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Exciting pairings in U-21 hurling draw

THE draw for the U-21A hurling championship has thrown up a few exciting pairings. Title-holders Sixmilebridge will open the defence of the crown when they take on their neighbours and arch rivals Newmarket while memories of last year’s senior hurling final will be revived when Cratloe take on Clonlara in another first-round tie. The third first-round clash should also prove exciting with Clooney-Quin taking on Inagh-Kilnamona.

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Board ratifies fixtures plan

THE masters fixtures plan for 2010, as presented to Clare GAA delegates last week, was ratified at a special meeting of the board on Tuesday night.

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O’Connor shines at Belharbour

Derek O’Connor was the star performer at last Sunday’s County Clare hunt point-to-point at Belharbour, where the Tubber jockey thrilled his huge home following with a top-class display in the saddle that yielded four winners.

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Changes to Clare senior team in 2010

THE Clare senior camogie team has commenced preparations for the 2010 season under new manager Patsy Fahy, who is joined in the back room team by Tom Hogan (Kilmaley).

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Historic first-time final place for Ard Scoil Rís

OUTSTANDING performances by Cathal McInerney (Cratloe) and Martin Moroney (Parteen) inspired Ard Scoil Rís from Limerick to qualify for the Dr Harty Cup final for the first time in their history when they overcame St Caimin’s from Shannon at Meelick on Sunday.

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Heavy defeat for Clare ladies in opening league game

Armagh 2-14Clare 1-4 Clare got their Ladies’ National Football League Division 2 campaign off to a disappointing start when they suffered a heavy defeat to Armagh in Shannon on Sunday.

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Clooney-Quin celebrate success

Clooney-Quin GAA club celebrated a successful year when members gathered at the Clare Inn hotel on Friday night last.

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Thrilling battle for Ennis boxers

Much of the action in last week’s encounter between Ennis Boxing Club and arch-rivals Olympic BC from Galway centred on the two final contests of the evening, with the home side savouring a satisfactory 8-6 lead at this crucial juncture.

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