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Clare darts team on target

CLARE darts received another timely boost last week when the county side captured the National shield title at the West County hotel. Pipped by a single point in their group for championship honours, had beaten Meath, Cork, Louth and Roscommon but lost narrowly to Waterford In the shield they defeated Kilkenny, Tipperary and Mayo to set up a final meeting with Waterford and this time Clare were the victors. The County’s B team suffered defeat in the Provincial final. In the past twelve months, the A team has reached the semi-finals of the West Coast and Cork tournaments. On their way to the title Eoin Lahiff (Kilrush) checked out on 167, James Youdell (Ennistymon) checked out on 134, Adrian Ford (Ennis) had a 154 checkout and Brendan Casey (Kilrush) had a 114 checkout. Brendan will be a member of the Irish team in the European youths cup in Austria on July 1 next. The members of the Clare A team which …

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David Fitzgerald, Clare manager celebrates with Saoirse Bulfin following the All-Ireland senior hurling final replay against Cork at Croke Park. Photograph by John Kelly.

Fitzy praises Clare character

  WHILE the Banner’s tactics have drawn a share of criticism over the last two years Davy Fitzgerald has been vindicated now yet when he spoke to the media on Saturday evening he strove to keep the focus on the players. He said he was particularly pleased with the spirit shown when it looked like they had squandered a significant first half lead. “We played probably the best 20 minutes I’ve ever seen at the start, we were on fire. Naturally you’re not going to keep going at that pace. The biggest test of a Clare team I’ve ever seen was when they brought it back to zero again. Everything was going against us, but it’s not down to anyone else, these boys have incredible resilience. It didn’t come from anyone training them, it comes from themselves, they are good kids, they are honest kids, they never give up. They are fellas who mind themselves unbelievably and I think it …

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