CLARE COMMUNITY GAMES

2021

2021 Event Calendar

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games calendar for 2021 is a bit different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but the games are progressing. Find out below how to get involved.

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Seven online Community Games events took place during May.  County results are listed below.  Well done to all those who participated and congratulations to the winners.

A limited range of events took place during the remainder of the summer and into the autumn. Please refer to calendar below or Community Games website for details.

Event (All Individual only) Closing Date Event Date Venue Age Categories and other details
Art 5th May Results Virtual / Online U8 over 6, U10 over 8, U12 over 10, U14 over 12, U16 over 14
Model Making 5th May Results Virtual / Online U10 over 8, U12 over 10, U14 over 12, U16 over 14
Music 5th May Results Virtual / Online U16 over 12, U12 over 6
Dance 5th May Results Virtual / Online

U16 over 12, U12 over 6

Handwriting 5th May Results Virtual / Online U10 over 8, U12 over 10
Recitation 5th May Results Virtual / Online U16 over 12, U12 over 6
Singing 5th May Results Virtual / Online

U16 over 12, U12 over 6

MAY NATIONAL EVENTS June Results Virtual / Online Full national results of all above competitions.
County Athletics Finals

30th July

Sun15 Aug O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Opening 10am

Note only 1 winner from each area participates in county finals, then 2 from county winners progress to regional finals. Field setup and number collection etc. will take place on Sat 14th Aug. Note: Only competitors and officials will be permitted within track perimeter. See Full Results.

GAA Footbal, U10 Mixed 27th July Sat 7th Aug Frure, Lissycasey U10 Mixed - One entry, Ballynacally/Lissycasey through to Munster Finals
Camogie 27th July Sun 8th Aug Kilmaley U14 Girls Results
Girls GAA Football 7th Aug Sat 21st Aug Kilrush U12 and U14 Girls Results
Hurling 7th Aug Sat 21st Aug Sixmilebridge U11 Boys Results
Outdoor Soccer 13th Aug 16-22 Aug Newmarket on Fergus Girls U12 & Boys U12 Results
Tag Rugby 13th Aug N/A No Competition Mixed U11, U14 - One entry in U14 only, Quin/Clooney through to Munster Finals
Skittles 13th Aug Sun 22 Aug Kilkishen Mixed U12, U14, U16 Results
Rounders 13th Aug N/A No Entries U13 Boys and Girls
Pitch and Putt 13th Aug Sat 18 Sep Kilnamona Pitch and Putt Club U16 Boys and Girls. Assemble 9:15am for 9:30am start.
Cycling 13th Aug N/A No Competition U12/O10 and U14/O12 Boys and Girls
Munster Team Event Finals 23rd Aug Sat 11 Sept University of Limerick See full results here.
Munster Athletics Finals   Sat 18th Sept Munster Technology University, Cork See full results here.
National Athletics and Cycling Finals   25/26 Sept IT Carlow Track  
Outdoor Team Event National Finals   9/10 Oct University of Limerick See full results here.
Pitch and Putt National Finals   Sat 16th Oct Ballinalee See full results here.
Swimming 14 Nov Fri 19 Nov Shannon pool

Note no U8 or squads. 1 entry per area. See Full Schedule and Swim Psych Sheets. See full results here.

U13 Cross Country 7 Oct Sat 16 Oct O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Assemble 9:30am See further details here
U10 Relays 7 Oct Sat 16 Oct O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Assemble 9:30am See further details here.
Mixed Distance Relays 7 Oct Sat 16 Oct O'Sullivan Park, Lees Road, Assemble 9:30am See further details here.
Swmming   Sat 27th Nov University of Limerick See full results here.
Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relays   Sat 27th Nov Navan Adventure Centre and Racecourse See full results here.

latest updates

  • Please check Community Games website for details of outdoor events taking place during the summer and autumn.
  • Return to physical participation may resume as of Friday 2nd July.

