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.
Despite registering seventeen wides, Inagh-Kilnamona managed a comfortable win over Clooney-Quin in this Clare senior hurling championship first round game at Cusack Park on Friday evening.
2019 was a massive jolt in the right direction for Inagh-Kilnamona, having finally made the leap from dark horses to genuine contenders following an interminably extended period of transition.
*Oisin O’Donnell holds off his marker. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill Last Saturday’s victory by St. Flannan’s over St. Kieran’s was “as good a win as Flannans have ever had” according to team coach Brendan Bugler.
*Jarlath Collins claims the sliotar from the sky. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill. Mighty mighty Flannans, the chant of the Clare school’s fans accurately sums up the Harty cup champions performance in this cracking All-Ireland PPS senior A quarter final tie at Mallow.
*Conner Hegarty in full flight. Photograph: Gerard O’Neill When Conner Hegarty walked the hallways of St Flannan’s College as a first-year student, winning a Harty Cup medal was a dream, on Sunday it became a reality.