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Scariff’s 28 year wait is over

Scariff Community College 5-10 St. Fergal’s Rathdowney 2-12 A twenty eight year wait ended before a big crowd at a well appointed Toomevara GAA grounds this afternoon when Scariff Community College were crowned All-Ireland hurling champions. A merited win over St Fergals from Rathdowney saw the East Clare school take home the Michael Cusack cup after they overcame the challenge of the Leinster champions in the All-Ireland C final. Scariff last won All-Ireland hurling honours in 1990 when they were crowned B champions after they accounted for Athenry from Galway. In bright sunshine at the North Tipperary venue this afternoon, Scariff took the lead in the tenty minute when Mark Eodgers had their opening goal and from here to the final whistle they led the way. One of the key factors in their march to this title has been the ability of their full forward trio of Rodgers, Ciaran Keenan and Fergus Madden to score goals and this was again …

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Kelly’s strike ends 38 year wait for Clare

Clare 1-23 Waterford 2-19 What a difference a week makes! Seven days after Clare and Waterford played a draw in what was a disappointing contest, they turned in a thrilling replay which went right down to the wire before joint Clare captain Tony Kelly showed his value to the team, when pointing twice in the final minute of play as Clare bridged a 38 year gap to their last success in this competition. It was a tremendous win for Clare, who had trailed their opponents for most of the 70 minutes. A goal behind after just 20 seconds, they found themselves six points in arrears with 22 minutes to play. Then Kelly finished off a tremendous move with a goal and they quickly cut the deficit to two points before Waterford stretched their advantage to four with 12 minutes to play. Clare brought it back to one with just five minutes left but points from Patrick Curran and Brian O’Halloran saw Waterford push three …

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25 year wait ends for Miltown

Miltown St. Josephs 0-13 Cooraclare 0-9 Miltown St. Josephs bridged a twenty five year gap at Cusack Park in Ennis earlier today when they captured the Clare senior football championship title for the thirteenth time. In one of the better finals for some time, they deservingly overcame the challenge of their neighbours Cooraclare which led to County GAA chairman Michael McDonagh, a member of the Miltown club, presenting the Jack Daly cup to the running captain, Brian Curtin, amidst great scenes of celebration [doptg id=”83″] The winners made a blistering start racing into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead after just four minutes with points from Eoin Cleary, Darragh McDonagh and man of the match Kevin Keavey. Points from Rory Donnelly and Pierce Lillis lifted Cooraclare spirits and from here to half time it was evenly fought with Miltown taking a two point advantage to the break when the score was 0-8 tgo 0-6. Cooraclare had the better of matters in …

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Clare’s wait for league title goes on

By Seamus Hayes Tipperary 2-24 Clare 2-17 Thirty six years without a National league title, Clare will have to wait at least one more having suffered a seven point loss to Tipperary in this semi-final tie played at the Gaelic grounds on Sunday before an attendance of 20,452. The All-Ireland champions can have few complaints as they failed to match the hunger and sharpness of their opponents who will now play Kilkenny in a repeat of last year’s final. Tipperary played with the aid of the breeze in the first half and were seven points ahead, 1-14 to 1-7, when the half time whistle sounded. The Clare men led for the only time in this tie in the fourth minute when Cathal McInerney scored their goal which put them 1-1 to 0-3 in front. Midway through the half Patrick Maher broke through the middle to fire home Tipperary’s goal. Clare had a great start to the second half, hitting 1-1 …

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