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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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Five gold medals for Clare athletes

Clare athletes won five gold medals at the Munster juvenile championships for U-9s to U-13s, which were held on Saturday and Sunday at the Nenagh Indoor Arena. Clare clubs had athletes in all age groups, with St John’s, Ennis Track, Marian, Kilmihil, St Cronan’s, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare and St Mary’s all well represented. Clare athletes took home a total of five gold, six silver and five bronze medals.

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Best swimmer award for Cahill

Bernard Cahill won the award for the best male swimmer of the championship at the Munster long course swimming championships, which were held recently at the University of Limerick Sports Arena. Twelve clubs took part in the two-day event, which saw the Ennis Swimming and Lifesaving Club being well represented, with a total of 39 swimmers achieving the qualifying times to participate in the event.

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John Moroney remembered

THE popularity of the late John Moroney, an outstanding Ruan and Clare hurler, was evident in his native parish on Saturday last when many of the game’s leading lights from past and present turned out for the unveiling of a plaque to his memory.Welcoming the attendance, Ruan club chairman Fintan Cotter said, “The unveiling of this commemorative plaque will be a fitting testimony to his great sporting contribution to Ruan and Clare and that his hurling deeds and enrichment of our parish life will always be recalled by this and succeeding generations”.The specially commissioned plaque which is on the wall of the clubhouse, was unveiled by former Tipperary All-Ireland winning star Len Gaynor and recently appointed Clare senior manager Ger O’Loughlin. John Moroney played at all levels for Clare having shot to prominence at underage level with his club and with St Flannan’s College, with whom he won Harty Cup and All-Ireland honours in 1979. He made his National League …

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