County Athletics 2022

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games held their Annual County Athletic Finals on Saturday 16th July in glorious sunshine in John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road. Over six hundred children from twenty four areas across the county participated in Relays, Track and Field events. There was an opening ceremony at 11am where all the competitors and their mentors assembled on the track. The Chairperson Paula Byrne O’Connell welcomed everyone to our first proper County Athletic Finals in three years. She welcomed all those present, the Mayor of Clare Mr Tony O’Brien, President of Clare Community Games Mrs Cecilia O’Sullivan, the County executive committee, all the volunteers at area and county level who give so much time and energy for the children of Clare. Without these volunteers there would be no community games. She thanked Clare County Council and the caretaker at John O’Sullivan Park for the wonderful facility to host the finals. She thanked the parents and children for turning up on such a warm day. She wished all the competitors the very best and hope they have a very enjoyable experience. She paid a tribute to all our friends in Community Games who we have lost and all those who have lost a loved one over the past few years. May their gentle souls rest in peace.

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Mayor Tony O’Brien praised all the volunteers across the county who give so much to enable the children of Clare to participate in such a wide variety of events. He said Clare County Council were always glad to support Clare Community Games in any way they can. He wished all the participants success today and in the future. The Community Games Pledge was read in Irish by youth volunteer Sinead Murray from Quin/Clooney and in English by participant in 1500m Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell from Lisdoonvarna, Amhran na Bhfiann was sung splendidly by winner of the Community Games U16 Singing competition Siofra Hogan from Ballynacally/Lissycasey. The Community Games torch was lit by Mayor Tony O’Brien for Dean Casey past competitor who did a lap of the track with the torch to loud applaud from both adults and children.

Dean Casey of Ennis Track/ Ireland Junior is National Record holder @ 10,000m, 3,000m and 5,000m. Dean is heading to Columbia for the U20 World Championships which is happening 1st – 6th of August 2022. Dean has qualified to run in both the 3,000m and 5,000m. Dean also won the European club championships in Lisbon in February where the Ennis Track U20 team won the title event. Best of luck to Dean from all in Clare Community Games. The Chairperson then declared the games opened.
The competition was extremely high with some very close finishings on the day. Good friendly rivalry. Best of luck to all going forward. The first four placed in individual Track events will qualify for the Munster Regional finals which will be held in John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road on Saturday 23rd July while the first two in Field events will go forward to the National finals in Carlow in August as will the first in each Relay.

Full results are presented below. Many thanks to Mary Phelan, Lianda d'Auria, Veronica Finnucane and Ann Marie Duggan for their work in compiling the programme and collating the results.

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U14 Girls 80M Hurdles

1st – Emma McGann -Doora Barefield
2nd – Ellen Flynn – Cratloe
3rd – Caoimhe Neylon – Inch Kilmaley Connolly
4th – Moira Maher – Inch Kilmaley Connolly

U10 Girls 60M Hurdles

1st -Ciara Lohan – Cratloe
2nd – Sammi O’Donoghue – Newmarket on Fergus
3rd – Eva Lillis – Cooraclare Cree
4th – Ellen Henchy – Newmarket On Fergus

U10 Girls 200M

1st – Ailbhe O’Neill – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Keeva O’Loughlin – Broadford Kilbane Kilmore
3rd – Una McMahon – Doonbeg
4th – Orlaith O’Rourke – Ballynacally Lissycasey

U12 Girls 200M

1st – Aoibhinn Daly – Doora Barefield
2nd – Olivia Shannon – Doora Barefield
3rd – Emily Hick – Ballynacally Lissycasey
4th – Jenna Coughlan – Ballynacally Lissycasey

U16 Girls 200M

1st – Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell – Lisdoonvarna Doolin Kilfenora Kilshanny

U12 Girls 600M
1st - Nicole Griffin -Ballynacally Lissycasey
2nd - Caoimhe mcmahon - Ballynacally Lissycasey
3rd - Roisin McMahon - Doonbeg
4th - Ava Comerford - Doonbeg

