The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions for both girls & boys U13 & U15 were held in Lisdoonvarna Astro Turf on 14th & 15th January under the coordination of Flan Brennan. On Saturday it was the girls competitions. The standard in these competitions were high with some very good matches. The Gold medals in each now go forward to represent Clare in the Mnster Finals in U.L. on Sunday 2nd April.
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.
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.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions took place over a number of weekends during March and April in Corofin GAA Hall with many teams from across the county participating. Many thanks to coordinators Flan Brennan and Mark Nestor and their dedicated team of assistants and referees. The standard was high with some of the matches so close that they went to extra time and penalty shoot outs. The winners now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in U.L. In July.