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Ronan Scully: Thank you for being my dad

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I was so lucky and blessed to spend a few days with my dad recently in the company of family members and grandchildren at my beautiful daughters eighth birthday celebrations. A great time of blessing to experience in anyone’s book. It got me thinking with Father’s day just upon us that the occasion of Father’s…

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92 year old mother of 14 allegedly turned away from hospital was ‘dying in front’ of family

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A 92-year old Clare woman was close to death after being “turned away in a most cruel manner” by a member of staff at Ennis Hospital, according to Ennis Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy. Dolly Colleran is a mother of 14 from Quin and last Tuesday she sought “life-saving service” at Ennis Hospital where she was…

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Clare lucky to draw with Limerick

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Clare and Limerick finished all square in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship on Saturday evening. Clare 0-08 Limerick 0-08 Venue: O’Garney Park, Sixmilebridge After opening round defeats to Galway and Kilkenny respectively, this outing was a must win for the Clare and Limerick camogie sides. With three teams progressing out of each group,…

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Clare can have a version of Cat Laughs or RiverFest

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Clare may soon be getting its equivalent of the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Limerick’s RiverFest or the Galway Arts Festival. At the June meeting of Clare County Council, Cllr Cathal Crowe asked for an appraisal and costing of hosting “a major annual festival along the lines of Limerick’s Riverfest, Galway’s Arts Festival and Kilkenny’s…

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Conlon wants Clare to be winning Munster titles

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A guaranteed place in the Munster Senior Hurling final awaits the winners of Clare and Limerick. John Conlon has been very impressed with what he’s seen from the opposition so far this year. “Limerick are fantastic this year, they’re the team to beat at the moment, themselves and Galway. We’ll be looking forward to it,…

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Elderly Clare man dies from extensive burns

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A Clare man has died after sustaining serious burns at his home on Friday evening. 89 year old, Joe Quinn suffered “extensive burns” to his body at his Meelick home. A former CIE employee, Mr Quinn’s bungalow that he lived in with his wife Alice and son Seamus was not damaged. His death was announced…

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Father & son airlifted to hospital from Clare home

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A father and son from Meelick were airlifted from their home on Friday evening after sustaining serious burns. Two helicopters airlifted Joe Quinn (89) and his son Seamus aged in his 40s to Cork University Hospital. Joe Quinn suffered “extensive burns” to his body when he accidentally fell into a fire at his Meelick home.…

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Podge & Seadna given starting spots instead of McGrath & Fitzgerald

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Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor have made two changes to their Clare team ahead of Sunday’s Munster SHC meeting with Limerick. Seadna Morey and Podge Collins are handed starting positions on the back of their performances when introduced in last weekend’s two point win over Tipperary. David Fitzgerald and Conor McGrath are the players to…

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Clare hurling heroes of 77 & 78 honoured

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Forty years on from winning back to back National League titles, the Clare senior hurlers of 1977 and 1978 were honoured with a civic reception by Clare County Council this week. Such an honour is the highest that can be bestowed by the local authority and this was not lost on this group. The reception…

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‘Third world health service’ in Clare

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An Ennis Hospital Working Group is being established to “lobby Government and the HSE for the provision of a level three hospital or equivalent of 24 hour A&E for Ennis and Clare”. Proposed by councillors Johnny Flynn, Christy Curtin, Gerry Flynn, James Breen, Joe Cooney and PJ Kelly, all former members of the Ennis Hospital…

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