The History of the Beautiful Game in Ennistymon
Ennistymon has a long tradition of Football in the area, even if it is somewhat chequered. In a area dominated predominately by Gaelic Football, it was always difficult for a club to thrive but against all odds the clubs of past and present have proven to be successful winning countless trophies and titles in the almost 50 years of football in the North Clare region. The first club in the parish was Ennistymon United which was then followed by Ballyea United who played just a few miles outside the town of Ennistymon. Ballyea United folded and Ennistymon Celtic then came into being. Following Ennistymon Celtic, Ennistymon Town were formed but in 2008 merged with the schoolboys section of the club. This became Sporting Ennistymon.