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.
In the Girls U13 competitions Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Ennis St Johns in First Round. In Semi Finals Doora/Barefield (Maroon) beat Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilshanny/Kilfenora 2 – 1 while Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Inch/ Connolly/Kilmaley 7 – 1. Lisdonvarna/D/K/K. beat Inch/C/K 2 – 1 for the Bronze medals. The Final was a very exciting affair between Dora/Barefield (Maroon) and Clarecastle/Ballyea with the full time score 1 – 1 but Clarecastle/Ballyea girls came out on top after extra time winning 3 – 2 on penalties.
The U13 Girls Futsal Competition was a very engaging and entertaining affair. Clarecastle/Ballyea overcame St.Johns of Ennis, and Connolly to meet Doora/Barefield in the final. The final was a gripping encounter, with Doora/Barefield going ahead twice, only for Clarecastle/Ballyea to draw level, and force the game to a penalty sudden death finish. Hanah Mai Neylon took the goalkeeping duty, and resolved the matter, with some fine saves. Clarecastle/Ballyea U15 Futsal girls put up a solid performance against Lisdoonvarna, to get silver in the final.
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In the U15 competition in the QuarterFinal Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilshanny/Kilfenora beat Ennis St Johns “A” 4 – 0. Ennis St Johns “B” beat Inch/ Connolly/Kilmaley 3 – 0. Claarecastle/Ballyea & Doora/Barefield both had Byes. Semi Finals – Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. Beat Doora/Barefield 3 – 2 & Clarecastle/Ballyea beat Ennis St Johns “B” 3 – 2.
Ennis St Johns “B” won the Bronze medals from Doora/Barefield on a score of 3 – 0. In the final Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. beat Clarecastle/Ballyea 3 – 0 to win the gold medals.
In the U13 boys competition In the preliminary rounds Dora/Barefield beat Lissycasey (Maroon) & Killaloe beat Corofin (White). In the Quarter Finals Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Lisdonvarna/Doolin/ Kilshanny/ Kilfenora 4 – 2. Corofin (Red) beat Inch/Connolly/Kilmaley (Green) 3 - 1. Lissycasey (Black) beat Inch/Connolly/Kilmaley (White) 4 – 1. Killaloe beat Doora/Barefield 1 – 0. In the Semi finals Sixmmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Corofin (Red) 1 – 0 & Lissycasey (black) beat Killaloe 2 – 1. Killaloe beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry for the Bronze medals. In the final Lissycasey (Black) overcame Corofin (Red) 2 – 0 for the Gold medals.
In the Boys U15 competition Quarter Finals Doora/Barefield (Maroon) beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry 3 – 2 & Lissycasey eat Killaloe 4 – 1 while Lisdoonvarna/ Doolin/ Kilshanny/Kilfenora & Ennis St Johns had a bye. In the Semi finals Lissycasey beat Doora/Barefield (Maroon) 1 – 0 & Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. beat Ennis St Johns 2 – 0. Doora/Barefield beat Ennis St Johns 3 – 2 for the Bronze medals. Lisdoonvarna/D/K/K. won the Gold medals from Lissycasey on a score of 2 – 1.
U13 Girls Futsal
- GOLD - CLARECASTLE BALLYEA: Aishling Costelloe, Sinead Collins, Hannah Mai Neylon, Rebecca Carmody, Aoife Burke, Ciara Killeen, Fiona Breen.
- SILVER - DOORA BAREFIELD: Aislinn Carey, Hannah Doyle, Ciara Frawley, Millie Hadden, Eabha O'Driscoll, Phoenix McGovern Woulfe, Lucy Power, Aoibheann Talty.
- BRONZE - LISDOONVARNA DOOLIN KILSHANNY KILFENORA: Caitlin Burke, Susie King, Roisin Sheedy, Sadhbh O'Loughlin, Tara Connolly.
- CERTS - INCH KILMALEY CONNOLLY: Molly Hennessy, Amy Wall, Alanna O'Doherty, Amy O.Malley, Lauren Cahill, Ellen O'Donohue, Maria Burke.
U15 Girls Futsal
- GOLD - LISDOONVARNA DOOLIN KILSHANNY KILFENORA: Caoimhe Burke, Laura Griffey, Eva Harrington, Emma Healy, Aisling O’Brien, Orlaith Petty, Lisa Shannon, Norah O’Dwyer.
- SILVER - CLARECASTLE BALLYEA: Hazel Collins, Helena Enright, Anna Whelan, Aoife Lavelle, Hannah Morrissey.
- BRONZE - ENNIS ST. JOHNS: Shauna Kenny, Jessica McDonagh, Emma O’Leary, Leah Creamer.
- CERTS - DOORA BAREFIELD: Roisin Cahill, Anna Cosgrove, Ellen Doyle, Ava Lenihan, Niamh Meaney, Caoilfhionn Ni Connaill, Sadbh O’Brien, Jessica Roughan, Emma Towey.
U13 Boys Futsal
- GOLD - LISSYCASEY: Darren Keane, Conor Meaney, Michael Meaney, Fionn Cotter, Darragh Killeen, Colm Meaney, Sean McAllister, Robbie Markham.
- SILVER - COROFIN: Cathal Flanagan, Josh O Brien, Evan Doolin, James Organ, Eoin Breen, Colm Breen, Eoin O Brien, Oisin O Rourke.
- BRONZE -KILLALOE: Diarmuid Coleman, Oisin Minogue, Cormac Byrne, Cormac Quinn, Ciaran Rogers, Julian Heaney, Luke Dillon, Cian O’Donnell.
- CERTS - SIXMILEBRIDGE KILMURRY: Adam Murphy Black, Cian Johnson, Oliwier Cesarz, Tom Ford, Daniel Kelly, David Hassett, Tan Greene, Tharoonaesh Arunagiri.
U15 Boys Futsal
- GOLD - LISDOONVARNA DOOLIN KILSHANNY KILFENORA: Ceálan O’Neill, Dylan Mullane, Gerard Howard, Denis Callaghan, Gerard Howard, Joseph O’Gorman, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Dan Garrihy.
- SILVER - LISSYCASEY: Thomas Collins, Luke Griffin, Scott Kelly, Michael Madigan, Oisín Clohessy, Jack Cahill, Keith Allard, Daniel Delap.
- BRONZE - DOORA BAREFIELD: Eanna McElroy, Diarmuid O’Halloran, Darragh Whelan, Cian Hadden, Fionn Kelleher, Adrian Baker, Conal Dorgan.
- CERTS - ENNIS ST JOHNS: Nathan Hayes, Michael Foley, Michael Mongan, Ian McGuanne, Moshin Iqueal, Chibe Eze.