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Lively Clare hurling final ends all square

Sixmilebridge 0-19 Clooney-Quin 1-16 For the second year in a row, the Clare senior hurling final has ended in a draw. Before an attendance of 5,455 patrons at Cusack Park this afternoon, Sixmilebridge and Clooney-Quin shared the spoils having been level on nine occasions during the hour. At the end of a most entertaining contest, a draw was probably a fair result but both sides will point to chances at crucial times, In the lead up to this final many had wondered if the occasion would prove too much for Clooney-Quin. The last time the blue riband of Clare hurling rested in their parish was back in 1942, all of seventy five years ago while Clooney last contested the senior final in 1944. They made the better start today and were never headed until the final minute and then they showed great composute in battling back for a merited equaliser. “Its another day out and its great to be playing …

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Doora-Barefield’s storming finish leads to a replay

Clarecastle 4-13 Doora-Barefield 4-13 When Oisin Casey landed his tenth point, a minute from the end of normal time, Clarecastle led this evening’s under 16 A hurling final by seven points. Seconds after this score ‘at least two minutes of additional time’ was signalled and Clarecastle followers were satisfied that the title was on the way to their club for the first time in sixteen years. Doora-Barefield still believed that they could get something from the final and a goal from their captain Adam Mungovan in the 60th minute gave them hope. As the game went into the second minute of the two indicated, Bruce Piggott pointed a 25m free. They won possession from the puckout and attacked again and Fionn O’Brien gave their followers plenty to cheer about when he blasted to the net for the leveller. There wasn’t time for anymore and mapgie supporters left Cusack Park somewhat shellshocked while Doora-Barefield followers were, understandably, delighted. The big attendance …

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One quarter final position to be filled

Seven of the eight senior football championship quarter finalists are now known following today’s action in round three of the race for the Jack Daly Cup. Prior to this afternoon’s games Cooraclare, Cratloe, and champions Kilmurry-Ibrickane had secured their passage to the last eight and they have now been joined by Clondegad who overcame Lissycasey in their second round replay at Cooraclare. Extra time was again required and with just four minutes remaining Paudge McMahon struck for a goal for Clondegad which sealed their passage. Lissycasey remain in the running for a last eight place and they will now meet Ennistymon in the remaining round three game. Doonbeg, Miltown and Eire Og all won their passage to the quarter finals this afternoon when they accounted for St. Jozephs, O’Currys and Corofin respectively. Doonbeg came from a point down at half time to win by six over their Doora-Barefield opponents (2-10 to 2-4). Eire og had five point sto spare over …

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Senior football draws

The draw for round 3 of the senior football championship together with the relegation play off from the senior grade were made on Monday night. Champions from two years ago, Miltown St. Josephs will face O’Currys while Doonbeg will take on St. Josephs, Doora-Barefield. Ennistymon await the losers of the Clondegad v Lissycasey replay while the remaining third round game will be a repeat of round 1 with Corofin playing Eire Og. As expected the replay between Clondegad and Lissycasey is set for Saturday week when they will return to Cooraclare for what promises to be another exciting contest. With the exception of the game involving Ennistymon and either Lissycasey or Clondegad, the matches will go ahead on Saturday week, September 2 The winners of those four fixtures will join Kilmurry-Ibrickane, Cratloe, Cooraclare and the winners of the Lissycasey/Clondegad replay in the quarter finals. Meanwhile, in the battle to avoid dropping down to intermediate St.Senans Kilkee will face Kilfenora while …

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Down to homework from drawn hurling final

I don’t know if Ballyea or Clonlara mentors attended the senior football final replay at Cusack Park last Sunday but if they did, they are sure to have noticed that Kilmurry-Ibrickane learned more from the drawn game and that the changes they made to their line-up were key to their victory. The hurling management teams know both sides have room for improvement. What changes, if any, they will make could well be the key to unlocking the opposition this time around. Ballyea will have at least one change in personnel now that full-forward Eoghan Donnellan has been ruled out due to injury. At least one change to their forward line-up was expected anyhow, after Martin O’Leary’s impressive showing in the second half of the drawn game, following his introduction at half-time. If Ballyea are to win, there will have to be a big improvement from their forward line, which managed just one point between the starting six in the drawn …

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Tots saves the day for Clonlara

Clonlara 1-11 Ballyea 1-11 Clare GAA’s finances received a massive boost for the second time in a week as Clonlara and Ballyea ended on level terms in the senior hurling championship final played before an attendance fo 5.046 at Cusack Park this Sunday afternoon. While it won’t be remembered as one of the greatest hurling finals, it did provide a tremendous finish which produced a couple of outstanding points. Overall a share of the spoils was a fair outcome on a day when the sides were level on six occasions Inter county players Tony Kelly and Cathal O’Connell certainly gave the patrons value for money with some outstanding scores under huge pressure. A Colm Galvin goal in injury time at the end of the half saw Clonlara lead 1-5 to 0-5 at half time. they held the upperhand in the opening ten minutes of the second half and stretched their advantage to five points but Ballyea didn’t panic and they …

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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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Clare unchanged for replay

Clare have named an unchanged team from that which started last week for Sunday’s Allianz hurling league final replay against Waterford at Thurles (throw in at 3.30p.m.). A positional change sees Darach Honan named at wing forward with Peter Duggan chosen at full forward. However, it remains to be seen what way the team will line up on the day and if there will, again be a sweeper system in operation on the day. The team named for duty 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), Peter Duggan (Clooney Quin), Conor McGrath (Cratloe). By Seamus Hayes

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