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.
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.