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Lahinch ‘didn’t approach’ European tour

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LAHINCH did not launch an official independent bid to host the Irish Open next year, it can be confirmed, with the revelation that the North Clare links course was singled out by Paul McGinley and European Tour officials as a potential location for the multi-million euro event. Speaking to The Clare Echo, General Manager at…

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No changes to Clare side for Waterford tie

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Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney have announced an unchanged Clare lineup as they welcome Waterford to Cusack Park on Sunday. In their second outing of the Munster senior hurling championship, Clare are in need of a win when Derek McGrath’s Waterford come to town for what will be their first championship game of the year.…

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McGrath names Waterford team for Clare meeting

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Waterford manager, Derek McGrath has named his starting fifteen for Sunday’s meeting with Clare in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony are ruled out through injury for the Déise’s first championship outing of 2018. Without the presence of Ballygunner’s Mahony, Maurice Shanahan is assumed to take on the mantle as freetaker.…

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Aoibhín’s Top 5: Golf Holes in Clare

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It has been an extremely exciting week in Clare knowing the Irish Open is coming to Lahinch next year and we will get an opportunity to showcase the beauty of the county and it’s golfing gems. With this in mind, I asked renowned Clare golfer and expert in this area, PGA Golf Professional Padraig McGrath,…

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Waterford to be without Gleeson & Mahony for Clare clash

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Austin Gleeson and Pauric Mahony have been ruled out of the Waterford team that plays Clare in Cusack Park on Sunday. Management confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the pair will miss their opening game in this year’s Munster championship due to injury, having first been reported by The Irish Examiner. Gleeson a former Hurler of…

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Riverlodge unveils new private gym

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With the addition of their private Fitness & Performance Academy, Riverlodge’s fitness team now offer a private setting for those looking to get in shape RIVERLODGE Health & Beauty has expanded its strength and conditioning facility by adding a private Fitness & Performance Academy which will cater for one on one sessions or small groups.…

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Lahinch to host 2019 Irish Open; a ‘significant boost’ for Clare

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THE announcement today by the European Tour that Lahinch Golf Club, County Clare, is to host the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open has been welcomed locally by Clare County Council and An Garda Síochána. Mayor of Clare, Councillor Tom McNamara, has described the Irish Open as a “prestige event” for sport in Ireland. “The…

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Gaelscoil swimmers make history at national championships

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GAELSCOIL Mhicil Ciosog made history when they became the first ever Clare primary school to win a team event at the Irish Minor Schools Championship last Sunday in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. The senior team of Ella Holly, Ava Rochford, Niamh Hogan and Kate O’Connor produced a huge 8 second PB when storming…

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McMahon to make Irish debut in Six Nations clash

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KILMIHIL sports star Edel McMahon will make her debut with the Irish rugby team this weekend. She got the nod to line out for the Six Nations clash against Italy for the second match of the series on Sunday. Ireland coach Adam Griggs said: “We are focused on improving our performance for the first of…

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Lauren Guilfoyle: Clare will need 20 man approach for revamped Championship structure

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By Lauren Guilfoyle The Clare Senior Hurlers got their league campaign off to a winning start with a five point victory over traditional rivals Tipperary in front of a six thousand strong home crowd in Cusack Park on Sunday. Clare started with a relatively strong team that most likely won’t see massive change when championship…

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