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Magic of the Games still alive for Emer

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Clare Community Games, Ivan Smyth spoke with Emer Considine about what the Games mean to her As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Community Games in Clare, Ivan Smyth spoke to Emer Considine about what the Games mean to her, her husband competing in the same discipline at the Games and performing for royalty Emer Considine’s passion for everything associated with the Community Games is evident when she lists off the events she competed in. Camogie, athletics, basketball, tennis, and the board game draughts are just a few events she threw her hand to as Emer admits the goal was always reaching Mosney to compete in the Community Games National Finals Her love of the Meath venue is evident throughout the interview. “Mosney was special Getting your tracksuits and staying in the chalets was unique to Mosney. “Those things really made it seem so important because for us it was. It’s where …

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Community Champion

Clare Community Games President, Cecilia O’Sullivan has been an integral part of the group’s sporting success. She spoke with Ivan Smyth about 50 years of memories and hopes for many more. When Cecilia O’Sullivan answers her phone, she is surprised to hear that The Clare Champion want to speak to her. Cecilia is the longest serving official of St John’s Ennis and Clare Community Games. She has been a member of St John’s Ennis Community Games since 1971, the first year that the competition was held in Clare. In her own words she has been “a long time” involved with the Community Games. “I’ve been involved since the start. Although it (Community Games) has changed and got bigger over the years, it’s been great to be involved in it.” Cecilia is currently the President of Clare Community Games while she has held numerous other roles throughout the last half century. She served as Secretary of Ennis Community Games from 1975–1994, …

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