They are a number of key points to note:

  • Work is ongoing with the Mycg Health Questionnaire contact tracing app and we anticipate for the training material documentation and the app to be available on the site on 30th June.
  • The most up to date version of our 2021 Activities rules and the Age calculator will be released on the 30th of June also.
  • The Covid officer is mandatory to have and each Area must ensure that a Covid officer is appointed and on the ORS.
  • Areas and Counties must ensure that those volunteers who’s vetting has expired must submit their application for re-vetting as soon as possible.
  • Meeting with Counties and Provinces will commence the week of the 5th July, further details to follow, this will afford people to submit any question regarding the running of events.

may Information

  1. There are going to were 7 virtual individual events as part of the May Community Games competition: Art, Model Making, Music, Dance, Handwriting, Recitation and Singing.
  2. Closing date for entries was 5th May.
  3. Your Community Games area must be registered for 2021.
  4. Entrants must reside in a Community Games area. See Clare Community Games areas (note that not all those listed are yet registered so it is worth checking with your area Community Games secretary first).
  5. Entrants must be within the event age limits as of 31st July. See Handy Age Calculator.
  6. Entries must be submitted online before the closing date. There is no entry fee this year. Submit entry here.
  7. Validated entries will then be judged at area level with winning entries forwarded electronically to county for judging. The County winner in each event/category will then be forwarded to National for judging with National winners announced at the end of June. Note that the same initially submitted online entry will be used at all competition levels.
  8. All entrants will receive a digital certificate during July.
  9. National winners will receive medals (1, 2, 3 & 4).

Please read the Community Games FAQs for more information.

Art 2021

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Art competition took place online during May 2021.  Well done to all those who participated.  Full results are presented below.

Camogie 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games got back to their Outdoor games for the first time since 2019. The first of these events was the Camogie U14 which was held in Kilmaley on Sun 8th August. It was co ordinated by Ann McMahon. Four teams participated with Newmarket-on-Fergus proving to be the much stronger team on the day.  Newmarket on Fergus now go on to represent Clare in Munster on 11th September in U.L.

Clare Community Games All Stars 2021

Congratulations to the twentry three Clare Community Games All Stars for 2021, who represent fourteen areas from across the county.  Many thanks to our sponsors, St Francis Credit Union.  The 2021 All Star Award ceremony is taking place in Treacy's West County Hotel in Ennis on Friday 27th May at 8pm.  This is however a restricted event for parents and siblings only.

County Athletics 2021

The St Francis Credit Union supported County Athletic Finals were staged this year in John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road on Sunday 15th August. It was a scaled down event compared to former years, with only one competitor from each area in each event and no relays. All other track events except the U8 80m were held including the hurdles. The field events Long Puck, Long Jump, Shot Putt, High Jump, Ball Throw, Javelin & Discus also took place. The winners in all these events have qualified for the Munster Regional Athletics on 18th September, Technology University Cork.

There was an official opening ceremony at 10am with some invited guests including Cllr PJ Ryan (Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council). Cecilia O’Sullivan (President of Clare Community Games), led one minute's applause in memory of the late Rose Meakins who died on 6th April 2020. Rose was heavily involved in Clare Community Games for over forty years.  Her husband Graham and son Stuart were present at this county athletics finals.

Full results are listed below.

COVID-19 Web Portal Information

Important COVID-19 Information

Please see the Community Games website for full details on Covid-19.  Click Here.

This is an extract from above web page.

Community Games are taking guidance from Sport Ireland and other National Governing Bodies. This guidance encourages a gradual and inclusive approach to the resumption of activities.
At all stages of the return to sport we will continue to adhere to Public Health advice as we move forward.

The priority at all times is to protect the health and welfare of all involved and to minimise the risk of transmission within the Community. With this at the forefront, we have created a Return to Participation Covid-19 Mobile-friendly Web Portal to ensure contact tracing and crowd control measures are put in place.

Important Notes

  • Follow the Covid portal step by step guide on the CGs webpage.
  • Send the code/link to the invitees to register to attend the event.
  • The attendees can only complete the Covid-19 declaration on the day of the event,
  • Here is the public code and link.
  • Everyone involved with/attending this event must register and complete the Covid declaration.

The following is from the CGs website

  • There is an option to download and print the Covid-19 Health Questionnaire to give to your local Covid-19 Officer, however we strongly recommend you use our web based portal.
  • Please note that if there are any difficulties with registration and completing the Covid declaration, the Covid form attached is an option.
  • Area officials should ensure that everyone involved from their area takes responsibility to complete the app/form and present it to You/Covid Officer on the day of the event either on their mobile or in paper format.
  • Area Secretary/Covid officer are responsible for keeping this information in a safe, secure location, providing it to the County Covid Officer if required and shredding it after the required time**

**GDPR: For Covid Officer Information Only: This document MUST be kept in a safe, secure location and securely and completely destroyed within 30 days**

 

This will allow the event to run smoothly and be inline with Government, Sports Ireland and Community Games Covid requirements.

It is important that all Covid requirements are strictly adhered to.

Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relays 2021

The Mixed Distance Relays and Cross Country (1200m) events will take place on the 16th October, with the closing date for entries on the ORS the 3rd October.  Please note the following details for Cross Country and Mixed Relays:

  1. An athlete can only compete in one event on this day, either mixed distance or cross country. For mixed distance - participants cannot change their choice of distance on the day of the event.
  2. Area secretaries please check your participants are in the correct choice of distance as no changes are allowed on the day. Entries will be as per the ORS.
  3. No late entries allowed on the day and no changing of events and no handling of money on the day.
  4. It is €2 per participant payable to Clare Community Games by postal order or cheque (as per usual) to be posted and received by Charleen to the following address on or before the 6th of October: Charleen Dillon, Pass Road, Meelick, Co Clare, V94W2XR.
  5. The event will take place at O'Sullivan Park (Lees road) with a 9:30am assembly at the GAA pitch (across from the Club house) and a 10am start (commencing with the Mixed Distance Relay event).
  6. Please note that spikes are allowed at this event.

Starting with mixed distance relays.

Mixed Distance Relays

Girls U12/O10 400m
Girls U12/O10 600m
Girls U14/O12 600m
Girls U14/O12 800m
Boys U12/O10 400m
Boys U12/O10 600m
Boys U14/O12 600m
Boys U14/O12 800m
Multiple entries per area for each mixed distance. No team competition.
Top THREE in each go to Nationals in UL on Sat 27th November, with one covering as sub.

Cross Country

U13/O11 Boys and Girls. Multiple entries per area. Top 5 go through to the National finals in UL on Sat 27th November, County prize for top 4 teams (teams of 4 per area qualify for team prizes).

Many thanks to Margaret and Vincent McCarthy who are once again co-ordinating this event and to Mike Reid who is the Covid Officer.

Covid App

Each area is responsible for ensuring the COVID app or form is completed for the event by everyone attending the event from your area.  Please see the community games link for details on Covid-19.

Community Games are taking guidance from Sport Ireland and other National Governing Bodies. This guidance encourages a gradual and inclusive approach to the resumption of activities.
At all stages of the return to sport we will continue to adhere to Public Health advice as we move forward. The priority at all times is to protect the health and welfare of all involved and to minimise the risk of transmission within the Community. With this at the forefront, we have created a Return to Participation Covid-19 Mobile-friendly Web Portal to ensure contact tracing and crowd control measures are put in place.

Please: -

* follow the Covid portal step by step guide on the CGs webpage

* send the code/link to the invitees to register to attend the event (see below)

* the attendees can only check in on the day of the event. While you can log in anytime before the 16th October the event will not be visible until the day, the Covid declaration can only be completed on the day and your ticket for the event issued (note: check-in cutoff time is 9:30am)

Here is the public code and link:

Public Code : 753118d8

Public Link : https://www.communitygames.info/my_cg/covid_checkin.php?event_code=753118d8

There is an option to download and print the Covid-19 Health Questionnaire to give to your local Covid-19 Officer, however we strongly recommend you use our web based portal.

 

Gaelic Football 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U12 and U14 Girls Gaelic Football competitions were held on Sat 21st August at the Kilrush Shamrock Football field. Mike Reid co-ordinated a round robin tournament for both age categories as there were three teams competing in each competition. Ballynacally/Lissycasey came out winners of both U12 and U14 events and they will go forward to represent Clare in the Munster Team events on 11th Sept.

Handwriting 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Handwriting competitions were held online during May 2021. Well done to all those who took part and sent in their entries.  Congratulations to the winners who are listed below.

Hurling 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U 11 Hurling competition took place on Sat 21st August in O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge. Four teams took part in ideal weather conditions. What it lacked in quantity it made up for in quality. It was co ordinated by Kevin Phelan with referees Kevin Corry & Kieran Liddane.

In the semi finals Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Blue beat Inch/Kilmaley/ Connolly 3 – 1 to 1 – 2 while Quin/Clooney beat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry Yellow 1 – 3 to 0 – 1. The final was a brilliant display of hurling and skill. It was very close right to the end with Quin/Clooney edging ahead to win 1 – 4 to 1 – 3. Quin/Clooney now go on to represent Clare in the Munster Finals in U.L. on Sat 11th September.

Model Making 2021

The St. Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Model Making competition took place online during May 2021.  Well done to all participants who submitted photos and videos and congratulations to the winners who are listed below.

Munster Athletics Track Finals 2021

The Munster Community Games Athletics (track) Finals took place in Cork on 18th September.  Well done to all those who participated from Clare. Some great results were achieved with a total of 9 golds, 6 silver, 9 bronze and 3 pewter (4th place) medals.

