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World’s top golfers have been approached to play Irish Open in Lahinch

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Some of the top golfers in the world could be coming to Co Clare next year for The Irish Open. Paul McGinley who is hosting the European Tour event was the keynote speaker at Shannon Chamber’s Winter Lunch held in Dromoland Castle last week. A video highlighting the beauty of the South West, the proximity…

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Ex Irish international remembered as ‘midfielder with great vision’

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*this article was updated at 10.47pm. Photograph: RIP.ie Tributes have been paid to former junior Irish international, Paul Carr who was cremated on Wednesday. Paul died on Sunday at University Hospital Limerick, he is survived by his father Tommy, mother Vivienne, sister Vivienne, brother Pat, extended friends and family. It was with Newtown that his…

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‘Explosion of cyclists’ in Co Clare

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*Photograph: Paul Daly Illegal parking must be tackled to deal with “an explosion of cyclists” across the county. At Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council, Sinn Féin’s Mike McKee tabled a motion seeking a greater enforcement “to ensure cycle lanes are kept free from vehicle parking”. The local authority has subsequently committed to discussing the…

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Iconic GAA magazine launched to great fanfare in Newmarket

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The largest crowd to ever attend the launch of Tradraí gathered in Newmarket-on-Fergus on Friday evening. Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA released the thirty fifth edition of Tradraí at the weekend with a warm reception at their clubhouse which included music and dance provided by younger members of the club. In 1967, the club won both the senior…

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Miltown are favourites but Ennistymon are full of surprises

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Clare SFC final preview Ennistmon vs Miltown Malbay Sunday, 3.30pm, Cusack Park By Martin Daly MY INTRODUCTION to intercounty football happened at breakneck speed. A call from the Clare football set-up at 19 years of age was followed by a journey to the Munster final in 1992 where we famously beat Kerry at the Gaelic…

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Martin Daly GAA ANALYSIS: Miltown are our Donegal

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Football analyst Martin Daly says that Ennistymon understand the true meaning of teamwork – but when Miltown get going they’re untouchable St Joseph’s Miltown 1-15 Cratloe 1-8 Clare SFC semi-final At Cusack Park, Sunday MOST club teams play the same way these days – the Donegal copybook of trying to play football. Bring everyone behind…

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Ennis’s Ethan Coughlan called up to Ireland u18 rugby squad

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photo courtesy Ennis Rugby Club ENNIS Rugby Club have added another international player tot their resumé with the announcement that Ethan Coughlan has been called up to the Irish U18 Club squad.  Ethan will join up with the rest of the squad in camp in King’s Hospital for a week on the 29th of October…

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Martin Daly GAA ANALYSIS: Clondegad suffer by dual

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With the Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals now decided, Martin Daly casts his eye over where the quarter-finals were won and lost. St Joseph’s Miltown 2-14 Clondegad 1-7 At Cusack Park, Saturday MILTOWN are living up to expectation as Championship contenders this year and proved themselves again on Sunday with a heavy win over a…

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FITTWEST Summer Party Event

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Are you looking for new ways to keep your fitness fresh? Come and join us at the first FITTWEST Party! We have a great day planned for Fitpros and clients alike! Come along and get a taste of 3 fantastic group fitness classes, designed to fill the floor and push your clients to the max!!!…

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‘We had our chances’ – Conlon

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A visibly deflated John Conlon lamented missed opportunities on Clare’s behalf as they bowed out of the All-Ireland SHC at the semi-final stage. One point separated Galway and Clare with the Banner hitting nineteen wides during the replay. The lack of efficiency in front of goal frustrated the full-forward. “They deserve to be there, we…

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