CLARE COMMUNITY GAMES

2019

Boys Futsal 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions were held on Sunday 12th May in Corofin GAA Hall. The standard was very high with some matches decided on penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan and his very efficient team of helpers.

In the boys U13 competition five teams participated. In the first round Corofin/Kilnaboy met Moylussa “ it finished all square at full time Moylussa 2 won 3 – 1 after penalties. In the semi finals Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny were beaten 6 – 0 by a much stronger Moylussa 1. While Moylussa 2 went down to Ballynacally/Lissycasey 7 – 0.The final was a very close match between Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Moylussa 1 with the east Clare side winning 2 – 1.

In the Boys U15 only four teams took part. In the semi finals L.D.K.K. was beaten 3 – 2 by Corofin/Kilnaboy while Ennis St Johns beat Moylussa 2 – 1. The final between Corofin and Ennis St Johns was an extremely exciting close match with Ennis coming out on top by the narrowest of margins 3 – 2 to take the gold and the honour to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.

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.

Debating 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U14 Debating Competition took place in Gurteen on 24th March. Great credit is due to Siobhan McSweeney who coordinated the event and is now preparing the County Team for the National Competition.

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.

Duathlon 2019

The Duathlon Competition took place on 31st March in Quin. Ruth Leydan from Ennis won the Girls event and Diarmuid Coleman from Moylussa/Killaloe won the Boys event, closely followed by Kieran Doyle. Many thanks to Jacinta McEvoy for coordinating this event.

Girls Futsal 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions were held on Saturday 11th May in Corofin GAA Hall. The standard was very high with some matches decided on penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan and his very efficient team of helpers.

In the girls U13 competition eight teams participated. In the quarter finals Moylussa beat Corofin/Kilnaboy White 5 – 0, Corofin/Kilnaboy Red beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey 4 – 3 on penalties. Doora/Barefield beat Tulla and Ennis St Johns beat L.D.K.K. In the semi finals Ennis beat Moylussa 1 – 0 and Doora/Barefield beat Corofin Red 2 – 0. Moylussa won the bronze 1 – 0. The final was a close encounter by near neighbours with Doora/Barefield beating Ennis St Johns 2 – 1.

In the U15 competition five teams took part. Corofin/Kilnaboy beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey for a place in semi final. In the semi finals Ennis St Johns beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly and Corofin/Kilnaboy beat Moylussa. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly won bronze. In the final the Ennis St Johns girls were the much stronger side winning 5 – 2.

Gymnastics 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Gymnastics Competition took place in the Ennis Gymnastics Club on 6th April. Well done to all those who participated and thanks to the volunteers who coordinated and judged the event.  Results are as follows:

  • Under 9 Boys: Adam Rochford - Ennis.
  • Under 9 Girls: 1st Bridget Moloney - Meelick; 2nd Roisin Mc Donnell; 3rd Thi Ann Forde; 4th Anna Madden.
  • Under 11 Boys: 1st Fininan Lyman - Doora/Barefield; 2nd Donnacha Byrne - Doora/Barefield.
  • Under 11 Girls: 1st Zoe Quinn - Tulla; 2nd Abby Madden - Kilmurry/SMB. 3rd Meabh Wixted; 4th Dianne Moloney.
  • Under 13 Boys:  James Rochford - Ennis.
  • Under 13 Girls: 1st Ciara Mc Donnell - LDKK; 2nd Ella Woods - Newmarket on Fergus; 3rd Evie Quinn - Tulla; 4th Lisa Nicolas -Tulla.
  • Under 15 Girls: 1st Aoife Fahy - Newmarket on Fergus; 2nd Megan Gannon - Broadford; 3rd  Gwen Gannon - Broadford.

Handball 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 and U16 Handball competition took place during week of 15-20th April in Tuamgraney Handball Alley. Many thanks to Coordinator Christy Philpott. Full results below.

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.

May Festival 2019

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.

Event Information

  • Please note Tracksuit collection information
  • Please follow the this link for the May Festival timetable, map and general information.
  • Full list of team draws here.
  • 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.
  • Mixed Distance Relay - The subs race will take place at the end of the morning session (after the MDR heats).
  • Handball - The handball competitions are played on a knock out basis. All participants must be present at the start time of their competition. The draw for the competition will then take place
    • Handball Boys U.13 & U.16 - 9am.
    • Handball Girls U.13 & U.16 - 2pm.
  • Projects - The room for projects in the Kemmy building will be open Friday evening from 7pm to 9pm and from 8am on Saturday morning to allow projects to be set up.
  • Drama Comedy Sketch - A participant in the U.12 Drama Comedy Sketch has a nut allergy. Could you please notify your areas competing in this event and request that they don't bring nut products into the venue.
  • Gymnastics - If the participant wishes a manager/coach can stand at the vault as the child is doing their routine.
  • Swim Managers will be issued with an Access Badge to the deck side, please register at the registration desk in the spectators area for this, only Managers that were registered on the ORS system will be issued these supplementary badges.

Presentations

Please note presentations will be made in the following locations after each event.

  • Swimming Pool: for the swimming events.
  • Main  Building (Beside Jean Monnet Theatre)   - for all the  Events from the Kemmy and Main Building (EGO 10, John Monnet and Johathon Swift).
  • PESS Building -  for all Indoor Arena, PESS Building and Field Events.
Best of luck to all the girls and boys taking part over the weekend of the National Festival. See full list below.

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.

Munster Finals April 2019

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had almost 20 teams participating in the Munster Community Finals in Tralee on Sat 20th April.  The Ennis St John's Chess Teams had great success, securing Gold medals and a place in the National Finals in UL in May under coach John Cassidy.

  • U13 Ennis St John's Team: Egor Galyants, James Rochford, Najib Haq, Dylan Rush, Leo Liu, Conall McCarthy, Odhran Murphy.
  • U16 Ennis St John's Team: Naem Haq, Diarmuid Kilroy, Ronan Kilroy, Ronan Marren, Sam Montwill, Dylan Murphy, Cian Pyne.

 

  • Badminton: Mountshannon/Whitegate: Met Cork in Semi Final. Boys team won Silver.
  • Basketball U11 – Clare V Limerick in Semi Final: Kilrush won Silver.
  • Basketball U13 boys – Clare V Tipperary in S/F: Cooraclare/Cree.
  • Basketball U16 boys – Clare V Tipperary in S/F: Doora/Barefield.
  • Basketball U16 Girls – Clare V Kerry in S/F: Doora/Barefield.
  • Chess U13 – Clare V Cork or Limerick in S/F: Ennis St John's won Gold.
  • Chess U16 – Clare V Limerick in S/F: Ennis St John's won Gold.
  • Draughts U10 – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Tulla.
  • Draughts U12 – Clare V Cork in S/F: Ennis St John's.
  • Draughts U14 – Clare V Cork or Kerry in S/F: Tulla
  • Draughts U16 – Clare V Kerry in Final: Tulla won Silver.
  • Indoor Soccer U10 boys – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Corofin/Kilnaboy.
  • Indoor Soccer U10 girls – Clare V Limerick or Cork in S/F: Cooraclare/Cree.
  • Indoor Soccer U13 boys – Clare V Limerick or Kerry in S/F: Ballynacally/Lissycasey.
  • Indoor Soccer U13 girls – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Doora/Barefield.
  • Mini Rugby – Clare V Kerry in S/F: Doora/Barefield won Silver.
  • Table Tennis U13 girls – Clare V Cork in S/F: Ennis St John's won Silver.
  • Table Tennis U13 boys – Clare V Limerick in S/F: Cratloe.

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.

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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