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Clare win but there is room for improvement

Clare 0-19 Limerick 0-15 Clare booked a place in the All-Ireland senior hurling quarter final when they overcame Limerick at Semple stadium in Thurles but there were a number of anxious monents before their place in the last six was confirmed. A strong second quarter proved decisive as they came from being three points in arrears to open a six point lead by half time. However, Limerick had the aid of the wind in the second half and the piled on the pressure and they had the margin back to three points three times in the last ten minutes. However, they could not get through for the goal they needed to have a chance of causing an upset. The exchanges in the opening quarter suggested that Limerick were going to make matters very difficult for their great rivals and neighbours Clare as they raced 0-4 to 0-1 clear after twelve minutes depite the fact that they were playing against the …

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Clare make a late change

Clare have announced one late change to the starting line up for today’s Allianz hurling league final replay with Waterford from the team named on Friday when an unchanged fifteen from that which started in last week’s drawn tie had been named. Eire Og’s Shane O’Donnell will now start in place of Peter Duggan and the 2013 All-Ireland hero has been named at full forward. Waterford named their team on Friday and that shows one change from the drawn tie with Tom Devine, an impressive second half substitute last week, starting in place of Colin Dunford. The Clare team is Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara), Pat O’Connor (Tubber), Cian Dillon (Crusheen) – Joint Captain; Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Conor Cleary (Miltown St.Josephs), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); David Reidy (Éire Óg), Colm Galvin (Clonlara); Darach Honan (Clonlara), Tony Kelly (Ballyea) – Joint Captain, Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones); Podge Collins (Cratloe), Shane O’Donnell (Eire Og), Conor McGrath (Cratloe) By Seamus Hayes

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Share of the spoils a fair result

Clare 0-22 Waterford 0-22 (After extra time) In the lead up to this Allianz hurling league final, there was huge speculation as to how the teams might approach the game given that they are scheduled to meet in the Munster senior hurling championship semi-final on June 5. Of all the possibilities discussed, no one mentiond the possibility of a replay. Now the teams find themselves preparing for another meeting, this time on Sunday next, after they played out a draw in a game that produced a poor opening half but whichimproved in the final quarter. In all the sides were level on twelve occasions and while both can point to missed chances over the course of the game, there is general agreement that a share of the spoils was the fairest result at the end of the day. This was, as expected, a very tactical game which was a contributory factor in the number of missed chances. At the end …

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Kelly and Duggan in starting line up

Tony Kelly and Peter Duggan have been named to start in the Clare team for tomorrow’s Allianz hurling league final against Waterford. They replace the injured John Conlon and Paul Flanagan. Elsewhere the team is unchanged from that which defeated Kilkenny in the semi-final Duggan is named at wing forward with Kelly named to play at full forward. The team is Patrick Kelly (Inagh-Kilnamona); Oisín O’Brien (Clonlara), Pat O’Connor (Tubber), Cian Dillon (Crusheen; Brendan Bugler (Whitegate), Conor Cleary (Miltown St. Josephs), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona); David Reidy (Éire Óg), Colm Galvin (Clonlara); Aaron Cunningham (Wolfe Tones), Darach Honan (Clonlara), Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin); Podge Collins (Cratloe), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), Conor McGrath (Cratloe) Waterford have named an unchanged team from that which defeated Limerick in the semi-final Kilmurry-Ibrickane march on Round six in the Cusack cup (senior football league) was completed on this Saturday afternoon and defending champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane remain unbeaten after a comprehensive 6-10 to 1-7 win over Lissycasey. Last years …

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Conlon and Flanagan ruled out

Clare have been dealt a double blow ahead of Sunday’s National Hurling League final, with John Conlon and Paul Flanagan both ruled out. Conlon, one of the stars of the win over Kilkenny, has not recovered from a leg injury picked up in that game and, at this stage, he is also a doubt for the Munster championship semi-final on June 5. The injury is understood to be similar to that which kept Tony Kelly and Jack Browne out of action for almost two months. Paul Flanagan will also miss the final due to concussion. Discussing Clare’s involvement in the 2016 National Hurling League final is not something that was expected when the competition got underway back in February. Yet here they are, putting the final touches to their plans for a tilt at title-holders Waterford at Semple Stadium in Thurles on Sunday at 3.30pm. Undefeated in 11 competitive outings this season, Clare will go into Sunday’s decider determined to …

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St. Flannans into Frewan cup final

St. Flannans 1-14 De La Salle, Macroom 1-13 Clare football received a great boost this week when St. Flannans qualified for the Frewan cup (Munster colleges junior A football championship) final thanks to a one point win over De La Salle, Macroom. An outstanding performance from Philip Talty who kicked 0-8 from play played a key role in this win which has given the Ennis side a place in the final against St. Brendans Killarney or Colaiste Chriost Ri from Cork. St.Flannans found themselves three points in arrears with less than three minutes played but they kicked the next five to take a two point lead and they went on to open a 0-10 to 0-5 lead as half time approached. Macroom had the last two points of the half to trail by three at half time whenthe score was 0-10 to 0-7. Macroom had the first score of the second half before Gearoid Cahill converted a free for the …

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Clare into Munster hurling league final

Clare 1-20 Waterford 1-9 Clare booked a place in the Munster senior hurling league final when they recorded a merited eleven point win over Waterford at the very impressive Waterford I.T. Sports complex at Carrickanore in Waterford city. [doptg id=”93″] Clare play their final game in the league section next Saturday evening when they travel to the Gaelic grounds to play their Shannonside neighbours Limerick who had a good win over Cork this week. Cork, Limerick and Waterford remain in contention for the second final spot and the outcome of the postponed tie between Limerick and Waterford which goes ahead on Tuesday evening at the Gaelic Grounds, will go a long way to determining who will go through to the final. In Sunday’s game, played in driving rain and cold conditions, the visitors were nine points clear at half time after playing with the aid of the wind. An experimental Waterford side started well and made life difficult for Clare …

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Wolfe Tones qualify for Munster final

Wolfe Tones 1-12 Bruree, Limerick 0-11 Wolfe Tones from Shannon will play Newcestown from Cork in the final of the Munster intermediate club hurling championship in two weeks time. At Kilmallock earlier today (Sunday), the Clare champions proved too strong for their Limerick counterparts, Bruree and emerged with a four point victory, 1-12 to 0-11. The game’s only goal came nine minutes into the second half and it proved to be a crucial score, Rory Hayes getting the final touch after the experienced Brian O’Connell had created the opportunity. After playing with the aid of the wind, the Shannon club led by five points, 0-9 to 0-4, at half time. Bruree had the first two points of the second half but then the visitors struck for an Aron Shanagher point followed by goal from Hayes. Bruree piled on the pressure and outscored their opponents, 0-5 to 0-1 in the next twenty minutes to trail by a goal with the full …

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