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Hot Property – the Canon Hamilton Cup

Hot Property is The Clare Champion’s special supplement for the 2015 Clare Senior Hurling Championship Final to be played at Cusack Park, Ennis on Sunday. With previews, analysis and interviews by Sports Editor Seamus Hayes and Peter O’Connell, it sets the scene for one of Clare’s biggest annual sporting occasions. Sixmilebridge, one of the powerhouses of club hurling, meet Clonlara, a team that has grown in strength over the past couple of seasons. Both sides have a wealth of talented players, who play along side each other on Clare teams. With players that have a high skillset, a good sod should make for a thrilling game to showcase the very best of Clare hurling.

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Sixmilebridge secure final spot

Champions in 2013, Sixmilebridge are back in the Clare senior hurling championship final thanks to an eight point win over Crusheen at rain lashed Cusack Park on Sunday. [doptg id=”81″] A strong opening half at the end of which they led by ten points set the tone and left Crusheen with a mountain to climb, something they came close to achieving in the second period. The winners had a dream start with Jamie Shanahan scoring the game’s opening goal inside the first minute. Crusheen were clearly rattled and they played second fiddle to the winners throughout the opening period.. A goal from Conor O’Donnell in the final minute of the opening half followed by another from Fergus Kennedy in the opening minute of the second half, led to a very exciting second period . Scores came hot and heavy and as the game entered the final quarter the margin was down to two points. An excellent Shane Golden goal settled …

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Family fury over death inquiry delay

THE family of the late Patrick Nugent from Sixmilebridge has accused the Department of Justice of adding “insult to injury” over its failure to update them on the potential for an independent review into his death. The death of 23-year-old banqueting manager Patrick Nugent, in Bunratty, in the early hours of February 11, 1984 is back in the spotlight this week as members of the Nugent family, from Feenagh, Sixmilebridge, have highlighted their frustration over being left in the dark for the past 13 months on a possible review of file. “The lack of communication is adding insult to injury for the family,” said his brother, John, a view shared by his sibling, Martin. “It is a like a repeat of what happened over 30 years ago when we were coming up against a brick wall. We weren’t getting any proper answers back then and it is the same now. It is hard to believe it. We will not throw …

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High Court quashes sacking of detective garda

THE High Court has quashed a decision to dismiss a detective garda, who had admitted breaching garda rules concerning the handling of informants. However, Mr Justice Iseult O’Malley said internal disciplinary proceedings against Limerick-based Detective Garda Brian Culbert from Sixmilebridge should be reheard by a garda board of inquiry established to investigate allegations he had committed serious breaches of discipline regulations. The High Court heard that Culbert had been involved in the investigation of extremely serious crime in the Limerick area. As part of his work, Detective Culbert acted as a handler for an informant. During the course of his work, it was alleged the detective breached garda rules as to how informants are handled. The detective was ordered by his superiors to stop. However, in what was a complex situation, he ignored those orders. As a result, Detective Culbert was charged with breaching garda disciplinary rules and an internal garda board of inquiry was set up to investigate the …

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Man in custody after shotgun incident

A man has been held in custody at Shannon Garda Station following the alleged discharge of a shotgun in the Sixmilebridge area during what has been described as a “terrifying ordeal” for three local people. It is alleged the 50 year-old man, who works  as a farm labourer in the Croom area, held a 67-year-old visiting gardener at gunpoint for almost two and a half  hours after getting a taxi to the house, a few miles from Sixmilebridge on Thursday night. The  man can be held in custody for up to 24 hours before a decision is made to seek another extension or other action following direction from the Director of Public Prosecutions. He is being held in custody under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act in relation to the alleged possession and discharge of a firearm in the Sixmilebridge area at about 7.50 pm on Thursday night. While the a son-in-law of the gardener, who  came on …

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Sixmilebridge make it five from five

Sixmilebridge recorded their fifth successive victory in the 2015 Clare Champion cup (senior hurling league) race when they defeated Clarecastle at O’Garney Park on Saturday evening. The winners laid the foundations for this latest victory in the opening half but they had to survive a strong rally from the magpies in the second period. When the final whistle sounded the Bridge were 2-15 to 1-15 in front. The Sean Stack managed Clonlara got back to winning ways when scoring a convincing 3-16 to 1-7 win over title holders Cratloe at the latter’s venue. While Clonlara were full value for their win, showing the greater sharpness throughout, it must be pointed out that Cratloe were without the services of two thirds of last year’s title winning side. That said, Cormac O’Donovan sparkled for the winners, finishing with a tally of 1-3 from play . Newmarket inflicted a first defeat of the campaign on Crusheen on Friday evening when they were 2-16 …

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Five teams unbeaten in ‘Champion Cup

HEADING into Round 5 of the domestic hurling leagues this bank holiday weekend, there are five unbeaten teams in the Clare Champion Cup (Divisions 1A and 1B). Crusheen, Sixmilebridge, Kilmaley, Whitegate and Wolfe Tones have won all their matches to date, with the Shannon club having a game in hand as they and St Joseph’s did not play last week, having agreed to double up with their championship first round at the end of the month. Kilmaley and Whitegate have made a similar arrangement with regard to their league tie, which was scheduled for this weekend. When they meet in the championship first round in a few weeks time, the league points will also be up for grabs. In Division 2, there are three unbeaten teams. Ruan and Parteen have full points from their four outings, while Smith O’Brien’s are just one point behind with three wins and a draw to their credit. Killanena top Division 3 with three wins …

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‘Twin’ team gets a taste of ‘Bridge life

THE foundation stones for a twinning arrangement between Sixmilebridge and Nort-sur-Erde were firmly put in place this weekwhen a delegation from the French town, led by their mayor, Yves Dauvé, visited the Clare village. Strong bonds were forged between the two communities after the Sixmilebridge Twinning Committee extended the hand of friendship to the visiting delegation, by treating them to an action-packed weekend of culturally-themed events. The party of 10, led by Mayor Dauvé, arrived on Wednesday evening and were welcomed by the Sixmilebridge Twinning Committee, headed by chairman Gerald McErlain, at a reception in The Mill Bar. Once introductions were made, the parties settled into an informal and relaxed evening, with an exhibition of set dancing by the children attending classes in an adjoining room. A busy itinerary got going early on Thursday morning, when the group was given a guided tour of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The richness of the park and castle’s focus on life in …

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