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O’Donnell to remain as Mills manager

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O’Callaghans Mills manager Donach O’Donnell has committed to the East Clare side for 2021.

Beaten finalists in last year’s championship, O’Callaghans Mills fell short against neighbours Sixmilebridge after recording wins over Broadford, Clonlara, Inagh/Kilnamona and Clonlara.

O’Donnell’s decision to stay on which he announced to the panel prior to Christmas will be seen as a big boost to the Fireballs.

Coach of the Munster SHC winning Limerick side of 2013, the MA applied coaching masters student in UL previously guided Nenagh CBS to Croke Cup glory in 2012.

For his first season in charge, Donach was joined on his management team by Donal Cooney, Marty Baker and Tom Crehan.The trio are expected to return for the campaign ahead.

This year will mark the first in the history of O’Callaghans Mills that they compete at both senior and intermediate. It follows their historic Junior A championship win of 2020 when they defeated Kilmaley after extra time. 

Members of the O’Callaghans Mills/Bodyke outfit that won the 2020 Minor B championship eligible for the senior grade will be hoping to make the step-up to O’Donnell’s side.

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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