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.
Clare’s Junior camogie side got their 2020 All-Ireland campaign off to a winning start bridging a seven point deficit to win by eight points.
Rebecca O’Neill has been crowned as the 2020 Miss Clare.
As Clare mourns the loss of one of its greatest musicians in Chris Droney, The Clare Echo’s Páraic McMahon gets the views of other leading musicians and broadcasters in the county on the contribution made to our culture and society by the Bellharbour native.
1995 saw the people of Ireland narrowly vote to allow divorce following a referendum, a ban on the sale of Playboy in the country was lifted, the Prince of Wales visited Dublin for the first time but most significantly the Banner Roar founds its voice.
Six years separated Conor Clancy first taking on Offaly in an All-Ireland Final and the 1995 decider, how Clare prepared was crucial to reversing the outcome in his opinion.
Inagh-Kilnamona did finally justify their favourite’s tag to tee up a fifth senior camogie final meeting with Newmarket-on-Fergus in six years but only after a mammoth 80 minute battle with neighbours Kilmaley in Fr. McNamara Park on Saturday evening.
Familiarity certainly isn’t an issue according to Eoin Brennan as the McMahon Cup winners of the last decade Newmarket-on-Fergus (4), Inagh-Kilnamona (3), Kilmaley (2) and holders Scariff-Ogonnelloe contest Saturday’s Senior Camogie Championship Semi-Finals in Clare Headquarters.
Ballyea booked their spot in the last four of the Clare SHC following a hard-fought encounter with Kilmaley on Saturday evening.
The Clare Senior Hurling Championships could be completely behind closed doors for the very first time but that unprecedented outcome shouldn’t take from the quality and intensity of fare on offer writes Eoin Brennan who looks ahead to this weekend’s intriguing knock-out quartet of senior hurling championship matches.