*Conor Cleary. Photograph: Martin Connolly Sunday’s victory over Cork was Clare’s second of this year’s Munster campaign but for Conor Cleary it was his first taste of championship success in 2019.
Clare’s biggest security operation in fifteen years is underway following Donald Trump’s arrival into Shannon Airport yesterday.
*Trump International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Traffic restrictions are to be “kept to a minimum” for the three day visit of US President, Donald Trump to Co Clare.
*Joseph Woulfe. Photograph: Martin Connolly Joseph Woulfe’s first entry into politics caused quite the stir with the Quilty farmer coming 184 votes shy of causing the shock of the election.
*Rita Kierce at home in Kilnaboy. Photograph: Martin Connolly Few female Clare athletes have represented their country at the other side of the world, Rita Kierce is in the minority that have, she’s clocked up a lot of miles since doing so in March 1988 and has faced difficult races in her sporting and personal…
*Michael Hillery & Christy Curtin. Photograph: Eamon Ward An estimated €500,000 is required for an upgrade of the culvert and drainage in Miltown Malbay which intends to prevent future flooding in the area.
Coastal protection works at three locations in the county have remained on hold due to insufficient funding being provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW).
*The retiring five; Michael Hillery, Christy Curtin, James Breen, Richard Nagle, Tom McNamara. Photograph: Eamon Ward Five local representatives with a combined service of 130 years have this week attended their final meeting as elected members of Clare County Council.
*Eoin Cleary. Photograph: Martin Connolly Although successful in their first championship outing of the year, Eoin Cleary felt Clare’s one point win over Waterford in the Munster SFC was “more like a defeat”.
Politics and elections have always been in Martin O’Loghlen’s life but on May 24th it will be his name on the ballot paper instead of the many candidates he has helped get over the line.