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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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Massive local entry to take part in competition

The Clare Motor Club has received a huge local entry, with a total of 34  crews taking part. Patrick Kelly and Martin Casey have entered the junior section along with nine other drivers, while the rest of the Clare crews are entered in the main field. Topping the Clare list is Ruan man Anthony O’Halloran, with Ennis’s Charlie McEnery calling the notes in their Mitsubishi Evo 9.

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Everything geared up for a successful Clare Stages Rally

FINAL preparations were put in place earlier this week for this Sunday’s Auburn Lodge Clare Stages Rally. Drivers and navigators will arrive on Saturday morning at rally headquarters, the Auburn Lodge Hotel, where they will sign on, get their road books and pace notes and will then be allowed a maximum of three passes over the stages at normal road speed, where they make or check their pace notes.

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All-Ireland handball champions

There was further success for Clare handball last weekend when two All-Ireland 60 x 30 titles and a runners-up award were captured in Roscommon.

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