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‘Butcher Travel’ prepares for take-off

Although known throughout the county from his years working in the meat business, his dart throwing and for his role as a Gaelic football umpire, Pat ‘Butcher’ McCarthy has now branched into the travel agency business.

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Manager award for McDermott

Clare football received a timely boost this week when Micheál McDermott was named as the Phillips manager of the month for December.

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Council reaffirms camogie pitch commitment

Clare county councillors have supported a call for an unequivocal commitment to make a pitch available for the sole use of the Clare Camogie Board.

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Munster award for Hickey

THE AIB Munster GAA Football Award was as tightly contested as ever, with Kilmurry defender Darren Hickey this week named as the Munster Club Championship player of the campaign.

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Tough quarter-finals ahead for Flannan’s and Caimin’s

THE senior hurlers and footballers of St Flannan’s College have been handed very difficult assignments in the quarter-finals of their respective provincial senior championships.

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AGM Round-up

A GREAT year was recalled at a well-attended annual general meeting of Whitegate GAA in the clubhouse last Friday night.

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Soccer fixtures cancelled…again

When the Clare soccer league published a full fixture schedule for last weekend, they knew there was little chance of getting the games played given the weather conditions.

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Golfers hoping to return to the greens

With improved weather conditions forecast, hopes are increasing that a return to sporting activity is not far away. The golf courses of the county have been closed for the past month, as first the severe floods and then the heavy frost and snow put paid to any hopes of playing.WoodstockWeather permitting, there will be an 18-hole singles Stableford competition at Woodstock this weekend.The first committee meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday next at 8pm. The elected officers for 2010 are: captain, John O’Connor; ex-officio captain, Tony Nugent; president, Jimmie Kelly; ex officio president, Danny Moran; secretary, James Meade; treasurer, Brian Aherne; handicap secretary, Eugene Quinn; competition secretary, Joe Kelly; committee, Kieran Cunnane, Seamus Kelly, Brian McElhinney and Cathal O’Loughlin. ShannonThe Shannon captains’, Joe Sheehan and Marie Hogan, drive-in to office was cancelled last week due to the inclement weather. A new date will be announced shortly.Weather permitting, there will be a men’s singles on Friday, Saturday and …

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