U14 Girls 800m

1st - Sophie Maher - Ballynacally Lissycasey
2nd - Emma Haugh - Ballynacally Lissycasey
3rd - Neasa Conlon - Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
4th - Caoimhe McNamara - Inch Kilmaley Connolly

U16 Girls 1500m

1st - Gemma Galvin - Kilrush
2nd - Emily SIngleton - Corofin KIlnaboy

U8 Girls 60M

1st - Elsie Comerford - Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
2nd - Erin McMahon - Doonbeg
3rd - Holly Nagle - Ennis St Johns
4th - Amelie Connolly - Doorabarefield

U8 Girls 80M

1st - Laoise Malone - Ennis St Johns
2nd - Elle Murray - Moylusa
3rd - Emily Moran - Newmarket – On-Fergus
4th - Kate Quinlan - Quin Clooney

U10 Girls 100M

1st – Sophia Tracy – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Aimee O’Hanlon –Tulla
3rd – Orla Downes – Kilmihill
4th – Aoife Whelan – Doonbeg

U12 Girls 100M

1st – Clodagh O’Hagan – Kilkishen O’Callaghan Mills Oatfield
2nd – Simone Considine- Cooraclare Cree
3rd- Aoibhin Keane- Ballynacally Lissycasey
4th- Ember Gilligan – Ennis St Johns

U14 Girls 100M

1st – Juliana Gea – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Aoibhe O’Leary – Newmarket on Fergus
3rd – Rebecca Reid – Inch Kilmaley Connolly
4th – Alisha Ryan - Doonbeg

U16 Girls 100M

1st – Alexandra Ward –Ennis St Johns
2nd- Sophie Culleton – Ballynacally Lissycasey

U14 80M Hurdles

1st – Cian Maxted – Quin Clooney
2nd – Anthony Bender – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
3rd – David King – Ballynacally Lissycasey
4th – Seanie Connellan – Inch Kilmaley Connolly

U10 Boys 60 M Hurdles

1st - Jack Mc Mahon - Quin Clooney
2nd - Conor Murphy – Doora barefield
3rd - Liam McMahon - Inch Kilmaley Connolly
4th - Tommy Considine - Cooraclare Cree

U10 Boys 200M

1st – Riain Duignan – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Shay Moroney – Newmarket On Fergus
3rd – Ryan Comerford – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
4th – Matthew Murphy- Sixmilebridge Kilmurry

U12 Boys 200M

1st – Patrick Haugh – Ballinacally Lissycasey
2nd – Micheal O’Connell –Broadford Kilbane Kilmore
3rd – Dylan Comerford – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
4th – Conan O’Mullane – Quin Clooney

U16 Boys 200m

1st - Aidan Considine - Cooraclare Cree
2nd - Promise Jolaoshu - Ennis St Johns
3rd - Micheal Kennedy - Coolmeen

U12 600M Boys

1st - Max Garvey - Doora barefield
2nd - Cathal O’Rourke - Ballynacally Lissycasey
3rd - Thomas O’Sullivan - Cratloe
4th - Fionn McGuire - Quin Clooney

U14 Boys 800M

1st - Eoin Soffe - Kilrush
2nd - Karl Rittweger - Quin Clooney
3rd -Tom Arthur -Moylusa
4th - Sam Switzer- Inch Kilmaley Connolly

U16 Boys 1500M

1st - Micheal Donnelly - Ballynacally Lissycasey

U8 Boys 60M

1st - Teddy Courtney - Doora barefield
2nd - Thomas Scanlon - Ennis St Johns
3rd - Noah Ryan- Broadford Kilbane Kilmore
4th - Oisin Markham - Inch Kilmaley Connolly

U8 Boys 80M

1st - Daithi O’Grady - Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
2nd - Issac Brooks - Ennis St Johns
3rd - Cian O’Halloran - Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
4th - Jack Collins - Newmarket On Fergus

