Much was spoken about Newmarket’s vast experience ahead of Saturday’s decider but none could match Fiona Lafferty’s remarkable achievement of a seventh senior camogie title.
For West Clare captain Caoimhe Harvey, her three sisters Ciara, Shanua and Grainne and the rest of the panel Sunday’s Clare ladies football final will be an emotional occasion.
There’s one glaring difference between Sunday’s finalists and the remainder of the clubs who have been relegated since the senior championship overhaul in 2014.
Just as West Clare manager Michael Carmody’s name is synonymous in football circles in the West Clare penninsula, so is the name of Banner Ladies manager J.J. O’Dea throughout North Clare.
Part of a backroom team with Iarla Tannion, John Clancy, Ivan Conway, Matthew Fitzsimon and Mike Finn, selector Eoin Ruane is hoping that past final experiences can stand to Tubber in their Intermediate Final showdown with Scariff.
TJ Scanlan was named as Ennis Golf Club’s golfer of the year while Aeneas O’Connor claimed the senior men’s captain’s prize in Kilrush
Reaching the final of the Clare intermediate hurling championship has not happened as quickly as clicking one’s fingers, it’s why they will savour the build-up to the occasion and aim to make their outing a memorable one for the right reasons.
Michael Carmody is in his first season as manager of West Clare Gaels ladies football team but the O’Curry’s clubman is well versed in what being involved in club football in Clare means.
*Photograph: John Mangan Action in the U21 club hurling championship will not resume until Clare’s U20 hurlers have concluded their…
Her jersey number could have easily denoted her match rating as Andrea O’Keeffe may have been worn 10 and started at centre-forward but popped up everywhere between 5 to 15 in a match-defining roaming role for Inagh-Kilnamona on Saturday afternoon.