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There’s no holding back Aimee Mc

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*Aimee McInerney breaks away from Granagh/Ballingarry’s Fiona Morrissey during the 2015 Munster club championship semi-final. Photograph: Veronica McMahon Concussions, sprains and bruises, it would need to take a lot more to stop Aimee McInerney from lining out for her beloved Newmarket-on-Fergus on county final day.

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Scariff/Ogonnelloe are no overnight success story

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*The Scariff/Ogonnelloe side that contested the 2016 Junior All-Ireland. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson Having been the most consistent senior camogie side in the county this year, Scariff/Ogonnelloe are on a mission to make their first championship final appearance a memorable one.

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Try scoring sensation Chisom Ugwueru hoping to inspire next generation

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*Chisom Ugwueru. Photograph: John Mangan Without doubt, Chisom Ugwueru is an all-rounder, she’ll turn seventeen in November and already has represented her country in rugby and athletics.

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Basketball on the rise in Clare & Sabhbh Edwards Murphy is its poster girl

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*Sabhbh Edwards Murphy. Photo courtesy Limerick Lions Club / Aleksey Bodrov  Basketball in Clare is on the rise according to followers of the sport and if that’s the case, Sabhbh Edwards Murphy is set to be the poster girl and inspiration for anyone taking up the sport.

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‘It’s never too late to swim’ – Norma Cahill on life in and out of the water

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*Norma Cahill with her daughter Róisín.  From Ennis to Eindhoven, Norma Cahill has conquered the world in a swimming sense in a career that has seen her accumulate National, European and World records.

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Brid MacNamara the backbone of Clare Camogie on the good & bad days

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*Brid MacNamara at Fr Murphy Memorial Park, Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Veronica McMahon To have held the smallest of involvements with Clare camogie in the past two decades be it as a supporter, player, mentor or officer, Brid MacNamara is a name you’ll know because truth be told she is at the backbone of the organisation within…

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Elitist culture in tennis hindering progress of Clare stars like Róisín Moore

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*Roisin Moore. Photograph: John Mangan One of the county’s most promising sports stars may see her progress impeded by the finances required to compete at the highest level of tennis.

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Clodagh living up to the family standards in & outside of the handball alleys

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Few names are more synonymous with Clare handball than the Nash family, the love of the game runs deep in their veins, it’s part of the reason why the continue to give their all in the alley and give back by helping to coach the next generation.

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Running has helped heal & bring joy to Rita Kierce

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*Rita Kierce at home in Kilnaboy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Few female Clare athletes have represented their country at the other side of the world, Rita Kierce is in the minority that have, she’s clocked up a lot of miles since doing so in March 1988 and has faced difficult races in her sporting and personal…

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Refusal to give up has reaped the rewards for Eimear Considine

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*Eimear Consdine. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO As a full-time secondary school teacher and Irish international, time is certainly of the essence for Eimear Considine, her colleagues have remarked she has “two different lives” and since concentrating on rugby a new chapter began in her action-packed sporting career.

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