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 will be taking place during the remainder of the summer and into the autumn. Please refer to calendar below or Community Games website for details.

Currently Skittles (U12, U14, U16), Tag Rugby (U11, U14) and Cycling (U12, U14) are not yet scheduled until a co-ordinator for each event is appointed. 

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 Team events. See Further Information here
Munster Athletics Finals   Sat 18th Sept Munster Technology University, Cork Athletics Track. See Further Information here
National Athletics and Cycling Finals   25/26 Sept IT Carlow Track  
Outdoor Team Event National Finals   9/10 Oct University of Limerick  
Pitch and Putt National Finals   Sat 16th Oct Ballinalee  
Swimming TBD TBD Not yet scheduled U8, U10, U12, U14, U16
U13 Cross Country 3 Oct Sat 16 Oct Not yet scheduled U13
U10 Relays 3 Oct Sat 16 Oct Not yet scheduled U10
Mixed Distance Relays 3 Oct Sat 16 Oct Not yet scheduled U12
Swmming, Cross Country and Mixed Distance Relays   27th Nov University of Limerick  

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

St Francis Credit Union Supports Clare Community Games

St Francis Credit Union is delighted to continue its support for Clare Community games as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. St Francis Credit Union have been part of this fantastic organisation as a main sponsor for over 4 years now. The main reason for our involvement on behalf of the membership is that the community games carries the same ethos values here in St Francis Credit Union.

Talent 2021

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games Talent competitions for u12 and u16 was held online during May 2021. Only individual competitions in the following events were held: Singing, Recitation, Music and Dance. Well done to all those who submitted videos and congratulations to all the winners.

Official Sponsor

Please support our sponsors, your local credit union: St Francis Credit Union. Head Office: Friars Walk, Ennis, Co. Clare. Tel: 065-6828305

Opening Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu: 10-5 Wed: 10:30-5 Fri: 10-7:30 Sat: 9:30-2 

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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