Great Success For Clare Athletes At National Athletics Finals

St Francis Credit Union Clare Community had a very busy week with U12 and U15 girls Soccer and the U11 Hurling all completed and teams qualified for the Munster competitions.

They had 92 children who participated with great distinction in the National Athletic Track and Field Finals.



St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games had 92 children representing them in The Community Games National Athletic finals on Saturday the 13th August in Carlow SETU Campus in extreme warm conditions. The standard of competition was extremely high. All Clare participants did extremely well, coming first in four events 2 individual and 2 relays, second in seven six individual and one relay, third in six, five individual and one relay and five individuals in fourth place. A total of thirty eight medals were brought back to Clare, the majority of the medals went to Ennis St Johns area with the on track commentators mentioning them on numerous occasions during the day.

Gold –
Sylvester Onwudiwe, Ennis St John’s – U16 100m.
Ailbhe O’Neill, Ennis St John’s – U10 200m
Ennis St John’s – U16 4x100m Relay – Promise Jolaoshu, David Moses, Sylvester
Onwudiwe, Prince Shonibare.
Ennis St John’s – U10 4x100m Mixed Relay – Riain Duihnan, Ryan Nagle, Ailbhe O’Neill,
Juliana Odubote, Robert Scanlon, Sophie Tracy.
Silver –
Caoimhe Byrne O’Connell, Lisdoonvarna/Doolin/Kilfenora/Kilshanny – U16 200m.
Promise Jolaoshu, Ennis St John’s – U16 200m
Clodagh O’Hagan, Kilkishen/O’Callaghans Mills/Oatfield – U12 100m.
Juliana Gea, Ennis St John’s – U14 100m.
Elle Murray, Moylusa – U8 80m
Aidan O’Connell, Ennis St John’s – U14 High Jump
Ennis St John’s – U12 Boys Relay – Rhys Cusack, Praise Jolasha, Cian O’Dwyer, Adam
Bronze –
Nicole Griffin, Ballynacally/Lissycasey – U12 600m.
Sophie Maher, Ballynacally/Lissycasey – U 14 800m.
Eoin Softe, Kilrush – U14 800m.
Laoise Malone, Ennis St John’s – U8 80m.
Una Mc Mahon, Doonbeg – U10 200m.
Ennis St John’s – U14 Girls Relay – Kayla Connellan, Juliana Gea, Erin Higgins, Maeve
Kelly, Grainne Leyden, Caoilfhionn O’Dwyeer
4th Place Medal
Alexandra Ward, Ennis St Johns – U16 100m.
Thomas O’Connor, Doora/Barefield – U16 High Jump.
Aidan Considine, Cooraclare/Cree – U16 200m.
Lisa Nicholas, Tulla – U16 High Jump.
Cian Maxted, Quin/Clooney – U14 80m Hurdles.

Promise Jolaoshu, Sylvester Onwudiwe, Ailbhe O’Neill and Juliana Gea received medals in both individual and relay. A number of the Clare children qualified for their finals but were unlucky to be outside the medals. A brilliant display of talent and sportsmanship displayed by all.

The St Francis Credit Union Clare Community Games U11 Hurling competition was held in glorious sunshine in O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge on Sunday morning. It was coordinated by Kevin Phelan with four referees Kieran Liddane, Andew Mc Mahon and Fergal O’Brien. The standard was extremely high with some beautiful displays of skills and techniques on display.
In the quarter finals Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry and Doora Barefield was very close all the way with the local side edgeing ahead in the end while Newmarket on Fergus was the much stronger side with Cratloe. Quin/Clooney overcame Inch/Kilmaley/Connolly while Moylusa had a bye. In the semi finals Newmarket met Moylusa the game was very close to the end with Newmarket on Fergus experience showing in the end. The Newmarket on Fergus and Sixmilebridge Kilmurry was a very hard fought battle with Newmarket on Fergus coming out with a well deserved win, They now go forward to contest the Munster competition on Sat 10th September. Many thanks to Sixmilebridge GAA for such ideal facilities and to all who helped to make this competition the success it was.


1. Newmarket – on – Fergus- Conor Barron, Shane Considine, Tadhg Hehir, Conor Higgins, James Hoban, Eliah Kenny, Ray Lynch, Eoin Lyne, Niall Mc Mahon, Ronan Mc Mahon, Sean Mc Namara, Ruairi Meehan, Jamie Moran, Rian Mulcahy, Colm O’Laoghaire, Jeaic O’Laoghaire
2. Sixmilebridge/Kilmurry – Noah Conneely, Blake Corbett, Rhys Feehan, Aaron Fitzpatrick, Cian Flannery, Caelan Hayes, Donnacha Heffernan, Matty Maxwell, Jack Monahan, Matthew Murphy, Robert O’Hara, Alex Russell, Darragh Toomey, Jack Willis, Christopher Healy
3. Quin/Clooney – Dara Brohan, James Coffey, Ben Fahy, Luke4 Hassett, Jack Horan, Stevenn Kelly, Cian Leyden, Tadgh Mc Carthy, Gareth Mc Donnell, Fionn Mc Guire, Makaya Moloney, Sean O’Keeffe, Odhran O’Toole, Seadna Ryan, Ruairi Stritch, Donal Mc Mahon
4. Moyusa – Ryan Crotty, Cian Howard, Dan Kelly, Ben Lenihan, Ryan Murphy, Martin Rodgers, Hugh Sheehan, Caleb Simpson, Peter Scanlan, Billy Hynes, Tiernan Muldoon, Alexander Tucker.

Soccer U12 Boys – 15th – 17th Aug – Newmarket – on -Fergus Celtic Pitch
Rounders – Sat 20th Aug – Cappalodge GAA Pitch, Sixmilebridge @ Registration 9.30am
Skittles – Sat 20th Aug – Kilkishen School @ TBC
Pitch & Putt – Sat 27th Aug – Kilnamona Pitch & Putt Club @ 9.30am for 10am