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Community Games success for Ballynacally/Lissycasey

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Ballynacally/Lissycasey have been crowned U10 Community Games Munster Champions. They defeated Newport of Tipperary by the smallest of margins, winning out 3-05 3-04 in the decider. Their success is all the more impressive given that they trailed by seven points earlier in the game. In the semi-final, the Clare representatives overcame the challenge of Kerry…

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Crucial opener for Clare’s ladies footballers on Sunday

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Clare begin their Ladies Football All-Ireland intermediate campaign this weekend. They kick off the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland series when they play Down in Kinnegad at 2pm on Sunday. After losing out by a single point to Kildare in the 2016 decider, last year Meath dumped Clare out at the quarter-final stage. This brought an end…

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Ennis’ Emma wins Gold at Special Olympics

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Ennis’ Emma Barrett was a double gold medal winner at this year’s Special Olympics Ireland games. Emma won gold in the 200m breaststroke and in the 4x100m relay while representing Team South Galway at the National Aquatic Centre. She trains once a week at the Brothers of Charity pool in Kilcornan, three of her teammates…

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Taste of Lough Derg continues in July

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With the opening of the series in June, the four-month long A Taste of Lough Derg is now in full swing. Coordinated by the Lough Derg Marketing Group, the food series continues into July and is set to be full of varied and interesting food-related events around Lough Derg in Clare, Tipperary and Galway. Over…

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Garrihy to decide on future as Oscar Traynor boss

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Donie Garrihy has yet to decide whether he will continue on as manager of the Clare Oscar Traynor side. Speaking at the AGM of the CDSL in his annual address the two time Oscar Traynor winning manager insisted “this is not a farewell speech”. Denis Hynes, David Russell and Daryl Eade were the rest of…

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Home draw for Newmarket Celtic in FAI Senior Cup

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Newmarket Celtic have been handed a home draw in the first round of the FAI Senior Cup. For the first time in their fifty year history, Celtic will partake in the competition and will face Dublin club Cabinteely FC who were first granted a League of Ireland licence in 2015, they currently ply their trade…

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Galvin & Clare to take Munster Final defeat “in our stride”

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For the second time this year, Clare were beaten by Cork in the Munster hurling championship but Ian Galvin insists they’re going to bounce back again just like before. Speaking to assembled media after the Munster final defeat, Ian said “It’s going to be back to the drawing boards, we’ve done this before, we’ve lost…

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Soccer clubs encouraged to sign county minor footballers

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Soccer clubs in Clare have been urged to exploit restructuring of GAA age-groups and the success of recent underage gaelic football teams within the county. Speaking at Monday’s CDSL AGM at The Auburn Lodge Hotel, FAI County Development Officer, Denis Hynes praised all clubs for their efforts during the season. Hynes singled out the achievements…

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No switching off for Gerry O’Connor

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It will be a more meaningful Munster title if Clare can get their hands on it this weekend according to Joint Manager, Gerry O’Connor. “We feel as if we’ve earned the right to play in a Munster final this year and it’s been good to us the format this year because it’s allowed us to…

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