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Community Games Calendar of Events for 2022.

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Stars takes place on Friday 28th Oct in Treacy's West County Hotel. Congratulations to all the All Star Awards winners.

The next County Meeting takes place on Tuesday 4th Oct @ 8:30pm. This meeting will be in Treacy's West County Hotel and there will also be a Google Meet link circulated to areas in advance. The AGM is scheduled for Tues 1st Nov at 8pm in Treacy's West County Hotel. Each area can send three voting delegates.

National Team and Swimming Finals UL 2022

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games was represented by ninety-three children from ten across the county at the National Community Games Finals in the beautiful facilities in U.L. on Sat 24th Sept. They participated in U14 Girls Gaelic Football, U13 Girls and U15 Boys Rounders, U12 Boys Soccer, Cycling, Marathon, and forty- three swimmers in individual and squads. The competition in all events was extremely high. They brought homme Gold in three events, Silver in four, Bronze in three, 4th medal in two. Several competitors were very unlucky to be very narrowly beaten to finish just outside the medals. Sammi O’Donoghue U10 Freestyle swam her personal best in her first National Final. Michael Cahill – Quin/Clooney U12 Cycling was narrowly beaten for fourth place in a very competitive event. Nicole Keane Inagh.Kilnaona came in a very close fifth place in the Marathon, Nicola ran most of the course on her own she was the county’s only marathon competitor.

Clodagh O’Hagan in the U12 Freestyle had a fantastic swim to finish well clear to secure her gold medal. Gold for Odhran O’Toole in the U10 Backstroke. The Ballynacally/Lissycasey U14 Girls Gaelic Football beat the Ulster champions Donaghmoyne, Monaghan in the semi final 2-13 to 3-1. In the final they were up against Clontarf, Dublin. It was a very close match all the way. The Clare girls showed their talent and skill to come out winners with a last-minute point to clinch the gold on 2-7 to 1-6.

Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry had two Rounders teams at the finals. The U13 girls met a very professional Erne Valley, Cavan but the Bridge girls were outclassed. The met Glynn/Barntown of Wexford in the playoff the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry girls put in a good performance with came out with fourth place medals. The U15 boys put in a great display of skill to outclass the Ulster champions Clontibret, Monaghan in the semi final. They met Breaffy, Mayo in the final the teams were level going into the final inning but the Bridge boys were unfortune to lose out by just one run. Brilliant display from two teams who only started playing Rounders nine weeks ago.

 

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GOLD
  • Clodagh O’Hagan – U12 Freestyle - Kilkishen O’Callaghan’s Mills/ Oatfield.
  • Odhran O’Toole – U10 Backstroke – Quin/Clooney.
  • Gaelic Football U14 Girls – Ballynacally/Lissycasey – Megan Browne, Nicole Carmody, Saoirse Conway, Roisin Coughlan, Anna Donnelly, Chloe Donnelly, Roisin Garry, Emma Haugh, Sienna Houston, Emma Kelly, Leah Leahy, Megan Lynch, Caera Mc Mahon, Neassa Meaney, Naoise Talty, Zoey Warren.
SILVER
  • Sean O’Connor – U16 Freestyle – Doora/Barefield.
  • Ella Holly – U16 Breaststroke – Doora/Barefield.
  • U13 Swimming Squad Boys – Newmarket – on – Fergus – Cian Brennan, Conor Keogh, Odhran Donnellan, Colin O’Dea, Donnacha Donnellan, Tadhg Hehir.
  • Rounders U15 Boys – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Aidan Cunniffe, Aodhan Flannery, Neil Forde, Charlie Keane, Ross Kearney, Dylan Keogh, Cian Mc Inerney, Dylan Mc Inerney, Jack Mc Namara, Jack O’Halloran, Conor Peacock, Zak Phelan.
BRONZE
  • Matthew Murphy – U10 Freestyle – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry.
  • Dylan O’Toole – U8 Freestyle – Quin/Clooney.
  • U13 Swimming Squad Girls – Doora/Barefield – Leah O’Connor, Orla Blake, Sally Fennell, Courtney Flynn, Siofra Lahiffe, Katie Lahiffe.
4TH PLACE MEDAL
  • Soccer U12 Boys – Ennis St John’s – Ian Bradish, John Brennan, Jack Clune, Rhys Cusack, Oisin Haugh, Dominik Hildebrand, Praise Jolasha, Ciaran Keane, Eoin Keane, Ben Lyne, Robbie Lyne, Eoin Lyons, Joe Nugent, Eoin O’Connor, Dylan Price, Adam Rochford
  • Rounders U13 Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Emma Chaplin, Neasa Conlon, Heidi Connelly, Lucy Conroy, Sarah Conroy, Lilly Flannery, Aizea Keane, Caoimhe Liddane, Anna Madigan, Grace Mc Namara, Roisin Moloney, Moyra O’Grady.
5TH PLACE JUST OUTSIDE MEDALS
  • Cycling on Grass U12 -Michael Cahill – Quin/Clooney.
  • Marathon – Nicola Keane – Inagh/Kilnamona.
  • U10 Freestyle – Sammi O’Donoghue – Newmarket – on – Fergus.
Report Ballynacally/Lissycasey U14 Gaelic Football

