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Place in Inter Milan’s Europa League squad for Shannon’s Nolan

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Shannon born Ryan Nolan is in Inter Milan’s matchday squad for their Europa League last 32 clash with Rapid Vienna tonight. Although he featured for the Inter Milan first team in pre-season, the nineteen year old has not made his competitive debut for Luciano Spalletti’s side. His inclusion in the nineteen man squad is positive…

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Division 1 is realistic aim for Clare says Martin Daly

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*Conall O hAinifein shrugs off the challenge of Cork’s full back Kevin Flahive.       Photograph: Martin Connolly THE microscope rightly falls on Cork this week as pundits examine the Rebel footballers’ downfall after they were thumped at Cusack Park on Sunday. Cork’s collapse seems to be happening in slow motion, not unlike Clare’s rise…

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Gilligan regraded to intermediate ranks for 2019

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*Niall Gilligan in action in the 2017 Clare SHC Final. Photograph: Martin Connolly Forty two year old Niall Gilligan will continue to line out with his club Sixmilebridge in 2019. Corner forward on the Clare senior hurling team that won the county’s third ever All-Ireland championship in 1997, twenty two years on Gilligan has committed…

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‘Clare football on the rise’

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*Colm Collins celebrates at the final whistle. Photograph: Martin Connolly He was Clare’s hero in snatching a second round draw with Armagh, on Sunday David Tubridy stepped up once again finishing with 1-07 as they secured their first league win of 2019. Supporters who were cutting it tight on time to get to Cusack Park…

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Clare girls captain UL to Asbourne Cup glory

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*Ciara Grogan, Aoife Keane, Andrea O’Keeffe, Clare Hehir, Doireann Murphy, John Lenihan. Five Clare players collected Ashbourne Cup medals on Sunday as the University of Limerick won their fourth title in succession. Captained by Inagh/Kilnamona duo Aoife Keane and Clare Hehir, UL defeated UCC 3-08 0-08 in Mallow on Sunday with Galway’s Niamh Hanniffy netting…

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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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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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Can’t See Can’t Be: The Clare Echo’s new sports series

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“If she can’t see it, she can’t be it” goes the slogan of 20×20, an initiative launched last October with the objective of increasing media coverage, participation and attendance at female sporting events. By Páraic McMahon It’s aim is to see a twenty percent increase by 2020 across all three areas. Thankfully, The Clare Echo…

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Team being picked on form not experimentation – O’Connor

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*Gavin Keary, Donal Moloney & Gerry O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Reducing the amount of frees conceded stood out to Gerry O’Connor as the main area his Clare side need to work on ahead of their trip to Cork on February 16th. Speaking to the media after their one point win over Kilkenny, Gerry flagged the…

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Hougton, Whelan & Kinsella sign up for Shannon Town legends match

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*(L-R): Carolann McDonald, Louise McNamara, Conor Thomey, John Kelly, John Gavin (Manager Silver Springs Hotel), Jennifer Nolan, Kelly Haugh, Peter Buckley, David Hogan, Ger Kelly. Photograph: Joe Buckley.  Ex Irish internationals Ray Houghton, Mark Kinsella and Ronnie Whelan will take to the field for a Republic of Ireland team for a special game in Shannon…

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