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Newmarket Celtic chasing Munster Junior Cup

Newmarket Celtic go into Saturday evening’s Munster Junior Cup final knowing they have already beaten St Michael’s from Tipperary this season. In a hard-fought tie played at McDonough Park in mid-January, the Clare champions came from behind to win in a penalty shoot-out. That victory is sure to give them great confidence as they put the finishing touches to their plans for this Saturday’s clash. Mike O’Malley is unlikely to name his starting line-up until Friday evening but it is expected to be along similar lines to that which played back in January. “Thankfully, all of the lads involved with Clare came through without injury in the Oscar Traynor final and they are sure to be boosted by that result,” O’Malley said. Newmarket have put in a huge effort all season as they went in search of success in provincial and national competitions. They know their Tipperary opponents are one of the strongest junior sides in the game, a side …

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Newmarket beaten in Munster Champions Trophy final

Newmarket Celtic   1                     Janesboro FC   2   ON Sunday Janesboro came to Clare for the second time in a fortnight and just as at McDonagh Park on March 13 they recorded a narrow win over Newmarket . As was the case in that FAI Junior Cup quarter final there were one or two refereeing decisions that divided opinion, but in reality the Limerick side deserved to take the honours, creating more chances over the 90 minutes. Newmarket took the lead after a fine goal from the potent Eoin Hayes after 23 minutes. However 13 minutes later Shane Clarke put Janesboro back on terms with an absolutely outstanding free kick from well outside the box that arrowed into the top corner of the net, leaving Niall Quinn no chance at all. Aled Harken had the winner in the 57th minute, his well struck effort from outside the box flying into the bottom corner of the net. For much of the second …

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