Clare GAA News & Press Releases

Clash of Champions set to light up Boston for 2nd AIG Fenway Hurling Classic

posted 5 Oct 2017, 11:28 by John O'Sullivan

      Building off the wildly popular 2015 Fenway match, the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival will debut a new three-game tournament format when Super 11s hurling returns to the iconic Boston baseball venue, home of the Boston Red Sox, on Sunday, November 19.

     In the first semi-final Galway, who have just completed the 2017 All-Ireland Championship and National League double, will square off against Dublin (12.30pm ET, 5.30pm Irish time).  This is a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 Fenway encounter.  

The second semi-final at 1.40pm ET (6.40pm Irish time) sees 2016 All-Ireland Championship winners Tipperary meet 2016 National League champions Clare.

 The winners will collide in the final at 3.00 pm ET (8pm Irish time).  All games will be shown live on TG4 in Ireland and on NESN in the United States.

     Super 11’s is a modified version of hurling which was devised by the Gaelic Players Association (GPA). Played 11 a side, it is fast, exciting and end to end.  A goal inside the designated scoring zone is worth three points, while scoring from outside the zone is worth five points.  This is one of the many innovative rules in this non-stop variation of traditional hurling.  The one-on-one penalty, first introduced in Super 11s and now used in the traditional game, adds further spice while the tap and go free, where a fouled player can tap the ball off his hurley and resume play enhances the game's incredible speed.

     A significant factor in the development of Super 11’s was to allow hurling to be played in stadiums and venues all over the world where field size is invariably smaller than the traditional hurling pitch.  On November 19 Super 11’s will have its third US outing.  Nearly 28,000 fans packed Fenway Park two years ago and even bigger crowds are expected next month as hurling's profile overseas is raised by bringing the ancient Irish game, the fastest game on grass dating back over 2,000 years, to new audiences.

     Showcasing amateur athletes performing at an elite level, it is hoped that this sharp, explosive brand of hurling can develop the game positively for future generations and Irish hurling fans will be able to keep in touch with the action during all three games as it is screened live on TG4 in Ireland and on NESN in the United States.


    Tickets for the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival, which include all three games of the highly-anticipated tournament, are available at

Clare U21 Football Draws 2017

posted 4 Oct 2017, 06:34 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 4 Oct 2017, 06:37 ]

Under 21 A–Preliminary round;

E—Naomh Eoin/O’Currys v Ennistymon; F—Shanon Gaels/Kilmihil v Kilmurry-Ibrickane;

G—Eire Og v Lissycasey H—Cooraclare v St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield;

Quarter finals; 1—F v H;  2- Ml. Cusacks/Kilfenora/Liscannor v G;

3 - E v Kilrush-Killimer;  4—S. Breckans v Miltown St. Josephs.

Semi-finals; 1 v 3; 4 v 2

Under 21 B Quarter finals; 1—Condegad v Clarecastle; 2 - Clooney-Quin v Cratloe; 3 - Wolfe Tones v Corofin

Semi-finals; 1 v Doonbeg; 2 v 3

Under 21 C;

Banner v Kildysart with winners to play Coolmeen in the Final

Clare Senior Football Draw 2017

posted 31 Mar 2017, 03:10 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 15:42 ]

SFC Winners Round 2 

Clondegad v Lissycasey

Doonbeg  v Cooraclare

O'Currys  v Kilmurry Ibrickane

Eire Og  v Cratloe

SFC Losers Round 2 

Kilfenora  v St Joseph's Doora/Barefield

Ennistymon  v St Sennans Kilkee

Corofin  v  Wolfe Tones

St Breckans  v St Joseph's Miltown

Senior Football Champ Round 1 

Eire Og v Corofin

Ennistymon v Cratloe

Lissycasey v St Joseph's Doora/Barefield

Kilmurry Ibrickane v Wolfe Tones

St Joseph's Miltown v Doonbeg

Kilfenora v O'Currys

Clondegad v Kilkee

St Breckans v Cooraclare

Clare Senior Hurling Champ Draw 2017

posted 31 Mar 2017, 03:08 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 19 Jun 2017, 15:41 ]

