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Cormac fires Clare into history books

Two points from two shots on goal – not a bad return for Clare midfielder Cormac O’Donovan. Throw in the fact that the second of the Clonara man’s points won Clare’s first ever All-Ireland U-21 hurling title and the significance of his perfect record zooms up the scale.

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Banner ladies beat Kilmihil

Banner Ladies 4-10  Kilmihil 2-7 A GAME Kilmihil side couldn’t make home advantage count last Saturday evening as the Banner ladies retained their title in scorching conditions. They were made work hard for it, but the Banner were the better side and had a bit more balance, along with a few really dangerous forwards. In one sense, their victory is even more impressive when one takes into account that they played most of the second half with 14, as Michelle Delaney was first sin binned and then red-carded within three minutes of returning.

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Cooraclare tear away from Miltown

Cooraclare 4-13  Miltown 1-4 THE second half of the senior B final turned into a rout on Saturday, with Cooraclare scoring 10 times and Miltown raising just one flag. While Cooraclare supporters wouldn’t have expected it to become so one-sided, at half-time their side already looked the superior outfit as they were more composed in possession and had more incisive forwards.

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On-form Kilmurry ease past O’Curry’s

Kilmurry-Ibrickane 2-14  O’Curry’s 0-7 Following a leaden performance against Ennistymon in their final group match, Kilmurry Ibrickane needed a test of their resolve. They’ll have to see what the Cooraclare v Doonbeg replay winners have to offer before being hit with a real championship challenge.

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Kilrush set up Seasider semi

Kilrush 1-8  St Joseph’s 0-6 Although they still have plenty of scope for improvement, Kilrush have qualified for the semi-final of the Clare senior football championship for the first time since 2003. They will meet Kilkee on Saturday week for a place in next month’s county final. In normal circumstances a Kilrush v Kilkee tie has potential for plenty of incident but the fact that the clubs met in the 2003 decider adds further attraction to their impending meeting.

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St Senan’s just about deserve victory

St Senan’s 4-11  Wolfe Tones 3-7 THE final scoreline shows a margin of seven points in the first of the Clare senior football championship quarter-finals played last Saturday in brilliant sunshine. However, it is not an accurate reflection of what was a very closely contested tie at Hennessy Park in Miltown.

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Last-gasp draw a fair result

Cooraclare 2-6  Doonbeg 1-9 THERE was never any doubt that the meeting of these neighbouring rivals would provide plenty of excitement and so it proved at Quilty on Saturday evening. They produced a grandstand finish with first Cooraclare and then Doonbeg looking to have secured a place in the semi-final of the Clare Senior Championship.

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Primary schools GAA season launched

  The race for the various primary schools hurling, football, camogie and handball titles is about to commence and last week, the executive committee, based in the Holy Family senior school in Ennis, launched the 2009/2010 fixture schedule.A comprehensive booklet giving the fixtures for the different divisions has been published and sent out to all the schoolsIn charge of the different sections are:Girls’ football: Pat McNamara and John Corbett Knockanean NS.Boys’ football: Peadar McMahon, Barefield NS and Donal Ó hAiniféin, Gaelscoil Mhichíl CiosógCamogie: Michael Cummins and Chris Morley Clarecastle and Siobhán Marren, Ennis NS.Hurling: John O’Byrne St Conaire’s NS and Brian Torpey Tulla NS.Handball: Brian Torpey Tulla NS.The Clare Primary School Football Board consists of chairman, John Joe McMahon; secretary, Marueen O’Shea; treasurer, Phil Morgan and PRO, Michael O’Connor.The executive committee comprises Sean O’Neill, chairman; Margaret Cooney, vice-chairperson; Barbara Guilfoyle, secretary; Barbara Gill, assistant secretary; David McCormack, treasurer; Joe Ryan, assistant treasurer; Majella Lillis, PRO and Jillian Bridge, assistant PRO.Short …

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