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Football quarter final pairings

Three quarter finals in the senior football championship will take place on Saturday week alng with the remaining round 3 game which is between Lissycasey and Ennistymon. The quarter final draw this evening produced some interesting pairings. West Clare neighbours Cooraclare and Miltown St. Josephs will play while title holders Kilmurry-Ibrickane will face Eire Og. Clondegad will take on Doonbeg while Cratloe await the winners of the Lissycasey v Ennistymon game. In the senior B semi-finals O’Curryts will take on the losers of the Lissycasey/Ennistymon tie while St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield will face Corofin

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One quarter final position to be filled

Seven of the eight senior football championship quarter finalists are now known following today’s action in round three of the race for the Jack Daly Cup. Prior to this afternoon’s games Cooraclare, Cratloe, and champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane had secured their passage to the last eight and they have now been joined by Clondegad who overcame Lissycasey in their second round replay at Cooraclare. Extra time was again required and with just four minutes remaining Paudge McMahon struck for a goal for Clondegad which sealed their passage. Lissycasey remain in the running for a last eight place and they will now meet Ennistymon in the remaining round three game. Doonbeg, Miltown and Eire Og all won their passage to the quarter finals this afternoon when they accounted for St. Jozephs, O’Currys and Corofin respectively. Doonbeg came from a point down at half time to win by six over their Doora-Barefield opponents (2-10 to 2-4). Eire og had five point sto spare over …

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Mouthwatering hurling pairings

Attendances at the quarter finals of the senior and intermediate hurling championships are expected to show a big increase after this evening’s draw threw up some very exciting pairings. Defending senior champions Ballyea will take on Newmarket while their predecessors Sixmilebridge have been paired with their neighbours and great rivals Cratloe. In the intermediate competition Kilmaley will face Sixmilebridge while the clash of East Clare neighbours Scariff and Smith O’Briens is sure to be a big attraction. The pairings are; Senior hurling; Sixmilebridge v Cratloe; Clonlara v Tulla; Newmarket v Ballyea; Eire Og v Clooney-Quin; Senior B hurling semi-finals; O’ Callaghans Mills vWhitegate; Inagh-Kilnamnona v St. Josephs Intermediate hurling; Kilmaley v Sixmilebridge; Parteen v Newmarket; Scariff v Smith O’Briens; Broadford v Tubber; Junior B hurling semi-finals; Whitegate or Newmarket v Feakle; Tubber v Inagh-Kilnamona

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Senior football draws

The draw for round 3 of the senior football championship together with the relegation play off from the senior grade were made on Monday night. Champions from two years ago, Miltown St. Josephs will face O’Currys while Doonbeg will take on St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield. Ennistymon await the losers of the Clondegad v Lissycasey replay while the remaining third round game will be a repeat of round 1 with Corofin playing Eire Og. As expected the replay between Clondegad and Lissycasey is set for Saturday week when they will return to Cooraclare for what promises to be another exciting contest. With the exception of the game involving Ennistymon and either Lissycasey or Clondegad, the matches will go ahead on Saturday week, September 2 The winners of those four fixtures will join Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Cratloe, Cooraclare and the winners of the Lissycasey/Clondegad replay in the quarter finals. Meanwhile, in the battle to avoid dropping down to intermediate St.Senans Kilkee will face Kilfenora while …

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McInerney sparkles in Cratloe’s big win

Dual player Cathal McInerney contributed 2-9 as Cratloe easily accounted for Eire Og in a senior football championship round 2 game at Shannon this afternoon. A winning margin of fifteen points didn’t appear likely in the opening quarter at the end of which the teams were level at 0-4 each having exchanged scores four times. In the final ten minutes of the half Cratloe scored 0-4 without reply to lead by four at the break and they went on to score five unanswered scores in the third quarter stretching their lead to nine points. Ten minutes from the end a foul on Podge Collins resulted in a penalty which McInerney converted and five minutes later he finished off a superb move for his second goal as Cratloe secured a quarter final spot on a final scoreline of 2-17 to 0-8. Title holders Kilmurry-Ibrickane justified favouritism when they proved too strong for O’Curry’s at Doonbeg where the final scoreline was 1-16 …

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Hurling pairings finalised

The draws for round 3 in the senior and intermediate hurling championships plus the relegation play offs in both grades were made this Monday evening and the games will take place on Saturday and Sunday week (August 26/27) as will the quarter finals in the junior B hurling championship, the draws for which were also made at a meeting in Clare GAA headquarters in Clareabbey. Defending senior hurling champions Ballyea will take on O’Callaghans Mills as eight teams battle it out for the remaining four quarter final places. Already through to the last eight are Sixmilebridge, Clonlara, Newmarket and Eire Og The pairings are; Senior Hurling; Whitegate v Clooney-Quin; Ballyea v O’C. Mills; St. Josephs v Cratloe; Inagh-Kilnamona v Tulla Senior relegation play off; Feakle v Wolfe Tones; Crusheen v Clarecastle Intermediate hurling; Corofin v Tubber; Smith O’Briens v Cratloe; Clarecastle v Newmarket; Ruan v Sixmilebridge 1. Intermediate relegation; Killanena v Inagh-Kilnamona; Clonlara v Sixmilebridge 2; Junior B hurling quarter …

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Duggan points the way for Clooney-Quin

There were a number of outstanding individual performances as key games were played in the Clare senior hurling championship this Saturday afternoon. Extra time was required as Clooney-Quin and Feakle battled to remain in the title race in Shannon where a tour de force from Peter Duggan who contributed 2-13 proved decisive in Clooney-Quin’s 2-22 to 2-14 victory over Feakle who now must focus on the battle to avoid relegation. The winners held a five point lead, 1-8 to 1-3, at the end of the opening half. Feakle had drawn level by the three quarter stage and led by three points as the game entered ‘injury time’. The game was in the third minute of ‘added time’ when Duggan found the net to level the tie for the fourth time. They went on to dominate the extra period. Cratloe and Crusheen were also battling to remain in the race when they clashed at Cusack Park and here a contribution of …

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Minor footballers make Dublin battle all the way

Dublin 2-11 Clare 0-10 Dublin justified favouritism when overcoming Clare in this All-Ireland minor football quarter final at O’Moore park in Portlaoise this Bank holiday Monday afternoon but the Leinster champions will be the first to admit that they were asked many questions by Clare. Indeed when Clare reflect on this, their sixth game in this season’s championship, they will wonder what the outcome might have been had Dublin not benefitted from two fortunate goals. Five minutes into the second half a speculative effort from Dublin centre forward James Doran found its way to the net and it gave a huge lift to Dublin while it proved to be a huge blow to the Banner side Just a point separated the teams at the end of a low scoring first half with Dublin ahead on a score of 1-3 to 0-5. Clare could and should have been ahead based on the amount of possession they had enjoyed allied to the …

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