Sporting Ennistymon FC was officially launched by FAI Chief Executive Mr. John Delaney on Sunday May 4th 2008 at the Falls Hotel Ennistymon. Before a large audience, Mr. Delaney wished the club every success in providing the Ennistymon, Lahinch and wider North/West Clare Community with a sporting and social outlet that will enhance the already proud history of football in the region. In total the club has over 160 active playing members at Schoolboys\girls level from U8 up to U16 and fields two adult teams in the Clare District Soccer League. The A team play in the Premier Division of the Clare District Soccer League and the B team were promoted to the Second Division in the 2017/18 season. The underage teams and only one of the Junior teams play their home fixtures in Lahinch Sportsfield. Sporting Ennistymon B team plays at Mullagh Sportfield while both teams train in Lahinch Sportsfield
Although only being founded in 2008, the club has reached huge milestones throughout it's short history.
Although established in 2008, there has always been a strong connection between Football and Ennistymon tracing back to 1971 when Ennistymon United was in full swing playing home fixtures in Lahinch Sportsfield. After a sucessful 4 years Ennistymon United was expelled from the Clare League because of a fixtures mix-up. Ballyea United ( made up almost exclusively of Ennistymon players ) played in a farmers field a few miles outside Ennistymon for a few more years in the seventies.When Lahinch Sportsfield was made available in 1986 Ennistymon Celtic was founded and enjoyed a successful life of ten years.The present club Sporting Ennistymon came into being when Ennistymon Town (founded 2004) merged with the local schoolboy section to form one club. More history
The highlights of the 2008/09 season was the U11s capturing the Div 3 title, and being presented with Cup and Medals by Former Rep of Ireland International, Ray Houghton. While the Youths and Seniors had an eventful Clare District Soccer League season, between trying to secure a home venue for the Youths Squad, and the Seniors coming up with a late surge of form to secure promotion to the 1st Division by defeating Rhine Rovers in a playoff.
Sporting Ennistymon came from behind to beat Newmarket Celtic on a score line of 2 goals to 1, to claim their first Munster Junior Cup-Clare Area Cup. After a long season and a great run in the Munster Junior Cup only to be ended by eventual winners Geraldines in the Round of 16. Two goals from Cathal McConigley sealed the victory for Sporting, the first coming when a shot from distance was fumbled in by the Newmarket number 1. The second, a brilliant strike which found its way into the top corner
Our U12's did our club pround when they collected both the Division 1 League and Cup double.
Sporting Ennistymon won their first ever Hugh Kelly Premier Division Cup title by defeating Newmarket Celtic in an entertaining final at Frank Healy Park. Newmarket went in front when a well delivered corner was headed to the back of the Sporting net. Sporting took the game to Newmarket in the second half and were rewarded on 65 minutes when a moment of brilliance by Sean Mc Conigley helped get Sporting back on level terms. Counter attacking football was beginning to punch holes in the stretched Newmarket defence and with 8 minutes on the clock in extra time Michael Leigh picked out Sean Mc Conigley who fired home a great match winning strike past Niall Quinn to clinch a memorable victory for the North Clare side.
With big numbers in the 2017/18 Sporting were hoping for big things and were rewarded when they picked up various hounours in throughout the season. Hounours included the B team being promoted to division 2, the A team reaching the last 16 of the Munster Junior Cup and also capturing the Clare area part of the Munster Junior Cup.