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Considine Signs On For 2020 With Adelaide Crows In ALFW

Clare’s Ailish Considine has signed a new contract with the Adelaide Crows in the Women’s Australian Rules. The Kilmihil native put pen to paper on a deal to continue playing with the newly crowned champions for the 2020 campaign. Considine made an immediate impact in her first season down under as she scored four goals, including one in the final, as the Crows won the Grand Final. Flying for another year…2020✍🏻❤️💛💙#weflyasone#aflw #livingthedream @ Adelaide, South Australia https://t.co/jwtmOg5sBt — Ailish Considine (@Duckyc7) April 15, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js You can read our interview with Ailish after the Crows Grand Final success here

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Newmarket Celtic To Contest Unique Clare Cup Final

The Clare Cup is guaranteed to be staying with Newmarket Celtic for 2019, but it remains to be seen which side of the club will earn the bragging rights. It’s after the A and B sides both qualified for this year’s showpiece event, making it the first time the club will have both teams lining out on Clare soccer’s biggest day. The A team were first to seal their progress after overcoming a dogged challenge from Avenue United as they secured a 1-0 win. It came thanks to David Reidy’s goal early in the second-half, as his low ball from the right flank squirmed past Aidan Jordan on an evening that saw heavy rain fall throughout the contest. The B side were rampant in dispatching the challenge of Shannon Olympic as they ran out 7-3 winners. A brace from Ronan McCormack and one from Oisin Cavanagh were answered by Ray Quigley to see them lead 3-1 at the break. Four …

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Clare Cruise To Victory In Opening Round Of Munster MFC

Munster Minor Football Championship Phase One Round One: Clare 3-15 Limerick 0-10 A strong second quarter from Clare in which they hit 1-5 unanswered helped them overcome a stubborn Limerick challenge in the opening round of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship. Jamie Stack’s goal mid-way through the opening half kickstarted a period of dominance for Dermot Coughlan’s side, after a slow start to the game saw them trail by 0-5 to 0-2 early on. Barely a minute had elapsed when Dara Nagle found the angled run of Shane Meehan and the Clare captain was fouled on the 20 metre line close to the sideline. He dusted himself down to arrow over a free from the left hand side to open the scoring. The home side in Newcastlewest hit back with a fine score from midfielder Matthew Southgate to level proceedings with five minutes gone. The Clare defence were under plenty pressure early on and Limerick hit the front …

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Considine Taking Stock As Australian Dream Leads To AFLW Title

Crows are not always the most welcome sight in a rural place like West Clare, but Ailish Considine may just have changed all that. The Kilmihil native crowned an incredible journey by getting on the scoreboard as the Adelaide Crows emerged victorious in the Women’s Australian Grand Final last weekend, with Considine among the goalscorers in the 63-18 win over Carlton. It was not her first time to split the posts, with four goals to her name across a dream debut season. It has been a meteoric rise for the 26-year-old with her first taste of the sport coming when she joined up with the West Clare Waves, a women’s Australian Rules team which was set up and masterminded by fellow Kilmihil native Michael Currane. He had already built up a wealth of knowledge of the sport having spent time down under, and that experience would prove to be a crucial first step on the road to last weekend’s historic …

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Neither McIlroy absence or Blake’s Corner traffic will derail Irish Open-McGinley

THE substantial shadow of the man who is not there will not damage the Irish Open. That’s the firm view of host Paul McGinley but he admits that Rory McIlroy is a major loss from the field at Lahinch. “I’m still very disappointed. He’s one of the top players in the world, he’s Irish and he’s chosen this year to sit out the Irish Open, which is a huge disappointment for everyone; you’ve got to be honest and open about it. But, you know what, the Irish Open isn’t going to be defined by whether Rory McIlroy plays or not. The Irish Open has been in the schedule for a great number of years, with some great champions like Seve Ballesteros, Olazábal, Bernhard Langer; Rory’s won it himself. Players come and go, eras come and go but the Irish Open will always remain.” McIlroy’s reasoning that playing Lahinch would damage his chances at the British Open doesn’t hold water, McGinley …

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