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CDSL looking to start women’s soccer league

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Clare could soon have its own women’s soccer league according to CDSL Chairman Oliver Fitzpatrick. In his address at Monday’s AGM, Fitzpatrick stated that the reputation of the league is continuing to grow, “It’s up there with the best in the country”. Speaking about Clare’s bid to win the Oscar Traynor for the third year…

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Morey makes Clare fifteen

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Seadna Morey has been deemed fit to start for the Munster senior hurling final in a Clare team that’s unchanged from the one which beat Limerick two weeks ago. Sixmilebridge’s Morey sustained a dead leg in the eleven point win against Limerick and was replaced by David Fitzgerald. Management stated last week that he was…

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‘If you had children you would want them to be like those lads’

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On Sunday, Patrick O’Connor will aim to become the first Clareman since Anthony Daly to lead his county to a Munster senior hurling championship, the prestige of being captain is not lost on the corner back. In June, the Banner side that won back to back League titles in 1977 and 1978 were honoured with…

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Criticism of ‘soft’ 2013 All-Ireland didn’t annoy Podge

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In 2013 when Clare stormed to only their fourth All-Ireland senior hurling title, the electricity generated by corner forward Podge Collins was one of the many ways in which they lit up the hurling world. This year has been a challenging one for the Cratloe attacker, he’s had to adjust to making his impact from…

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Martin Donnelly comes on board as new sponsor of Clare soccer

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Martin Donnelly has been announced as the new sponsor of the Clare District Soccer League in a three year deal. Chairman Oliver Fitzpatrick confirmed the deal at Monday’s AGM which took place at The Auburn Lodge. A native of Cooraclare, Donnelly has sponsored Clare teams in hurling, gaelic football, camogie and ladies football. He formerly…

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Moloney’s two month ban still stands

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Donal Moloney will be prohibited from being on the sideline for Clare’s Munster senior hurling final against Cork. His two month ban has been upheld by the Central Hearings Committee. On Saturday he and David Reidy travelled to Croke Park to appeal their respective bans, while Reidy was successful in getting his suspension rescinded the…

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Like father like son for Leahy

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Earlier this month, Thomas Leahy followed in the footsteps of his father Michael by becoming Chairman of the Munster Football Association. Remarkably they are the only people from Clare to have served in the position and on top of that they are the first father and son to be M.F.A Chairman. “It is something special,…

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Cork ‘not a bogey team’ – Moloney

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He’s managed Clare teams to win Munster and All-Ireland titles at minor and U21 level alongside Gerry O’Connor, now the challenge in front of Donal Moloney is to steer his side to success at senior level. Having managed the likes of Colm Galvin, Tony Kelly, David McInerney and co since they were 17, a smile…

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Biggest attended AGM in CDSL history

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The biggest attended AGM in the history of the Clare District Soccer League (CDSL) took place in the Auburn Lodge Hotel on Monday. Standing room only was par for course in a room that Secretary Michael Lydon described as “an oven” with club delegates, committee officers and members of the media all gathered for the…

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