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Disappointing end to Ballyea’s All-Ireland campaign

Cuala 2-19 Ballyea 1-10 A magnificent season for Ballyea ended in disappointment at Croke Park this afternoon when they were outplayed by their Dublin counterparts,Cuala in the All-Ireland senior club hurling final. The Claremen can have few arguments with the outcome as Cuala dominated in all the key areas and were full value for their victory in a tie in which Ballyea’s key players failed to dominate as they had done in previous rounds. Credit must go to the new All-Ireland champions for the manner in which they nullified Ballyea’s star man Tony Kelly in particular and also in the way they didn’t allow Niall Deasy to have as big a influence as Ballyea fans had hoped for At the end of a low scoring first quarter the winners led by the odd point in three but then a slip up by the Clare side’s defence led to the opening for Colm Cr0nin to strike for the game’s first goal …

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All-Ireland Club Final Live Blog & Photos

Peter O’Connell in Croke Park RESULT: Cuala 2-19 Ballyea 1-10. Cuala are 2017 All-Ireland club hurling champions. They were sharper and took their chances. Darragh O’Connell and David Treacy were outstanding. Ballyea gave it their last drop but the fluency just wasn’t there today. They represented Clare superbly though in Munster and in the All-Ireland series. 58 mins: Darragh O’Connell with Cualas 16th point. Mark Schutte adds to it. Cuala 2-17 Ballyea 1-10 54 mins: Jake Malone plants a Cuala goal. Cuala 2-15 Ballyea 1-10. Cuala have one hand on Tommy Moore. 53: Darragh O’Connell replies with a Cuala point. Five in it. There’s still time if Ballyea can lift it. Cuala 1-15 Ballyea 1-10 50 mins: GOAL. Niall Deasy buries it for Ballyea. Cuala 1-14 Ballyea 1-10. Four point game. 49 mins: Deasy and Treacy trade pointed frees. Cuala 1-13 Ballyea 0-10. Ballyea need a goal. 47 mins: Deasy with his fifth free. A six point game now. Maybe …

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Hurlers in hospital

TWO club hurlers remain in hospital this week following injuries sustained in matches on Sunday. Kilmaley’s Diarmuid McMahon is in hospital in Galway, having suffered a serious head injury while playing for his club in a challenge game against Ardrahan. The principal teacher at Stonehall National School in Newmarket-on-Fergus, Diarmuid has been a key figure in Kilmaley’s senior team for more than a decade. Speaking on behalf of the club, secretary Patrick O’Malley wished Diarmuid “a speedy and full recovery”. Teenager James McMahon, meanwhile, was also removed to hospital in Limerick, after helping Newmarket to victory over Sixmilebridge in the U-21 A championship quarter-final at Gurteen. A student at St Caimin’s in Shannon, James is understood to have picked up an injury midway through the first half but played on until near the end of normal time. “It’s unfortunate that James picked up this injury and, on behalf of the club, I wish him well and we hope to see …

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GAA championship draws

The draw for the intermediate and junior A hurling and the junior A football championships was made at the March meeting of Clare GAA which took place this Tuesday evening at the Woodstock hotel. Kilmaley who were relegatedfrom senior at the end of last year will meet their neighbours and arch rivals Inagh-Kilnamona in a first round tie. Last year’s beaatenfinalists Broadford will face Sixmilebridge 1 while Sixmilebridge 2 will be up against Parteen. The details are Intermediate hurling; Clonlara v Clarecastle; Ruan v Cratloe; Corofin v Killanena; Inagh-Kilnamona v Kilmaley; Tubber v Scariff; Smith O’Briens v Newmarket; Broadford v Sixmilebridge 1; Sixmilebridge 2 v Parteen Junior A hurling Group 1; Broadford, Ennistymon, Clooney-Quin, St. Josephs, Kilmaley; Group 2; Crusheen, Meelick, Ballyea, Eire Og Group 3; Wolfe Tones, Ogonnelloe, O’Callaghans Mills, Bodyke Junior A football Group 1; Cratloe, Killimer, Clooney-Quin, Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Moy Group 2; Naomh Eoin, Cooraclare, Ballyvaughan, Ennistymon; Group 3; Wolfe Tones,Eire Og, Miltown, Lissycasey; Group 4; Kilrush, Michael …

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Ahead of Friday’s All-Ireland final, Ballyea’s Jack Browne tells all

Name: Jack Browne Age: 23 Occupation: Teacher Favourite hurler: Seanie McMahon Favourite food: Chocolate Favourite song: Dynamite Who is the best singer on the panel? Gudgy O’Connell Who thinks they can sing but can’t? Joe Neylon Who is the best craic on a night out? James Murphy Who always wants to go home early? Redgy O’Connor Other sporting interests? Greyhounds You may not know this about me but I …… am a natural forward

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Flanagan spills beans on Ballyea colleagues

AHEAD of Friday’s All-Ireland club final in Croke Park, Ballyea defender Paul Flanagan reveals some of his and his team-mates most closely guarded secrets. Name: Paul Flanagan Age: 24 Occupation: Teacher Favourite hurler: Redgy O’Connor Favourite food: Lasagne Favourite music: Anything by Ed Sheeran Who is the best singer on the panel? Pearse Lillis – ‘The Chapel Gates.’ Who thinks they can sing but can’t? Jack Browne Who is the best craic on a night out? Pat Joe ‘the hatchet’ Connolly Who always wants to go home early? Joe Neylon Other sporting interests?Anything that’s on including rugby, athletics and golf. You may not know this about me but I …… attended the World Rugby Cup final! By Peter O’Connell

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Strong finish steers Clare to victory

Clare 0-20 Dublin 1-15 Clare’s hopes of playing in the league quarter final and avoiding the relegation play off received a boost with this hard earned two point win over Dublin at Cusack park this afternoon. Played before an attendance of 4,370, the home side finished strongly to record their second win of the campaign, a result which puts them in a quarter final position with one game to play. This was a tie which could have gone either way but Clare simply refused to concede and put in a strong finish to emerge with victory. Despite playing against a fresh wind, Clare started well and went 0-5 to 0-3 in front after fifteen minutes. Dublin struck for the game’s only goal midway through the opening half, Ryan O’Dwyer getting the vital touch to find the net and from here to half time they had the better of matters and had a five point lead, 1-10 to 0-8, when the …

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David McInerney returns to Clare team

Tulla’s David McInerney has been named in the Clare team for the first time since last summer’s championship for tomorrow’s league clash with Dublin at Cusack Park. The 2013 All-Ireland medal winner comes in at corner back for the injured Oisin O’Brien in what is one of three changes in personnell from the side which went down to Tipperary last week. The other changes are in attack where Ian Galvin, following an impressive showing when introduced at Semple stadium and Peter Duggan are named in the corner forward positions in place of Aaron Cunningham and Cathal McInerney, both of whom are included in the substitutes. The game throws in at 2p.m. And will be broadcast live on TG4. The team is Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); David McInerney (Tulla), Cian Dillon (Crusheen) Captain, Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge); Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Conor Cleary (Miltown St. Josephs), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge), Podge Collins (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara);nIan …

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