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Husband and wife team in Ennis

FOR the first time in the history of the club, Ennis Golf Club is to have a husband and wife as captains in the same season.Mike and Phil Butler are the new vice-captains of the club, positions they will hold in 2010 and they will lead the club in 2011. Mike, a well-known traditional musician, has served on the committee in recent years and filled the role of club secretary. The announcement was made at a function in the club on Thursday evening last. The winners of the turkey fourball at Ennis on Sunday were Colm Daly and Damian Gilligan with 47-points. They had two to spare over Noel Kenny and Sean Rynne with third spot filled by Tom Glynn and Padraig McNicholas on 44-points. the same score was returned by Paschal Phelan and Jason Woods, who were in fourth spot. The Saturday scramble continues on while there will be another turkey fourball on Sunday. There will be a table …

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Poor finishing from St Senan’s hands victory to Kilfeakle

St Senan’s 5  Kilfeakle 13 ST Senan’s had a good opportunity to open the scoring in their junior rugby league game after two minutes when they were awarded a penalty on the Kilfeakle 22 metre line. While the kick was well struck, it was always wide of the target.

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The Listener takes easy victory at Down Royal

English raider The Listener ran out a facile winner of the Grade 1 Jnwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday. Ridden by Andrew McNamara, Nick Mitchell’s 7/1 shot had his task eased considerably when even-money favourite, Notre Pere, who was upsides the eventual winner at the time, crashed out at the fifth-last fence.

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Clare youths off to a winning start

Clare 3  Roscommon 1 CLARE youths got their inter-youths league campaign off to a great start on Saturday when they accounted for Roscommon in a tie played at McDonough Park in Newmarket.Three second-half goals helped Clare to this impressive result and they will travel to play Galway in a confident mood next week in round two of the competition. Galway were beaten finalists last year, losing out narrowly in the decider. Clare had the better of the first half exchanges, yet they found themselves in arrears at the break. In a rare attack, just on the stroke of half time, Roscommon scored having played against the wind.Playing with the aid of a strong wind in the first half, Clare found it difficult to control the ball and when they turned over to play against the elements, they were able to control matters much better. Early in the second half, they got back on terms when Avenue’s Graham Glynn punished a …

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Munster gold for the Clancys

THE Munster uneven ages U-9 to U-19 plus the intermediate cross-country championships were held at Tralee Racecourse on Sunday in blustery weather and heavy underfoot conditions.

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Ballyea GAA heats get underway in Galway

PREPERATIONS for the big benefit meeting in aid of Ballyea GAA Club in the Galway Greyhound Racing Stadium on  Friday, November 20, got underway at the College Road venue last Friday night.

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All parties to meet in hurling dispute

A RESOLUTON to the current stand-off between players and management in Clare hurling looked more hopeful this week when team captain Brian O’Connell told The Clare Champion that the players “have no problem in meeting with management and the county board”.The Wolfe Tones man was responding to the decision reached at the Clare County Board meeting this week, where delegates unanimously voiced their support for manager Mike McNamara, whom the players had voted no confidence in, a decision they communicated in writing to Tuesday’s meeting.“There is no breakdown in communication and we are working to resolve the situation,” according to O’Connell, confirming that the players will attend a meeting, which board chairman Michael O’Neill is due to call in the coming days.Following the meeting, the chairman expressed confidence that the matter will be resolved. “If I didn’t feel that there is a chance, I wouldn’t have undertaken it tonight. There is a strong chance of putting Clare hurling back where …

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Last minute goal makes history for Cratloe

Cratloe 3-5   Clonlara 1-9 THOSE who argue it’s not possible for a team with a large number of dual players to achieve success in hurling and football, will have to reconsider their view after Cratloe’s history-making success in the Clare senior hurling championship final on Sunday.

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