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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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The junior B hurling final of 1947 recalled

AN old hurling team photograph in last week’s Clare Champion provoked huge interest and many correctly identified the team as the Spancilhill side that lost to Liscullane in the 1947 junior B final.

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Ennis U-19s prepare to tackle replay

Ennis  10   St Mary’s  10 ENNIS and St Mary’s will replay their U-19 tie this Sunday after they played out a 10-10 draw at the Showgrounds last week.

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Top golfers confirmed for July tournament at Adare

JIM Furyk, the world’s number six ranked golfer and winner of the Chevron World Challenge earlier this month and triple Major champion Ernie Els have confirmed their participation in the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort on July 5 and 6.

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