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Cianan & Ronan hoping for more than a fluke

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Two East Clare students will make their first television appearances this weekend on Ireland’s Got Talent. Cianan Darcy and Ronan Randles are the second acts from the county to feature in the second series of the Virgin Media Television competition following in the footsteps of Sixmilebridge magician Paddy Ward. Their band named The Fluke have…

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Clare expects Limerick opposition to ‘Europe’s first University town’

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Getting approval for the South Clare Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) that would “become Europe’s first 21st Century University town” is expected to be “an uphill battle” due to opposition from Limerick’s elected representatives.  Senior Planner of Clare County Council, Brian McCarthy has acknowledged recognition to the SDZ in the draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy…

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Moloney still unhappy with Clare’s concession of frees

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*Gerry O’Connor, Gavin Keary & Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly After the fourth round of games in the 2019 National Hurling League, Clare sit second from bottom in Division 1A, their concession of frees has been a problem throughout and Joint Manager Donal Moloney remains unhappy with it. Of the 5-80 conceded by the Banner…

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O’Connell confident Clare will bounce back from Limerick setback

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*Ciara Grogan tries to get away from Caoimhe Lyons. Photograph: Veronica McMahon In the wake of Clare senior camogie’s side second defeat of the year, manager Ger O’Connor expressed his faith that they would “bounce back” in time for their group game of the league. Clonlara’s O’Connell succeeded Trish O’Grady in the hotseat, his record…

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Water supply restored in Parteen & Clonlara

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*Photograph: O’Connors Cross c/o Cllr Cathal Crowe Water supply has been restored to parts of Parteen and Clonlara.  Residents of the South East Clare areas were without water for two days after a water main burst in the early hours of Thursday morning. Supply was restored on Saturday evening while engineers had rerouted a series…

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Multi-million euro funding to safeguard future of Shannon

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Shannon’s long-term security from flood risk is to be aided following the granting of multi-million euro funding. An upgrade of the Shannon estuary flood defences, and the construction of new defences for Shannon town will ensure the protection of homes, businesses and the airport from one in 200 year tidal flood events. The process of…

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‘Devastation’ at decision to withdraw Springfield flood relief plans

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There is “devastation” at the decision by Clare County Council to withdraw flood relief plans at Springfield. Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the local authority, Cllr Cathal Crowe criticised environmentalist Peter Sweetman for filing an objection against works in Clonlara which led to the Council deciding to shelf plans for necessary works at the location…

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Setback in Springfield as flood relief plans are withdrawn

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Flood relief plans for Springfield have been withdrawn following an environmental objection. Environmentalist, Peter Sweetman a son of former Fine Gael Minister for Finance, Gerard Sweetman and state agency National Parks and Wildlife filed objections against works in Clonlara. Their submissions come three years on from the forced evacuations of residents from their homes in…

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‘We had our chances’ – Conlon

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A visibly deflated John Conlon lamented missed opportunities on Clare’s behalf as they bowed out of the All-Ireland SHC at the semi-final stage. One point separated Galway and Clare with the Banner hitting nineteen wides during the replay. The lack of efficiency in front of goal frustrated the full-forward. “They deserve to be there, we…

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O’Connor thought Clare had secured the win

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There were ups and downs a plenty in Clare and Galway’s drawn All-Ireland SHC semi-final, the Tribesmen started the better but it looked like the Banner were rising at the right time and their captain Patrick O’Connor thought they had the game. Tubber’s O’Connor felt Aron Shanagher’s goal was going to be the turning point…

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