The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions were held on Sunday 12th May in Corofin GAA Hall. The standard was very high with some matches decided on penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan and his very efficient team of helpers.
In the boys U13 competition five teams participated. In the first round Corofin/Kilnaboy met Moylussa “ it finished all square at full time Moylussa 2 won 3 – 1 after penalties. In the semi finals Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny were beaten 6 – 0 by a much stronger Moylussa 1. While Moylussa 2 went down to Ballynacally/Lissycasey 7 – 0.The final was a very close match between Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Moylussa 1 with the east Clare side winning 2 – 1.
In the Boys U15 only four teams took part. In the semi finals L.D.K.K. was beaten 3 – 2 by Corofin/Kilnaboy while Ennis St Johns beat Moylussa 2 – 1. The final between Corofin and Ennis St Johns was an extremely exciting close match with Ennis coming out on top by the narrowest of margins 3 – 2 to take the gold and the honour to represent Clare in the Munster finals in July.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2019 season is presented below. Please note that all dates and venues are subject to change. Closing dates are normally 2 weeks prior to initial competition date. Entries must be submitted to County prior to closing date using the On-Line Registration System (ORS). Competition entry fees (€2 per participant) should be paid every 1-2 months with details recorded on the County Event Entry Form - this can be posted with cheque payable to "Clare Community Games" to Treasurer, or brought to the monthly county meeting. All areas participating must be affiliated and have their fees paid before taking part in any county competition. This is also a requirement for insurance purposes.
See full calendar below.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Art & Model Making competitions took place Sat morning. Up to 300 children from across the County converged at CBS Ennis to participate for the opportunity to represent Clare in the National Finals which will be held in May in U.L. Competitors had three hours to draw a picture or create a model on any Community Games theme. The standard was extremely high which made it a difficult task for the judges. The first in each category will go forward to the National Finals. Medals will be available for collection by Area Representative after the County Meeting on Tues 5th March in Treacy's West County Hotel.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had great success at the National Finals which held in U.L. on 17/18 August. They achieved 1st place in 6 events, 2nd in 6, 3rd in 4 & 4th in 6. Overall it was a great achievement by the Banner boys and girls. Bringing home a total of 64 medals.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Badminton Competitions for both boys & girls were held in St Annes School Killaloe on Sat 9th March. Thanks to Fiona O'Mahony and John Daly who co-ordinated the badminton competition. Thanks also to St. Anne's Community College for the use of their facilities and all the teams that took part.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Camogie Finals were held on Saturday 1st June in Newmarket-on-Fergus. It was coordinated by Marie Louise Kaiser and Denise Brooks. In the quarter final SIxmilebridge/Kilmurry and Quin/Clooney had a very close encounter they couldn’t be separated at full time, still inseparatable after extra time with the Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry girls winning by the narrowest of margins after frees on a score 3 – 5 to 3 – 4. Broadford/Kilbane/Kilmore beat Whitegate Mountshannon 0 – 5 to 1 – 0. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry beat Broadford/Kilbane/Kilmore in semi and Derg beat Inch/ Kilmaley/Connolly. In the final Derg proved much too strong for the Sixmilebridge side winning out by a large margin. Derg now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals which will be held on Sat 6th July in Tralee.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Chess competition took place in St Flannan's College, Ennis, on Sunday 3rd March. This popular event was once again ably coordinated by John Cassidy. Congratulations to the Ennis St John's U13 and U16 teams who won and will now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in Tralee.
Congratulations to all the St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games All Stars. The participants received their awards at the special All Star Awards night in Treacy's West County Hotel on Friday 11th October. The Hall of Fame award was presented to County Secretary (and photographer) Mary Loughnane, in recognition for the huge amount of work she has put in over so many years.
Many thanks to our sponsors, St Francis Credit Union, who have contributed so generously to help make Community Games in Clare such as success.
For more photos, please see the Album on Facebook.
Full details of all the All Star winners are listed below.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games County Athletic Finals were staged on Sunday 9th June in O’Sullivan Pk, Lees Rd. The weather was very unfavourable for most of the day but it didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children. The standard was very high with some very close finishes. The first in each event now go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals in U.L. 16th – 18th August.
Prior to the official opening there was a very colourful parade of all athletes in their area colours led by a lone piper. Chairperson Paula Byrne O’Connell welcomed all to the finals. She thanked everyone involved in the athletics the best of luck. She thanked all involved with the games Sponsors, Supporters, Parents, Area Committees without whom Community Games would not survive.
Cathal Crowe newly elected Mayor of Clare on his first official function said what a better event to start with. He said it was lovely to see all areas in their colour in the parade. He said Clare County Council have long been funding partners to Clare Community Games and he is sure it will continue into the future. He congratulated all the competitors, Committee and Officials and wished them well.
Vincent Guilfoyle representing St Francis Credit Union said they are delighted to be main sponsors of Clare Community Games for the past three years and will continue at least for another year. He wished all the participants, their parents, committee and officials a great finals. Also in attendance during the day to lend support and present medals Mayor of Ennis Claire Colleran Molloy, Mr Billy Saunderson International Police Association, Councillor Mary Howard.
The Pledge was read in Irish by Amelie Malice and in English by Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell. The Torch Bearer was Ella Dillon. Many thanks to Mary Phelan, County PRO, for providing comprehensive results.
