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O’Donovan saves the day for Clonlara

Favourites Clonlara are still in the hunt for the Clare senior hurling title thanks to an injury time point from Clare’s 2013 All-Ireland winning hero, Domhnaill O’Donovan. Back then, O’Donovan, playing at corner back, fired over a last second point to earn Clare a replay with Cork, a tie they won to claim their fourth All-Ireland title. At Cusack Park on Saturday, Clonlara saw a four point lead whittled away in the final five minutes before finding themselves a point in arrears in the third minute of injury time. Enter O’Donovan again and, after winning possession in his own half backline he burst forward and pointed from 60m  to earn his side a replay with Kilmaley. Clonlara looked to be on their way to a place in the final when they went four points clear inside the last ten minutes but Kilmaley simply refused to accept defeat and five unanswered points in as many minutes had them ahead in the …

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Football semi-final pairings decided

By Seamus Hayes Champions Cratloe will face Cooraclare in the semi-final of the Clare senior football championship. The second semi-final will see the winners of the Clondegad and Kilmurry-Ibrickane quarter final take or either Eire Og or Miltown St. Josephs. The semi-finals are scheduled for the weekend of September 27/28 The re-scheduled Clondegad v Kilmurry-Ibrickane game goes ahead on this Saturday in Cooraclare at 2p.m. having been postponed from last Saturday due to the tragic death following an accident of Gerry O’Connell Ballyea. Gerry’s sons Gearoid and Paddy are members of the Clondegad anel. Eire Og and Miltown will meet in the last of the quarter finals on Sunday at Kilmihil. The semi-final pairings in the junior A championship were also decided on Monday at Clare GAA headquarters in Clareabbey. Ml. \Cusacks will face Naomh Eoin while Ennistymon awaits whoever emerges from  the Clondegad/Lissycasey/Coolmeen triangle The semi-finals of the intermediate championship will take place on this Saturday with Wolfe Tones …

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O’Donnell returns but Cleary is ruled out

By Seamus Hayes Shane O’Donnell has been named in the Clare team for this Saturday’s All-Ireland under 21 semi-final against Antrim. The Eire Og man suffered a broken bone in his hand in the Munster final win over Cork and it was feared that he would miss the semi-final as a result. However, he has satisfied the selectors as to his fitness and will play in the full forward line. The team named for duty shows one change from that which started in the Munster final with Alan O’Neill in at centre back in place of Conor Cleary who suffered a broken bone in his hand while playing for Kilmaley last week in the club hurling championship. Otherwise the team is unchanged from that which started in the Munster final and it is Keith Hogan (Clooney-Quin);Jarlath Colleran (St. Josephs), Jack Browne (Ballyea) Seadna Morey (Sixmilebridge); Gearoid O’Connell (Ballyea), Alan O’Neill (St. Josephs), Jamie Shanahan (Sixmilebridge); Colm Galvin (Clonlara), Eoin Enright …

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Clare name strong team for league semi-final

By Seamus Hayes Twelve of the All-Ireland final starting line up have been named in the Clare team to take on Tipperary in this Sunday’s Allianz hurling league semi-final at the Gaelic grounds in Limerick (throw in at 4 p.m.) All-Ireland hat trick hero Shane O’Donnell is ruled out with a hamstring injury and he is replace in the full forward line by Cathal McInerney. The line will be completed by McInerney’s Cratloe team mates Conor McGrath and Podge Collins. Elsewhere  Donal Tuohy and Jack Browne are preferred  to Patrick Kelly and Domhnaill O’Donovan as goalkeeper and right corner back respectively. Colm Galvin returns from injury and will fill his regular midfield position where he will team up with team captain Pat Donnellan The team is; Donal Tuohy; Jack Browne, Cian Dillon, Cian McInerney; Brendan Bugler, Conor Ryan, Pat O’Connor; Pat Donnellan (captain) Colm Galvin; John Conlon, Tony Kelly, Colin Ryan; Cathal McInerney, Conor McGrath, Podge Collins. Meanwhile, the Munster minor …

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Away semi-final for Clare

Clare have been drawn away in the semi-final of the Oscar Traynor inte-league competition. They will play the winners of the quarter final involving the Kerry and District League and the United Churches League, a game that is scheduled for Sunday, February 23.   In the other semi-final Inisowen from Donegal, last year’s beaten finalists, await the winners of the game between Kilkenny and holders AUL.   No date has been set for the semi-finals but it’s expected that Clare will be in action in early March.   According to Clare manager Liam Murphy, “Any of the teams that are left in the race will be difficult to beat. We wanted to avoid a trip to Inisowen and that materialised”.   While he agreed, “On paper the other side of the draw looks particularly tough but we are going to be facing either a strong Dublin side (United Churches) or a well organised and strong Kerry side. We will have an …

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