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Clare GAA ‘hopeful’ club U21 & U20 campaigns will be played

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*Sixmilebridge’s Ciarán Hassett. Photograph: John Mangan

Clare GAA are to review the possibility of concluding the U21 hurling championship and commencing the U20 football campaign.

Action in the U21 hurling championship began in March of this year prior to the cessation of games on account of the outbreak of COVID-19. Sixmilebridge defeated Tulla while Clonlara overcame St Josephs Doora/Barefield to book their place in the semi-finals of the A competition.

First round victories were recorded by Ballyea, Clooney/Quin and Scariff/Ogonnelloe in the B competition.

Traditionally the U20 football championship is played at the end of autumn and beginning of winter, it’s planned schedule had not been impacted by COVID-19.

A spokesperson for the master fixtures committee outlined, “The current focus is on getting the 2020 adult championships played. The U21 hurling championship had commenced in March. It is hoped that both competitions can be completed later in the year after Clare’s Intercounty programme has been completed depending on weather etc. The matter will be reviewed by the CCCC later this year”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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