SHC Winners Rd 2

Ballyea v Sixmilebridge

St Josephs v Newmarket on Fergus

Eire Og v Whitegate

Inagh/Kilnamona v Clonlara

SHC Losers Rd 2

Feakle v Clooney/Quin

O'Callaghans Mills v Wolfe Tones

Cratloe v Crusheen

Clarecastle v Tulla

Senior Hurling Champ Rd 1

Feakle v Clonlara

Sixmilebridge v Clarecastle

Cratloe v Whitegate

Clooney/Quin v Newmarket on Fergus

Inagh/Kilnamona v Crusheen

Tulla v St Josephs

O'Callaghans Mills v Eire Og

Ballyea v Wolfe Tones

Junior Hurling & Football Champ Draws 2017

posted 15 Mar 2017, 06:13 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 26 Apr 2017, 13:43 ]

Junior A Hurling Champ Draw 2017

Group 1                    Group 2                  Group 3            
Broadford               Crusheen              Wolfe Tones  
Ennistymon            Meelick                  Ogonnelloe
Clooney/Quin         Ballyea                   O C Mills
St Josephs                Eire Og                   Bodyke

Junior B Hurling Champ Draw 2017

Group 1                    Group 2                     Group 3                            Group 4
Tulla                        Feakle                          Inagh/Kilnamona        Kilmaley
Eire Og                   Sm O Briens               Parteen                           Wolfe Tones
St Josephs             Tubber                         Newmarket                   Clarecastle
Whitegate             Sixmilebridge            Scariff                      

Junior A Football Champ Draw 2017

Group 1                    Group 2                    Group 3                            Group 4
Cratloe                     Naomh Eoin           Wolfe Tones                   Kilrush Shamrocks
Kilimer                    Cooraclare               Eire Og                             Michael Cusacks
Clooney/Quin        Ballyvaughan         St Jos Milltown             St Jos Doora Barefield
Kilmurry IB            Ennistymon            Lissycasey                       Clondegad

Intermediate Hurling Champ Draw 2017

posted 15 Mar 2017, 05:56 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 05:59 ]

1.  Clonlara v Clarecastle   
2.  Ruan v Cratloe 
3.  Corofin v Killanena    
4.  Inagh/Kilnamona v Kilmaley    
5.  Tubber v Scariff    
6.  Sm O Briens v Newmarket    
7.  Broadford v Sixmilebridge (1)    
8.  Sixmilebridge (2) v Parteen

grma GAA Membership

posted 19 Nov 2016, 05:21 by John O'Sullivan   [ updated 25 Apr 2017, 11:12 ]


grma is the new GAA Membership Card Programme.

Registration for the programme is now open with benefits available from January 2017.

Clare Club Championship Draws 2017

posted 9 Feb 2016, 14:39 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 9 Feb 2017, 15:17 by John O'Sullivan ]

Clare Club Football Championship draws 2017
Senior Football 2017
Game 1 O' Currys v Kilfenora
Game 2 Corofin v Eire Og
Game 3 Clondegad v St Sennans Kilkee
Game 4 Wolfe Tones v Kilmurray Ibrickane
Game 5 Cratloe v Ennistymon
Game 6 Doonbeg v St Josephs Milltown
Game 7 St Breckans v Cooraclare
Game 8 St Josephs Doora v Lissycasey
Intermediate Football 2017
Group 1 Group 2
Kilmihil Shannon Gaels
Liscannor Meelick
Kildysart Coolmeen
Clarecastle Kilrush
Clare Club Hurling Championship draws 2017
Senior Hurling 2017
Game 1 Feakle v Clonlara
Game 2 Sixmilebridge v Clarecastle
Game 3 Clooney Quin v Newmarket on Fergus
Game 4 Ballyea v Wolfe Tones
Game 5 Crusheen v Inagh-Kilnamona
Game 6 Eire Og v O' Callaghans Mills
Game 7 Tulla v St Josephs
Game 8 Cratloe v Whitegate

U21 Hurling Championship 2017

Under 21 A;

1-Feakle-Killanena v Kilmaley;     2 Clonlara v Eire Og; 3-Sixmilebridge v Newmarket;     4-Inagh-Kilnamona v Wolfe Tones;

Semi-Finals             4 v 3 and 2 v 1

Under 21 B;

Preliminary rounds; A; Crusheen-Tubber v Cratloe;     B-Clarecastle v Broadford;      C; Scariff-Ogonnelloe v Smith O'Briens.

