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Clare senior hurlers get back to winning ways

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Clare recorded their first win of the 2018 Munster Senior Hurling Championship overcoming last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists Waterford in Cusack Park. Páraic McMahon reports from Cusack Park, Ennis. Clare 2-27 Waterford 2-18 An improvement was needed from Clare following their disappointing five point loss to Cork last weekend and that arrived in the shape…

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Professional golfers on lookout for Lahinch houses

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PROFESSIONAL golfers competing at the 2019 Irish Open in Lahinch Golf Club will be renting local properties for the duration of the tournament, The Clare Echo can reveal. While spectators and tourists will book hotels and accommodation at Lahinch and surrounding areas, competitors will stay away from the hype by staying in their own rented…

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Clare minors pick up first win of 2018 campaign

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Ten points was the difference as the Clare minor hurlers picked up their first win of the 2018 Munster championship. Clare 3-21 Waterford 2-14 Venue: Cusack Park After letting it slip in their first outing against Cork, Sean Doyle’s Clare finished well to overcome a Waterford side making their first appearance in this year’s championship.…

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Clare holding first transnational event of Atlantic Youth Project

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Ennis will host the first transnational event of the 2018-2020 Atlantic Youth Project this Monday (28 May) until Friday, 1 June. It will see 106 students and 26 accompanying adults from Portugal, Spain, UK, France and Ireland take part in a week of activity designed to encourage young people to consider maritime industry and recreation…

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Clare votes to repeal the Eighth Amendment

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The people of Clare have voted in favour of repealing the Eight Amendment. 54,576 individuals in the county turned out to vote in an electorate of 83,225 with one hundred and sixty nine spoiled votes. In total, 34, 328 voted for YES (63%) and 19,079 for NO (37%). Three years on from the Marriage Equality…

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Lahinch ‘didn’t approach’ European tour

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LAHINCH did not launch an official independent bid to host the Irish Open next year, it can be confirmed, with the revelation that the North Clare links course was singled out by Paul McGinley and European Tour officials as a potential location for the multi-million euro event. Speaking to The Clare Echo, General Manager at…

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No changes to Clare side for Waterford tie

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Gerry O’Connor and Donal Moloney have announced an unchanged Clare lineup as they welcome Waterford to Cusack Park on Sunday. In their second outing of the Munster senior hurling championship, Clare are in need of a win when Derek McGrath’s Waterford come to town for what will be their first championship game of the year.…

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Safe to swim in Doonbeg as bathing restriction lifted

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Bathing restrictions have been lifted at Whitestrand Doonbeg. Public bathing notices indicating that swimming is prohibited at the beach were originally put in place on Wednesday due to the detection of elevated levels of bacteria (e-coli) in the bathing water. On the advice of the HSE and following analysis of water samples taken on Wednesday…

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Clare polling stations open until 10pm

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Polls remain open in Co Clare until 10pm as voters are asked to retain or replace the Eighth Amendment. Across the country, ballots will be cast at more than 6,500 polling stations. 83,225 people in Clare are eligible to vote. It has been reported that the national turnout will exceed that of the 2015 Marriage…

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McDermott waves goodbye to Clare FM

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After ten years broadcasting to the county, Stephen McDermott has finished presenting with Clare FM. He reflects back on his time at the Ennis based radio station as “ten long but very happy years”. Covering Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland win is ranked as the personal highlight of the period for the self-professed chatterbox. Having fronted nearly…

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