See more photos on Facebook courtesy of Mary Loughnane.
Results of the Parade
- Best Presented Area – Shannon Development Cup – Inagh/Kilnamona/Cloonanaha
- Runner Up Best Presented Area – Dan O’Donoghue Trophy – Clarecastle/Ballyea
- Third Best Presented Area – The Meakins Family Shield – Cooraclare/Cree
- Best Presented Small Area – The O;Sullivan Family Shield - Killanena/Flagmount
- Best Mascot – Clare Community Games Shield – Killanena/Flagmount
2019 U13 CROSS COUNTRY & U10 RELAYS RESULTS
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 Cross Country competitions were held on Saturday 16th February in O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road. The first five Boys & five girls will represent Clare in the National Finals in May which this year will once again be held in U.L. Well done to the 170+ plus children who participated. It was coordinated by Margaret & Vincent McCarthy with help from James Sexton and the youth and adult community games volunteers.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games cycling event took place on the Quin National School Field on 19th May. Many thanks to coordinator, Derek Browne, and to Quin NS for the use of the field.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U14 Debating Competition took place in Gurteen on 24th March. Great credit is due to Siobhan McSweeney who coordinated the event and is now preparing the County Team for the National Competition.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Draughts U10, U12, U14, U16 took place in Tulla Secondary School on Sat 9th March. There were many entries and the standard was very high. It was coordinated by Sean McGrath and his crew of assistants. The first placed in each category now go forward to represent Clare in the Munster finals in Tralee in April.
The Duathlon Competition took place on 31st March in Quin. Ruth Leydan from Ennis won the Girls event and Diarmuid Coleman from Moylussa/Killaloe won the Boys event, closely followed by Kieran Doyle. Many thanks to Jacinta McEvoy for coordinating this event.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Futsal competitions were held on Saturday 11th May in Corofin GAA Hall. The standard was very high with some matches decided on penalties. It was coordinated by Flan Brennan and his very efficient team of helpers.
In the girls U13 competition eight teams participated. In the quarter finals Moylussa beat Corofin/Kilnaboy White 5 – 0, Corofin/Kilnaboy Red beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey 4 – 3 on penalties. Doora/Barefield beat Tulla and Ennis St Johns beat L.D.K.K. In the semi finals Ennis beat Moylussa 1 – 0 and Doora/Barefield beat Corofin Red 2 – 0. Moylussa won the bronze 1 – 0. The final was a close encounter by near neighbours with Doora/Barefield beating Ennis St Johns 2 – 1.
In the U15 competition five teams took part. Corofin/Kilnaboy beat Ballynacally/Lissycasey for a place in semi final. In the semi finals Ennis St Johns beat Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly and Corofin/Kilnaboy beat Moylussa. Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly won bronze. In the final the Ennis St Johns girls were the much stronger side winning 5 – 2.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Gymnastics Competition took place in the Ennis Gymnastics Club on 6th April. Well done to all those who participated and thanks to the volunteers who coordinated and judged the event. Results are as follows:
- Under 9 Boys: Adam Rochford - Ennis.
- Under 9 Girls: 1st Bridget Moloney - Meelick; 2nd Roisin Mc Donnell; 3rd Thi Ann Forde; 4th Anna Madden.
- Under 11 Boys: 1st Fininan Lyman - Doora/Barefield; 2nd Donnacha Byrne - Doora/Barefield.
- Under 11 Girls: 1st Zoe Quinn - Tulla; 2nd Abby Madden - Kilmurry/SMB. 3rd Meabh Wixted; 4th Dianne Moloney.
- Under 13 Boys: James Rochford - Ennis.
- Under 13 Girls: 1st Ciara Mc Donnell - LDKK; 2nd Ella Woods - Newmarket on Fergus; 3rd Evie Quinn - Tulla; 4th Lisa Nicolas -Tulla.
- Under 15 Girls: 1st Aoife Fahy - Newmarket on Fergus; 2nd Megan Gannon - Broadford; 3rd Gwen Gannon - Broadford.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U13 and U16 Handball competition took place during week of 15-20th April in Tuamgraney Handball Alley. Many thanks to Coordinator Christy Philpott. Full results below.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Handwriting competitions were held in Tulla Secondary School on Saturday 16th February. Over one hundred and eighty children form twenty four areas across the county participated. The first place in the U10 and U12 age groups go forward to represent Clare in the National Finals which will take place in U.L. in May. The U14 category was a county competition only. The standard was high. Thanks to co Ordinator Mary McNamara, Tulla School, all the students who helped and the very capable judges. Medals will be available for collection by Area Representative after the County Meeting on Tues 5th March in Treacy's West County Hotel.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 hurling competition took place in O'Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on June 3rd (Bank Holiday Monday). Many thanks to Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Community Games Committee and Sixmilebridge GAA club for running a superbly organized tournament especially Kevin Phelan who coordinated it. Best of luck to Derg as they go on to represent Clare in the Munster Community Games finals in July.
Well done to all the girls and boys who competed in the Marathon on 13th March in Kilmurry McMahon. The first 4 boys and first 4 girls are the Clare team at the National Festival. There was a great turnout and huge thanks to Tommy McCarthy and James Sexton for holding this competition. Thanks also to Mary McCarthy and Patricia Sheehan for the lovely cuppa and apple tart and to Kilmurry McMahon Community Centre for the use of their facilities.