Ballynacally/ Lissycasey’s u14 ladies football team did their parish and county proud last Saturday in the University of Limerick when they were crowned All Ireland Champions. Having been crowned Munster champions in the same location two weeks previous, the girls had to face the Ulster champions, Donaghmoyne of Monaghan in their All Ireland semi final. The opening period of this game proved to be a tight affair , with both sides trading scores. However, after several quick scores in succession from the Ballynacally/ Lissycasey side, they managed to take control of the game with half time approaching. The half time score read 1-8 to 1-0. The girls managed to hold on to this lead for the entirety of the second half, but were forced to work hard in order to do so. Two quick goals from the Monaghan team inside the last quarter of the game ensured that the girls had to fight to the very end in order to guarantee themselves a spot in the final. There was great relief at the sound of the final twhistle, with the scoreline reading 2-13 Ballynacally/ Lissycasey, to 3-1 to Donaghmoyne.

This win meant that the girls were now into an All Ireland final with Clontarf of Dublin as their opposition. This game proved to be a epic contest, with an incredibly high standard of football on show. Credit must be given to both teams for putting on such a display. It was the Leinster champions who got the better start and managed to score two points in the opening minutes. However, the girls from Ballynacally/Lissycasey were quick to respond and opened their scoresheet with a point followed by a well taken goal. The half time score read 1-3 to 0-2 in favour of the Ballynacally/ Lissycasey side. Playing against a strong wind in the second half, the girls showed incredible resilience and fight. With a minute left to play, it was a level game; 1-6 a piece. Thankfully, it was the Ballynacally/ Lissycasey side that got the all-important final score in the dying seconds of the game. It finished Ballynacally/Lissycasey 1-7, Clontarf 1-6. It was a fantastic victory and a superb achievement. After the game, the girls were presented with their All-Ireland medals before heading back to Ballynacally and Lissycasey where they received a rapturous welcome.

Report from Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry U15 Rounders

Our u15 boys were drawn against Clontibret from Monaghan in the All ireland semi-final. A very strong first innings from smb/kilmurry laid the foundations for a solid performance throughout this semi-final. Some excellent pitching from Neil Forde together with pinpoint accuracy throwing from Zak Phelan and Jack Macnamara kept the pressure on Clontribet. Charlie Keane and Ross Kearney picked up any loose Clontribret batting and this accounted for a very strong finish and guaranteed a place in the All Ireland final.

Next up was the challenge of Breaffy from Mayo and what thriller this was. Breaffy took an early 6-2 lead after the first innings and this spurred on smb/kilmurry in the second innings. Dylan Keogh hit a home run and this brought home 3 more runs with it. Jack O Halloran had another big hit and this gave smb/kilmurry great confidence at the end of the second innings. The next 2 innings were very tight. Cian Mcinerney and Conor Peacock were excellent on second and third base respectively. Dylan Mcinerney made a clean catch as back-catcher, ensuring this final was going down to the wire. Aidan Cunniffe produced some clever batting to help fill the bases and Aodhan Flannery was a constant threat outfield. With Breaffy needing just three runs the final few minutes of the game were frantic. In the end smb/kilmurry just fell short by one run and had to be content with 2nd place and silver medals. This was a tremendous performance by smb/kilmurry against Breaffy who themselves have a long tradition in rounders.

