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Hermitage FC celebrates 50 years

HERMITAGE FC’s 50th anniversary celebrations will conclude next weekend with a dress dance at the West County Hotel on Saturday and a social gathering on Sunday.Various events have been held throughout what has been a very successful year for the club and these include a highly successful golf classic in April at Ennis Golf Club.John Delaney, chief executive officer of the FAI, will be one of the guests at this Saturday’s gala function, during which he will present the members of the A team with their first division league medals.When celebrating their 21st anniversary in 1981, the club also held a dress dance in the West County Hotel with ex-Limerick and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Kevin Fitzpatrick as guest of honour.This year, the committee including chairman Gerry Scanlon, Eddie Walsh, Mark and Joe Moloney, Joe Shannon, Jamie Kenneally, Keith Molloy, Fred Dinan, Frank Coote, Mickey Quinn and Sinéad Moloney have gone for the same format.One of the highlights of the …

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New Greyhound Stadium to open in October

After a few false starts, a number of disappointments and criticism from dog owners and trainers for the long delay, the new greyhound racing stadium for Limerick is well on the way.The new stadium, situated on a site at Greenpark off the Dock Road, will be opened to the public on October 8. The present stadium at the Markets Field will close on July 17 and in between that an the opening of the new stadium greyhound owners and trainers, who would normally race in Limerick, will be catered for by way of additional racing in Tralee and Galway stadiums.No doubt it will an occasion of going down memory lane when the Markets Fields closes its doors for the last race. Bord na gCon are making this a special occasion.Greyhound racing has been taking place at this venue since 1933 and over the years it has been the home for one of Ireland’s leading classics, the Irish St Leger.Historically the …

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Success at National Community Games

CLARE Community Games were represented by 177 children from all over the county in both sporting and cultural events at the national finals weekend  in Athlone IT.

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Munster medal haul for Ennis swimmers

THE Ennis Swimming and Lifesaving Club grade C swimmers enjoyed a successful outing in Nenagh recently in a Munster-graded gala.  This gala marked the end of  the swimming season and all the swimmers were determined to achieve personal best (pb) times. 

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Overall awards for Ennistymon and Annagh

THE Ennistymon/Liscannor, Miltown Malbay and Kilmurry Ibrickane parishes national schools sports day finals were held in blistering sunshine at the Lees Road last week.

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Volcanic victory for Staunton

Tubber trainer John Staunton broke new ground in his burgeoning career as a racehorse trainer when saddling his first winner on the racecourse as his Volcanic Rock landed a well-executed gamble at Cartmel in the UK last Saturday evening.

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Clare fall at first fence

Waterford  1-10   Clare  0-9 COULD have, should have but didn’t. With the Munster championship first round in the balance in Dungravan last Sunday, Clare wilted under the heat of the south-eastern sun.  

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Row erupts over player transfer

AS the finalists complete arrangements for the U-14A hurling final on Sunday evening, a row is raging over the decision of Bord na nÓg to allow the transfer of a player from O’Callaghan’s Mills to Kilmaley.

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