Before even pucking a ball, the return of Aaron Cunningham to the Clare panel has provided a massive lift.
*Eileen McKee & Donna McGettigan. It was a night of mixed emotions for Donna McGettigan on Friday with only ratification the next step to her becoming a county councillor.
*Fearghal Lawlor. Photograph: Joe Buckley What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, three shuddering blows at different phases of his life certainly shook Fearghal Lawlor to the core but made him the man that he is today.
*Photograph: Shane Casey Four arrests have been made following the burning of five cars in Shannon over the Christmas period.
*Noeleen Moran. Photograph: Martin Connolly Noeleen Moran has confirmed she will not be seeking a nomination from Sinn Féin to contest the upcoming General Election.
Interviews for the appointment of a permanent GP in Newmarket-on-Fergus will be held over the next two to three weeks.
*Katie Lynn, Sophia & Bernie Regan. Photograph: BurrenEye Photography Tackling the rate of player drop-out in college is one of the most difficult issues facing Ladies Football, a long-serving administrator in the county believes and also warned that player collisions are “like mini car-crashes”.
*Social housing in Feakle. Up to 150 dwellings in six different parts of Clare are being investigated for ownership to determine future uses.
Uncertainty still surrounds the future of the Community Office in Shannon.
To bring more promotional benefits to the area the Mid-West region needs to be renamed the Shannon region, one councillor has stated.