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Banner Ladies to fly Clare flag in Kilmacud 7s

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Banner Ladies are Dublin bound this weekend for the annual Kilmacud 7s.

Sponsored by Chill Insurance, 32 teams from 25 counties will be taking part in the competition this Saturday with the Banner Ladies U14 side the sole representatives from Co Clare.

President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Marie Hickey maintained the Kilmacud 7s promote all that is good about the game. ”This is very much in line with the messages of positive encouragement for players coming from coaches and mentors of the various teams. ‘This is the very essence of Ladies Gaelic Football and the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland U14 7s will see many photographs being taken, capturing beaming smiles, and images of opposition players embracing and shaking hands.”

2019 will see top teams competing at the Chill Insurance All Ireland U14 7s Competition, including defending champions St Ergnat’s Moneyglass from Antrim, and Féile winners Claregalway from Galway. Games will commence from 10:00am in Páirc De Búrca Glenalbyn, Silverpark and Naomh Olaf, with the Plate Final at 4:45pm and the Cup Final at 5:30pm in Páirc De Búrca.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and 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 -

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