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Ennis Town secure return to CDSL top flight

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Ennis Town have secured their promotion to the top tier of the Clare District Soccer League.

Following Newmarket Celtic B’s 8-0 victory over Mountshannon Celtic on Sunday it guaranteed Ennis Town’s return to the Maloney Garden Machinery Premier Division.

Avenue Utd B have already been declared as winners of the T Sheils & Company First Division League, with Newmarket Celtic B in second place and current rulings preventing a club’s second team from promotion to the Premier Division, Ennis Town FC have benefited and will take their place next season.

Declan Cassidy’s side currently have 11 wins from 17 league games, they sit twelve and eight points behind Avenue Utd B and Newmarket Celtic B respectively.

Relegated from the Premier Division in 2017, Ennis Town were crowned Premier League champions in 2014 for the first and only time in their history.

Impressively since the return to action, a determined Ennis Town have scored four goals in their two encounters. A double from Elias Kunz along with efforts from Ciaran O’Halloran and Kevin Barron saw them record a 4-2 win over Moher Celtic. They followed this up with another 4-2 victory, goals from Kunz, Michael Gallagher and two from Evan Kelly saw them defeat Tulla Utd.

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, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. 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 - paraic@clareecho.ie

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