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.
*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 …
*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.
In a fortnight where positive stories about soccer in Ireland have been few and far between, Chloe Moloney has predicted that if anyone is to suffer from the suspension of Sport Ireland funding to the FAI, it will be the women while she’s also optimistic of progressing her own football career.
In the fourth instalment of Can’t See Can’t Be a fortnightly sports series highlighting female sports personnel within the county as part of the 20×20 initiative, The Clare Echo spoke with All-Ireland winning gymnast Becky O’Donnell.
*Edel McMahon. Photograph: Martin Connolly Imagine taking up a sport and five years later getting to represent your country in the same sport, it’s no Hollywood blockbuster but rather part of Edel McMahon’s story.
*Naomi Carroll. Photograph: Martin Connolly Capped 110 times in international level hockey, Naomi Carroll has represented her country at schools level in soccer while also lining out at all grades for Clare in camogie and ladies football. She blows the term dual player out of the park and sat down with The Clare Echo in …