Report from U13 Rounders Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry

Last Saturday saw the all ireland finals of the community games rounders competition taking place.  Clare were represented by smb/kilmurry in both girls u13 and boys u15.

First into action early on Saturday morning were the u13 girls in a semi-final against Erne Valley from Cavan. Erne Valley built a strong lead in the early innings with some strong batting. Smb/Kilmurry held their nerve and battled back well in the middle innings with pitcher Lily Flannery and back catcher Heidi Connelly really coming into the game. At this stage runs were being achieved for smb/kilmurry with Lucy Conroy, Neasa Conlon and Caoimhe Liddane all coming home. Erne valley had to be careful because of the catching ability of both Anna Madigan and Aizea Keane. With Erne Valley having kept their lead from early on it was this work that saw them through to the final with smb/kilmurry now heading for the play-offs.
In the play-offs smb/kilmurry faced Glynn-Barntown from Wexford. Determined to start well, smb/kilmurry put in a good effort with Emma Chaplin, Sarah Conroy and Roisin Maloney all playing well. The strength of Glynn-Barntown showed in the 2nd innings with some really strong batting and at this stage they pulled ahead in the match. Grace MacNamara and Moyra O'Grady put in a tremendous effort to get smb/kilmurry back into the game but the gap remained too much for smb/kilmurry to overcome. A 4th place finish was to be for a smb/kilmurry side that only took up the bats this year and who were competing against long established rounder clubs.

Report Ennis St John’s U12 Soccer

The journey for the Ennis St. Johns Boys U12 soccer teams came to an end in the All-Ireland Series at UL on Saturday last. The team were beaten on a 4-2 score line after extra time in the semi-final by Monaghan Town. The side were leading as the game entered the last few minutes, but a late goal by the Monaghan side sent the tie into extra time in which they added three more goals to our one thus advancing to the final. Ben Lyne was the score of both Ennis goals.
The playoff match v St Marys of Sligo ended in defeat also on a 4-2 score line. Sligo were 2 goals up at half time, and while we did score two goals in the second half through Ben Lyne, the Sligo lads got two goals of their own and so took third spot in the tournament.

Overall, the Ennis St Johns side had an excellent tournament and in what was a super experience for all the boys. While disappointed on the day, the side can take great satisfaction in lifting the Clare and Munster titles. Well done to all the players and parents for their support throughout and thanks to both Ennis St Johns and Clare Community Games for making this great experience possible.

TEAMS
  • Gaelic Football U12 Girls – Ballynacally/Lissycasey – Megan Browne, Nicole Carmody, Saoirse Conway, Roisin Coughlan, Anna Donnelly, Chloe Donnelly, Roisin Garry, Emma Haugh, Sienna Houston, Emma Kelly, Leah Leahy, Megan Lynch, Caera Mc Mahon, Neassa Meaney, Naoise Talty, Zoey Warren.
  • Rounders U13 Girls – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Emma Chaplin, Neasa Conlon, Heidi Connelly, Lucy Conroy, Sarah Conroy, Lilly Flannery, Aizea Keane, Caoimhe Liddane, Anna Madigan, Grace Mc Namara, Roisin Moloney, Moyra O’Grady.
  • Rounders U15 Boys – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Aidan Cunniffe, Aodhan Flannery, Neil Forde, Charlie Keane, Ross Kearney, Dylan Keogh, Cian Mc Inerney, Dylan Mc Inerney, Jack Mc Namara, Jack O’Halloran, Conor Peacock, Zak Phelan.
  • Soccer U12 Boys – Ennis St John’s – Ian Bradish, John Brennan, Jack Clune, Rhys Cusack, Oisin Haugh, Dominik Hildebrand, Praise Jolasha, Ciaran Keane, Eoin Keane, Ben Lyne, Robbie Lyne, Eoin Lyons, Joe Nugent, Eoin O’Connor, Dylan Price, Adam Rochford.
CYCLING ON GRASS U12
  • Michael Cahill – Quin/Clooney - Boyl
SWIMMING - GIRLS

