Clare’s ladies footballers have sealed their place in the TG4 All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 2016.
Clare’s chances of progressing to the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate semi-finals will be decided in the final round of Group 4 after they kept their hopes alive with victory over Laois.
Uncharacteristic errors proved costly for Clare as a late seven point turnaround saw Kildare snatch the whip hand in Group 4 of the All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship on Sunday afternoon.
An ability to lift communities is a trait of the GAA’s which has been forgotten by sections of the Irish public criticising the continuation of inter-county games, Clare ladies footballer Caoimhe Harvey has said.
It’s as you were for a new decade, just as it was in 2010 at the same venue when familiar foes Banner Ladies and West Clare Gaels locked horns.
For West Clare captain Caoimhe Harvey, her three sisters Ciara, Shanua and Grainne and the rest of the panel Sunday’s Clare ladies football final will be an emotional occasion.
West Clare Gaels recorded a five point win on Monday evening as they accounted for the challenge of Cooraclare to advance to the senior ladies football final.
The way is clear for the semi-finals of the Clare ladies senior and intermediate football championships following Monday’s round three series of games.
The race for the Clare senior ladies football championship got underway on Monday evening when the title holders Kilmihil made a winning start to their campaign.
*Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Clare’s latest long séjour to Ulster was pockmarked by incremental alterations to the venue, surface and most…