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A fair result for East Clare rivals

Broadford 1-12  Cratloe 0-15THE decision of match official Tom Stackpool to award Cratloe a free and, more particularly, to allow play continue after Damian Browne’s effort dropped short, will be a talking point amongst all in Broadford hurling for some time to come.

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Clinical Clooney-Quin crush Broadford

Clooney-Quin 4-13  Broadford 0-4 BROADFORD donated the Glenomra Shield for the first Clare senior camogie B championship but they never looked to be capable of bringing it back home after this one-sided final.

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Dour battle returns title to Kilmaley

Kilmaley 0-7  Sixmilebridge 0-5 THIS was a camogie decider that will be forgotten by purists, aside from jubilant Kilmaley supporters who are this week celebrating their first back-to-back crown. It is just as well the Clare camogie roll of honour doesn’t include an account of the quality of finals because this senior A final in Clarecastle on Saturday afternoon never lived up to pre-match expectations.But that will not unduly bother the Kilmaley management or camogie players who have achieved their objective by retaining the title they captured for the first time last year with this hard-earned two point victory.Critics may argue the reigning champions should have been far more impressive against a young and inexperienced Sixmilebridge team but ultimately it is the result that counts.This decider in Clarecastle on Saturday afternoon proved to be a tough, tense, dour low-scoring battle against two evenly-matched teams. The game never took off in terms of producing open fluent hurling because of the lack …

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Worth waiting a decade for a Tulla title

Tulla United A 5  Kilrush Rangers 3 (after extra time)TULLA United A captured their first piece of silverware at adult level in a decade when they overcame Kilrush Rangers in the first division league cup final at the county grounds in Doora on Sunday.

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O’Connell shines for Clonlara

Clonlara 2-17  Newmarket 1-15A contribution of 1-10 from Cathal O’Connell, the younger brother of senior club stars Ger and Nicky, helped Clonlara to victory over Newmarket in their U-16B hurling championship final at Sixmilebridge on Sunday.

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Thrilling final as ’Bridge take U-16 hurling title

Sixmilebridge 1-16  Ballyea 1-12 Sixmilebridge captured the U-16A hurling title when they overcame Ballyea in a thrilling contest at Newmarket on Saturday. The win means that the title has been won by the ’Bridge for a third year in succession.

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New model for GAA development in Ennis

A NEW model for the development of Gaelic games in Ennis could drive a wedge between existing clubs, Éire Óg and the Banner. The report recommends the aligning of schools to specific clubs, which has not been the case before.

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Player-of-the-year award for Honan

DARACH Honan is the first winner of the Bord Gáis Energy Breaking Through Player-of-the-Year award. The Clonlara clubman was picked from a shortlist that included his clubmate John Conlon and Newmarket’s Colin Ryan, along with Joe Canning (Galway) and Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and John Mulhall.

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