The current North Clare Football Club was reformed in 1960 from the Clare Football Club which itself was a combination of the former North & South Clare Football Clubs.
The town ship was divided into two with a North & South boundary. North Clare “territory” was a one mile radius from the Town Hall with an east / west boundary line through Mill, Gillen and Gleeson Streets. The area outside of this radius was “open” territory – this was a unique way of deciding a young mans playing future. Club colours were red and yellow in a saddle design.
The North Clare Football Club had been launched on its road to becoming the strong and successful club it is today.
Over the years different Guernsey designs have been worn but in 1998 the club made the radical decision to adopt the tri colours of the Adelaide Football Club.
The club boasts many premierships and mail medal winners however season 1981 stands out as the biggest highlight in the clubs proud history. In that year the club won the premiership in all four grades of the North Eastern Football League. A feat that no other NEFL club has achieved.
Craig Jaeschke’s 200th Game
The club has also had some great players and administrators over the years. Current A grade player Craig Jaeschke (pictured with past club president David Moulds) played his 200th A grade game in 2008, is a fantastic ambassador and product of the North Clare Football Club.
North Clare is very much a family club and welcomes new families to the district to become members of the “Mighty Roosters”.
David Moulds & Craig Jaeschke 200th Game