*Michael Leahy Providing the private sector with incentives to develop rural areas has been declared as the key election issue of Michael Leahy.
*Scariff Ogonnelloe captain, Mairead Scanlan Scariff/Ogonnelloe have had the dream campaign from winning their first county senior championship to matching it with a provincial equivalent, sixty minutes on Sunday will decide if they can progress to the All-Ireland final.
She did it the hard way which made Allowdale Shelley’s January win in Tralee all the sweeter.
*Ciarán Russell. Photograph: John Mangan On and off the pitch, Ciarán Russell has had an eventful few months.
*Eileen McKee & Donna McGettigan. It was a night of mixed emotions for Donna McGettigan on Friday with only ratification the next step to her becoming a county councillor.
*The Clare ladies football management, Ger Keane, James Murrihy, Enda O’Halloran & —. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill No Munster Intermediate Championship in 2020 means Clare’s ladies footballers are putting extra emphasis on their league bid which kicks off on Sunday.
*Gary Cooney in action against Galway. Photograph: Raymond O’Mahony Gary Cooney is juggling preparations for the beginning of the Allianz National Hurling League with Mary Immaculate College’s Fitzgibbon Cup run.
An Australian born engineer, David Barrett has confirmed he will be contesting next month’s General Election.
Outgoing Clare TD, Dr Michael Harty has predicted either Michael McNamara (IND) or Cllr Roisin Garvey (Greens) will be elected to Dáil Éireann with one Fine Gael casualty.
*Ronan Kerin got on the scoresheet for Avenue Utd. Photograph: Oliver Fitzpatrick They were level at normal time but still Avenue Utd and Shannon Town both suffered disheartening exits from competitions over the weekend.