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Newmarket-on-Fergus native, Páraic McMahon is a freelance journalist and broadcaster currently working for numerous national and local publications including The Clare Echo, The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, RTÉ, TheJournal.ie, The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

Clare beat the Rebels by 9 points

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*Conall Ó hÁiniféin was one of Clare’s goalscorers. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare have defeated Cork in the Allianz National Football League for the third year in succession. Clare 3-13 Cork 1-10 Venue: Cusack Park, Ennis A blistering start from Clare in which they netted two goals in the first four minutes of the game set…

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar…

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‘Funding will come for a Shannon project’ – Breen

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Individuals involved in The Venue which requires close to €8 million to get off the ground have been urged to stand by the project. Director of Economic Development with Clare County Council, Liam Conneally when commenting on a motion from Cllr Mike McKee at the January meeting of the Shannon Municipal District stated, “A lot…

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O’Connell confident Clare will bounce back from Limerick setback

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*Ciara Grogan tries to get away from Caoimhe Lyons. Photograph: Veronica McMahon In the wake of Clare senior camogie’s side second defeat of the year, manager Ger O’Connor expressed his faith that they would “bounce back” in time for their group game of the league. Clonlara’s O’Connell succeeded Trish O’Grady in the hotseat, his record…

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More strikes would break health service Junior Minister claims

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A Clare TD has claimed more strike action by nurses and midwives in Ireland would “break the health service”. Speaking at a Fine Gael selection convention in Kilrush, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen confirmed a sit down between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation…

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Sixmilebridge’s Great Padini set for Ireland’s Got Talent stage

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Sixmilebridge magician, Paddy Ward will show age is only a number when he appears on Ireland’s Got Talent this Saturday. 84 year old Paddy has picked up every single magic award there is to be got in Ireland, for five years running he won the International Brotherhood of Magician Ring 85 Shield as Ireland’s Top…

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Away trip to Armagh for Clare footballers

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Clare will travel to Armagh in Round Three of the qualifiers as part of the All-Ireland SFC. After edging past Offaly by two points on Sunday, Colm Collins’ must now travel to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh to take on the Kieran McGeeney managed side. Armagh recorded a six point win over Sligo on Saturday.…

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Clare’s love of flowers to blossom

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Ennis’ reward for being Ireland’s Cleanest Town will see the installation of a new sculpture in the heart of the town. Produced by Kilkee Forge, Bláth na hInse is a giant yellow iris which will reach 3.25m in height and will be unveiled in Abbey St car park in October of this year. Ennis was…

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Fitzpatrick & Kirby nominated for Chair of CDSL

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There will be a contest for the post of Chairman in the Clare District Soccer League at Monday’s AGM. Current chairman, Oliver Fitzpatrick has been nominated by eleven clubs while Shannon Olympic, Lifford and Shannon Hibs have put forward Fixtures Secretary Donal Kirby for the position. Kirby is not seeking re-election to his present role…

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Clare edge past Offaly

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Clare have overcome the challenge of a stern Offaly in Round 2 of the All-Ireland SFC qualifier series. Clare 1-18 Offaly 2-14 Venue: O’Connor Park, Tullamore A late Kevin Hartnett insurance point sealed the win for Clare, it was fitting given the effort the Meelick man has gone through to make himself available to wear…

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