Munster Finals UL 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were represented well by eight teams in the Munster Finals which were held in U.L. on Saturday last 11th September. The standard in some of the competitions was extremely high with some fantastic talent and skills on display. All the Clare teams did themselves and their area and county proud. Clare won Gold in two events and silver in two events with some of the other unlucky not to progress to their finals. Newmarket – on – Fergus won the boys U12 Soccer while the U12 girls from Ballynacally/Lissycasey won their final. Silver was won by Ballynacally/Lissycasey U10 gaelic football and U14 Tag Rugby from Quin/Clooney. The winners now go on to represent Munster in the All Ireland series on the 9th/10th of October in UL.

Many thanks to Lianda d'Auria, Mary Phelan and others for compiling and submitting the results, match reports and photos.

National Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relays - Nov 2021

Clare Community Games had  27 athletes who made the long trip to Navan, Co Meath to compete in the National Community Games Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relays finals on Saturday 27th November.  All the athletes from the different areas combined to form Clare teams and managed to bring 23 medals back to Clare from the event. The Cross Country won the over all team event and also captured 4 individual medals. The girls Under 12 and Under 14 both took silver and the boys Under 14 came fourth in a very competitive event. Special thanks to all the parents and guardians who made the long trip to Navan and who all pitched into help organise the children and get them ready for the events.

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Clare Cross Country team. Overall National Team winners. See more photos on Facebook and on National Community Games Facebook.

Competitors Representing Clare

  • Under 12 Boys Mixed Distance Relay: Oisin Henegan (Doora Barefield), Cian O Dwyer (Ennis St John’s), Daithi Ryan (Quin Clooney), Ryan Kelly (Newmarket on Fergus).
  • Silver: Under 12 Girls Mixed Distance Relay: Martha Walsh (Ennis St John’s), Emma Kelly (Ballynacally Lissycasey), Aisling Kelly (Ennis St John’s), Caoimhe Neylon (Inch Kilmaley Connolly).
  • 4th Place: Under 14 Boys Mixed Distance Relay: Tadgh Hassett (Inagh Kilnamona), Luke Reid (Inch Kilmaley Connolly), Michael Donnelly (Ballynacally Lissycasey), Conor Looney (Cooraclare Cree), Aidan O'Connell (Ennis St John’s).
  • Silver: Under 14 Girls Mixed Distance Relay: Mina Gomes (Ennis St John’s), Aoife Lillis (Cooraclare Cree), Clara Keogh (Carraigaholt Cross), Evie Quinn (Tulla).
  • Gold: U13 Cross Country Team: Sophie Maher (Ballynacally Lissycasey), Faye Mannion (Doora Barefield), Zoe Quinn (Tulla), Emma Haugh (Ballynacally Lissycasey), Sinead Robertson (Doonbeg), Tom Arthur (Moylussa), Daithi O Leary (Inagh Kilnamona), Joseph Lernihan (Cooraclare Cree), Issac Hassett (Quin Clooney), Eoin Shannon (Lisdoonvarna).

National Swimming - November 2021

The Community Games National Swimming finals took place in the University of Limerick on Saturday 27th November.  Clare were well represented by a fine team of swimmers from across the county.   Many of the Clare team were delighted to meet Irish Olympian, Brendan Hyland.  Huge thanks is due to Niamh O'Connor from Doora / Barefield who coordinated everything for County Clare on the day and who assisted all Clare swimmers and their families to ensure everything went smoothly - no easy feat in the current Covid environment. Thanks also to the other volunteers who helped out: Leanna Conway (Youth Officer, Ballynacally/Lissycasey), Christina Liddane (Carrigaholt/Cross) and Sarah Quinlavin (Area Secretary Newmarket on Fergus).

National Swimming Medal Winners

  • Silver - Girls U12 freestyle - Leah O'Connor.
  • Silver - Girls U16 butterfly - Leanna Liddane.
  • Silver - Boys U16 butterfly - Oisin O'Grady 2nd (with amazing fast time of 28s).
  • Bronze - Boys U16 freestyle  - Sean O'Connor (awesome time of 26s).
  • 4th - Girls U14 freestyle - Ingrid Murphy.
  • 4th - Girls U14 backstroke - Sarah Cosgrove.
  • 4th - Girls U16 freestyle - Ella Holly.
  • 6th - Boys U10 backstroke - Conor Keogh (quickest in his heat with 22.64s and 24.10 in final).

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Pictured Olympian Brendan Hyland with Leah O'Connor (U12 Freesyle, silver).  See more photos on Facebook. Check out national Community Games swimming albumalso.

