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Unsettled Clooney-Quin lose out in opening round

Castlegregory 1-16  Clooney Quin 0-4 CASTLEGREGORY justified favouritism when they accounted for Clooney-Quin in the opening round of the Munster Junior Football Championship last Sunday.

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Doonbeg named as European Golf Resort of the Year

DOONBEG Golf Links was this week named as the European Golf Resort of the Year for its exceptional contribution to the world of golf travel.

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Hurling stand-off still ongoing

THE latest in a series of meetings organised by Clare GAA chairman Michael O’Neill in an effort to resolve the stand-off between members of the senior hurling panel and team manager Mike McNamara was set to take place last night (Wednesday).

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Two-way contest for post of central council delegate

NOMINATIONS close this week for positions on the executive of Clare GAA for 2010 and, as previously revealed in The Clare Champion, there will be a contest for the position of central council delegate with both Ger Hickey (Feakle) and PJ McGuane (Cooraclare) nominated for the post.Clare has to elect a new delegate to the central body as Kilmihil’s Tom Downes has completed his term.

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Book on Kilkee’s sporting history to be launched

“A demanding but very rewarding project” is how committee chairman Ger Keane describes a book chronicling the history of the GAA and other sporting organisations in Kilkee. The book will be officially launched by GAA president Christy Cooney at the Kilkee Bay Hotel on Thursday, December 3.

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Kauto Star wins Betfair Chase in photo-finish

Dual Gold Cup winner Kauto Star confirmed his status as the outstanding chaser of his generation when coming out the right side of a very close finish to claim a thrilling Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.

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Silver medal for O’Donoghue

Amy O’Donoghue, Meelick, running in the Clare colours, won the silver medal in the girls’ U-16 race at the Athletics Association of Ireland Inter-counties Cross Country Championships and juvenile even ages, which were held at Kilbeggan race course.

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Coursing the winner at weather-beaten Killimer-Kilrush meeting

Coursing The fact that the Killimer-Kilrush coursing meeting survived the treacherous weather conditions last weekend was a credit to the great club members. A prolonged thunderstorm interrupted proceedings on Saturday and heavy showers, accompanied by strong winds, were the order of the day on Sunday but, overall, coursing was the winner on both days when the meeting lived up to expectations despite the unkindest of weather.

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