EIGHT MUNSTER TITLES FOR CLARE
Eight Munster titles for munstergroup Insurance Clare Community Games at the HSE Community Games Munster finals in UL on Sat 5th July. The games were held in glorious sunshine. Clare had the highest number of teams participating in the finals. All qualifiers now go forward to represent Clare in National Finals in August. All teams did extremely well with some just missing out by the narrowest of margins. Roisin Cahill retained her title in Judo. Roisin won a silver medal in the national finals last year & will be hoping to do as good if not better this time around. The U12 Chess team also retained their title since last year as did the Ennis St Johns U14 Draughts team. Doora/Barefield Mini Rugby team were winners & were presented with their medals by world renouned international referee George Clancy. He also presented Osgar O’Gorman with one of his international referees jersey. The Killanena/Flagmount camogie team overcame Burgess of Tipperary 9 – 6 in semi final. They met the Cork champions Carragline in the final. They were an evenly matched pairing with Clare leading 1 – 7 to 2 -2 at half time. The Killanena/Flagmount girls put on a great display to finish in first place on a score of 3 – 10 to 2 – 4. This was the first time that Killanena/Flagmount camogie ever qualified for the Munster finals. Killaloe girls Badminton team beat Moyvane/Knockanure of Kerry 2 – 1. Quin/Clooney U16 Skittles team also put in a great performance to beat Firies of Kerry to win their final. The Boys from Derg came tops in the U15 Boys One-Wall Handball event and Clare also had seven teams & two individuals in who finished in 2nd place.
GREAT SUCCESS AT MUNSTER FINALS
Clare Community Games were represented by thirty seven teams in the HSE Community Games Munster finals on Saturday 4th July. They were held in University of Limerick hosted by Waterford executive committee.
The Aldi Munster Community Games Finals of Team events were held on Sunday 2nd April in U.L. Campus. They were hosted by Limerick Community Games. St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were represented by 25 teams. All teams put up a brilliant display of talent & sportsmanship. Clare teams brought home 4 Golds & 7 Silvers while other teams were defeated by the narrowest of margins some after extra time. The first success of the day came when Ennis St Johns Girls U15 Soccer team overcame Cashel of Tipperary in the final after extra time with a 1-0 score. Ennis St Johns also won the Chess U13 & U16 with both teams winning in style. The U13 beat the Kerry side of Spa/Fenit/Barrow in the semi final & Kilfinane of Limerick in the Final. Their coach John Cassidy said that some of these children are only 8 & 9 year olds but already hold u8 & u10 Munster championships. The U16 team beat Annascaul/Camp/Inch of Kerry in Semi final & Kilfinane of Limerick in final. The Quin/Clooney U14 Tag Rugby team had to go to extra time & sudden death to take the gold medals. They beat Cashel of Tipperary in semi final & Ardfert/Kilmoyley of Kerry in the final. The Quin/Clooney U11 Tag Rugby were only pipped for gold after extra time in final. All gold winners will represent Clare & Munster in the National finals in Abbottstown on 6th May.
The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had almost 20 teams participating in the Munster Community Finals in Tralee on Sat 20th April. The Ennis St John's Chess Teams had great success, securing Gold medals and a place in the National Finals in UL in May under coach John Cassidy.
- U13 Ennis St John's Team: Egor Galyants, James Rochford, Najib Haq, Dylan Rush, Leo Liu, Conall McCarthy, Odhran Murphy.
- U16 Ennis St John's Team: Naem Haq, Diarmuid Kilroy, Ronan Kilroy, Ronan Marren, Sam Montwill, Dylan Murphy, Cian Pyne.
- Badminton: Mountshannon/Whitegate: Met Cork in Semi Final. Boys team won Silver.
- Basketball U11 – Clare V Limerick in Semi Final: Kilrush won Silver.
- Basketball U13 boys – Clare V Tipperary in S/F: Cooraclare/Cree.
- Basketball U16 boys – Clare V Tipperary in S/F: Doora/Barefield.
- Basketball U16 Girls – Clare V Kerry in S/F: Doora/Barefield.
- Chess U13 – Clare V Cork or Limerick in S/F: Ennis St John's won Gold.
- Chess U16 – Clare V Limerick in S/F: Ennis St John's won Gold.
- Draughts U10 – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Tulla.
- Draughts U12 – Clare V Cork in S/F: Ennis St John's.
- Draughts U14 – Clare V Cork or Kerry in S/F: Tulla
- Draughts U16 – Clare V Kerry in Final: Tulla won Silver.
- Indoor Soccer U10 boys – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Corofin/Kilnaboy.
- Indoor Soccer U10 girls – Clare V Limerick or Cork in S/F: Cooraclare/Cree.
- Indoor Soccer U13 boys – Clare V Limerick or Kerry in S/F: Ballynacally/Lissycasey.
- Indoor Soccer U13 girls – Clare V Limerick in Quarter Final: Doora/Barefield.
- Mini Rugby – Clare V Kerry in S/F: Doora/Barefield won Silver.
- Table Tennis U13 girls – Clare V Cork in S/F: Ennis St John's won Silver.
- Table Tennis U13 boys – Clare V Limerick in S/F: Cratloe.
munster athletics finals - 18 sept
- Venue: Munster Technology University track, Cork.
- Top two track participants from County finals go through to this Munster regional athletics competition.
- The top two participants from these Regional finals then go through to the National finals in Carlow on 25/26 September.
- NOTE: In the field events, the top one participant from each County goes through directly to the National finals in Carlow on 25/26 September.
- Tack events in Cork cost €8 with adult admission of €10. These will be pre-paid by parents/guardians online. Details as follows: -
- Ticket Sales for the 18th September Athletics Finals in MTU Cork Athletics Track are on sale from today.
