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100 years since Clare footballer killed in cold blood

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Tuesday marks 100 years since a Clare footballer was shot and killed, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Patrick Hennessey, along with John (Jack) O’Loughlin and Thomas O’Leary, were killed by the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) at Canada Cross, Miltown Malbay on April 14 1920. Eight people, including two school …

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Watch: 20 years ago Martin Daly produced the spectacular

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CLARE Echo columnist Martin Daly is a known businessman, football coach and analyst these days but not that long ago he was one of the best footballers in the country. The Lisseycasey man often converted the spectacular and is best remembered for his heroics in the 1992 Munster final against Kerry and against Cork in …

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Division 1 is realistic aim for Clare says Martin Daly

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*Conall O hAinifein shrugs off the challenge of Cork’s full back Kevin Flahive.       Photograph: Martin Connolly THE microscope rightly falls on Cork this week as pundits examine the Rebel footballers’ downfall after they were thumped at Cusack Park on Sunday. Cork’s collapse seems to be happening in slow motion, not unlike Clare’s rise …

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Miltown are favourites but Ennistymon are full of surprises

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Clare SFC final preview Ennistmon vs Miltown Malbay Sunday, 3.30pm, Cusack Park By Martin Daly MY INTRODUCTION to intercounty football happened at breakneck speed. A call from the Clare football set-up at 19 years of age was followed by a journey to the Munster final in 1992 where we famously beat Kerry at the Gaelic …

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