U10 Boys 100M

1st – Cathal Boyce – Cratloe
2nd – Sean Hick- Ballynacally Lissycasey
3rd – James Considine – Cooraclare Cree
4th – Jamie Moran – Newmarket On Fergus

U12 Boys 100M

1st – Rhys Cusack – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Jack Flynn – Cratloe
3RD – Jack Monahan – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
4th – Joe McMahon – Doora Barefield

U14 Boys 100M

1st – Ruadhan Casey – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Ryan Corbett – Broadford Kilbane Kilmore
3rd – Sean Maher – Inch Kilmaley Connolly
4th – Patrick Byrne O’Connell – Lisdoonvarna Doolin Kilfenora Kilshanny

U16 Boys 100M

1st – Sylvestor Onwudiwe – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Rian Collins – Cratloe
3rd – Colin Duff – Tulla

U10 Mixed Relay

1st - Ennis St Johns - Riain Duignan, Ryan Nagle, Ailbhe O’Neill, Juliana Odubote, Robert Scanlon, Sophia Tracy
2nd - Ballynacally LIssycasey – Katie Carmody, Michael Haugh, Sean Hick, Adam Marrinan, Orla Meere, Orlaith O’Rourke
3rd – Doora Barefield - Donnacha Fitzpatrick, Mia Hedigan, Shane Mc Carthy, Vinnie Mc Mahon, Anna O’Connor, Ciara Reynolds
4th. - Newmarket-On-Fergus – Hannah Mc Namara, Jamie Moran, Shay Moroney, Rian O’Connor, Sammi O’Donoghue, Lucy Ryan

U12 Girls Relay

1st - Ballynacally-Lissycasey – Jenna Coughlan, Sadhbh Geary, Nicole Griffin, Aoibhin Keane, Caoimhe Mc Mahon, Aoife O’Rourke
2nd – Doora Barefield – Alanna Carroll, Aoibhin Daly, Abigail Grenham, Isabelle Kelleher, Olivia Shannon
3rd - Quin - Clooney – Nessa Clune, Sinead Clune, Sophie Harrison, Ella Sweeney.
4th - Ennis St Johns – Kayla Dolor, Caoilfhionn Farmer, Ember Gilligan, Susie Hussie, Chloe Mc Quade, Caoimhe Monks

U12 Boys Relay

1st - Ennis St Johns – Rhys Cusack, Praise Jolasha, Cian O’Dwyer, Adam Rochford
2nd – Doora Barefield - David Lahiff, Max Garvey, Oliver Mannion, Joe Mc Mahon
3rd - Ennistymon-Lahinch-LIscannor - Gearoid Considine, Mark Greene, Aaron Murphy, Joey Scales, Joe Slattery, Donnacha Vaughan
4th - Inch – Kilmaley – Connolly – Eoin Connellan, Joseph Doherty, Liam Maher, Ciaran O’Neill

U13 MIxed Relay

1st – Doonbeg – Oran Comerford, Daniel Haugh, Abbie Gallagher, C.J. O’Donnell, Ava Robertson, Sinead Robertson
2nd - Cooraclare Cree – Shane Burke, Simone Considine, Browne Gavin, Ruby Lillis, Olivia Mc Namara, Shane O’Doherty
3rd – Doora Barefiel - Jeffrey Carolan, Emily Frawley, Siofra Lahiff, Eoin Mc Inerney
4th - KIlmihill – Emily Hayes, Ruairi Hayes, Grace Kelly, Oisin Normoyle

U14 Girls Relay

1st - Ennis St Johns – Kayla Connellan, Juliana Gea, Erin Higgins, Maeve Kelly, Grainne Leyden, Cailfhionn O’Dwyer
2nd - Inch KIlmaley Connolly – Aly Carmody, Caoimhe Mc Namara, Caoimhe Neylon, Rebecca Reid, Sarah Warren, Moira Maher
3rd - Ballynacally Lissycasey – Anna Donnelly, Emma Haugh, Emma Kelly, Sophie Maher, Caera Mc Mahon

