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Rosie is relishing role of underdog

KILMIHIL Ladies Football Club secretary Rosie Currane has plenty to think about this week. Wing-back on the Kilmihil team preparing for Saturday’s county final against champions Banner Ladies, Rosie has to plot how she is going to stop the likes of Louise Henchy or Naoimi Carroll from decisively influencing the game.

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Patrick to wear the green and gold in Russia

A THIRTEEN-year-old Shannon schoolboy is set to follow in his brothers’ footsteps.

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McGuane appointed deputy chief executive at Munster Council

FORMER Cooraclare and Clare footballer Enda McGuane is the new deputy chief executive officer/assistant secretary of the Munster GAA Council. His appointment was ratified at a meeting of the council in Áras Mumhan last week. McGuane took up his new job on Monday last.

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’Bridge and Kilmaley reach minor A final

SIXMILEBRIDGE and Kilmaley will contest the minor A hurling championship final following their victories over Clarecastle and Newmarket respectively last Saturday.Beaten finalists last year when they lost out to Inagh-Kilnamona, the ’Bridge have battled back impressively and will go into the final as favourites.  The sides clashed in the early rounds of the championship, when a draw resulted, so another close contest is expected.

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Banner breeze past West Clare Gaels

Banner Ladies 4-12   West Clare Gaels 2-8 West Clare Gaels will reflect on their first half display as being a deciding moment in their 2009 campaign. They only led by a point at half time, having played with the strong wind in the opening 30 minutes.

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Late scores secure final place for Kilmihil

Kilmihil 2-8   Fergus Rovers 1-4 Although Kilmihil wouldn’t have concurred, they entered last Sunday’s Clare ladies senior football semi-final expected to secure a place in the county final. Eventually they did but not before Fergus Rovers almost caught their neighbours on the hop.

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Clondegad manage to hold on

Clondegad 2-6 Kildysart-Coolmeen 1-7 NINE points ahead at halftime, 2-5 to 0-2, Clondegad almost capitulated thereafter before eventually clinching the 2009 U-21B title.They were definitely the better team but that fact didn’t appear to infuse them with a ruthless match-winning ethos. They were left hanging on when the result should have been beyond doubt.Some credit must be given to Kildysart-Coolmeen, who could have dropped the head at the interval. Instead, aided by the breeze and the incline in Cooraclare, they made a match of it. The quality and speed of football wasn’t very high but for a few minutes towards the end, an element of excitement was palpable as the amalgamation closed in on their estuary neighbours.

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Kilmurry-Ibrickane retain O’Gorman Cup

KILMURRY-Ibrickane held on to the O’Gorman Cup when they proved too strong for their rivals Doonbeg at Cooraclare on Saturday evening. Goals either side of halftime from Mark McCarthy turned this game in their favour to leave little doubt about the outcome.

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