Community Games All Stars 2018

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Annual All Star Awards Function was held on Friday 19th October in Treacy's West County Hotel, Ennis. Seventy Six children, 43 boys & 34 girls from twenty four areas across the county received awards for their outstanding achievements in their activity. The Chairman John Wall welcomed everyone especially the All Stars, their families, volunteers, Louis Faye representing St Francis Credit Union, invited guests and the Mayor of Ennis Clare Colleran Molloy who also represented the County Council. He thanked the main sponsors St Francis Credit Union, Clare County Council and all our sponsors and supporters.

The Mayor congratulated all the recipients of awards. She said she was fascinated by the amount of events that Community Games has to offer the children of Clare.

The M.C's were Sean Lenihan and Carol o'Neill. Amongst those who presented the awards were young talents sports people including Noel Shannon European winner in swimming & Surflifesaving, Timmy Crowe European Athletics winner, Chloe Morey Clare Camogie All Star, Ryan Taylor Clare Hurling star.

Other presentations on the night were Chairman's Awards which went o a very young talented singer/musician Katie Jones.

The Hall of Fame Award went to Clare McGrath who has co ordinated the county swimming finals for many years having taken over from her parents who were long serving members of Community Games John & Nora Murphy.

The International Police Association Cup for the most involved large area was presented to Doora Barefield by Billy Saunderson. They now go forward to contest the National finals in Cavan on December 1st. They were Clare, Munster and National winners last year and hoping to do likewise this time around.

The most involved Small Area Award went to Feakle. Feakle only came back into Community Games after a nuber of years abscent two years ago. They also go forward to National Final.

A Presentation was made to Rose & Graham Meakins to acknowledge their outstanding work in coordinating the All Star Awards events over thirty years.


See all photos courtesy of Mary Loughnane on Facebook.

Clare Community Games 2018 All Stars

Activity Girl Area Boy Area
ART     Daithi O'Leary Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonanaha
MODEL MAKING     Morgan Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING     Shane Leahy Cratloe
MODEL MAKING     Jack Leahy Cratloe
ATHLETICS Grace Carmody Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly Mark Hanrahan Doora/Barefield
ATHLETICS TRACK Clodagh O'Hagan Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield Marc O'Brien Cratloe
ATHLETICS TRACK Neasa Ni Ainfein Ruan    
ATHLETICS TRACK Niamh Conlon Cooraclare/Cree    
ATHLETICS TRACK Gemma Galvin Kilrush    
ATHLETICS FIELD Ella Dillon Meelick/Coonagh Cian Breslin Doora/Barefield
BADMINTON Ruth Elizabeth Browne Ennis, St. Johns Ian McNamara Killanena/Flagmount
BASKETBALL U-11 MIX     Collin Frawley Doora/Barefield
BASKETBALL U-13 Ciara O'Connell Cooraclare/Cree Rory Lillis Cooraclare/Cree
BASKETBALL U-16 Emily Culligan Cooraclare/Cree Brian Griffey Doora/Barefield
CAMOGIE Labhaoise O'Donnell Derg    
CHESS U13     Andrew Naimov Ennis, St. John's
CHESS U16     Diarmuid Kilroy Ennis, St. John's
CHOIR U-16 Teagan McInerney Clarecastle/Ballyea    
CROSS COUNTRY Louise O'Mahony Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Gerard Dunne Doonbeg
CYCLING Ruth Leydon Ennis, St. John's    
DRAUGHTS U-10     Oisín Collins Feakle
DRAUGHTS U-12     Casper Noonan Tulla
DRAUGHTS U-14     Ben Salaka Ennis, St. John's
DRAUGHTS U-16     Rory O'Sullivan Tulla
DEBATING     Shane Rafferty Meelick/Coonagh
FUTSAL U13 Fiona Breen Clarecastle/Ballyea Cian Howard Ennis, St. John's
FUTSAL U15 Meadhbh Peoples Ennis, St. John's Stephen Geraghty Moylussa
GYMNASTICS     James Rochford Ennis, St. John's
GAELIC FOOTBALL U14 Aimee McDonagh Doora/Barefield    
GAELIC FOOTBALL U12 Eabha O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield    
GAELIC FOOTBALL U10     Mark Kennedy Ballynacally/Lissycasey
One Wall HANDBALL U-13     Darragh Baker Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
One Wall HANDBALL U-16 Chloe Philpott Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield Cathal McKenna Derg
Handwriting U10 Saoirse Conway Ballynacally/Lissycasey    
Handwriting U12 Mary Bourke Ennis, St. Johns David Collins Kilmihil
HURLING     Sean McNamara Quin/Clooney
PROJECT U-11 Evie Quinn Tulla    
PROJECT U-13 Erin McNamara LDKK    
PITCH and PUTT Lisa Nicholas Tulla Harry Doherty Clarecastle/Ballyea
QUIZ Abigal Williamson Carrigaholt/Cross    
ROUNDERS Aimee Ryan Tulla Finn Boyce Tulla
RUGBY MINI     Luke Reid Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly
SKITTLES U-12     Eoghan McAleer Doora/Barefield
SKITTLES U-14 Aine Browne Quin/Clooney    
SKITTLES U-16     Cathal O'Hagen Kilkishen/O'C Mills/Oatfield
SOCCER - U 12 Eabha O'Driscoll Doora/Barefield Owen Hadden Doora/Barefield
SOCCER - U 15 Sophie McWeeney Ennis, St. Johns    
SPIKEBALL Emily Molony Lisdoonvarna DKK Paddy Haugh Lisdoonvarna DKK
Indoor Soccer U10 Lexi Bowe Ennis, St. Johns Eoin O'Connor Ballynacally/Lissycasey
Indoor Soccer U13 Ellie O'Dwyer Lisdoonvarna DKK Darren Keane Ballynacally/Lissycasey
SWIMMING     Leo Liu Ennis, St. Johns
SWIMMING Leanna Liddane Carrigaholt/Cross Michael Tarrant Miltown Malbay
TABLE TENNIS U13 Aoife Lyons Cratloe Cormac Byrne Moylussa
TABLE TENNIS U16     Cillian O'Riordan Ennis, St. Johns
TAG RUGBY U-11     Matt Leydon Moylussa
TAG RUGBY U-14     Sam Scanlan Quin/Clooney
TAG RUGBY U-16 Girls Alannah Meaney Doora/Barefield    
TALENT     Eoin Costelloe Clarecastle/Ballyea


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