*Penalties could determine if Conor McGrath & Cratloe get past Clonlara this weekend. Photograph: Mark Hayes Teams competing in the quarter-finals of the Clare SHC and IHC this weekend may be dumped out of the respective competitions on penalties.
*Love Island winner, Greg O’Shea with Daithí Barron from Shannon at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Love Island winner, Greg O’Shea received a hero’s welcome when he landed at Shannon Airport on Wednesday morning.
Boris Johnson would be “most welcome” to visit Co Clare if he wished to explore his ancestry roots to Bunratty.
*Drag Queen, Noah Monet. Clare will host a Pride festival in the future but homosexual residents of the county continue to keep their sexual orientation “hidden” according to one Ennis drag queen who insisted there is a less of a stigma attached to being gay in Ireland.
Missing Clare woman Shauna O’Donnell has been found “alive and well” in Dublin according to her parents.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.
Further frustration has been voiced with the current health offering for Ireland’s population in the Mid-West.
Patients are being advised to avoid presenting themselves to the emergency department of University Hospital Limerick unless “absolutely necessary”.
*Cathal and Maeve Crowe with their children, Charlie, Eve and Sam. Photograph: Eamon Ward Helping to foster a more ‘inclusive Clare’ is the goal for Cathal Crowe during his time as Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council.
*Clare’s Killian O’Connor struggles to make inroads against Limerick. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s minor hurlers are keen to get the opportunity to play in Croke Park and must overcome Kilkenny this weekend to sustain such ambitions.