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‘Unbelievable’ damage at Doonbeg following Storm Brendan

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“Unbelievable” damage affected sand dunes in Doonbeg with several flights cancelled at Shannon Airport and power outages this week all as a result of Storm Brendan.

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‘Abuse of match officials should never be tolerated’

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*Damian Fox. Photograph: Chris Copley Clare referee Damian Fox has criticised “certain sections of the media” for being “extremely harsh” when giving their views on the performance of referees within the county and cautioned that those who abuse officials will receive suitable suspensions going forward.

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‘Be careful what you wish for’ Newmarket locals told on requested bus shelter

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*Newmarket-on-Fergus locals listening attentively at the community forum. Photograph: Joe Buckley Locals attending last Monday’s community forum in Newmarket-on-Fergus were split on the need for an extra bus shelter in the village.

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Hayes honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by Clare Camogie

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*Catriona McMahon, Brid MacNamara & Seamus Hayes.  Lissycasey’s Seamus Hayes has received the 2019 Clare Camogie Lifetime Achievement Award with Catriona McMahon announced as volunteer of the year.  On Friday night, Clare Camogie honoured Hayes with the accolade that has previously been awarded to Flan McInerney (Sixmilebridge) and Mary Hogan (Tulla) amongst others. Chairman Joe…

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Mayor Crowe told off for attracting rats to compost bin

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The Mayor of Clare has been told off for not knowing how to compost correctly after it emerged “a multitude of rats” took residence in his bin.

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Two Clare defenders join Brian Coffey’s minor management

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*Sixmilebridge’s Dylan Downes will be eligible for the minor grade in 2020. Photograph: Martin Connolly Two Clare corner backs are part of Brian Coffey’s county minor hurling management for 2020.

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Clare GAA contact Gardaí over online abuse & are considering banning media from future meetings

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An Garda Síochána have been asked by Clare GAA to investigate continuous abuse of Board Officers and are said to be considering excluding members of the media from attending future meetings alongside club delegates.

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‘End of an era’ as Gilligan dons Bridge jersey for the last time

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*Sixmilebridge’s Niall Gilligan. Photograph: Willie O’Reilly (Burren Eye Photography) Sixmilebridge’s Niall Gilligan has announced his retirement from hurling, bringing the curtain down on a glittering and memorable career.

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Two Clonlara writers featured in Ireland’s Own Anthology

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Two Clare entrants have been included in the tenth Ireland’s Own Anthology of Short Stories and Memories.

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Recent rainfall has Springfield residents worried of repeat flooding

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Instead of the time frame getting shorter on advancing necessary flood protection works at Springfield the opposite is happening, Cllr Michael Begley has claimed.

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