National Festival 2016 (Weekend 2)

The second of the two Community Games National Festival weekends took place last weekend, 19-21 August and 112 competitors from all across the county took part in a variety of events.  For a full list of all competitors and placings, please check here.  St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games returned home with a another haul of medals and plenty of happy children with memories to cherish and new friends to connect with. Well done to all concerned, not least to all the volunteers who make this happen. Check out these pieces in the Independent and Irish Times. Also, be sure to catch the 9 O'Clock News on RTE Player (about 10 mins in) before it expires.


Photo courtesy of Mary Loughnane - See Facebook for full Photo Album or Community Games Flickr site.


  • Field - Long Jump U14 & O12 Girls: Chisom Ugwueru (Ennis St Johns).
  • Field - Long Puck U12 & O10 Boys: Cillian Moroney (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - 7km Marathon U16 & O14 Boys Team: Ben Whelehan (Milton Malbay), Caoilfhionn O Dea (Kilmurry-Brickane), Scott O'Grady (Ennis St Johns), Cathal Mckeogh (Derg, Clare).
  • Project U11 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed ((Kilkishen - O Callaghan Mills - Oatfield): Aoife Frost, Eadaoin Moroney, Keelin Moroney, Myra Donnellan.
  • Track - 100m U10 & O8 Boys: Marc O'Brien (Cratloe).
  • Track - 100m U16 & O14 Boys: Shawn Benson (Doora Barefield).
  • Track - 800m U14 & O12 Girls: Ailbhe Doherty (Ennis St Johns).


  • Field - Discus U16 & O14 Boys: Darragh Miniter (Kilrush).
  • Judo - 30kg U16 & O6 Girls: Molly Fitzgerald (Doora Barefield).
  • Talent - Solo Recitation U16 & O6 Boys/Girls/Mixed: Jack Cahill (Ballinacahill-Lissycasey).
  • Track - 1500m U16 & O14 Boys: Ben Deasy (Doora Barefield).
  • Track - 1500m U16 & O14 Girls: Alex O'Neill (Quin - Clooney).
  • Track - 200m U16 & O14 Boys: Dean Mulqueen (Killaloe).
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U12 & O10 Boys (Ennis St Johns): Cian O'boyle, Cillian Moroney ,Donna Ogbuagu, Samuel Olaoye ,William Bello.
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U14 & O12 Girls (Ennis St Johns): Ailbhe Doherty, Angel Nuaigwe, Chisom Ugwueru, Damilola Adesina, Rachel Adesiyan.


  • Badminton U15 & O12 Girls (An Droichead): Alice Gleeson, Emma Spaight, Katie Conlon, Molly Fennessy, Susan O'Shea.
  • Judo - 55kg U16 & O6 Boys: Patrick Mcdonagh (Ennis St Johns).
  • Judo - 45kg U16 & O6 Girls: Alisha McDonagh (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - 100m U10 & O8 Girls: Mirabel Emenike (Ennis St Johns).
  • Track - Relay 4x100m U10 & O8 Mixed (Ennis St Johns): Ben O'halloran, Darren Moroney, Jodie Hussey, Leo Johnson, Mirabel Emenike, Yasmine Saidi.

4th Place

  • Judo - 30kg U16 & O6 Boys: Aiden O'Connell (Ennis St Johns).
  • Field - Long Jump U14 & O12 Boys: Shane Harrison (Quin - Clooney).
  • Track - 60m Hurdles U10 & O8 Girls: Lisa Nicholas (Tulla).
  • Track - 80m Hurdles U14 & O12 Boys: Daniel Okiku (Ennis St Johns).

A and B Competitions

  • Track - 80m U8 & O6 Girls A Competition: 3rd Olivia Moroney (Kilkishen - OCallaghan Mills - Oatfield).
  • Track - 80m U8 & O6 Boys B Competition: 1st Emanuel Omorodian (Ennis St Johns).


Any omissions or errors, please let us know.

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