*Niall Williams. Photograph: John Kelly Niall Williams’ reputation in Irish writing is most definitely on the ascent, living in West Clare for the past thirty four years, his texts are influenced by the place and its people.
*Éire Óg’s Dara Walsh will be facing off with Doonbeg in the last eight. Photograph: Mark Hayes Cratloe versus Ennistymon is the pick of the round following Monday evening’s draw for the Clare SFC quarter-finals.
Amalgamation Naomh Eoin/O’Currys will be exempt from relegation in the 2019 Clare SFC.
As the Dublin senior footballers continue their preparations for the All-Ireland senior football final against Kerry and the drive for five, they headed to West Clare to undergo a weekend training camp.
*Conor Cleary in Cusack Cup action. Photograph: Martin Connolly St Josephs Miltown begin the defence of the Jack Daly this weekend as the Clare senior football and intermediate championships commence.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare senior football manager Colm Collins is to take time out before deciding if he will seek to remain in charge for a seventh year.
Proud but disappointed was the emotion felt by Colm Collins as his Clare senior footballers bowed out of the All-Ireland SFC on Sunday.
*Colm Collins. Photograph: Martin Connolly No official attendance figure was given in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday as Clare knocked Westmeath out of the All-Ireland SFC, of the estimated 5,000 plus crowd the visitors certainly matched the hosts in the stands.
*Joseph Woulfe When it comes to being a county councillor, first-time local election candidate Joseph Woulfe insisted it’s people skills not political experience that is required.
*Eimear Consdine. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/INPHO As a full-time secondary school teacher and Irish international, time is certainly of the essence for Eimear Considine, her colleagues have remarked she has “two different lives” and since concentrating on rugby a new chapter began in her action-packed sporting career.