U14 Boys Relay

1st - Ennis St Johns – Ruadhan Casey, Sean Conway, Aidan O’Connell, Odhran O’Farrell, Thomas Williams
2nd - Inch - Kilmaley Connelly – Seanie Connellan, Sean Maher, Tom Mc Mahon, Sam Switzer
3rd - Quin Clooney – James Canny, Cian Maxted, Darragh O’Gorman, Daithi Ryan
4th – Kilmihill – Gearoid Cotter, Gavin Griffin, Rory Keating, Colm Murrihy, Darragh Connors

U16 Boys Relay (4 x 100m)

1st Ennis St Johns - Promise Jolaoshu, David Moses, Sylvester Onwudwe, Prince Shronibare

U16 MIxed Relay (4 x 200M)

1st Lisdoonvarna Doolin Kilfenora Kilshanny – Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell, Stephen Garrahy, Cathal Morgan, Ellie O’Dwyer, Jack Flaherty

U16 Girls High Jump

1st Lisa Nicholas – Tulla
2nd- Evie Quin- Tulla

U16 Boys High Jump

1st Thomas O’Connor – Doora Barefield

U12 Boys Long Jump

1st Eoin Keane - Ennis St Johns
2nd Jeffrey Carolan - Doora Barefield

U12 Girls Long Jump

1st - Alanna Carroll – Doora barefield
2nd - Elke Downes - Kilmihil
3rd - Aoife May O’Brien - Moylusa
4th - Ruth Coll - Moylusa

U14 Boys Long Jump

1st – Aidan O’Connell – Ennis St Johns
2nd – Tadhg Hassett – Inagh Kilnamona
3rd – Cillian Conway – Doora Barefield
4th – Daithi Ryan – Quin Clooney

U14 Girls Long Jump

1st – Anna Donnelly – Ballynacally Lissycasey
2nd – Lianda McGuire – Quin Clooney
3rd – Saraid McNamara – Broadford Kilbane Kilmore

U12 Boys Ball Throw

1st - Eoin Connellan - Inch KIlmaley Connolly
2nd - Adam Rochford - Ennis St Johns
3rd - Liam Maher - Inch Kilmaley Connolly
4th - Sean Moroney - Killanena Flagmount

U12 Girls Ball Throw

1st – Sinead O’Grady – Feakle
2nd – Abigail Grenham – Doora Barefield
3rd – Siofra Gallagher – Quin Clooney
4th – Abbie O’Gorman – Cratloe

U14 Girls Shot Putt

1st - Cait McCarthy – Doora barefield
2nd - Siofra Minogue - Moylusa
3rd - Siofra Lahiff – Doora Barefield
4th - Zoey Warren- Ballynacally Lissycasey

U14 Boys Shot Putt

1st - Odhran O'Farrell - Ennis St Johns
2nd - Stephen Clancy - Killanena Flagmount
3rd - Cian Burke - Cooraclare Cree
4th - George Noonan - Tulla

U12 Boys Long Puck

1st – Sean McNamara – Newmarket On Fergus
2nd Cormac Linnane – Killanena Flagmount
3rd – Daire O’Connor – Doora Barefield
4th – Liam Mulready – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry

U14 Girls Long Puck

1st – Ava Reddan – Broadford Kilbane Kilmore
2nd – Sally Harrison – Sixmilebridge Kilmurry
3rd – Martha Walsh – Ennis St Johns
4th – Aisling McMahon – Kilanena Flagmount

U16 Boys Discus

1st – David Conway – Doonbeg

U16 Girls Discus

1st – Clara Miniter – Kilrush
2nd – Caoilainn O’Mara – Kilanena Flagmount

U14 Girls Javelin

1st – Michelle McNamara – Cooraclare Cree
2nd – Muireann Coleman – Moylusa
3rd – Ann Doyle – Kilanena Flagmount

U14 Boys Javelin

1st – C J O’Donnell – Doonbeg
2nd – Jamie Lyons – Kilrush

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