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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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Martin Daly predicts Clare to get off to winning start against Cavan in Division 2

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WRITING exclusively for The Clare Echo, Clare football legend Martin Daly says a new-look Clare side have the class to overcome Cavan on their visit to Cusack Park this Saturday. With a number of absentees from last year’s team due to a combination of injury, retirement and overseas travel, Colm Collins will be forced to…

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Ennis valiant in Junior Cup defeat

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Junior Cup 2nd Round Ennis 11-38 Highfield ENNIS RFC gave a very good account of themselves in the Junior Cup this year, despite being ultimately knocked out at an early stage at the weekend. Having seen off Bruff in the first round, the Clare side were given another difficult task with the visit of Cork side,…

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Banner lose out at Munster Senior League Final

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Shane O'Donnell and Seamus hickey tussle for the ball. Photo: Martin Connolly

Match report: James Mulvihill Full time score:  Limerick 0-16 Clare 0-10 Limerick were crowned Munster Senior League Champions after a tense battle against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds. It was a tight game in the first half with no team prepared to give an inch but in the second half the Treaty men were dominant…

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Clare bury Cork to reach Munster Senior League Final

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Niall deasy bursts past Richard Cahalane and Eoin Cadogan Photo: Martin Connolly

Match report: James Mulvihill Full time score: Clare 4-17 Cork 0-18 Clare advanced to the Munster Senior League Final with a game to spare after a comfortable victory over an experimental Cork team in Cusack Park. The management team of Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor will be pleased with the performance of the team given…

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Eugenie Bouchard was delighted to meet the locals at the Cliffs of Moher

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INTERNATIONAL tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was spotted enjoying a trip to Ireland in recent days – and of course no trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to the Cliffs Of Moher. The 23-year-old Canadian was on a road trip of Ireland after crashing out of the Luxembourg Open in the semi-final stages, and…

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Newmarket’s annual magazine looks pretty epic

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ONE of Clare’s most famous clubs have given us a sneak peek at their annual magazine and it looks amazing. Newmarket-on-Fergus GAA have released their annual magazine, Tradraí, a previous McNamee award winning publication, and it’s one for the GAA and history enthusiasts. In 2016, James McInerney become only the second Clare man to win…

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Bugler’s fist pump, Ryan’s 61 white flags and Paddy’s walk up the hallowed steps

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Clare Echo contributor Lauren Guilfoyle looks back on the careers of three great Clare stalwarts, Colin Ryan, Brendan Bugler and Patrick Donnellan following the trio’s respective retirements from inter-county hurling in recent weeks.   At 11am every day, outside Buckingham Palace, the old guard stand down and hand over the responsibility of protecting their monarchy. In October…

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Lee’s Road gets to grips with Cyclocross

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MORE than 80 thrill-seeking cyclists descended on Lee’s Road last week as Clare hosted the Munster Cyclocross CX League, which saw competitors take on jumps, steps, and special features. On Sunday morning last they came from all over Munster and further afield for the start of the Munster Cyclocross CX League Round 1 in John…

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