community Centre for the use of their facilities.

Mixed Distance Relays 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Mixed Distance Relay event took place on Saturday 2nd March in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Ennis. There was a big turnout. Many thanks to Margaret and Vincent McCarthy and Ita Hanrahan and their team of helpers, especially the Youth Volunteers, who helped ensure everything ran smoothly.

Model Making 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Art & Model Making competitions took place Sat morning. Up to 300 children from across the County converged at CBS Ennis to participate for the opportunity to represent Clare in the National Finals which will be held in May in U.L. Competitors had three hours to draw a picture or create a model on any Community Games theme. The standard was extremely high which made it a difficult task for the judges. The first in each category will go forward to the National Finals.  Medals will be available for collection by Area Representative after the County Meeting on Tues 5th March in Treacy's West County Hotel.

National Awards 2018

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).

Projects 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Project competitions for U11 & U13 were held in Sixmilebridge Community Complex on Wednesday evening, 13th March. The number of entries was a bit disappointing but what it lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. The standard was extremely high which made the judges Louise Griffin and Conor Cleary job difficult. They had great admiration for the hard work the children and time they had put into their projects. It was coordinated by Mary McNamara. The first placed in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in U.L. in May.

U10 Boys Indoor Soccer 2019

A total of 15 teams took part in the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U10 Boys indoor soccer competition on Saturday 23rd February. Huge thanks to event coordinators Flan Brennan and Mark Nestor and their team of volunteers.

Corofin/Kilnaboy narrowly defeated Cree/Cooraclare (Navy team) 5-3 in the first semi-final and Newmarket (A team) won the second semi-final 3-2 against Doora/Barefield.

Corofin/Kilnaboy came out winners 6-3 against Doora/Barefield in the final whilst Newmarket (A) overcame Cree/Cooraclare (Navy) 7-4 in the 3rd/4th playoff. So well done to Corofin/Kilnaboy who now go on to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in Tralee.

U10 Girls Indoor Soccer 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Indoor Soccer for girls U10 was held on Saturday 3rd March in Corofin GAA Hall. Five teams participated. In the preliminary round Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Doora/Barefield by 2-1. The semi final Cooraclare/Cree beat Moylussa 4-1 while Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Clarecastle/Ballyea 3-2 on Penalties after finishing 0-0 at full time. Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Moylussa for the Bronze medals. The finals was a great match with the much stronger Cooraclare/Cree girls proving much too strong for Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry. Cooraclare/Cree now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in Tralee in April. Many thanks to Flan Brennan, Mark Nestor and their assistants who ensured the event ran smoothly.

U11 Basketball 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 mixed basketball competition was held in Gurteen on Sunday 10th February. Kilrush were deserving winners and they beat Cooraclare Cree Blue team in the first game 20 - 4 and then Cooraclare Cree Navy team 17 - 4 in the final. Cooraclare/Cree navy team beat Doora/Barefield 9 - 4 in their
first game to get into the final. Cooraclar/ Cree blue team beat Doora/Barefield in a very close game 10 - 8 to win bronze medals.

U13 Boys Basketball 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games boys u13 basketball competition took place in Gurteen on 10th March. Seven teams participated, three quarter finals with Cooraclare/Cree getting a bye, Clarecastle Ballyea beat DooraBarefield in a very close contested game 27-23. Cooraclare/Cree Navy team beat Quin Clooney team 2 in another close encounter 16-10. Quin Clooney team 1 had a very impressive win over Feakle who were first time entrants into the competition. the first semi final saw Clarecastle Ballyea have a very
decisive win over Cooraclare Cree navy team 36-15 to secure a place in the final. Quin Clooney team 1 played Cooraclare Cree in the other semi final and put up a brave battle but lost the game 20-10. We then had the playoffs for 3rd & 4th place medals with Quin Clooney winning bronze over Cooraclare/Cree navy team 29-10. The final between Clarecastle Ballyea & Cooraclare Cree was a very exciting game and fairly close for the first three quarters but then Cooraclare Cree Blue team pulled away finishing the game strongly 30-21. Many thanks to Jacinta McEvoy and her team for co-ordinating the event.

U13 Boys Indoor Soccer 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 boys competitions were continued on Saaturday in Corofin Hall. The quarter finals Moylussa Blue peat Broadford/Kilbane/Kilbane on penalty kicks 3-1. Cooraclare/Cree Navy beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly 4-0 while Kilmurry McMahon/ Labbasheeda beat Moylussa Red 4-2, Ballynacally/Lissycasey Maroon beat Cooraclare/ Cree Blue 5-1.

The Semi Finals Kilmurry McMahon/Labbasheeda and Cooraclare Navy were 1-1 at full time the Kilmurry McMahon side won 4-1 on penalties. Ballynacally/Lissycasey Maroon beat Moylussa Blue 5-1.Moylussa pipped Cooraclare/Cree by 1 point for the bronze medals 6-5.

The final was a hard fought match between Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Kilmurry McMahon with the Ballynacally side winning out in the end on 5-3.
The Ballynacally/Lissycasey boys now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals.

Many thanks to Flan Brennan, Mark Nestor and their assistants who ensured the event ran smoothly.

U13 Girls Basketball 2019

The Girls u13 Basketball competition took place in Gurteen yesterday Sunday February 24th. There were six teams involved. Cooraclare/Cree won the first game against Quin Clooney by a very definitive scoreline. The second game between Doora Barefield & Ballynacally/Lissycasey was a much closer game with Ballynacally just winning by 1 point 10-9. Clarecastle were then beaten by Ballynacally/Lissycasey in the first semifinal 8-2. The other semifinal was a very exciting nail biting close encounter between Kilrush & Cooraclare Cree. There was very little between the two teams with Cooraclare winning out in the end by one basket, 20-18.

Kilrush then played Clarecastle/Ballyea in the playoff for third & fourth place. Kilrush won that game 22-6. In the Final we had Cooraclare/Cree & Ballynacally/Lissycasey who were first time entrants into this competition and they put up a tremendous fight but Cooraclare/Cree were once again too strong for their opponents and came out on top Winning Gold medals & they will now go onto represent the county at the Munster finals in May. The final score was 22-8.

Many thanks to Jacinta McEvoy and her team for coordinating the event.

U13 Girls Indoor Soccer 2019

The U13 Girls Indoor Soccer competitions took place on Sunday 3rd March in Corofin GAA Hall. Eight teams participated. The standard was very high with some very exciting matches. The co Ordinator was Flan Brennan with his team of assistants.

In the Quarter Finals: Ballynacally/Lissycasey beat Moylussa 4-2, Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) beat Lisdoonvarna/ Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny 4-3 on sudden death penalties after finishing 1-1 on full time, Doora/Barefield were much too strong for Broadford/Kilbane/Kilmore wonning 5-0,Inch/ Kilmaley/Connolly beat Corofin/Kilnaboy (White) 3-1.

Whilst in the Semi Finals: Doora/Barefield beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey 2-0, Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) beat Inch/ Kilmaley/Connolly 5-0. Ballynacally won Bronze from Inch.
The final was a very exciting match between Doora/Bare and Corofin/Kilnaboy (Red) with Doora/Barefield winning gold and the honour to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in Tralee in April.

Official Sponsor

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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.

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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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