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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

All roads lead to Thurles for Munster Final

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Semple Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for the Munster hurling final. All roads will lead to Thurles on July 1st as Clare and Cork compete in a repeat of the 2017 final. In the new look Munster championship, Cork finished top of the table ahead of Clare on scoring difference with Limerick advancing…

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‘Ennis on the cusp of huge things’ says new Mayor

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Clare Colleran Molloy was unanimously elected as the Mayor of Ennis at the AGM of the Ennis Municipal District. She was proposed for the post by Cllr Pat Daly and seconded by Cllr James Breen. The Quin native succeeds Cllr Paul Murphy as Mayor and he has been elected to the position of Deputy Mayor.…

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Clare deserving of place in Munster Final

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Sunday’s defeat to Clare was the first time Limerick lost a seventy minute match this year. Like his Limerick players, manager John Kiely was visibly disappointed following their eleven point loss. In his view, there can be no arguments with the teams that qualified for the Munster Final. “All credit to Clare they found energy…

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NFL star plays Lahinch & Dromoland

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Some of the biggest names in the golfing world such as Jordan Speith and Tiger Woods are tipped to play in the Irish Open at Lahinch next year but over the weekend a leading light from another sport was on the course. J.J. Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans. In 2014, Watt…

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Breen asks Council to seek legal action over Ailwee Caves

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Legal action is being sought by Clare County Council on the request of one councillor in the aftermath of a debate this week. Cllr James Breen asked the local authority to get legal advice on the back of previous motion of his which proposed the Council hold a monthly meeting at Ailwee Caves to commemorate…

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Councillors call for display of house numbers outside every home

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Clare homeowners cannot be forced to display the number of their house outside a property despite a motion from three councillors. “We call on Clare County Council to ensure that every house, in every estate, street, laneway, etc. should be required to display the number of the house on their property,” read a joint motion…

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Clare hurlers ‘hurt’ by negativity they’ve been listening to

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It’s been two very positive outcomes for the Clare senior hurlers in their last two outings, though the inspiration for it has come in part from the criticism levelled at the players admits joint manager Donal Moloney. Speaking on the sideline after their emphatic eleven point win over Limerick, the Scariff man highlighted the scars…

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Clare qualify for Munster Final for second year in a row

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For the first time since 1999, Clare’s senior hurlers have qualified for back to back Munster Finals. Clare 0-26 Limerick 0-15 Venue: Cusack Park Limerick suffered their most comprehensive defeat of the year at the hands of a Clare side clearly lifted from their dramatic two point win over Tipperary seven days previous. At half…

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McKee wants Clare to show solidarity with Palestine

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Israeli goods may be boycotted in Clare in a show of solidarity with Palestine. Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee proposed that “That Clare County Council supports the call to introduce a ban on trade with Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.” At the June meeting of the local authority, Cllr McKee said “I’m not going…

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Limerick knock Clare out of minor championship

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Limerick have knocked Clare out of the 2018 Munster Minor Hurling Championship. Limerick 1-21 Clare 2-17 Venue: Cusack Park A late Cathal O’Neill effort was the difference between the sides for a finish. With one minute remaining in normal time, Clare led by two points but as additional time commenced they seemed to lose their…

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