Countless milestones, memories and gatherings were taken from our reach in 2020 but once again sport came up trumps in providing joy and solace with many organisations also leading the way when it came local community responses during the pandemic, Head of Sport Páraic McMahon dishes out the gongs in the inaugural Clare Echo Sporting Awards.
Clare needed to be six or seven points ahead at half time in Monday’s Munster under 20 hurling championship quarter final clash with title holders Tipperary as there was a strong breeze blowing down the field.
Leaders will be required in abundance as Clare prepare to take on Limerick in Sunday’s Munster SHC qualifier, David Fitzgerald is hopeful to be chief among them for the men in saffron and blue.
A strong third quarter during which they scored 0-7 without reply helped Tipperary to victory over Clare in the quarter final of the Munster U20 hurling championship on Monday evening.
Clare U20 manager Sean Doyle is upbeat for his side’s chances when they meet Tipperary on Monday despite the loss of key man, Aidan McCarthy.
Two members of Clare’s All-Ireland winning team of 2013 have departed Brian Lohan’s senior hurling panel while three of the most promising young hurlers in the county have joined the squad.
A five star performance from Shane McGrath steered Feakle to a comfortable win over Clarecastle on Saturday afternoon in Cusack Park.
Clarecastle captured the last of their eleven county senior hurling titles back in 2005 and fifteen years is too long to be waiting for the Canon Hamilton trophy to return to the village.
GAA officials have decided to conclude all All-Ireland post primary schools competitions thus ending the involvement of St Flannan’s College in the Croke Cup.
*Cian Galvin in action. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill A Clarecastle teenager has launched a fundraising appeal for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.