- Parents can purchase tickets now: ONLINE TICKET LINK. There are four ticket options :
- 1 adult and 1 participant; 2 adults and 1 participant; 1 adult and 2 participants or 2 adults and 2 participants
- All the information in relation to the MTU Event on Saturday for Region 4 including the schedule is available here: https://www.communitygames.ie/news/region-4-mtu-sports-track-18th-september
- Similarly for the National finals in Carlow, there is an entry fee of €12 per athlete and again adult admission of €10, paid in advance online as above.
- For those who need County singlet tops for their athletes competing in Cork on 18th Sept, Liz Canny will be inside the Community Centre, Quin village on Monday 13th Sept, time 19:30-20:30. She will also be present at O'Sullivan Park, Ennis (beside the playground area on Thurs 16th, time 19:30-20:30. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A 5 EURO REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TAKEN FOR EACH SINGLET.
Best of Luck to All Participants
The Community Games Munster Regional Finals for track events are taking place on Saturday 18th September in MTU Athletic Track in Cork. Clare will have a large number of participants who will be trying for the opportunity to represent Clare and Munster in the National Events which will be held in Carlow.
- U 14 80m Hurdles - Boys: Cian O’Gorman – Cratloe and Fionn Daffy – Inagh/Kilnamona
- U 14 80m Hurdles – Girls: Evie Quinn – Tulla and Lucy Shannon – Doora/Barefield
- U 10 60m Hurdles – Boys: Adam Rochford – Ennis St John’s and Aidan Moroney – Doora/Barefield
- U 10 60m Hurdles – Girls: Olivia Shannon – Doora/Barefield and Ella Sweeney – Quin/Clooney
- U 8 60m – Boys: Sean Hick – Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Loughlin Downes – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
- 8 60m – Girls: Aimee O’Hanlon – Tulla and Orlaith O’Rourke – Ballynacally/Lissycasey
- U 10 100m – Boys: Jack Monahan – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Rhys Cusack – Ennis St John’s
- U 10 100m – Girls: Ailbhe O’Neill – Ennis St John’s and Sophie Harrison – Quin/Clooney
- U 12 100m – Boys: Ryan Corbett – Broadford/Kilbane/Kilmore and Cian Maxted – Quin/Clooney
- U 12 100m – Girls: Rebecca Reid – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly and Kate Monahan – Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry
- U 14 100m – Boys: Promise Jolaosho – Ennis St John’s and Sean Maher – Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly
- U 14 100m – Girls: Sophie Culleton – Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Lauren Shannon – Doora/Barefield
- U 16 100m – Boys: Michael Kelly – Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Eoin Heffron – Moylusa
- U 16 100m – Girls: Lauren Flaherty – Ennistymon/Lahinch/Liscannor
- U 10 200m – Boys: Seadna Ryan – Quin/Clooney and Rian Robertson – Doonbeg
- U 10 200m – Girls: Nicole Griffin – Ballynacally/Lissycasey and Ayda Ryan – Doora/Barefield
- U 16 200m – Boys: Fionn O’Mara – Killanena/Flagmount and Daire Culligan – Ballynacally/Lissycasey
- U 16 200m – Girls: Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell – Lisdoonvarna/ Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny
- U 12 600m – Boys: Ryan Kelly – Newmarket-on-Fergus and Daithi Ryan – Quin/Clooney
- U 12 600m – Girls: Aisling Kelly – Ennis St John’s and Emma Haugh – Ballynacally/Lissycasey
- U 14 800m – Boys: Finn Duignan – Ennis St John’s and Jack Dilleen – Doora/Barefield
- U 14 800m – Girls: Aoife Lillis – Cooraclare/Cree
- U 16 1500m – Boys: Gerard Dunne – Doonbeg and Jack Rush – Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny
- U 16 1500m – Girls: Gemma Galvin – Kilrush
St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games were represented by 14 teams in the Aldi Munster Community Games finals in U.L. on Saturday 1st July hosted by Limerick. Teams took part in Camogie, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Indoor Soccer, Rounders, Skittles & Outdoor Soccer. All teams gave of their best but some were unlucky not to progress to finals. The Skittles teams were unlucky to miss out on gold medals with some of their matches finishing a draw the first time the coordinator had seen such close competitions but Tipperary pipped Clare for all three.
The Munster Finals takes place in Tralee on Saturday 6th July. Please see list of areas competing and details of draws and schedule, which may be subject to change.
5th July update: Please note changes to finals as per attached timetable.
Please ensure that your teams and team managers are award of these updates. Best of luck to all teams competing in the preliminary round this Saturday 20th June and to all teams in the Munster finals on the 6th July in Tralee.
Regarding Munster playing pitches: Camogie, Hurling & Tag Rugby are played on same pitch - an ordinary grass pitch.
Gaelic Football & Rounders in Na Gaeil are also grass pitches. All soccer are astro turf.
Just a reminder to all teams competing at Munster Community Games that there is a fee of Eur 5 per child on a panel form due. If a child is on more than one team for the July Munster Finals the child will only pay once. Cheques payable to Clare Community Games as Clare have to pay Munster Community Games. Cheques can be posted to: Charleen Dillon, Pass Road, Meelick, Co. Clare or they can be paid at the next monthly meeting on 2nd July latest. As a result of this all parents/coaches/mentors/spectators have FREE entry to all Munster competitions.
March Munster Community Games Finals took place in Tralee on Saturday 30th March. Clare were well represented in the Munster finals at Tralee on Saturday. Seven teams and three individuals qualified to represent the county at the national finals in May. Download original Munster Draw.
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.