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Galway take control in second half

Galway 0-18 Clare 0-11 Clare’s dream of a place in the last four in the 2018 All-Ireland minor football championship was crushed by a powerful second half performance from Galway at O’Connor Park in Tullamore this Sunday afternoon. Ahead by five points at half time, Clare played second fiddle to the Connacht champions in the second half and while Galway deserved victory, the final margin of seven points is rather flattering in their favour. A strong wind blowing directly down the field played a big part in this game. It favoured Clare in the opening half and they struggled against the breeze after the interval. Galway had drawn level before the end of the third quarter and the writing was on the wall for Clare from here on At the end of an opening half in which Clare played with the aid of the breeze, the Banner side led by five points 0-8 to 0-3, all of Galway’s scores having …

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Unchanged Clare to take on the champions

As expected the Clare team to face Galway in Saturday’s eagerly awaited All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final is unchanged from that which lined out against Wexford in the quarter final two weeks ago Aron Shanagher (Wolfe Tones) is included in the match day twenty six for the first time this season having overcome an operation on knee ligament damage in late 2017. He replaces Tulla’s Darragh Corry while another change to the substitutes list sees Jason McCarthy recalled and he replaces Ryan Taylor (Clooney-Quin) The team is. Donal Tuohy (Crusheen); Patrick O’Connor (Tubber) – CAPTAIN,. David McInerney (Tulla, Jack Browne (Ballyea); Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge), Conor Cleary (St Josephs Miltown), Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Cathal Malone (Sixmilebridge); Peter Duggan (Clooney-Quin), Tony Kelly (Ballyea), David Reidy (Éire Óg); Podge Collins (Cratloe), John Conlon (Clonlara), Shane O’Donnell (Éire Óg) Subs; Andrew Fahy (Whitegate), Rory Hayes (Wolfe Tones) Cian Dillon (Crusheen), David Fitzgerald (Inagh-Kilnamona), Michael O’Malley (Kilmaley), Jason McCarthy (Inagh-Kilnamona), Niall Deasy (Ballyea), …

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Domestic championship race to begin in August

The result of Saturday’s All-Ireland senior hurling semi-final between Clare and Galway will determine the start up date for the domestic senior hurling and football championships. Club representatives attended a meeting at Clareabbey on this Monday evening where two schedules of games were outlined. In the event of the county senior hurlers qualifying for the All-Ireland senior final by beating Galway on Saturday, it is proposed to play first round games in the senior football championship over the weekend of August3, 4,/5 and 6 with round two to be played on the weekend of August 25/26. Round 3 will take place on September 22/23 followed by the quarter finals on October 6/7, semi-finals on 20/21 and the final on November 4. In this schedule the hurling title race will begin on September ½ with round 2 a week later (September 8/9) and round three on September 15/16. The quarter finals will take place on September 29/30, the semi-finals on October …

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O’Dea inspires Clare ladies to a winning start

Clare 2-17 Down 1-9 Inspired by an outstanding performance from full forward Niamh O’Dea who finished with 2-8 to her name, Clare got their All-Ireland intermediate ladies football championship campaign off to a winning start at Kinnegad this afternoon. Forced into two late changes to their starting line up with the loss of midfielder Roisin Looney and forward Catriona Callinan to injury, Clare took a while to settle. Looney was ruled out with a hamstring injury while Callinan sustained a broken hand in a challenge match last week which will keep her out of action for the duration of the group stage at least The game was just half a minute old when Eimear Keane pointed the Clare side into a lead they would hold throughout and this was quickly doubled when Niamh O’Dea had her opening score. It was 0-6 to 0-3 after fifteen minutes and five minutes later Kilfenora native O’Dea, who plays her club football with the …

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Heartbreak for Clare in Armagh

Armagh 2-16 Clare 1-15 When David Tubridy goaled for Clare with just under two minutes of normal time remaining, Clare were four points clear in this round 3 football qualifier tie and they looked set to be in Monday morning’s draw for round 4. It was clear that there would be considerable ‘injury time’ as there had been a number of stoppages in the half but patrons in the official attendance of 5,429 must have fancied the Banner outfit at this stage. It wasn’t to be and in the remaining time—-there were seven minutes of ‘additional time—Armagh dominated and scored 1-5 without reply to secure a somewhat flattering four point victory. It was heartbreak for Clare who had held the upperhand for much of a tie played in extreme heat at Armagh’s Athletic grounds. When Clare sit down to review this one they are likely to point to missed chances when they were in control as reasons for this loss. …

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Malone and Cleary excel in Tullamore

Clare 1-19 Offaly 2-14 In Colm Collins’ near five year reign as Clare senior football manager, the team has provided many exciting games but few have been as entertaining or as nervewrecking as this afternoon’s clashwith Offaly in round 2 of he qualifiers. Before an attendance of 3 493 in blistering heat, this was end to end stuff and he result was in doubt right to the final whistle. Clare deserved their narrow victory and while Offaly can point to some missed chances, Clare can equally do he same and, arguably, to a greater number of missed opportunities. The Banner outfit had some outstanding performances and foremost for the visitors on the day were Jamie Malone and Eoin Cleary who, between them, accounted for 1-10 of heir side’s total. While Offaly had made the better start, they were fortunate to go to the interval on level terms with Clare. The midlanders had the better of matters in the opening quarter …

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Minor and U-20 football teams named

The Clare under 20 and minor football teams for this weekend’s Munster championship games have been named. The under 20’s take on Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn on this Friday evening at 7.30p.m in the Provincial semi-final. Cork had a comfortable win over Tipperary last week while Clare will be making their first appearance in the competition this year. The under 20 team is; Stephen Ryan (Kilrush) Jack Sheedy (St. Breckans) Jayme O’Sullivan (Wolfe Tones), Peter Collins (Doora-Barefield); Ikem Ubwueru(Eire Og), Mark Meaney (Coomeen) captain, Tom Hannan (Doora-Barefield; Darragh Bohannon (Shannon Gaels), Jack Hannan (Doora-Barefield); Jonah Culligan (Ballyvaughan) Dermot Coughlan (Kilmurry-Ibrickane), Sean Crowley (Kilmihil); Cian Shannon (ennistymon) Jack McGann(St. Breckans) Ross Phelan (Kilrush) Meanwhile the minor football team to face Kerry in Saturday’s Provincial final at Pairc Ui Caoimh (throw in at 4.30p.m) has also been named and it is.Michael Garrihy (St.. Breckans); Jack Reidy (Shannon Gaels) Dara Conneely (Ennistymon), John Murphy (Ennistymon); Gavin D’Auria (Eire Og) Cillian Rouine (Ennistymon) …

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Collins wants to double league games

CLARE football manager, Colm Collins, has said he cannot understand why clubs took the decision not to play club football or hurling championship games in April, which was designated as a club month by the GAA. Clare was the only Munster county not to play championship in either code, instead opting to play five rounds of league games in football and three in hurling. Speaking at Monday’s Munster championship launch in Bunratty, Collins said he could not comprehend why six of the seven rounds in the Clare football leagues are already played. “Our football leagues are almost over and it’s not May 1 yet. I fail to see where the merit is in that,” he stated. “We have one game of seven in the league left, which is ridiculous. Playing no championship in April was a decision of the clubs. I felt they should have played a round of football and hurling championship in Clare. Clubs decided that. I just …

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