Normal service was resumed on Sunday evening in a Banner Ladies backlash that sent reverberations around the county and beyond following a commanding final victory over West Clare Gaels in Shanahan McNamara Park in Doonbeg.
It’s as you were for a new decade, just as it was in 2010 at the same venue when familiar foes Banner Ladies and West Clare Gaels locked horns.
Louise Henchy is one of nine players who were in the Banner ladies panel which won the Clare senior ladies title for the first time in 2008.
For West Clare captain Caoimhe Harvey, her three sisters Ciara, Shanua and Grainne and the rest of the panel Sunday’s Clare ladies football final will be an emotional occasion.
Just as West Clare manager Michael Carmody’s name is synonymous in football circles in the West Clare penninsula, so is the name of Banner Ladies manager J.J. O’Dea throughout North Clare.
West Clare Gaels recorded a five point win on Monday evening as they accounted for the challenge of Cooraclare to advance to the senior ladies football final.
Champions Kilmihil were rocked on Monday evening in round 2 of the Clare ladies senior football championship when they were defeated by their neighbours Cooraclare who were making their first appearance in the competition for 2020.
The race for the Clare senior ladies football championship got underway on Monday evening when the title holders Kilmihil made a winning start to their campaign.
In a first for Ladies Football in Clare, Monday night championship action begins this week with the start of the senior campaign.
Dates have been set for the start of club ladies football championships in Clare with the draws already made.