Quarter Finals;     D; St.Josephs v C;       E; Ballyea v O'C. Mills;       F; Clooney-Quin v B;         G; Tulla v A;

Semi-Finals;            F v G and D v E;

Under 21 C;

Preliminary Round;       A; Kilmaley v Whitegate;

Quarter Finals;        B; Ennistymon v Scariff;        C; Eire og v Corofin;      D; Parteen-Meelick v Ruan; F;      A v Bodyke

Semi-Finals ;            E v C and B v D


posted 6 Feb 2016, 14:45 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 6 Feb 2016, 14:45 ]

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.


North America County Board

The North America County Board wish to recruit 4 County Games Development Administrators on part-time contracts in the following Regions:

·         North East Division - Boston

·         Central Division – Chicago

·         Philadelphia

·         Western Division – San Francisco

The successful candidates will be responsible for the implementation of GAA Games Development Policy and will report directly to the NACB Games Development Officer (GDO).


Duties & Responsibilities include:

Implement a regular programme of games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups at all levels;
Introduce coaching and skill development initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups;
Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context;
Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and Counties to effectively develop Gaelic Games.
Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.


·         Candidate must qualify to work and live in the United States through either a working Visa (J-1 Visa, P-3 Visa) or US Citizenship;

·         Full International Driving license is essential;

·         Extensive experience of playing, coaching, refereeing and administration within a GAA context;

·         Candidate is required to hold, at time of application, at least a current Child Protection Course and an Award One Coaching Certification in Hurling at Child, Youth or Adult level;

·         Excellent administrative and IT Skills are essential;

·         Exceptional interpersonal skills;

·         Excellent communication/presentation skills (verbal and written);

·         Flexibility to work weekends and evening times.


·         Third Level Qualification in Sports Science, Sport & Leisure or Equivalent.

·         Experience of working with Gaelic Games in an Urban Games environment.

·         Familiarity with such computer programs as Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word and the use of Social Media as a Games Promotion tool for the GAA.

Candidates interested in the above role should apply at

 with an up to date cover letter and curriculum vitae on or before 5 p.m. on Monday 8th February 2016.


GAA is an equal opportunities employer

Club championship draws 2015

posted 16 Feb 2015, 12:17 by Denis Tuohy Agricultural Consultant   [ updated 2 Jul 2015, 01:53 ]

Club Football Championship draws 2015
Senior Football
Game 1O' CurrysvSt Senan's Kilkee
Game 2Kilmurray IbrickanevCratloe
Game 3St Breckan'svLissycasey
Game 4ClondegadvShannon Gaels
Game 5Kilrush ShamrocksvSt Joseph's Doorabarefield
Game 6Eire OgvEnnistymon
Game 7CooraclarevWolfe Tones
Game 8DoonbegvSt Josephs Miltown Malbay

Intermediate Football 2015
Group 1Group 2
Eire OgNaomh Eoin

Club Hurling Championship draws 2015
Senior Hurling 2015
Game 1Inagh-KilnamonavCrusheen
Game 2KilmaleyvWhitegate
Game 3O' Callaghans MillsvTubber
Game 4BallyeavCratloe
Game 5TullavClooney-Quin
Game 6ClonlaravClarecastle
Game 7SixmilebridgevEire Og
Game 8Newmarket on FergusvFeakle

Intermediate Hurling 2015
Game 1OgonnolloevClarecastle
Game 2ParteenvRuan
Game 3St. Josephs-Doora BarefieldvWolfe Tones
Game 4Inagh-KilnamonavCratloe
Game 5KillanenavCorofin
Game 6SixmilebridgevSmith O Briens
Game 7ScarriffvCrusheen
Game 8BroadfordvNewmarket on Fergus

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