Home » Sports (page 662)

Sports

Champion’s captain shares elation

Elated was how Cratloe captain Barry Duggan felt shortly after accepting the Canon Hamilton Trophy from Clare GAA chairman Michael O’Neill.

Read More »

Chaplin: a legend is born

Sitting in the Cusack Park dugout for 46 minutes of Sunday’s county hurling final, Pádraig Chaplin, whose brother Seán played midfield, could never have envisaged how it would all pan out for either himself or Cratloe. Subs are invariably placed in a tricky position. They want their club to win but equally want to be out there helping them over the line. If Cratloe had won without his input, Pádraig Chaplin would have enjoyed that success but perhaps felt a smidgen removed from it had he not contributed in some way. With the game in injury time, Cratloe a point down and the ball at the far end of the field, Chaplin and Cratloe looked a beaten team. Inadvertently, however, Donal Madden’s attempt to find Tommy Lynch in space, with a pass from the Cratloe end line, 40-yards backwards, was intercepted by Seán Collins, who zipped the ball into Pádraig Chaplin. “It was to my bad side but I had …

Read More »

Óige Murphy singing in the rain

The contrast in climates couldn’t have been more marked but there was no doubt as to where Cratloe’s Óige Murphy preferred to be.There is no way that the Cratloe midfielder would have swapped the heat of last May 29 for the wind and rain of Cusack Park on November 21. That May evening, Newmarket beat Cratloe 2-11 to 0-9 in the group stage of the championship and it appeared a cast iron certainty that the South-East Clare senior hurling team was going nowhere. “It was a perfect day for hurling and we lost by eight points. After that I don’t think anyone thought we had it in us. But we picked it up with Fiach O’Loughlin coming on board, which was excellent help,” Murphy told The Clare Champion.  “We’ve been constantly going week in, week out and the momentum built up over the last few weeks has just been unbelievable. It has been a great last few weeks,” the dual …

Read More »

Youth is the secret of Cratloe’s success

Youth played a huge part in Cratloe’s historic Clare senior hurling championship success, according to team mentor Mike Deegan.

Read More »

Hurlers improve letter writing skills

COMMENT Having demonstrated conclusively that they are not great exponents of the game of hurling, the Clare hurlers next turned to attempting a player coup. Initially this didn’t go too well for them either.

Read More »

Liam McHale to link up with Clare footballers?

Former Mayo footballer Liam McHale will be part of Micheál McDermott’s proposed management team to take the helm of the Clare senior footballers.

Read More »

Clare ladies looking for a new boss

After four years guiding the Clare intermediate ladies football team, Ennistymon woman Deirdre Murphy has stepped down from her post.

Read More »

Foley adds junior B to European Cup medal

Prior to heading for Thomond Park and Munster’s Magners League game against Ulster, Anthony Foley (pictured) added a junior B Clare football championship medal to his 2006 European Cup medal and his 62 international caps.

Read More »