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Two Clare nominees for All-Stars

Two Clare players are among the 45 nominees from which the camogie All-Stars team will be chosen in the coming weeks.

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Murphy points the way for Cratloe

Cratloe 0-7  Corofin 0-6 PERHAPS the debate at the Cratloe GAA Club AGM last year, which centred on whether the club should continue playing football seriously or not, motivated those whose first sport is the big ball one.

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Kilmihil climbing football ladder

Kilmihil 0-7  Ennistymon 0-4 Kilmihil were crowned Clare senior B football champions for the first time when they proved too strong for Ennistymon in a most disappointing contest at Cusack Park on Sunday.

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Clooney-Quin and Kilfenora to contest junior A football final

Clooney Quin 1-9  Naomh Eoin 0-11 CLOONEY-Quin and Kilfenora will contest the final of the junior A football championship following their semi-final victories on Saturday.

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Whitegate and Feakle iinto intermediate decider

Whitegate 1-12  Killanena 1-10 WHITEGATE and Feakle will contest the final of the intermediate hurling championship but both Killanena and Ruan have reason to rue missed opportunities this week as they come to terms with their defeats in last Saturday’s semi-finals. A draw would probably have been the fairest result in each case, as both losing teams certainly had chances in the second half of their games that they failed to convert.After a bad start to the season, which saw them suffer a number of heavy defeats, Feakle managed to regroup and they have improved with each outing.Whitegate were shortlisted for success from the beginning but a shock first-round loss to Ennistymon forced many to review their prediction. That result also made the East Clare side sit up and take notice and since then they have been quite impressive.Without question, they received their stiffest test of the campaign at Shannon on Saturday and they will be the first to admit …

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More underage silverware for the Bridge

Sixmilebridge may have retained their U-15 county title at Newmarket on Saturday but they did it the hard way.Following an authoritative first-half performance, which saw them fashion a 3-9 to 2-2 lead, Sixmilebridge created four clear-cut goal chances in the third quarter and the opportunity to kill off the game.None were taken, with Paul Finnan and Stephen Mulready hitting efforts into the side netting. The misses almost became costly as Clarecastle, who wrestled the initiative in the final quarter, pressed strongly. Their courageous performance had the ’Bridge on the back-foot and clinging on for dear life but their insistence in going for goals instead of picking off their points was probably unwise.Sixmilebridge were quickest to settle and with Brian Corry causing problems in abundance for the Clarecastle rearguard with his searing pace, it was he who grabbed the opening goal when capitalising on a defensive mistake. He also chipped in with two points for good measure.Jamie Shanahan, at the head …

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Camogie board sanctions new managements

THE October meeting of the Clare Camogie Board ratified the appointment of a number of inter-county managements for 2010.

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Shannon Gaels retain senior status

Shannon Gaels 1-7  Ballyvaughan 0-6 THEIR first-half performance, following which they led 1-5 to 0-2 at half-time, helped Shannon Gaels to secure their senior status for 2010 in Miltown last Sunday.

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