Kate Quinlan Quin-Clooney – U 8 Freestyle
Sammi O' Donoghue Newmarket – on – Fergus – U10 Freestyle
Hayley Blount Ennistymon-Lahinch-Liscannor -U10 Backstroke
Clodagh O' Hagan Kilkishen/O’Callaghans Mills/Oatfield – U12 Freestyle
Amy O' Toole Quin-Clooney – U12 Backstroke
Kate Kearney Cratloe – U12 Breaststroke
Ingrid Murphy Doora-Barefield – U14 Freestyle
Leah O' Connor Doora-Barefield – U14 Breaststroke
Lianda McGuire Quin-Clooney – U14 Backstroke
Mia Holly Doora-Barefield – U14 Butterfly
Mollie Foley Ennistymon-Lahinch-Liscannor – U16 Freestyle
Ella Holly Doora-Barefield – U16 Breaststroke
Aoibh Blake Doora-Barefield – U16 Backstroke

SQUAD U13

Courtney Flynn Doora-Barefield
Katie Lahiffe Doora-Barefield
Leah O' Connor Doora-Barefield
Orla Blake Doora-Barefield
Siofra Lahiff Doora-Barefield
Sally Fennell Doora-Barefield

SQUAD U16

Sarah Cosgrove Doora-Barefield
Amalie Carolan Doora-Barefield
Ingrid Murphy Doora-Barefield
Ella Holly Doora-Barefield
Aoibh Blake Doora-Barefield
Mia Holly Doora-Barefield

SWIMMING - BOYS

Dylan O Toole Quin-Clooney – U 8 Freestyle
Matthew Murphy Sixmilebridge-Kilmurry – U10 Freestyle
Oran O Tooole Quin-Clooney – U10 Backstroke
Cathal Downey Cratloe – U12 Freestyle
Conor Keogh Newmarket on Fergus – U12 Backstroke
Adam Rochford Ennis-St-Johns – U12 Breaststroke
Sam Liddane Ennis-St-Johns – U14 Freestyle
Lewis O' Dwyer Ennis-St-Johns – U14 Butterfly
Luka Partic Ennis-St-Johns – U14 Breaststroke
Odhran Donnellan Newmarket on Fergus – U14 Backstroke
Sean O Connor Doora-Barefield – U16 Freestyle
Rhys Fylnn Ennis St Johns – U16 Butterfly
Leo Liu Ennis-St-Johns – U16 Backstroke

SQUAD U13

Cian Brennan Newmarket on Fergus
Colin O' Dea Newmarket on Fergus
Donnacha Donnellan Newmarket on Fergus
Conor Keogh Newmarket on Fergus
Odhran Donnellan Newmarket on Fergus
Tadhg Hehir Newmarket on Fergus

SQUAD U16

Leo Liu Ennis-St-Johns
Rhys Flynn Ennis-St-Johns
Ruben Haugh Ennis-St-Johns
Stephen Wang Ennis-St-Johns

Many thanks for Volunteer Managers for sending in the match reports and to Mary Phelan (PRO) for compiling all the results.

Official Sponsor

Please support our sponsors, your local credit union: St Francis Credit Union. Head Office: Friars Walk, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 065-6828305, with branches in Shannon, Lissycasey, Clarecastle, Newmarket on Fergus, Sixmilebridge, Tulla, Kildysart and Kilmihil.

Opening Hours (Ennis): Mon: 10-1, Tue: 1:30-5, Thu: 10-5, Fri: 1-6:30, Sat: 9:30-1:45

Clare Community Games is affiliated with Aldi Community Games.

About us

Community Games is an independent voluntary organisation which operates through the local community to provide an opportunity for young people (6 to 16 years) to experience a wide range of sporting and cultural activities before concentrating and specialising in those most suitable and attractive to them. To get involved, contact your local area representative or contact the County Secretary to find out more.


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