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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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Hickey equalises forClare

Desmond League 1  Clare League 1 STEPHEN Hickey earned Clare a share of the spoils in this Oscar Traynor first-round tie at Askeaton when he struck for the equalising goal in the final minute of the game.

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Hermitage hammer home victory

Hermitage A 6  Corofin A 2 HERMITAGE were convincing winners over Corofin A in this first-division league tie on Sunday. The winners led 3-0 at half-time and went on to retain the upperhand in the second half.

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Hassett celebrates first win

REGISTERING a first winner is always a moment to savour for any trainer and Garrett Hassett from Quin reached that notable milestone recently when sending out Miyajima to land the winners of two contests at the Westmeath Foxhounds point-to-point at Castletown-Geoghegan.

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Jobless footballers to hit the road?

Although an exact percentage has not been established, in the region of 20% of the footballers who will represent Kilmurry-Ibrickane and Kilkee will have no job to go to next week, once the 2009 county final has been played. In fact, Kilmurry club chairman Gerard Talty told The Clare Champion that up to one in three of the Kilmurry panel are unemployed, while Kilkee club chairman Donal Hayes feels that many Kilkee players who work in the construction industry may emigrate once the football season concludes.

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Well-deserved victory for Clonlara

Clonlara 1-22  Clooney-Quin 3-10 A marvellous display of point scoring from Donal Madden, John Conlon, Darach Honan and Nicky O’Connell inspired champions Clonlara to this well-deserved victory over Clooney-Quin in the quarter-final of the Clare Senior Hurling Championship at Cusack Park on Sunday.

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Sparkling debut for Keane as Kilmaley advance

Kilmaley 1-17  Inagh-Kilnamona 2-11THE switch of Diarmuid McMahon to midfield and the introduction of 17-year-old Dara Keane to the attack helped Kilmaley to a merited three-point win over their neighbours Inagh-Kilnamona in their senior hurling quarter-final at Cusack Park on Sunday.

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Newmarket step up a gear to come out on top

Newmarket 2-18  St Joseph’s 0-10 ST Joseph’s matched favourites Newmarket in the opening quarter of their senior hurling quarter-final on Saturday evening but after this the winners controlled the game and dominated throughout the field to run out worthy winners.

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