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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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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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