Swimmers Representing County Clare

  • Lillan O'Reilly (Girls u10 25m Freestyle)
  • Filipe Wodjak (Boys u10 25m Freestyle)
  • Sadhbh McGeehan (Girls u10 25m Backstroke)
  • Conor Keogh (Boys u10 25m Backstroke)
  • Leah O’Connor (Girls u12 50m Freestyle)
  • Odhran Donnellan (Boys u12 50m Freestyle)
  • Sally Fennell (Girls u12 50m Backstroke)
  • James Laverick (Boys u12 50m Backstroke)
  • Courtney Flynn (Girls u12 50m Breaststroke)
  • Dan Holly (Boys u12 50m Breaststroke)
  • Ingrid Murphy (Girls u14 50m Freestyle)
  • Sarah Cosgrove (Girls u14 50m Backstroke)
  • Tadgh Hassett (Boys u14 50m Backstroke)
  • Mia Holly (Girls u14 50m Breaststroke)
  • Roisin Hogan (Girls u14 50m Butterfly)
  • Eric Cronin (Boys u14 50m Butterfly)
  • Ella Holly (Girls u16 50m Freestyle)
  • Sean O’Connor (Boys u16 50m Freestyle)
  • Jodie Perkins (Girls u16 50m Backstroke)
  • Leanna Liddane (Girls u16 50m Butterfly)
  • Oisin O’Grady (Boys u16 50m Butterfly)

 

National Team Finals - October 2021

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had great results on Saturday 9th October at the National Finals in U.L. There were only two teams from Clare participating and they brought home a gold and a silver. Great credit is due to Ballynacally/Lissycasey U12 girls Gaelic Football who won gold and Newmarket-on-Fergus bous U2 Soccer who fought hard to bring home the silver.

National Virtual Events May 2021

Hundreds of children from County Clare joined 4,000 children from all over Ireland to take part in the Aldi Community Games Virtual Events this year. A new Aldi Community Games platform was launched in March 2021 and this enabled children to participate in a range of virtual Community Games events – Art, Handwriting, Model-making, Dance, Singing, Music and Recitation in several different age groups.

This new platform offered direct access to enter locally judged area-run events. Judges then selected the county qualifiers and national judges then selected the national medal winners.  A total of 26 children from Clare went through to be judged in the national finals and congratulations for all those who won medals. All children who participated in the virtual events will also receive a special virtual certificate.

Outdoor Soccer 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games boys U12 Soccer competitions and girls U12 (7 a side) competitions were held during August in Newmarket on Fergus and CDSL grounds, Doora.

The girls competition was a straight final between Cratloe and neighbouring Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry. The girls from Cratloe won 3-1 and they now go forward to represent Clare in the upcoming Munster competition on 11th Sept in UL.

In the boys event preliminaries, Cratloe and Newmarket on Fergus drew 0-0 but Newmarket on Fergus won 3-2 on penalties; and Quin/Clooney beat Cooraclare 5-0.  Newmarket went on to defeat Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry 1-0 in the semi finals and Quin/Clooney overcame Tulla 3-0 - both Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Tulla got byes into the semis.   The final was closely contested and Newmarket on Fergus overcame Quin/Clooney 1-0 and they now advance to the Munster finals.

Pitch and Putt 2021

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had great results on Saturday 16th October at the National Finals of the U16 Pitch & Putt competitions in Elmhall Golf Club, Elmhall, Celbridge, Co Kildare. Three boys and one girl represented Clare. Sean Casey – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry won silver medal having been beaten by the narrowest of margins with just one shot between them. Amy Corry – Cooraclare/Cree also did her area, county, and Munster proud when she also came home with a well-deserved silver medal. Also putting in a great show but were unlucky not to feature among the medals were Dylan Corry – Cooraclare/Cree and Fintan George – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny.

Amy Corry had this to say after the competition: "It was a great honour to represent Cooraclare/Cree and Clare community games at the national finals U16 pitch and putt competition at Elm Hall Cellbridge last Saturday. I had put in a lot of practice in the lead up to the competition so to come away with a silver medal was really satisfying. The competition was tough, and the course was in excellent shape. I'd like to thank everyone involved with Cooraclare/Cree and Clare Community Games for this opportunity". 

Many thanks to Jimmy Maher who coordinated the County competition in Kilnamona Pitch and Putt Club during September.

Skittles 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U 14 Mixed Skittles competition took place on Sunday evening 22nd Aug at Kilkishen National School. It was a straight final as only two teams registered. Tulla seemed to be the much stronger on the day and were fitting winners. They now go forward to represent Clare in Munster Finals in U.L.

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

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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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