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Eco-Tourism bringing a new way of life to farming in The Burren

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Cathal O’Rourke is a fifth generation farmer in Tubber but he and his wife, Bronagh are bringing a whole new dimension to the almost 500 acres of land.

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‘We saw pain and hurt in that performance’ – O’Connor

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*Clare captain Patrick O’Connor. Photograph: Martin Connolly Two wins and two defeats is Clare’s record from the 2019 Munster SHC, the two losses being extremely one-sided contests, the aftermath of which resulting in “a tough few weeks” for all involved in the Banner setup and their families according to captain Patrick O’Connor.

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Captain O’Connor cherishes first round championship win

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*Patrick O’Connor holds off Tom Devine in the 2018 Munster championship. PHOTO: Martin Connolly In anticipation for Clare’s Munster SHC opener with Waterford, little adaptations were made to their training routine such as the layout of Cusack Park to properly prepare for the environment that would exist at Walsh Park.

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O’Loghlen ready to step up for North Clare

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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.

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Quakerstown Point to Point promises thrills and spills this Sunday

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At the Quakerstown Point To Point launch at the Inn At Dromoland is Aisling Wixted, Jennifer Lynch and Susanne O’Brien *Photo by Martin Connolly IN RECENT years, point to point has become the training ground for national hunt racing. One doesn’t have to look far for evidence of this, with our own Derek O’Connor a…

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Moloney still unhappy with Clare’s concession of frees

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*Gerry O’Connor, Gavin Keary & Donal Moloney. Photograph: Martin Connolly After the fourth round of games in the 2019 National Hurling League, Clare sit second from bottom in Division 1A, their concession of frees has been a problem throughout and Joint Manager Donal Moloney remains unhappy with it. Of the 5-80 conceded by the Banner…

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O’Connor thought Clare had secured the win

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There were ups and downs a plenty in Clare and Galway’s drawn All-Ireland SHC semi-final, the Tribesmen started the better but it looked like the Banner were rising at the right time and their captain Patrick O’Connor thought they had the game. Tubber’s O’Connor felt Aron Shanagher’s goal was going to be the turning point…

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O’Connor & Clare craving return to Croke Park

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A return to Croke Park is one Patrick O’Connor and his Clare teammates have been “craving”. “We’ve been craving getting back to Croke Park and we’ve come up short on a number of occasions and we’re back there now. Wexford were always going to get their purple patch on it, how we reacted would tell…

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‘If you had children you would want them to be like those lads’

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On Sunday, Patrick O’Connor will aim to become the first Clareman since Anthony Daly to lead his county to a Munster senior hurling championship, the prestige of being captain is not lost on the corner back. In June, the Banner side that won back to back League titles in 1977 and 1978 were honoured with…

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