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Extra time goal gives ’Bridge U-16A title

CLARECASTLE was the venue for two highly entertaining matches in The Clare Champion U-16 camogie championship on Saturday last. Extra time was required to decide the destination of the A title which Sixmilebridge won by the narrowest of margins while Ballyea were crowned U-16 B champions with victory over Kilkishen.

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Final should be a repeat performance for Clonlara

THE progress of South East Clare neighbours Clonlara (holders) and Cratloe to this year’s senior championship final indicates how much the balance of power in Clare hurling has switched. A new order has replaced the clubs with a long pedigree in Clare hurling lore.Following their intermediate victory in 2007, Clonlara created a number of shocks on their way to senior success last season and they quickly confirmed that their championship win wasn’t a fluke when they added the Clare Champion Cup to their trophy cabinet.There were still some who doubted their credentials this year but they have answered all in no uncertain manner in progressing to the finals of both the championship and league for a second season.Cratloe, it has to be said, have been knocking on the door in recent years. They were unlucky to lose out by a point to Newmarket in the quarter-final last season and that result probably drove them on this season.Many doubted that they …

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