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Sparrow waits in the wings

GER ‘Sparrow’ O’Loughlin has declined to make any official comment about his imminent appointment as Clare senior hurling manager until he is ratified as the team boss at convention.

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Butterfield Cup returns after 43 years

CLARE won the Butterfield Cup (Munster’s premier inter-county badminton event) last Sunday in Roscrea for the first time in 43 years.

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Clare girls celebrate All-Ireland success

CURRENT Wicklow and former Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer presented the Clare lady footballers with their All-Ireland intermediate medals at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point last Friday night.

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O’Halloran optimistic for the future of GAA

THE decision of a small number of clubs to deny their players the opportunity to wear the county jersey was “regrettable” and “let down their club and their county”, Bord na nÓg chairman Seán O’Halloran told delegates attending the annual convention.

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Kilmihil honour heroes of 1959

The surviving members of the 1959 Cusack Cup-winning team were honoured by Kilmihil GAA at a function in the Fiddle Head last Friday night.

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Council is asked to keep its field promise

In her address to delegates at the camogie convention last week, Orla Considine called on the council to uphold the promise made to Clare camogie 20 years ago to provide a playing field at Doora.

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Proposals merit some detailed examination

Lowering the Blade THIS week’s call by GAA county secretary Pat Fitzgerald to have the number of senior teams in Clare cut down is sure to lead to heated debate across the county.

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Point-to-point award for Derek O’Connor

THE prowess of champion jockey Derek O’Connor was further recognised when the Tubber rider received the 2009 point-to-point award at the annual Horse Racing Ireland awards ceremony held at Leopardstown Racecourse last Monday.

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